Since we started the blog, we have enjoyed covering the events and shows at the Lower Ossington Theatre. From the Toronto Youth Theatre, to their support of the Summerworks and other festivals, LOT has a strong artistic presence and value in our neighborhood.
Lately, the Lower Ossington Theatre has added weekend matinees for children like Angelina Ballerina and Pinkalicious, and they continue to add to their evening offerings. Next month, for instance, Reefer Madness takes over the theatre from June 9-18. All of the events at LOT are in our calendar.
For our 12th Ossington Business profile, we posed our usual questions to Joseph Patrick of the Lower Ossington Theatre.
What’s your business?
The Lower Ossington Theatre (The LOT)
How is your business unique?
This year The LOT celebrates 5 years of being “family by day, fun by night!” Our diverse programming includes such popular shows as the children’s series “Pinkalicious” and “Angelina Ballerina”, and cult classics like “Rocky Horror” and “Reefer Madness”. Our Youth Theatre programs engage aspiring teen actors, providing real-life experience in a professional theatre setting.
How long have you been in business here?
Since April 2006, 5 years.
What drew you to be here on Ossington?
The opportunity to bring the arts to a great up-and-coming area on Toronto’s west side.
What changes have you seen on Ossington since your business has been here?
We have watched Ossington grow into a trendy area, full of great arts, retail, and restaurants.
How do you see your business and Ossington five years from now?
We will be the primary destination for arts and entertainment in this area.
What is your favorite spot on Ossington, other than your own? and
We love Crafted Coffee. Free wi-fi is our top factor when deciding where to head for meetings on the strip.