Spring into Parkdale Festival – Pride, Treasure, Superman & Eagles!

With this weeks weather improving, things look a little more promising for our Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale & Festival on Saturday April 26th 10am-6pm! We would like to acknowledge the many business owners, residents, volunteers and partners who are helping support and grow this little community event into something of a must attend down the road. After such a difficult winter, supporting local, shopping local and fostering our local community is so much more important and we thank you.

To continue our weekly countdown we’re delighted to share a sneak peak at some additional attractions and hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support all that Parkdale Village has to offer. As you stroll the strip, be sure to stop by Triller Avenue, Sorauren Avenue, Cowan Avenue & Dufferin Street for free attractions.

Pride: Excited about World Pride Toronto from June 20-29 – here’s your chance to visit the Pride booth & learn about one of the largest Pride celebrations in the world, its diversity, history & activities! Visit them at Cowan Ave & Queen St W.

Treasure: Step right up and spin the wheel for your chance to win a treasure trove of jewellery at Made You Look Jewellery 1338 Queen St W @ Brock. Diamonds and bracelets and rings oh my!

Superman: Get lost in the world of vintage comics, graphic novels, action figures, robots and DEALS at West End Comics 1590 Queen St W @ Sorauren.

Eagles: Enjoy the colourful folk sounds of the White Eagles Polish Song and Dance Ensemble as they fill the Queen Street strip with song!  

Buttons: Plain and simply, everyone loves Parkdale Buttons. Grab a stencil, markers and make your own buttons @ Triller & Sorauren.

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Stay tuned for more details as we continue to announce over 50 wonderful partners, entertainers and businesses who can’t wait to see you Spring into Parkdale! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram #springintoparkdale

Spring into Parkdale Festival – Art Market, Spa Deals, Portraits & Tours !

Although Spring is here, its clear she has yet to grace us with her presence. We certainly hope she’ll make an appearance for our 2nd Annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale & Festival on Saturday April 26th 10am-6pm!

With over 50 businesses and community partners participating, lots of giveaways and numerous free activities for kids, we’re sure they’ll be enough to warm your hearts and help you forget about this years gruelling winter.

To kick off our 5 week countdown we’re delighted to share a sneak peak at some attractions and hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support all that Parkdale Village has to offer. As you stroll the strip, be sure to stop by Triller Avenue, Sorauren Avenue, Cowan Avenue & Dufferin Street for free attractions.

Art Market: Explore numerous local crafts, artisans and vendors at the Spring into Parkdale Art Market brought to you by Parkdale Flea and Goodfellas Gallery. This indoor market at 1266 Queen St W @ Dufferin/Noble is free & still accepting submissions for local artists.

Spa Package: Get pampered at Red Carpet Queen with a special 1 day only Spring Pamper Spa Package, including facials, body treatment, massage, product discounts and more! Contact them at 1291 Queen St W @ Brock for more details!

Food Tour: Start & end your Parkdale experience with Foodies on Foot and the 501 Streetcar Food Tour!

Portraits: Step right up and get your free caricature portrait from local artist Cat Reyto  

Picasso: Select your free bird feeder at our craft table and paint away!

Stay tuned for more details as we continue to announce over 50 wonderful partners, entertainers and businesses who can’t wait to see you Spring into Parkdale! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram #springintoparkdale Spring into Parkdale Attractions - 2014

Call for Volunteers – Festivals, Ambassadors, Gardeners & more!

Do you love Parkdale & want to support your community by Volunteering? Contact us today for volunteer opportunities at our Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale and Festival on Saturday April 26, 2014!

Up to 30 Volunteer positions are available for a series of five (5) to ten (10) hour shifts, between 8am & 6pm. Duties may include assisting with:

  • Booth set up & heavy lifting
  • Street décor
  • Craft Workshops
  • Cleanup crew
  • Booth tear down

If you love Parkdale, are friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please email [email protected] and briefly share your availability.

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We’re also looking for volunteers for the following:

CONTACT Photography Festival, Lab Cab Festival, Random Acts of Kindness Ambassador Team, Gardening Team and so much more!

Contact us today!!

Parkdale Village BIA supports Vintage Crawl!

The Parkdale Village BIA is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the Vintage Crawl on April 17, 2014! Vintage Crawl Toronto is a late-night party across the city’s west end. Shops from Kensington Market to Roncesvalles keep their doors open from 7pm til midnight with treats, sales and deals. It’s a great opportunity to explore neighbourhoods while enjoying your love of vintage fashion and finds!

Explore over 30 vintage venues including Parkdale’s House of Vintage, Public Butter, Three Fates, Common Sort, Frou Frou & more!

For more information, contact us at [email protected]

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Join the “Business Tools for Today” Workshop – it’s free!

You’re invited to attend a free Workshop on Wednesday April 2nd 8pm @ The Mascot Café presented by Offshoot Inc & Vend. Learn more about POS, E-Commerce, Websites and Social Media.

If you think a POS system is too expensive, or that you don’t require inventory management or reporting – think again!

Today’s cloud based systems eliminate the upfront costs of traditional POS systems, giving you the inventory visibility & reporting to make informed buying & selling decisions for your business. For more details & to attend this free workshop, click here.

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Spring into Parkdale on Sat April 26, 2014

The Parkdale Village BIA is delighted to announce the 2nd Annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale & Festival on Saturday April 26th 10am-6pm!

Put on your best sneakers, grab a friend and take a stroll down Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this Spring for a day filled with free kids activities, sidewalk sale, giveaways, buskers & so much more!Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale & Festival - 2014


Meet the shop owners and community groups that make up our thriving neighbourhood and enjoy a wonderful day exploring Parkdale Village! For more details on how to participate as a vendor, entertainer or volunteer, email [email protected] and click below for an update on activities & entertainment:

Cheese, Exploration, Sistema, Horses & Rock!
Pride, Treasure, Superman & Eagles!
Art Market, Spa Deals, Portraits & Tours!