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

FREE PARKDALE Art + Design + Food Tour – Part Two!

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Coming up: Our Second of Three, Free Culture Walks Throughout Parkdale!

FREE PARKDALE (QUEEN WEST) Art + Design + Food Tours
Thursday October 23, 6:00 – 8:00PM
Continuing on after our last walk in September where we got an exclusive look at some of hot spots in East Parkdale (along Queen from Dufferin to Cowan Ave.), please click for an itinerary and some pictures of this walk.

This month’s walk will focus on the West end (along Queen from Triller Ave. to Roncesvalles), 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.
Click here for a detailed itinerary – 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

NEXT BIA-SPONSORED PARKDALE WALK
Thurs. November 27, 2014, 6:00 – 8:00 PM
RSVP via Meetup.com (Toronto Arts + Culture Group)
or Betty Ann Jordan, 416-979-5704; [email protected]

FREE PARKDALE Art + Design + Food Tours

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Introducing:

FREE PARKDALE (QUEEN WEST) Art + Design + Food Tours
Please join us as we discover some of the spots along Queen Street West, that make Parkdale so notable.

Thursday September 25, 6:00 – 8:00PM

Walks are led by renowned art journalist and Art InSite founder Betty Ann Jordan

Click here for a detailed itinerary and to RSVP – Max. 50  participants

RSVP via Meetup.com or [email protected]; LATE? Call cell 416-453-3120

Brought to you by the Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (BIA)  www.parkdalevillagebia.com

NEXT BIA-SPONSORED PARKDALE WALK 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Thurs. October 23, 2014 RSVP via Meetup.com (Toronto Arts + Culture Group) or Betty Ann Jordan, 416-979-5704; [email protected]

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

Grand Electric