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Christmas Party at the Painted Lady

The Painted Lady is a small venue for music, but this coming sunday some big names are coming to celebrate Christmas with Nicky, Jess and the crew at this burleque-ish bar. Among the attendees are Kevin Hearn, from the Barenaked Ladies, Big Rude Jake, Gene Hardy (who some of you might remember from his days as one of the Bourbon Tabernacle Choir), singer/songwriter Pierson Ross, and many more. […]

NXNE 2010

NXNE on Ossington

The North by Northeast music festival returns to Toronto this week, and with 50 venues, some of them have to be in our neighborhood! We’ve got the scoop for you on where to go on and near Ossington to see some amazing live shows. […]

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Saturday Matinee at the Communist’s Daughter – Now on CD

One of the real gems of the Ossington Village is Saturday afternoons between 4 and 7pm at the Communist’s Daughter. Michael Lewis Johnson holds one of the most unique regular live music shows in in the city. The small 25 seat bar is transformed back in time; Michael sings and plays cornet in songs from the 20s, 30s and 40s – what he calls Gypsy Jazz – while simultaneously bartending and playing gracious host to an always-packed house. An experience that no Torontonian should miss. […]

Blackout Party

The Ossington Blackout Party – A Fun Night in the ‘hood!

Come to Ossington on Friday August 14th for the a fun night in the best neighbourhood in the city. Michael Johnson, the troubador of Communist’s Daughter, and advocate for less cars through his streets are for people campaign, is organizing a party in celebration of the 6th Anniversary of the Toronto blackout. […]