Parkdale Village Celebrates 136 Years!

136 years of history is a great reason to celebrate!

Why not plan to join us January 24-25, get bundled up and spend the weekend visiting some local shops and stores for some amazing deals, sales and promotions all while enjoying some of the local history and culture of Parkdale Village!Boreal Gelato

Playdead Cult

Petagree Grooming Glory Hole

Fullworth

Elevator Crown Flora Captain's Treasures

Yummy Stuff

Tibet Beauty Salon

Bacchus RotiRustic CosmoPublic Butter

Studio 1484 Made you lookChartreuse Style Sylvie and Shimmy

Boutique Cafe

FrouFrou This Little Piggy Wind Grove

Explore all the shops Celebrating 135 Years of Parkdale Village

Tonight marks the kick off of Parkdale Village’s 135th Anniversary Weekend with a local celebration at Porzia Parkdale Restaurant which coincidently opened its doors to locals just 1 year ago this weekend!

Festivities run at over 17 venues throughout the weekend as local shop owners celebrate in their own unique way. It might be chilli, so grab your favourite coffee to go, explore some shops, admire the Victorian architecture & share your Parkdale memories with neighbours and friends.

Participating shops include:

1. Rustic Cosmo Café (1278 Queen W) – Small coffee & cookie $1.35;Jan 25-26
2. Porzia Parkdale (1314 Queen W) – Kick off locals night & snacks; Jan 23 8pm
3. The Well of Alternative Medicine (1344 Queen W) – Free 15 min massage & puppy therapy; Jan 25-26
4. JR’s Natural Health & Bulk (1382 Queen W) – Complimentary tea; Jan 25-26
5. Fixt Point – (1550 Queen W) – 1/2 off for members to the Keith Richards One Woman Show & After party; Jan 25 7:30pm
6. Kitten & the Bear (1574 Queen W) – Scone Sandwich & Tea to-go $5;Jan 25-26
7. Sylvie & Shimmy (1640 Queen W) – Extra 30% off sale merchandise; Jan 25-26
8. Yummy Stuff (1660 Queen W) – Parkdale Anniversary Cookies; Jan 25-26
9. Chartreuse Style (1692 Queen W) – 15-50% off select merchandise; Jan 23-26
10. Fullworth (1371 Queen W) – No tax on housewares, gifts & clothing; Jan 25-26
11. Cambie Design (1535 Queen W) – Win $100 Gift Card in Store; Jan 23-26
12. PARC (1499 Queen W) – Free viral video workshop; Jan 25 1-4pm
13. Boutique Café (1542 Queen W) – 50% off Warm Fleece Leggings; Jan 25-26

and more…

Residents and visitors will also be encouraged to learn more about the community by visiting our History page and Facebook page, where historical photos and stories will be shared throughout the month.
Visit us online for daily announcements and share your memories of this wonderful neighbourhood!

Happy 135th Anniversary Parkdale Village! Click here for photos!

Get to Know Parkdale’s Green Grocers

Autumn is harvest season, and many of Parkdale’s businesses are bustling with fresh fruits, vegetables and local products!  The days of farmers markets may be coming to an end but these reliable, affordable grocers offer a great selection – at a great price – all year long. Here’s a snapshot to get you started!

Lucky SupermarketLucky Supermarket
This popular, reliable grocery store has been a hit on the Queen Street West sidewalk this summer with their fresh-pressed sugar cane juice stand! With a diverse offering of Canadian and International produce, Lucky Supermarket also has a large section of discount fruits and vegetables for the budget-conscious consumer. Visit them at Queen St. W. & West Lodge Ave.

JR's Health

JR’s Natural Health & Bulk
This Parkdale gem offers select organic produce alongside naturopathic remedies, vitamins and supplements, delicious freshly-made hummus, gluten-free products, milk alternatives, hearty nature bars and an array of bulk dry goods. They even have a home-brewing kit for making your own beer, and have recently added fresh, made-to-order juices and smoothies! Visit them at Queen St. W. & Cowan Ave.

Fullworths ProduceFullworth
The department store that has all your needs covered…under one roof! From clothing and appliances to dry goods and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cultural favourites like plantains, aloe, cassava, eddoes and dasheen. Fullworth’s has it all, and at a value that’s well within your budget. Get lost in the aisles hunting through Parkdale’s one-stop-shop for everything on your list. Visit Kam at Queen St. W. & Clove Ave.

Queen SupermarketQueen Supermarket
This Queen and Jameson fixture is the place to go for all your spices and masalas. Queen Supermarket offers Indian and Canadian groceries, with an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. With seasonal produce and year-round favourites, the variety is sure to satisfy any shopper. Visit them at Queen St. W. & Jameson Ave.

good catch
Good Catch General Store
Open seven days a week from 10am-10pm, Jola’s Good Catch General Store has something new every day including many Canadian products! With a buying club mentality, the more you purchase, the more you save. This general store is also a drop-off location for the organic fruits & veg “Good Food Box,” a non-profit produce distribution system created and operated by FoodShare. http://www.foodshare.net/good-food-box Good Catch also offers free neighbourhood delivery.

harvest fresh

Harvest Fresh Farms
At the west end of Parkdale Village sits Harvest Fresh Farms with its superb fruits and vegetables! There’s packaged and loose produce to choose from, a selection of local and seasonal items, plus flowers and dry goods too. Formerly the Odeon silent movie theatre, it’s a treat to shop in such a historical space. Visit them at Queen St. W. & Dowling Ave.

Bala Super Market
Bala Super Market
This grocer between Jameson and Lansdowne has an unassuming façade but within offers barrels of spices, bulk packages of West and East Indian Foods as well as fresh fruit and vegetables. Visit them at Queen St. W. & Lansdowne Ave.

Parkdale Gift Guide for Fathers Day

Is your father a man-about-town? A handyman? A family man? There’s something for every Dad in Parkdale Village.

comics

West End Comics

Nothing satisfies dads childhood cravings better than comic books—or graphic novels as the grown-ups call them. West End also sells action figurines, collectibles, cufflinks and toys. They are also having a Father’s Day Sale with 10% off storewide.

fullworth

FullWorth

Parkdale’s one-stop-shop for all your departmental desires. From groceries to appliances, Fullworth has everything you need, and at a price point that’s well within your budget. Get lost in the aisles hunting for the perfect gift that represents Dad’s full worth!

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Cattlemen’s Meat Market

Not all gifts need to be displayed on the fireplace mantle. Some are best consumed at the dinner table. When you can’t find the right thing for your old man, why not cook him a great steak dinner? And there’s nowhere better to go for that than Parkdale’s oldest butcher shop. You may even want to bring Dad to the counter as part of his present—for a walk down memory lane!

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Skyline Restaurant

Not all Dads want breakfast in bed, but every man loves a traditional fry up. Skyline is a no-frills “greasy spoon” in the best sense of the term. With an old school style (and an original ‘50s milkshake maker), feel-good classics on the menu, vinyl on the chairs and a smile on the servers’ faces—this neighbourhood staple is a winner all around. Skyline is affordable, comfortable and a great place to take Dad for a casual meal and chat about life.

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Crown Flora Studio

It’s not just Mom who appreciates gifts of the floral variety. But why not upgrade those commonplace stems and get Dad a stunning terrarium from Crown Flora Studio? If you want to have more of an interactive experience as part of your gift, the shop offers terrarium-making workshops as well. There are also handmade leather goods to be had—perfect for a stylish Dad.

elevator

Elevator

For the discerning Dad in your life, take him to the next level with Elevator. These quintessentially charming accessories are perfect for the modern man. With a British twist, and surprisingly affordable prices, Dad can be a well-dressed man with stylish hats, scarves, cufflinks, ties, socks and shades. Be warned: it will be hard to resist picking up a little something-something for yourself as well.

home hardware

Home Hardware

If your Dad is more handy than handsome, why not help stock his tool belt with a gift card from Home Hardware? He can pick out the missing piece for his renovation collection, and perhaps even help you fix that broken hinge or hang that cool garage sale find. After all, isn’t that what dads are for?

For more shopping ideas, visit our online directory here.

You’re Invited – to get lost in FullWorth!

If you`ve ever ventured into FullWorth, a local grocery & bargain store at Close Avenue, one of the first things you may notice is the tinted window office that hovers over the cash teller and store, in there lays a Parkdale staple – Kam! Having helped start the family business over 30 years ago in 1980, he`s been working the store ever since and loving it. From luggage to groceries, FullWorth is truly a one stop shop! One of the biggest misconceptions about the store is its size, although it is currently half the original size, new and current customers are still surprised when they venture to the back of the store where fully stocked kitchen, bed and bath departments await. FullWorthAlthough not a resident, Kam is a big part of the Parkdale community, having a few other Parkdale properties under his belt and the store keep him pretty busy, which he doesn’t mind as meeting people is his  passion.

Kam invites you to get lost in the isles, come check out FullWorth on Sunday January 27th for their NO TAX Parkdale Anniversary Sale on all housewares, gifts and clothing!