Past Meetup

FREE 2nd THURSDAY Art + Design + Food on West Queen Jan. 10 2013, 6:00-8:00 PM

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Gladstone Hotel

1214 Queen Street West · Toronto, ON

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Meet group in 2nd floor gallery at Gladstone; ROB SYSAK Will Greet you as Betty Ann is sick. He is very tall

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Art + Design + Food on West Queen West

***NB: This month it’s the 2nd Thursday!***

January 10, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Organized with West Queen West Business Improvement Area

Max. 50 RSVPs

SPONSORS Suzanne Manvell, Realtor, Royal LePage [masked]

+ WQW BIA ([masked])

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


5:45 – 6:00 PM GATHER at GLADSTONE HOTEL GALLERY, 2nd floor events space, 1214 QSW at Gladstone (just east of Dufferin, streetcar stop at Gladstone).

6:00 – 6:20 @ Gladstone, 2nd floor: PREVIEW Double Vision, a show of original posters by Matt and Grant McCracken + MEET the siblings behind Doublenaut design. Local heroes (their studio founded in 2004 is now at 132 Ossington), the design duo is well-known for its band + live music posters for clients including Live Nation, Polaris, Penguin. PUBLIC OPENING 7 PM tonight.

6:20 – 6:50 @ Gladstone 3rd +4th Floor Galleries: VIEW + DISCUSS Hard Twist exhibition, an annual juried show of tantalizingly tactile works by Canadian artists who work with textiles, or textile-related motifs or techniques. Don’t miss the wall-hanging that’s wired for sound and the hooked rug evoking the losses of Alzheimer’s entitled “I Think I Used to Know You.”

6:55 – 7:00 WALK TO AKAU INC, 1186 QSW (rear) (just north of Queen, low industrial building)

7:00- 7:30 @ AKAU Inc. MEET art collector and art-framer extraordinaire Fernanda Faria and VIEW selections from her excellent collection of art by some of Toronto’s best-known artists, many of whom, along with their dealers, have been her clients. Fernanda has a great eye for talent and quality and will share stories about the works she presents in a rotating exhibition on her high-ceilinged studio’s walls.

7:30- 7:45 LOCAL LORE + WINDOW SHOPPING: Betty Ann shares local history and points out key venues for art, design, shopping and food including InAbstracto mid-century modern and Verso, the studio of Julie Jenkinson in the back-garden, in the shed. Also see Brodawaka shoes; our ultimate destination is

back at GLADSTONE HOTEL, 1214 QSW, Melody Bar

7:45 – 8:00 @ GLADSTONE HOTEL, 1214 QSW SAMPLE complimentary appetizer-style dish TBA courtesy of our wonderful sponsor, realtor and area resident Suzanne Manvell. Menu is intriguing under leadership of newish chef HEAR live music in the Melody Bar


You’re invited! Pay for your own food and drinks

NEXT WQW BIA-Sponsored 2nd THURSDAY WALK February 14, 6 – 8 PM

RSVP via or Email Betty Ann >[masked]<