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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 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.


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 or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<

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  • Jennifer

    Interesting range of galleries. Some cutting edge stuff

    January 10, 2014

  • Gerard

    Lovely evening. So much wonderful art. Great to have the artist speak on thier art. I do so enjoy these meet ups.

    January 10, 2014

  • zina

    It was great

    January 9, 2014

  • roslyn o.

    Would love to have come. Made another commitment.
    See you next time.
    Thank you.


    January 9, 2014

  • Marjanne L

    My friend Christina would like to come if there is space for her. Please let me know. thanks

    January 9, 2014

  • Barbara de B.

    Is Suanne Manvell gong to be there? She's a friend ofmine!


    January 9, 2014

  • Janette

    Unavoidable cancelation Betty!

    January 9, 2014

  • sehee h.

    I am so sorry I'm not going to go there.. see you next time..

    January 8, 2014

  • ryan

    Joining waiting list

    January 8, 2014

  • sehee h.

    I will go to there with my friend .

    January 8, 2014

  • Maggie S

    I hate that I had to cancel, but it's just too crazy with the first week of classes. I'd love to get to know a new part of town. Hopefully I will be free and ready for the next walk.

    January 4, 2014

  • Paris Z.

    Sorry I am new in this group. Just wondering when I can be sure on the waiting list? Can't wait to experience this! Thanks!

    January 4, 2014

  • Gail D

    I often dine and visit the galleries and vintage stores in this area, but sounds like you have arranged a great night to meet the artists

    January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Happy New Year !

    December 24, 2013

  • Janette

    Sounds great! I will wait patiently on the list...fingers crossed.

    December 10, 2013

  • Barbara de B.

    Haven't been to one of thse but love the concept.

    December 9, 2013

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