FREE THURSDAY Art + Design + Food WALK Little Portugal + Dundas West
Thursday May 15, 6:00 - 8:00PM
Led by Betty Ann Jordan, Art InSite; Max. 50 RSVPs
RSVP via Meetup.com or[masked]; LATE? Call cell[masked]
SPONSORS Little Portugal Business Improvement Area www.littleportugalbia.ca +
Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage [masked]
5:45 PM GROUP GATHERS @ COOPER COLE GALLERY, 1161 DSW/ (west of Ossington).
6:00 – 6:20 @ COOPER COLE/ OPENING NIGHT for vortex paintings by California artist Chris Duncan. MEET savvy gallerist Simon Cole, noted for bringing very contemporary work from US artists to Toronto, as well as taking some of Toronto’s up-and-comers to career-making art fairs in NYC + beyond.
@COOPER COLE, Enjoy complimentary sample baked goods from BACKDOOR BAKERY (rear of ENOTECA SOCIALE). Treats courtesy our kind sponsor SUZANNE MANVELL, long-time Dundas West resident and neighborhood insider.
[Note] Soo Lin Beads @1162 DSW + Ossington Station @1164 DSW (very trendy, opening mid-May)
6:25 – 6:40 @ LE GALLERY, 1183 DSW/ WELCOME by Wil Kucey, super-articulate gallery owner (and board chair, Dundas West + Little Portugal Business Improvement Areas) + MEET artist Mitsuo Kimura, whose manga-meets-psychedelia paintings are cutting-edge pop culture artifacts
[Note] THE GARRISON, 1199 DSW/ Bar with live music booked by former Sneaky Dee’s booker +
Churchill restaurant @1212 DSW + The Grove restaurant @1214 DSW
6:45 – 7:00 MONKEY’S PAW, 1229 DSW/ Old and unusual books + curiosities; proprietor Stephen Fowler finds books on the outer limits of publishing (some of which pop out of his $2 book-vending machine)
[Note] MILK GLASS COMPANY 1247 DSW/ Gallery + culture forum; party space can be rented. Colourful Dichotomy exhibition on view
[Note] THE GOODS (new vegan take-out) @1255 DSW
[Note] GALLERY TPW (Toronto Photographer’s Workshop) @1256 DSW
7:05 – 7:25 @ LOOP GALLERY, 1273 DSW/ Operated by a Toronto artists’ collective whose members are linked to OCAD. VIEW Colour Complex abstract paintings by Moira Clark, who has a special way with colour. [TBC] MEET Clark and fellow artist Yvonne Singer whose just in time (or hanging by a thread installation contemplates how we measure the passage of time
7: 30 – 7:55 NEIGHBORHOOD WALK-ABOUT incl. FOUNTAIN (gallery & Bar) @1261 DSW
+ LIBERTINE (underground, speakeasy) @ 1307 DSW
8:00 TOUR OFFICIALLY ENDS
[TBC] 8:00 PM onwards, [OPTIONAL] POST-TOUR DEBRIEF @ THE GROVE 1214 DSW (at Grove) / 50-seat Dundas West restaurant from chef Ben Heaton (One, Colborne Lane, Globe Bistro), Richard Reyes (One) and Fritz Wahl (Senses) that’s aimed at introducing Toronto diners to modern English cuisine. Named best new restaurant in Canada in 2012 by Macleans Magazine's Jacob Richler." AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE
NEXT Dundas West + Little Portugal THURSDAY WALK June 19, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
RSVP via Meetup.com or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<