Come Spring into Parkdale with Us!

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Live entertainment, shopping deals and great food are just some of many reasons to come spend the day in Parkdale this Saturday May 9th!

Join us this Saturday as we celebrate the third Spring into Parkdale Festival and Sidewalk Sale from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.  The Parkdale BIA will be set up at four (4) key intersections all day long Queen and Triller, Queen and Jameson, Queen and Cowan and Queen and Cowan. We have over 75 businesses and community organizations also joining in on the fun this year too! For a list of participating businesses and locations please see below and click here for a map to all the fun:

Norling – 10% off until 5:00pm

Contrast Living – When customer buys $10 or more, they will get a Hello!Sunshine Soap for free. sidewalk sale (selected items), and also some Mother’s Day gift set in store.

The Tempered Room – Spring Festival and Mother’s day special!

Cambie Designs – 10% off of our BLANKETS

North Standard Trading Post – 15% off  sale on North Standard goods

Shopgirls Gallery Boutique – Sidewalk sale rack and mother’s day promotion

Food and Liquor – Food sampling/Drink specials

Wind Grove Interiors – Check out the new Showroom Upstairs – Sidewalk Sale on selected items

Black Pug DMK – Check out the new workshop with teaching/ tool clinics in the lower space.

This Little Piggy – pop up shop with Elise Maree Trickey in the store, we will have a sale as well. The entire shop will be 15 % off.

Mankind Grooming Studio for Men – Mankind will be very happy to offer complimentary beard/moustaches trims and 20% off on all of our products.

Public Butter – for a giant bicycle sale, as well as offering deals on all our furnishings and clothing.

Community 54 – DJ set-up outside doing scratch lessons and demos for kids

Duggan’s Brewery – Grab some BBQ, made on site root beer and cream sodas for the kids, live music – Brewery Tours inside

Yummy Stuff – Come by and decorate your own cookie! While you’re there pick up something for mom with discounts on mother’s day cakes, cookies etc.

Made You Look – Jewellery Artists will be set up outside to showcase their beautiful work and offer special deals!

Mata Petisco Bar  – will be offering some delicious menu items, which include: specialty in house peppers and Brazilian style street food (Cheese Bread, Cassava Frites, Pastel)

 Frou Frou Vintage – Sidewalk sale on selected items outside  and offering discounts on goods inside the store

West End Comics  – Storewide Sale – 20-75%! trades, comics, action figures, statues

 Westend Food Coop – Mini farmers market and artisanal foods (gelato, cheese, etc.)

Studio Brilliantine – Sidewalk sale on selected items

The Boreal Gelato Company –   will be hosting artist vendors in store and on the bench outside

Captains Treasures – Sidewalk sale on selected vintage and antique furniture and items. Don’t forget to check out the huge selection inside as well!

Glory Hole Doughnuts– Come visit Glory Hole at the Crown Flora Spring Market!

Chartreuse Style – Sidewalk sale – discount rack on selected items, plus save the tax on all purchases

Steve Pella Hair – Sidewalk sale on selected hair care products

Daisies Vintage  – Sidewalk sale – Everything on sale for 30% off, this includes vintage clothing and antique household items / small furniture pieces. Free freezies, popsicles and drinks!

Capital Espresso – Refreshing cold drinks and great coffee!

Sylvie and Shimmy – We will be having a 20% off store wide sale for the Spring into Parkdale event which we will continue on Sunday, as we are celebrating our 2nd Anniversary.

96 Tears Vintage – Sidewalk sale – rack of clothing

House of Vintage – Lots of vintage goodies and deals.

Kid Icarus – This weekend only! – Buy any 2 Kid Icarus cards and get the 3 one for free

Cadillac Lounge – Seniors country live music matinee on our patio from 3:30 to 6:30

Crown Flora Studio – Spring Market, gift giveaways, special gifts for Mom

Jola’s Good Catch – Full day of programming and sales

Loonie Times – See the Loonie Times Mascot throughout Parkdale, Plus stop by the shop and get a behind the scenec look of the Loonie Times shop where some of the most recognized and loved mascots are made!

The Well of Alternative Medicine – will be doing a sidewalk sale, We will have items off on clearance as well as packaged basket bundles at discounted prices for those last minute Mother Day shoppers.

 Spring into Parkdale Media Advisory – MAY 2015

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

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

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

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.

Spring into Parkdale Attractions 2 - 2014

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

Join us for a Facade Improvement Workshop February 26, 2014

Are you thinking of improving your commercial building facade?

Once again, the Parkdale Village BIA will be hosting a Workshop for property owners and tenants who are interested in learning more about receiving funding to redesign, renovate or restore their commercial building facades. Join the many businesses who have taken advantage of this opportunity, including Made You Look, Chantecler and Speedy Queen Coin Laundry.

Join us on Wednesday February 26th 6-8pm as Economic Partnership Advisor Michael Saunders discusses which improvements are eligible, the benefits of applying, application process and more. Improving your facade is a great way to show customers and residents that you care about your neighborhood streetscape and want to provide a more welcoming environment to work, shop and live.

This workshop is free, please email or call us to confirm your attendance and workshop location. If you are unable to attend, you can contact Michael Saunders at [email protected], 416-392-1005 or access the presentation online. The application deadline is May 29th, 2014.

Get Date Ready in Parkdale

Make the most of the end of summer by taking your special someone out for a night on the town! Not only does Parkdale have numerous award-winning restaurants and bars to choose from, but the neighbourhood can satisfy all your pre-date prep too. From hair stylists to high fashion, aestheticians to accessories, everything you need to get date ready is at your (newly polished) fingertips.

The only question that remains, ladies, is what kind of Parkdale date are you?

The Organic Romantic

She’s the girl who likes things au naturel. Dinner for her is a vegetarian buffet at Le Date 1Tibet followed by a stroll around Queen West’s vintage and antique shops with a mint tea at The Mascot. Her eco-friendly dress is from Chartreuse Style, and she does her own hair with organic shampoo from JR’s Natural Health & Bulk. Her date’s in comfy unisex TOMS from Boutique Café and a crewcut from Lionel’s Barber Shop. Bring her flowers from Coriander Girl and she’s yours!

 

The Canadiana Chick

O, Canada, this girl is true, strong and free. She’ll start the date with a Date 2terrarium workshop at Crown Flora Studio, then take you to Keriwa Café for bison and rutabaga, and whisk you to The Boreal Gelato Company for dessert. Keep the night going with Ontario craft beers at The Rhino Restaurant + Bar. Wearing her favourite tank from North Standard Trading Post, she had her hair done at Quinn West, and if you’re lucky, you may get to see the set of Hudson’s Bay items from Future of Frances Watson at her place later.

The Fabulous Girly Girl

This girly girl likes to go all out, and lucky for her, Parkdale can be Date 3fabulous too! Wine her and dine her at Maialino Enoteca Italiana, followed by a contemporary art gallery party at General Hardware. She’ll be wearing a slinky backless dress from Shopgirls Gallery Boutique with handcrafted jewellery from Made You Look. Her date prep includes a glamorous full makeover package at Red Carpet Queen that covers all the bases: facial, manicure & pedicure, eyebrow wax, eyelash extension and so much more!

 

The Hip Girl

Date 4Starting the night with tacos and bourbon at Grand Electric, the hip girl knows to line up early at this high-energy hotspot. She’s wearing a vintage chambray button-down from Philistine, and her long hair hangs loose with ombré highlights from Fringe. Her date’s got on a silk-screen printed tee from The Public Butter and tattoos from Fabrizio Divari. After dinner the couple heads to Wrongbar to catch a concert and dance the night away.

Find your own favourite place to get date ready with our resourceful Business Directory!