PARKDALE Art + Design + Food WALK Thurs. Nov. 27, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

This is a past event

56 people went

Details

FREE PARKDALE (QUEEN WEST) Art + Design + Food WALK

Thursday November 27, 6:00 - 8:00PM

Led by Betty Ann Jordan, Art InSite; Max. 50 RSVPs

RSVP via Meetup.com or [masked] ; LATE? Call cell[masked]

SPONSOR Parkdale Village Business Improvement www.parkdalevillagebia.com (http://www.parkdalevillagebia.com/)

ITINERARY (Lansdowne to Sorauren)

GROUP MEETS 5:45 to 6:00 PM @ BAND (Black Artists’ Network Dialogue) gallery + cultural space @ 1 Lansdowne, 2nd floor

6:00 – 6:20 @ BAND 1464 QSW/ MEET curatorial/ programming chair Julie Crooks + visual arts committee member Leslie Coleman to LEARN more about BAND’s national mandate to support, document and showcase the artistic and cultural contributions of black artists in Canada. Also PREVIEW Holiday Market + Art Fair which runs weekends beginning Saturday Nov. 29, (12 to 5 PM) and continues to December 21, GUIDED by organizer Orla Garriques; [TBC] MEET several Parkdale-based Holiday Market artists to shop for art + gifts

WALKABOUT [Point out from sidewalk]:

-GLORY OF INDIA ROTI CUISINE @1407 QSW/ Small place opened June 2014; Owner was prestigious chef in India, worked for five-star hotels and royal families; main dishes cooked 5 ways, 5 sauces; “Serious bargain for perfect food”

6:25 – 6:40 STUDIO BRILLANTINE@1518 QSW/ A design gallery and boutique, since 1997 Studio Brillantine’s owner Ferdinand Suzura has been waving the flag for designer-objects of desire including edgy accessories (jewellery by Vivienne Westwood + Issye Miyake BaoBao bag,) and art-toys (Tintin and Studio Ghibli). BROWSE + ASK Ferdinand about his TOP TEN holiday wish list

6:40 – 6:55 GENERAL HARDWARE CONTEMPORARY @1520 QSW (between Fuller + Sorauren)/ Outstanding commercial gallery in beautifully renovated former hardware store; MEET dynamic owner/gallerist Nikki Dracos and VIEW + DISCUSS Propellers to Palms featuring ceramic sculptures of pre-digital automotive parts in genteel parlour settings by Saskatchewan artist Clint Neufeld.

7:00 – 7:15 FOOD + DRINK WALKABOUT:

-HIMALAYAN KITCHEN @1526 QSW/ Tibetans recommend this place. And also non-Tibetans. Try Chicken Thali

-MEZZEROW’S @1546 QSW/ A massive fish-tank + dim retro décor; famous for tree-covered back patio in summer; tasty comfort food including herbed chicken tenders

-THE SISTER @1554 QSW/ Formerly Mitzi’s Sister; back patio; local art on walls; live music Thurs- Sat.; brunch + dinner, local craft beers on draught; comfort food

-LOLA’s GOOD CATCH GENERAL STORE @1556 QSW/ Essential health-food/fresh produce/ sustainable goods store; much thought invested in products offered

-GERALDINE @1564 QSW/ resto-bar resembling French private dining room from late 19th century; turns into elegant cocktail bar later in evening; try smoked sardines with horseradish crème-fraiche + venison with cranberries

-PARTS + LABOUR @1566 QSW/ Essential resto-bar that put Parkdale on the map for many up-towners; The Shop in basement great for events + dance parties; décor by Castor design; food very good + extensive drinks

-KITTEN + BEAR BAKERY @1574 QSW/ Studio + tasting room for scores of seasonal, artisan jams, preserves and marmalades made in the French confiture style, in traditional hand-hammered copper preserving pans using locally sourced fruit and/or tropical, heirloom, and hybrid varieties

7:15 – 7:20 [POINT out from SIDEWALK]

-CENTRE FOR ART + SOUL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE @1497 QSW/

PARKDALE ART + RECREATION CENTRE @1499 QSW /(incl. TOOL LIBRARY + ONT. COUNCIL of ALTERNATIVE BUSINESSES)

7:20 – 7:40 [FORM 3 GROUPs + ROTATE BETWEEN 3 VENUES]:

@CAMBIE 1536 QSW/ Designer/owner Camille Byrne’s upbringing in Canada + Peru introduced her to the textiles of Peru. Opening her Parkdale design office/storefront in 2013, she now collaborates with Peruvian makers to produce and sell quality woven textile items, most especially well-priced Cambie (geometric-patterned) blankets in gorgeous colours.

@KID ICARUS @1537 QSW/All-Canadian indie arts, custom invitations, paper-gifts, print-design mags, games and striking silkscreened posters created in-house. MEET owners/master-printers Michael Viglione + Bianca Bickmore to learn more about Kid Icarus + Parkdale’s made-in-Toronto, indie retail scene; also in Kensington Market

@SKEIR STUDIO + GALLERY @1537A/VISIT Intimate storefront gallery + MEET artist Shawn Skeir, whose vivid abstracts reflect his interest in the gestural mark-making of Jackson Pollock and his Canadian East Coast and African heritage. Dedicated primarily to showing his own art, Skeir has expanded his repertoire to limited-edition prints and T-shirts + occasional exhibitions of other artists’ work

--
7:45 – 8:00 / COMPLIMENTARY FOOD SAMPLES Courtesy Parkdale Village BIA

@ FOOD & LIQUOR 1610 QSW/ Owned with Ginny Tam, chefs Nigel French and (formerly Campagnolo)+ Vincent Ng (formerly Victor, Hotel Le Germain); Asian-inflected gourmet bar snacks

8:00 WALK OFFICIALLY ENDS

8:00 – 9:30 PM POST-TOUR FOOD + DRINK + DEBRIEF @ FOOD + LIQUOR@ 1610/

YOU’RE INVITED To JOIN US to eat and drink at your own expense.

Alternatively, we recommend Geraldine @1564 QSW orPARTS + LABOUR @1566 QSW

***

FUTURE WALKS: we’ll keep you posted re 2015 Walks, as they are confirmed; JOIN the Meetup.com Arts + Culture group to receive info; or email Betty Ann Jordan >[masked]< to be put on once-a-month invitation list.