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Art + Design + Food WALK, Little Portugal, Thurs. May 15, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

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 or[masked]; LATE? Call cell[masked]

SPONSORS Little Portugal Business Improvement Area +

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


[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 or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<

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  • Anne O

    Betty Ann, thank you for an amazing evening. It was so interesting to have the opportunity to see the artists and hear them speak about their work, their history and the unique process for each of them. I enjoyed the gallery owners who were very welcoming. The aroma of the breads was delicious. The Monkey's Paw was a real delight to visit.
    Thanks for being such a gracious host for this event.

    May 17, 2014

  • Felice

    great tour, guide is very good

    May 16, 2014

  • James M.

    I'll be visiting the Monkey's Paw in the future, when there's more room =)

    May 15, 2014

  • Larry W.

    Sorry too wet to go tonight.

    May 15, 2014

  • Wanda

    We want to go but the rain is too heavy. Can't see 50 soaking wet people going into galleries. Will there be a rain date? Please let me know.

    May 15, 2014

  • Mona El S.

    Is the walk still on with the rain?

    May 15, 2014

  • AJU

    With regrets, I have to pass on this event as I can't make it across town in time. I appreciate the opportunity and the impromptu invite. Enjoy!

    May 15, 2014

  • Derek H.

    Yeah, I also must decline, because I didn't get the open spot e-mail until just now =( and I have already made other plans! I'll register earlier for the next event as to not have this wait-list situation happen again! sorry for the inconvenience

    May 15, 2014

  • George

    Thank you for advising me at the last minute of an open spot which I unfortunately must decline as I am now going to another Meetup group event this evening.

    May 15, 2014

  • Lisa

    Forecast is for rain tonight...Will the walk still go ahead?

    1 · May 15, 2014

  • Derek H.

    How many people are currently on the waitlist?

    1 · May 12, 2014

  • Laszlo Kedvessy - The R.

    Sadly, I'll miss this one due to a badly Pinched NERVE...Enjoy One & All...

    May 12, 2014

  • Betty Ann J.

    Waitlist because venues can only hold 45 people max.

    May 8, 2014

  • Pras B.

    Why a waitlist for a walk?

    May 8, 2014

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