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

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

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!

QWAC Nightcrawl Poster - 2013 REVISED

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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