Welcome Spring Back in Style at the Vintage Crawl!

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The sun is making regular appearances in the sky, the days are getting longer and summer is just around the corner, all great reasons to grab some friends and hit Parkdale for a late night shopping party!

The Parkdale Village BIA is thrilled to be sponsoring the event again this Spring with eight great vintage shops to check out, plus three more bonus shops you don’t want to miss. It all happens Thursday April 30th 7:00 pm to 12:00 am. Don’t forget to check out the Vintage Crawl Toronto website, and their Facebook Event Page where they’ve got all the stores mapped out, making it easy for you to plan your route. While you’re here in Parkdale stay in top shopping form and treat yourself to a bite to eat and some cocktails along the way!

Participating Venues include:

96 Tears
1714 Queen Street West

Frou Frou Vintage
1616 Queen Street West

In Vintage We Trust
1580 Queen Street West

Daisies Vintage
223 Jamison Ave.

Common Sort
1414 Queen Street West

Three Fates
1394 Queen Street West

House of Vintage
1239 Queen Street West

Public Butter
1290 Queen Street West

Bonus Parkdale Shops Include:

The Everyday Collective Pop-up
1516 Queen Street West

EVOL Vintage @ the Tenant
1267 Queen Street West

Hulapopper Vintage
Milky Way Alley, Queen and Brock

Parkdale Village Welcomes Back the Contact Photography Festival!

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Please join us throughout the month of May as we welcome back for the fifth year the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival!

We are pleased to announce that we have partnered again with the students and teachers at Parkdale Collegiate Institute, this year. Led by the talented team at Hello Foto, the students were instructed and guided through a number of photography methods and techniques. The photos displayed this year featured some very special subjects, Parkdale businesses and their owners! We are thrilled with the work the students have produced and look forward to sharing the portraits of local businesses and the people that own and operate them, with you the whole month of May, 2015.

Join us for the opening reception Friday May 1st, 5:00 – 8:00pm at each of the participating venues: Elevator, Community 54, JR’s Natural Health and Bulk, Common Sort, Wind Grove Interiors, Food and Liquor, Glory of India Roti CuisineTibet Hair and Beauty Salon Inc, and Tibetan Emporium and Entertainment.

Share your Parkdale love and vote for the Best of 2014!

It’s that time of year again, time to have your say in picking the top shopping spots, bars and restaurants throughout the City with NOW Magazine’s Best Of Toronto Reader’s Choice. Parkdale is full of great spots to shop, grab a bite or have drinks with friends and this year’s list of nominees prove that well. Take a few minutes to vote for your favourites and let the rest of Toronto know that Parkdale is the place to be!

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Best Dance Club

Wrongbar

Best Florist

Coriander Girl

Best Green Store

Common Sort

Best Jewellery Store

Made you Look

Best Unisex Clothing Store

North Standard Trading Post

Best Vintage Furniture Store

Queen West Antique Centre

Best Bar

Cadillac Lounge

Best Beer Selection

The Rhino

Best Breakfast

Easy Restaurant

Best Caribbean Restaurant

Bacchus Roti

Best Cocktail Bar

Zeze Food and Drink

Best Cupcake

Yummy Stuff

Best Donut

Glory Hole Doughnuts

Best Mexican

Grand Electric

Best Mixologist

Esther Kang @ The Yukon

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Steve McKeon @ Small Town Food Co

Best Patio

Cadillac Lounge

Best Prix Fixe

Local Kitchen

Best Restaurant

Restaurant Chantecler

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Grand Electric

Best Roti

Bacchus Roti

and

Mother India

Best Taco

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Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival – It’s BACK!

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The Parkdale Village BIA is delighted to be supporting the 2014 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival for yet another year! This years programming saw an exciting addition as local photographers Hitoshi & Vincent from Hello Foto joined as curators and spent the winter season working with Parkdale Collegiate Institute students on the principles of photography and how to interpret the theme “Identity”.

Join us for the Festivals opening night Friday May 2nd 5-8pm and explore over 30 student artists in 9 venues within Parkdale Village.

See below for more details about participating venues: Queen West Antique Centre, Food & Liquor, This Little Piggy, Common Sort, Leesa Berry Haircutting, The Well of Alternative Medicine, The Parkdale Drink, The Public Butter & Rustic Cosmo Cafe.

The exhibit runs May 1-31, 2014. We thank the participating businesses, Hello Foto, CONTACT organizers and the teachers and students of Parkdale Collegiate Institute.

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PCI students visit Hello-Foto Studios in Parkdale and learn the basics of a photoshoot.

 

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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Spend the Night in Parkdale with QWAC!

Join the Queen West Art Crawl’s Parkdale Nightcrawl 

On September 21st from 8pm-12am, the Parkdale Nightcrawl takes over Queen Street West from Dufferin to Roncesvalles! Part of the Queen West Art Crawl, this exciting night of innovative, immersive art exploration offers multiple levels of interaction for artists and patrons. Reflecting an ongoing commitment to events which allow visual arts and the performing arts to intersect, meld and inspire one another, the Parkdale Nightcrawl invites and encourages participation. At various venues along Queen West, you’ll be able to create or interact with art in a number of unique and memorable ways: enjoy a beverage, draw, paint, sing and dance your way through a unique art adventure!

Celebrating their 11th anniversary, the Queen West Art Crawl’s Parkdale Nightcrawl is consistently one of the most popular events held over the weekend of September 21-22. Participating venues include Goodfellas Gallery, The Baitshop, Elevator, Common Sort, Captain’s Treasures, Quinn West, West End Comics, Food & Liquor, Cambie Design, Crown Flora Studio, Shawn Skeir Gallery, North Standard Trading Post, Chartreuse Style, Where Design, My Roll Life, Go Lounge and more! 
The Nightcrawl Passports costs $10 and can be picked up in advance at Queen West Art Crawl headquarters (1313 Queen Street West) or on September 21st at Trinity Bellwoods, participating venues or 1313 Queen Street West.  Don’t forget to turn your stamped passport in for great prizes!

Follow the action live on Twitter @ParkdaleBIA and @QWAC2013
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For more information please email [email protected] or visit www.queenwestartcrawl.com!

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Join Parkdale Village for the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

The Parkdale Village BIA is delighted to be supporting the 2013 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival! Join us in exploring a collaborative effort between the Parkdale Village BIA and Parkdale Collegiate Institute.

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Students were given the opportunity to interpret through photography the theme “Field of Vision”, and what it represents within their Parkdale Village community. Join us for the Festivals opening night reception, Saturday May 4th 6-9pm andexplore over 30 student artists in 9 venues within Parkdale Village.

For more details about participating venues & supporters, visit;

Go Lounge, My Roll Life, Chartreuse Style, West End Comics, PARC, Boutique Cafe, Ground Level Cafe, Common Sort, West End Food Coop, Gallery 1313, Mark Christopher Gallery, The Baitshop and curator Jonathan Groeneweg

The exhibit runs May 1-31, 2013