Attractions @ Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market

The countdown in ON for our May 13th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market – this year we promise to be bigger & more colorful with added family activities & exciting promotions taking place along Queen Street West.

Here’s a sneak peak at 4+ Markets, Pirate Ships, Murals, Music, Food, Crafts, Artists, Photo booths, Scavenger hunts & more! 

Foodora Night Market (4pm-10pm): 10,000 sqft outdoor Food Market, includes food vendors, musical entertainment, bike parking, patio seating & more! From $5 to $12 enjoy cuisine from around the world and most importantly from Parkdale Chefs, from glorious donuts to Tibetan, Japanese & Cuban inspired cuisine. Entry to the market is free, vouchers for food can be purchased online or on site, each purchaser receives a $10 Foodora coupon, plus visit 4+ food vendors & you could win a $200 Gift Card to any Parkdale Restaurant, $30 Foodora Credit & your favorite Toronto’s Finest artist designed cell phone case! Get your tickets here! (1325 Queen St W @ Cowan)

Sidewalk Sale: Browse dozens of local deals, vendors, artisans along Queen West for our Sidewalk Sale from Roncesvalles to Dufferin!

Parkdale Flea Market: Browse this special Spring Festival edition of the Parkdale Flea Market, bringing together some of the best and most unique products from Antiques, Vintage, Collectables, Local Artisans and Designers. (1266 Queen St W @ Noble)

West End Food Coop Market: Meet local food artisans, independent craft artists and farmers while shopping our WEFC Pop up market. (1229 Queen St W @ Dufferin)

Toronto Designers Market Patio Pop up: Over 3000 sqft  featuring over 30+ designers ranging from furniture and household items to clothing and jewellery, come and explore the indoor & outdoor Patio Market! (1605 Queen St W)

Mobile Skate park: Get those boys & girls on some wheels! Learn to skateboard or scooter at the Evolve mobile skate park, equipment and instructors available on site! Space generously provided by Toronto Parking Authority.

Kids Zone: Featuring a Pirate Ship, free crafts with Environmental Art Educator Extraordinaire Linda Naccarato, Face painting with Isabel & Cotton Candy! (Callender Ave & Queen)

Pirate Life: Join the crew and search for treasure! The pirates have sailed into Toronto and need your help to solve the mysteries and riddles! Climb aboard and partake in the adventure!

Art with Linda: Environmental Art Educator Extraordinaire Linda Naccarato invites children, families & community members to come & help take crafting to the next level! Spring Mobile Making: use recycled and natural materials to create a hanging piece of art with Linda! (Queen St W & Callender Ave)

Scavenger Hunt: The Parkdale Experience” is a fun interactive performance scavenger hunt for all ages, kicking off at a secret location the hunt will take you through the neighbourhood of Parkdale with stops along Queen St W and beyond! Sign up for this 1 hour 45-minute story-based experience about gentrification and affordable housing starting at 2pm every 15 minutes until 3:30 pm and finishing off at a fun location! **Secret start-off location will be sent to you after you register!** Limited timeslots available so book your tickets fast here, for info email [email protected]

Jane’s Walk @ Spring Festival:Art and Gentrification” presented by PNLT. As we celebrate the launch of 8 Bell Box Murals in Parkdale, we explore the complex role of artists in gentrification and how art can be part of a strategy to guide community growth inclusively and give voice to the underrepresented. Meet-up Location is Zone B Mural @ Queen and Callender Ave at 10:45am, depart at 11:00am & finishing off at Milky Way Garden for 12:30pm. For more info click here.

Bell Box Mural Launch: Take a tour yourself, grab a map @ the Tulip Zone, meet the artists and visit all 8 recently completed Bell Box Murals along Queen West & Jameson Ave. Check back for Map.

Musical Entertainment: Explore musical acts located at two Road Closures at Callender Ave and Cowan Ave, check back for schedule and line up.

Parkdale Song Project for 150 Canada: Enjoy a 30-minute concert, featuring Grade 7/8 students from Parkdale Junior & Senior PS and Fern PS, and Grade 5/6 students from Queen Victoria PS, performing songs created in a Canada150 Fund-supported project facilitated by Juno-nominated and Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal awarded singer-songwriter Mike Ford (Prologue to the Performing Arts). The diverse learner-created songs explore and celebrate local and national stories with lyrics in English, French, Tibetan, Tamil, Hungarian, Spanish, Mandinka, Tagalog, Arabic and Cree. Accompanying the student performers will be Mike Ford and Parkdale percussionist Brad Hart.

Amelie et les singes bleus: Do you enjoy French cabaret jazz-country-ska-mariachi-swing-torch-Motown-samba-rock and roll-trip hop? Does it even make sense? When you listen to their music, the answer should be a resounding “OUI”! Full Performer Schedule coming soon!

Photo booth @ Community Zone: Grab some props and get a free family or friends portrait by Parkdale Photographer Becca Gilgan! Silly faces recommended! (1313 Queen St W)

Art Installation: “Housing and Health: Unlocking Opportunity”: In collaboration with Toronto Public Health, explore what members of Making Room Community Arts program at the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre (PARC) have been working on answering in their latest art project: “It’s Home.” (1313 Queen St W)

Tulip Giveaways @ Tulip Zone: Over 500 tulips handed out to visitors & just in time for Mother’s Day!

More announcements coming soon! Follow our event on Facebook too.

 

 

Join us May 13 for Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival & Night Market!

More Markets, more Music, more Food, more Shopping, more Fun for the whole community! Saturday May 13th marks the 5th Annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival and what better way to celebrate all that Parkdale has to offer then by bringing together all of our favorite things about this wonderful community. Come and experience Parkdale Love!

From 11am-6pm enjoy musical & artistic entertainment, free activities, a sidewalk sale along Queen Street West, side road closures and over 4 Pop Up Markets. Plus, launching this year the 10,000 sqft ‘Foodora Night Market’ from 4pm-10pm where you can enjoy some of Parkdale’s most eclectic food and Chef’s all in one place and under the stars! From $5 to $12 enjoy cuisine from around the world and most importantly from Parkdale Chefs! From glorious donuts to Tibetan, Japanese & Cuban inspired cuisine, includes food vendors, musical entertainment, bike parking, patio seating & more! Entry to market is free, vouchers for food can be purchased online (here) or on site, each purchaser receives a $10 Foodora coupon, plus visit 4+ food vendors & you could win a $200 Gift Card to any Parkdale Restaurant, $30 Foodora Credit & your favorite Toronto’s Finest artist designed cell phone case! (Vegetarian & Vegan options are available, unlicensed area, all ages.)

Stay tuned for weekly announcements about attractions, entertainment, giveaways and the Foodora Night Market’ Chef line up!

Follow #springintoparkdale on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay connected and we hope your family will join our Parkdale family on May 13!

Want to Volunteer or be a Vendor, email us today at [email protected]

 

Spring Festival Attractions: 365 days of smile, Cowanation, Pride, Greek Folk & Eat for Tibet!

Less then 2 weeks to go till our May 7th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 100 participating community organizations, artists, musicians & shops..

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Land Trust: Learn more about the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, how you can become a donor and get involved!  

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#365daysofsmile: Parkdale-based visual artist Bareket Kezwer invites you to share what makes you happy in her interactive chalk installation – come out and take part in her ongoing project, #365daysofsmile

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Cowanation: Join one of Parkdales largest treasure trove community groups & help fill in the colors of Parkdale,  steady hands not required, plus learn more about Cowanation!  

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Sistema Toronto: Get inspired by this children’s musical ensemble children and discover the joy of belonging to something greater than the sum of its parts.

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Parkdale Film & Video Showcase: Learn more about how you can become an artist, curator, or film and art community member & help shape the curatorial direction of the 2016 program!

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You Can Sit With Us: Pride Toronto is just around the corner, find out how you can support, participate and enjoy!

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Friends of Marcos: Enjoy the sounds of Greek folk!

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Students for a Free Tibet Canada: Are you crazy for Momo’s, then head over to SFTC to find out how you can Eat for Tibet on May 8 and donate, support & eat for a great cause!  

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Spring Festival Attractions: Comic Books, Roadrunners, Growing Veggies, Drums & Lanterns!

WOW 2.2 weeks to go till our May 7th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – this year we promise to be bigger & more colorful with added family activities & exciting promotions taking place along Queen Street West. We’ll be announcing activities, performers and deals on a weekly basis. We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 100 participating community organizations, artists, musicians & shops.

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MYseum on the Move!:  B.A.N.D and Myseum of Toronto want you to share personal photos, objects and memorabilia that represent what Toronto means to you.

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Parkdale Roadrunners: Parkdales running club wants to make little art with you! Drop by their booth to screen your own award  and tell them  what makes you #1. Snag a photo on the podium with your award and let’s celebrate everyone that makes up the goodness that we call Parkdale!  

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Free Comic Book Day!: May 7th marks the 15th Anniversary of Free Comic Book Day and what better way to celebrate then by checking out West End Comics!

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Spring Art: Join the Skeir Gallery & The Queen West Art Crawl for community chalk painting and fresh lemonade! Plus check out their spring themed art for sale! 

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Making Room Community Arts: Join this radically inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts company as they use blueprint designs to create lanterns that will help them further imagine what to do in Masaryk Park.

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Eat Grow Share: Have you ever wanted to learn how to grow your own vegetables, then join Greenest City and learn how to plant using super efficient growing containers – let’s get growing Parkdale!

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Saboumando: Enjoy this drum and dance collective which celebrates the music, dance and culture of Guinea, West Africa.

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Musical Bike: Hop aboard this Interactive travelling Art Exhibit and drum your heart out!

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Yummy Stuff: Enjoy cupcake & cookie decorating, plus lots of Mother’s Day cupcake specials!

 

 

 

Spring into Parkdale – Call for Volunteers & Team Leaders

Do you Love Parkdale, if so, the Parkdale Village BIA needs your help in lending a friendly hand during our outdoor community event on Saturday May 7th, 2016 – The Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival!

If you’re friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please email Estuardo Ibarra at [email protected] and briefly share your availability, past volunteer work and duties you think you would be suitable for.

Up to 40 Volunteer positions are available for a series of four (4) to six (6) hour shifts, happening between 9:00am & 8:00pm as well as some paid Team Leader positions.

Duties may include:

  • Face Painting
  • Assisting at the Photo Booth
  • Assisting Event Photographer
  • Assisting Performers
  • Booth set up and tear down (must be able to lift 40 pounds)
  • Helium Tank/Balloon Operator
  • Cotton Candy Operator
  • Craft Workshops
  • Promotional Product Distribution
  • Cleanup crew
  • Survey Outreach

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Volunteers may be required to participate in a training session.

We look forward to working with you!

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The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival on Saturday May 7th, 2016!

Time to shake off those winter blues and visit Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this spring for a weekend filled with sidewalk sale deals and free fun for the family.

Come out and meet shop owners, crafters, artists and community groups that make up our thriving neighbourhood!  Throughout the day enjoy some special attractions such as live performances, free craft workshops, Markets and surprise giveaways!

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Spring Festival Attractions – 200 Foot Quilt, Tibetan dance, Tread on it & Volunteers Needed!

The countdown has started – only 3.5 weeks to go till our May 7th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – this year we promise to be bigger & more colorful with added family activities & exciting promotions taking place along Queen Street West. To kick things off we’ll be announcing activities, performers and deals on a weekly basis. We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 100 participating community organizations, artists, musicians & shops.

Tread on it & 18blocks: Take part in an interactive t shirt making workshop with artist Jeff Mann by treading patterns on shirts using recycled car parts, tires and paint! Do you have new, unwanted shirts you would like to donate to this activity, then contact 18blocks today and help us reuse & recycle!

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Stitching Our Own Safety Net What does a 200 foot quilt look like? Come check out this art piece made by over 500 individuals and groups which advocates for issues effecting low income Ontarians.

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Tibetan Dance: Enjoy traditional dances and songs performed by the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre Opera Group.

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Creating Together Family Resource Centre – Explore Family services  while your little ones enjoy kids crafts, the sand table and a photo opp with the centre’s adored Frog & Elephant mascot!

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This Little Piggy: Join our west end baby boutique for face painting and an outdoor Pop Up shop featuring gently used items by ‘Little White Sneakers’!

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Volunteers: Interest in volunteering at our Spring Sidewalk Festival, Call for Volunteers – Spring into Parkdale – 2016

Spring Festival Attractions – Art with Linda, The Pan Piper & Parkdale Flea

The countdown has started – only 4 weeks to go till our May 7th Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – this year we promise to be bigger & more colorful with added family activities & exciting promotions taking place along Queen Street West. To kick things off we’ll be announcing activities, performers and deals on a weekly basis. We hope you’ll be enticed to re-explore, re-discover and support over 100 participating community organizations, artists, musicians & shops.

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Art with Linda: Painting Parkdale – Environmental Art Educator Extraordinaire Linda Naccarato invites children, families and community members of all ages  to add their mark to a sidewalk/street mural mapping our neighbourhood. Using natural, terracotta-based paint, participants will paint their how they see the community, their favorite spots, and dreams for the future of Parkdale!

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Parkdale Flea: Browse this special Spring Festival edition of the Parkdale Flea Market, bringing together some of the best and most unique products from Antiques, Vintage, Collectables, Local Artisans and Designers. 1266 Queen St W @ Noble

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Parkdale Animal Hospital: Baked goods & prizes! Come out to support the Farley Foundation and you could win some wonderful raffle items for you and your furry friend. 1654 Queen St W @ Triller

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The Pan Piper: Parkdales very own Pan Piper Hameed Shaq brings us the sounds of Trinidad and Tobago. 

Stay tuned for weekly updates, official schedules and locations!

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May 7th Spring into Parkdale with us for our annual Sidewalk Festival!

We’re so excited to start sharing details about our 4th annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival on Sat May 7th! This season we hope to introduce you to new businesses and re-discover some of the old gems; offering special deals, discounts, gift with purchases, come out & support our thriving business community. Step into places you’ve read about and never had a chance to discover like; Old Trunk Antiques & Contrast Living, Love & Greed and Passion for the Past, Glory of India and Himalayan Kitchen, BAND Gallery, West End Comics and Cadillac Lounge, Mata and Mother India, Parkdale Flea and 4 Your Hair Extensions, The Well, PARC and so many more!

Parkdale has so many incredible community organization’s, artists and crafters, and we’re excited to share the stage with them. Stay tuned for exciting local artisans presenting interactive fun for the whole family and weekly attraction and partner announcements. Plus, this year we hope to bring a few side road closures with added community activities – Stay posted via #springintoparkdale on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

We hope your Parkdale family will join ours on May 7!

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Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival – Call for Artists & Entertainers

Planning has kicked off for the 4th Annual Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival on Sat May 7th from 11am-6pm!!!  If you’re a local artist, crafter, performer, musician or busker and want to share your talent with the community, we would love to hear from you. We have a few spots remaining within the ‘FUN’ zones created along Queen Street West for the Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Festival and you may just be the perfect fit.

Please submit the following details by Friday April 1 via email to [email protected]

  • Name of Applicant
  • Name of Band/Artist
  • Describe your act/medium (abstract dance, kids performer, visual art)
  • Short artist bio (140 characters)
  • Contact information: contact name, cell, email, and website
  • Have you recently shared your performance, crafts, art at an event?
  • List any equipment and/or space you would require (table, technical needs, wall for mounting)

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View photos from last years event here.

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.

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