Parkdale Village Invites you to Shop Local this Holiday Season!

Parkdale Village is the place to be this Holiday Season, with many events, sales and promotions taking place to provide shoppers the perfect gifts for everyone on their lists.
Why not make a day of it, come to Parkdale, get all your holiday shopping done in one day, while you’re here, treat yourself to some of the great cafes and restaurants and pick up some gift certificates while you’re at it. Check out the list below and make sure to check back often as we will be updating as more great Parkdale deals, sales and events are added!

Black Friday Sales

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What: ONLINE ONLY Black Friday Sale! Our American friends are some of our biggest online supporters and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are offering 20% off EVERYTHING to EVERYONE now until Monday December 1st. Code: THANKYOU
When: Friday November 28 – Monday December 1
Where: ONLINE only at Cambie Designs

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What: Save the equivalent to the TAX on everything in the shop, including sale merchandise.
When: Friday November 28, 11:00 – 6:00pm
Where:1692 Queen Street West

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Who: Sylvie and Shimmy
What: 30% off regular priced items
When: November 28, 11:00 – 8:00pm
Where:1640 Queen Street West

 

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Who: Elevator
What: Enjoy Warm cider while shopping for winter accessories all at 10% off all weekend long.
When: November 28 – November 30 11:00 – 5:00pm
Where:1273 Queen Street West

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What: 30% off the entire store, including sale items, there will also be great giveaways.
When: Friday November 28, 11:00 – 8:00pm
Where:1662 Queen Street West

Events and Parties

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November 29
Family Holiday Portraits
Who: This Little Piggy, Children’s Clothing Store
What: Baby & family holiday portraits for only $25. Book at [email protected]
When: Saturday November 29th by appointment
Where: 1594 Queen Street West

December 2
Ugly Sweater Party
Who: Small Town Food Co
What: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Where: 1263 Queen Street West
When: Tuesday December 10:00pm

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Holiday Sale
Who: Cambie Designs and Kid Icarus
What:. Treats, drinks and a one day only in-store sale
When:Thursday December 4, shop until 10PM
Where:1535A & 1537 Queen Street West

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December 5
Holiday Party and Art Show
Who: Jinks Art Factory
What: Holiday Party and Art Show
When: Friday December 5, 7:00 – 11:00pm
Where: 1164 Queen Street West

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Grand Opening Party
Who: Wind Grove
What: Grand Opening Reception, rsvp to Mark @ [email protected]
When: Wednesday December 10, 7:00 – 11:00pm
Where: 1712 Queen Street West

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Holiday Cheer Party
Who: This Little Piggy, Children’s Clothing Store
What: Holiday Cheer Party
When: Sunday December 14, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Where: 1594 Queen Street West

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Anniversary Party
 WhoSmall Town Food Co  
What: 1 Year Anniversary Party
When: Tuesday December 16, 6:00pm
Where: 1594 Queen Street West

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Classic Terrarium Building Workshop
Who: Crown Flora Studio
What: Holiday Woodland Terrarium Workshop, the final Classic Terrarium workshop of the year. Turn your classic terrarium into a Woodland wonderland. Gift your terrarium or living ornament to your BFF or special someone.  Book online and give the gift of terrarium
When:Saturday December 20,10:00am
Where: 1233 Queen Street West (Rear of Building, entrance on Gwynne Ave.) 

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December 6
Pop-up Shop
Who: This Little Piggy, Children’s Clothing Store
What: Lou Harvey Pop-up shop offering 30% off purchases.
When: Saturday December 6, 11:00 – 4:00pm
Where: 1594 Queen Street West

Holiday Markets

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November 29 & 30
Who: The Tenant of Parkdale
What: Pop-Up Holiday Market featuring great holiday gear, vintage art, natural skin care products, woolies, jewelry, gourmet food and MORE!
When: Saturday and Sunday November 29 & 30 11- 6:00pm.
Where: 1267 Queen Street West

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November 29 – December 21
Who: Black Artist’s Network in Dialogue (BAND)
What: Food vendors, arts and crafts for sale, performances and prizes to be won.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from November 29 – December 21, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Where: 1 Lansdowne Ave

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December 6
Who: Crown Flora Studio
What: Make sure to stop by as Crown Flora launches their holiday collection and plays host to 13 local food vendors, crafters and artisans (including other Parkdale favourites; Cambie Designs, Kid Icarus, and Glory Hole Doughnuts). This will also be the perfect time to pick up your seasonal greens, as they will have trees and wreaths and everything else you need to get your home holiday ready!
When: Saturday December 6th 11:00 – 6:00pm
Where: 1233 Queen Street West (Rear of Building, entrance on Gwynne Ave.) 

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December 7
Who: West End Food Co-op
What: Holiday Food and Craft Show – Live Music, Free Admission, Door Prizes
When: December 7th 11-4:00pm
Where: 1229 Queen Street (Queen and Dufferin)

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December 14
Who: The Rhino
What: Holiday Craft and Beer Market –  Free Admission, Crafts
When: December 14th 4:00 – 7:00pm
Where: 1249 Queen Street

 Ongoing Events

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Winter Sale the whole Month of December
Who: Daisies Vintage
What:
30% off furs, sweaters, outwear, boots and more.
When:
All December long
Where:
223 Jameson Ave

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Open House Weekends at Shawn Skeir Gallery
Who: Skeir Gallery, 1537 A Queen Street
What: Come see and buy new affordable works (starting at $100) from Shawn Skeir as well as other local artists
When: Fridays 12:00-10:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00- 7:00 pm

Sales and Promotions

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Parkas on Layaway
Where: Future of Frances Watson, 1390 Queen Street West
What: Parkas on Layaway – 30% down and three months to pay.
Contact Future of Frances Watson for more details: [email protected]

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$50 Tattoos
Where: Jinks Art Factory, 1664 Queen Street West
What: Winter Special on Tattoos – $50 every Wednesday and Thursday (some conditions apply, see website for more details www.jinksartfactory.ca)

Accessibility is Good for Business: Workshop Open to all BIA Members

The Parkdale BIA invites you to attend a FREE WORKSHOP on the business case for accessibility and AODA compliance.

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What businesses need to know and do!

Do you know what your requirements are under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA)? Do you know how to use accessibility to build profit, strengthen employee retention, gain new and repeat customers?

Accessibility is Good for Business will include:

  • The business case for accessibility
  • Practical tips and best practices for BIAs and their communities
  • A clear understanding of what you need to do to comply with the AODA
  • Tools and resources for you to take away
  • Opportunity to ask an accessibility expert your questions
  • Network and coordinate with BIA and community members

When: Wed. November 26, 2014

Time: 6:00pm -8:00pm

Cost: Free!

Who: All BIA members

Where: Parkdale Library, 1303 Queen St West, Toronto

Register: guestlistapp.com/events/290964

Should you require more information or any accommodations in order to attend, please contact Constance Exley, Go ON Project Manager: 647-502-7047 or [email protected]

The Parkdale Library is an accessible venue. In consideration of others, this workshop is scent-free.

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FREE PARKDALE Art + Design + Food Tours – Part Three!

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As we head into the end of 2014 we are proud to announce the third part to our Parkdale Gallery Crawl series. Beginning in September we toured a different section of Queen Street for a fun filled evening, discovering some of the best stores, galleries and restaurants in the area. Celebrating the great art, design and food in the neighbourhood, we have also been able to meet the business owners, artists, chefs and people that make the area so unique. Pictures can be seen here and here and itineraries for the first and second walk can be found here and here.

This month’s walk will focus on the middle section (along Queen from Lansdowne to Sorauren), offering another evening of exciting discoveries. Please join us as we explore some of the stores, galleries, bars and restaurants along Queen Street West that make Parkdale so great. Happening Thursday November 27, from 6-8:00 pm, this will be our final walk of 2014. For a full itinerary and to RSVP click here – Max. 50 participants

Walks are led by renowned art journalist and Art InSite founder Betty Ann Jordan
RSVP via Meetup.com or [email protected]; LATE? Call cell 416-453-3120

If you are a PVBIA business owner and you would like to take part in future walks please contact us and let us know! (416) 536-6918 or [email protected]

Congrats to the NOW Best of 2014 and Runner-ups!

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While we love all the Parkdale nominees and they are number ones in our hearts, a big congrats to the winners and runners up of Best of 2014!

Best Unisex Clothing Store
North Standard Trading Post 

Best Jewellery store – Runner Up
Made You Look

Best Donut
Glory Hole

Best cocktail bar – Runner Up
Zeze Food and Drink

Best Mixologist
Steve Mckeon- Small Town Food Co.

Best Dance Club
Wrongbar

West Queen West Study Walking Tour

Beginning in July, City of Toronto planning staff began conducting a study of West Queen West from Bathurst St. to Roncesvalles Ave. The study will look at the heritage character and value of buildings in the area, height of new developments, existing policies, public space improvements, transit issues and parking in the area, understanding and defining the character of the street and developing a vision for future development along the street. The first of two walks is set to take place this Saturday November 8th and will focus on Parkdale. Starting from Dufferin at the Amphitheatre the walk will continue west, ending at Roncesvalles. Community members are encouraged to join the walk to share thoughts and ideas about the neighbourhood. More details can be found here about the walk and the study. WQW Study