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!

FIXT POINT Celebrates 135th Parkdale Anniversary with Theatre!

What better way to celebrate an Anniversary then with music and theatre!

Parkdale Village has had a long love affair with entertainment, boasting over 6 movie theatres and endless leisurely attractions, the area was a hub for entertainment seeking visitors for over 100 years. In present day, entertainment, music and theatre are still present with the help of numerous small businesses, one such is FIXT POINT Studio’s.

This month, FIXT POINT presents The Keith Richards’s One Woman Show at their 1550 Queen St W studio.
Produced by their sister company Suitcase in Point, the play features Mona who loves The Stones. She can’t get enough of Keith Richards. She’s pretty-well obsessed.

Performed by Deanna Jones, Mona’s ‘trip’ through Keith’s life from boyhood to drug-Parkdale Anniversary Posters - Fixt Point - Jan 2014bust (Toronto 1977) includes run-ins with Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, Gram Parsons and a giant tongue. A live rock score, played by Kevin Richardson, invokes the world of the Stones and, in particular, the raw sounds of Keith.

You’re invited to come celebrate Parkdale Village’s 135th Anniversary by supporting theatre and enjoying this rock & roll play on Saturday January 25th @ 7:30pm. Advance tickets ate $15 and $20 at the door, space is limited, cash bar, play running time 60mins, not intended for children. For ticket details click here.

Visit us weekly as we share more Anniversary Celebrations, or click here to learn more about Parkdale’s rich history.

Tale of a Town Tells Parkdale’s Story this Weekend at Lab Cab Festival

At Parkdale Village BIA’s Spring Festival this past April, residents, business owners and visitors alike shared their memories and experiences from Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood. These numerous interviews were recorded live on site by Tale of a Town, and will be presented as a podcast at the 2013 Lab Cab Festival, which takes place July 27th and 28th along Queen West from Roncesvalles to Dufferin.

Lab Cab is a free festival of music, dance, theatre, poetry, comedy, film, visual art, storytelling, crafts, kids’ stuff and more, and for the first time since 2006 it will take place entirely in the businesses, homes and on the streets within the Parkdale Village BIA. Taking part in this incredible festival is Tale of a Town, a site-specific theatre and documentary initiative produced by local Parkdale business FIXT POINT, that combines local stories to tell a tale through interactive live performance. The idea is built on a belief that in order to understand ourselves together, we must start first by focusing on the neighbourhoods that combine to form the whole picture. Parkdale is the perfect place for this project, with its storied history and passionate people.Slide1

Whether you’re a resident, business owner or visitor be sure to come down to FIXT POINT headquarters and get a sneak peek at the inspiring Tale of a Town production of  “A Walk Down Main Street – Parkdale”. For scheduling click here.

To find out more about Lab Cab or read its full schedule, visit www.labcab.ca.

Parkdale Spring Fling a Success – Despite Chilli Weather

This past April 20-21 the Parkdale Village BIA celebrated the first Spring into Parkdale Sidewalk Sale and Outdoor Event. Visitors had an opportunity to meet business owners, shop locally and participate in free activities! We want to thank all the shop owners who participated, the organizations and community partners that collaborated on the event, the residents and visitors who came out to support our community and the wonderful volunteers – Thank You!

Please enjoy our full event photo album on Facebook!


A First Class Rickshaw Ride through Parkdale Village!


Our Volunteers!


Tulip Giveaways!


Enjoying the Sidewalk Sale!


Free Fruit Punch & Tulips!


Free Family Activities!



Sampling at Maialinos


Trading Parkdale Tales for Tulips with Tale of a Town



A Historical Tour through Parkdale hosted by The Parkdale Village Historical Society & The Roncesvalles Village Historical Society!      



Foodies on Foot Food Tour exploring all the delish food options in Parkdale!


Exploring all Parkdale has to offer!


Photo Credits: David WaldmanFIXT POINT, Andrzej Bartula and Carolyn Grisold