Events in Ossington Village this weekend include Canadian Music Week, Earth Day, and Record Store Day, signaling that spring is finally here. Here’s a roundup of weekend events for April 21-23.
Canadian Music Week
This week is Canadian Music Week in Toronto, and there are music showcases every night through the weekend at local venues The Garrison, The Painted Lady and The Dakota Tavern. Canadian Music Week features different bands every hour at each bar. To go see all the music at the bar that night, door charge starts at $10. Bands from Canada and all over the world are playing. Check the website for schedules.
In addition, all these bars are open late – til 4am – all weekend for CMW.
Earth Day 2017
This Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day and locally, you can celebrate and do good for the environment.
Academy of Lions and The Grow Op #LETITGROWTO
Crossfit gym and community centre Academy of Lions encourages us to form teams and work out and help out on Earth Day. Workout from 8a-9am at the Academy at 64 Ossington, followed by tree planting atTrinity Bellwoods Park, and finally, a visit to The Grow Op for refreshments. Donations from the day will be given to the World Wildlife Fund.
Earth Day in the Park at Trinity Bellwoods Park
- Park clean up
- Planting in the greenhouse
- Pop-up adventure playground for the kids – right near the children’s playground
Record Store Day
Music lovers enjoy Record Store Day, the annual day with special record releases, which falls on Saturday, April 22nd. One of Toronto’s biggest and best record stores, Rotate This, is on Ossington, so expect long line ups this Saturday at 186 Ossington. Rotate This usually stocks all the major releases, so there will be crowds.
As always, consult our calendar for events in the neighborhood. Have a good weekend!