FREE January 2nd THURSDAY WALK Art + Design + Food Ossington + Dundas West (Little Portugal)
Thursday January[masked], 6:00 - 8:00 PM
Max. 45 RSVPs
SPONSOR Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage [masked]
RSVP via Meetup.com or[masked]; LATE? Call cell[masked]
NB: All venues on Ossington are indicated by street address number only
Ossington Ave is a trendy satellite area of West Queen + Little Portugal, three-blocks long, running north from West Queen to Dundas West. A popular evening destination, there are 35 resto-lounges + eateries; daytime attractions include adventurous artist-run art centres + commercial art galleries + strong fashion + vintage venues
5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at ANGELL GALLERY, 12 Ossington (just north of Queen West)
6:00 – 6:15 @ ANGELL GALLERY #12 VIEW hopped-up, hallucinatory landscapes by Stephen Driscoll, whose show officially opens Friday. Jan. 10. Meet him then, primed by our discussion of painter who’s in a three-way conversation with the ghost of Tom Thomson and Kim Dorland (now at the McMichael) concerning the ecstatic possibilities of the Canadian landscape
6:20 – 6:35 INTERACCESS GALLERY #9, 2nd floor. VIEW installation involving jury-rigged film projectors, mesh scrims, and photos, by Layne Hinton, winner of the OCADU New Media Art 2013 Award. MEET the artist whose show opens tomorrow.
6:35 – 7:00 [POINT OUT] WALKING NORTH ON OSSINGTON to DUNDAS:
ANNIE AIME #42. Chic + witty French and locally-designed unisex wearables + architect-designed décor
LOST + FOUND #44 Hip café and fashion emporium, Canadian-designed pieces
JONATHAN + OLIVIA # 49 Unisex, locally-owned, essential pieces, including shoes, by Isabel Marant, Jeremy Laing, Rag + Bone, Acme (+silk scarves by star Can. photographer Barbara Astman)
I MISS YOU VINTAGE #63 Collectible women’s vintage, great accessories, Marni, Chanel, etc
STEAM-PUNK ANNEX (Victorian and early 20th-century leather-goods especially
BELLWOODS BREWERY # 124. Owned by former brewers of Amsterdam Brewery
[thru window because OPENS TOMORROW NIGHT] O’BORN CONTEMPORARY, #131 Commercial gallery; Romanticism Group
PHILIP SPARKS, TAILORED GOODS #162 (off Foxley Street) mens + womens’ wear designed by Philip Sparks and made in Toronto; retro vibe, think Sherlock Holmes’ tweeds + plaids
TELEGRAMME PRINTS, #194. Quality original prints by Toronto and Canadian artists
7:00 – 7:15 COOPER COLE GALLERY, 1161 Dundas W. 6 Rising Stars including Vanessa Maltese and Georgia Dickie. MEET one of these artists.
7:25 – 7:40 LE GALLERY, 1183 Dundas W. New works by the three artists behind the stunning exterior wall mural commissioned by Sanko Trading (730 QSW) Japanese department store on Queen West; MEET several artists
NB NEW RESTO!! 7:45 – 8:00Complimentary food samples @NYOOD, 1096 QSW (west of Dovercourt). Closing in February for a complete make-over, so is selling all of its lighting, seating, tables and appointments including a Murano chandelier, mostly custom-made by Commute Home. MEET chef-owner Vittoio and/or co-owner Darren H. ALSO they’ll tell us how to buy any design-pieces we might want to take home!!
8:00 TOUR officially ENDS. [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF at NYOOD 1096 QSW (west of Dovercourt).. Some of us will stay on for more substantial fare + you’re invited! At your own expense.
NEXT 2nd THURSDAY WALK February 13, 2014, 6 – 8 PM
RSVP via Meetup.com or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<