Bargain Hunting in Parkdale: Tips & Tricks

Everyone loves a good deal and getting a bang for their buck. But it’s a tricky task with over-priced grocery stores and specialty clothing boutiques popping up left, right and centre in Toronto.

That’s why we’ve curated a collection of Parkdale stores along with bargain hunting tips so you can find affordable groceries, everyday essentials and restaurants without cashing in your entire pay cheque.

Shop for all things fashion from shoes, accessories, clothing and outerwear at these value driven stores. Go ahead and shop to your hearts content!

Common Sort (1414 Queen St. W.)
Bring in clean, fashionable and excellent condition items to be priced and get 50% of that value as in store credit or as 25% in cash. They even offer free styling services when you fill out your fashion preferences here!
The Salvation Army Thrift Store (1447 Queen St. W.)
Great for clothing and inexpensive children’s books and toys. Donate items in-store for a $10 off your purchase coupon and there’s no HST on clothing and household items!
Top Brands for Less (1470 Queen St. W.)
Find new, brand name clothing, bags and shoes at deep discounted prices.

• Don’t shop on Saturday or Sunday. Everyone is out shopping and the inventory will be over-picked. Shop the middle of the week for the best finds!
• Sign up for email alerts or follow social media to receive exclusive deals, sale notifications and coupons.

Groceries are an expense we can’t avoid completely but luckily it’s one we can control. Get cleaning supplies, this week’s groceries, and household goods for a fraction of box store prices.

Budget One Stop (1281 Queen St. W.)
Dollarama (1337 Queen St. W.)
Fullworth (1371 Queen St. W.)

• Try asking for a rain check. If a sale item is out of stock, you will be entitled its sale price when it’s back in stock.
• Don’t pay for convenience; avoid individually packaged, cut or peeled foods. Instead, cut fruits or package cookies once you get home.
• Check expiry dates. Grocery stores rotate stock by pushing forward older merch. Grab from the back of fridges and shelves to bring home the freshest items.

Get the freshest in-season fruits and veggies from Parkdale supermarkets most of which are at great bundle prices!

Queen Fresh Market (1384 Queen St. W.)
Queen Supermarket Indian & Canadian Groceries (1429-31-33 Queen St. W.)
Super Land Market (1400 Queen St. W.)

• Know which produce is in season. Shop and plan meals around seasonal produce, to avoid paying higher prices for imported goods.

Start your day off right or get your lunch time fix at these delicious Parkdale eateries.

Glory of India (1407 Queen St. W.)
$7 Lunch Special from 11am-2pm
Grand Electric (1330 Queen St. W.)
$4.45 Individual Tacos
Gyro Bar! Souvlaki Kitchen (1647 Queen St. W.)
Gyros & Souvlaki Pita Wraps under $6.95
Pork Souvlaki Sticks for $2.95 each
Om Restaurant (1439 Queen St. W.)
Lunch Special Tuesday-Friday from 11am-1pm only $6 for students and $8 for adults
Pete’s Corner Grill (1582 Queen St. W.)
Breakfast Sandwiches under $5.49
The Mezz (1546 Queen St. W.)
$4 Taco Tuesday, $10 1lb Wings Wednesday

Tired of eating home cooked meals? Try one of these restaurants that won’t break the bank!

Amico’s Pizza (1648 1/2 Queen St. W.)
Kids eat Free, ½ Price Pizza Wednesday
Loga’s Corner Momo Takeout (216 Close Ave. Suite A-C)
$7 Beef, Chicken or Veggie Momos
Subway Restaurant (1395 Queen St. W.)
Sub of the Day $4.39
Superpoint Express (269 Dunn Ave.)
Jumbo Slice + Pint Deal $8.99
Tennessee Tavern (1554 Queen St. W.)
$5.95 Sunday AYCE Pierogis after 6pm

• Skip purchasing beverages with your food. Replace pop, coffee & tea with non-bottled water to save $2-$3 per person!
• Dine-in on Monday or Tuesday. These days are usually the slowest for restaurants, so take advantage of any specials.


Photo Credits:
@commonsort, @grandelectricrestaurants, @daiko1564, @allons.y, @tennesseetavern, @subway

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Explore Some of Parkdale’s International Cuisines

Home to an assortment of restaurants serving multicultural fare, let your taste buds travel the world and experience a snippet of some of the tastiest international cuisines, right here in Parkdale Village!

Begin your journey with all the tastes Asia has to offer from Chinese, Korean, and Japanese to Filipino, Indian, Tibetan and Middle Eastern dishes. Then, get your tropical on with Polynesian, Mexican and Caribbean eats or be whisked away to Europe at Parkdale’s French, Italian, Greek and Eastern European restaurants! Finally, journey on home for some good ol’ classic comfort food.

Jump to:
CaribbeanChineseClassic ComfortEastern European, Filipino, French,
GreekIndian, JapaneseKoreanMexicanMiddle Eastern, PolynesianTibetan.


Food & Liquor (Inspired) (1610 Queen St. W.)
Rice & Noodle (1508 Queen St. W.)


A+ Sushi & Bibim (1345 Queen St. W.)
Food & Liquor (Inspired) (1610 Queen St. W.)


Guu Izakaya (1314 Queen St. W.)
Sho Izakaya (1406 Queen St. W.)


Islas Filipino BBQ and Bar (1690 Queen St. W.)


Daiko (1564 Queen St. W.)
Glory of India Roti Cuisine (1407 Queen St. W.)
Mother India (1456 Queen St. W.)


Daiko (1564 Queen St. W.)
Garleek Kitchen (1500 Queen St. W.)
Little Tibet (1449A Queen St. W.)
Loga’s Corner Momo Takeout (216 Close Ave., Suite A-C)
Norling Tibetan & Hakka Cuisine (1512 Queen St. W.)
Om Restaurant (1439 Queen St. W.)
Potala Kitchen (1422 Queen St. W.)
Shangrila Tibetan & Asian Cuisine (1600 Queen St. W.)
Tashi Delek Café (233 Jameson Ave., Unit 3)
Tibet Kitchen (1544 Queen St. W.)
Tsampa Tibetan Restaurant (1528 Queen St. W.)


Alexandria Falafel (1233 Queen St. W.)
Ali Baba’s (1430 Queen St. W.)


Miss Things (Inspired) (1279 Queen St. W.)
Shameful Tiki Room (Inspired) (1378 Queen St. W.)


Burrito Boyz (1736 Queen St. W.)
Grand Electric (1330 Queen St. W.)


A & N Canadian & West Indian Take Out (1427 Queen St. W.)
Ali’s Roti West Indian Food (1446 Queen St. W.)
Bacchus Roti Shop (1376 Queen St. W.)


Chantecler Restaurant (1320 Queen St. W.)
The Tempered Room (1374 Queen St. W.)


Local Kitchen & Wine Bar (Inspired) (1710 Queen St. W.)
Amico’s Pizza (Inspired) (1648 1/2 Queen St. W.)
CiCi’s Pizza (1618 Queen St. W.)
Superpoint Express (269 Dunn Ave.)


Gyro Bar! Souvlaki Kitchen (1647 Queen St. W.)
Souvlaki Kalamaki (1405 Queen St. W.)


Tennessee Tavern (Inspired) (1554 Queen St. W.)


Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St. W.)
Easy Restaurant (1645 Queen St. W.)
Kitson & Co Sandwiches (1205 Queen St. W., Unit 4)
Mythology Diner (1265 Queen St. W.)
Pete’s Corner Grill (1582 Queen St. W.)
Ravi Soups (1533 Queen St. W.)
Skyline Restaurant (1426 Queen St. W.)

For all other hunger cravings, explore the Parkdale Village BIA Community Directory for sweets, ice-cream, baked goods and vegan fare the area has to offer!

Photo credits: @foodandliquorto,@guuizakayato, @shoizakaya, @islastoronto, @glory_of_india, @hangry_foodies, @garleekkitchen, @littletibettoronto, @mjeatstoronto, @blogto, @lhasakitchenofficial, @shangrilatibetancuisine,, @missthingshawaiian, @shamefultikito, @burrito_boyz, @grandelectricrestaurants, @tastesbyjade, @chanteclerto, @amicospizzato, @localkitchenandwinebartoronto, @to_finest, @souvlakikalamaki, @tennesseetavern, @jesseatsthings, @cadillacloungetoronto, @cicisparkdale, @kitsonandcoto, @jrcoleto, @sanmiguelcanada, @cheeky.wanderer, @narcitycanada

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Where to Stay When Visiting Parkdale

It comes as no surprise that tourists; new and returning, foreign and local are eager to explore and dive into our amazing neighbourhood, Parkdale Village in the City of Toronto!

Travellers like yourself have a plethora of options and destinations when choosing the best way to immerse into the area’s arts and culture, experiencing the foodie and nightlife scene and joining the hustle and bustle that is Parkdale, making the decision quite an easy one really. Whereas deciding where to stay for a good night’s sleep is a whole other story.

To experience the village from a locals perspective, there are numerous accommodations available from quaint Bed & Breakfasts, to eclectic Airbnbs and vibrant hotels. Read on for our tried and true spots and new favourites.


In Parkdale Village and the surrounding neighbourhoods, there are over 100 Airbnb locations to make your stay and experience memorable! Find your perfect home away from home, or perhaps a hidden gem. Here is a collection of our personal favourites:

1. The Muse; a stylish & hip artist apartment in a Victorian home steps away from transit and trendy Queen St. W. Has a lush green backyard and fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 4. Book me.

2. Whimsical and vibrant hideaway apartment perfect for a city escape. Loads of natural sunlight from the skylights and a fully equipped kitchen. Sleeps 10. Book me.

3. Chic designer style suite in a Victorian home. Unique 3D flooring and wall highlights with cable TV and high-speed Wifi. Sleeps 2. Book me.

4. Vibrant, fun and eclectic grand old home. Has an indoor fireplace and large backyard deck. Sleeps 9. Book me.

5. Stylish designer home featured in style at home and design magazines. Has one parking spot and private wooden patio. Sleeps 6. Book me.

6. Modern and spacious open concept home. A short walk to the trendiest shops, restaurants, bars, and coffee shops Parkdale has to offer! Sleeps 12+. Book me

7. Artistic and character-filled open concept loft. Its 1100 sq. ft. is decorated with vintage 1960s appliances and has a projector movie theatre screening room. Sleeps 6. Book me.

8. Green Mansion; a bright and spacious private room in a 3-story home. Has an indoor fireplace and house plants throughout. Sleeps 2. Book me.


The Parkdale Hostellerie

Spirited travellers can find a place to call home at the Parkdale Hostellerie. As a place connecting people and the neighbourhood, the hostel’s 6 modern lifestyle rooms each have their own personalized design and warm communal living space for cooking and mingling. Just 100 metres away is Queen St. W. and some of Parkdale’s finest eateries and vintage shops! (83 Elm Grove Avenue)

Book your next stay here!


Parkdale is home to our favourite West End Bed & Breakfasts, a delightful vacation alternative to Toronto hotel chains and modern Airbnbs. Spend a night or two in a beautifully restored historical Victorian mansion and experience Parkdale’s nightlife, vintage shops, cafes and more!

The Elliott House B&B

Built in the 1900’s is The Elliott House, a large Victorian home that has retained much of its original features and furnishings. For over 15 years, the husband and wife team, Jeff and Pauline Cross, have run the Bed & Breakfast alongside their two friendly cats, Minnie and Mama.

The Elliott House is praised by guests on their plentiful and delicious breakfast, warm and welcoming hospitality and proximity to Toronto attractions. Relax in the evening on their backyard porch overlooking the garden, take a stroll on the beach only 6 minutes away or an 8-minute walk to Parkdale’s eclectic antique shops around Triller Avenue. It can’t get better than this! (157 Dowling Avenue)

Start your perfect Toronto vacation here.

IndexG B&B

The IndexG B&B, is a family operated Bed & Breakfast located on the 2nd floor of a newly renovated art gallery space, hosting guests in an urban and contemporary living space. Built in the 1900’s, the property is without any noted architectural significance, but its interior is finely decorated with a selection of original gallery artwork.

This 4 guest room B&B, serves a complimentary continental breakfast in an open, inspirational environment where you can mingle with other guests and is a 10-min walk to Parkdale’s Tibetan restaurant scene. (50 Gladstone Avenue)

Click here to book now! 

Roncesvalles Village B&B

Roncesvalles Village Bed & Breakfast is a cozy, and fully equipped apartment situated in the Roncesvalles neighbourhood and in walking distance of High Park, Lake Ontario, cafes and a 15-min walk to Parkdale’s Glory Hole Doughnuts! Relax in the evenings on their beautifully furnished terrace overlooking a candle lit flower garden and start-up the gas BBQ!

Hosts, Al and Alice, are praised for their scrumptious and filling breakfasts as well as spotlessly clean and comfortable accommodations. (272 Macdonell Avenue)

Like what you hear? Book now.


Don’t feel like Airbnb-ing it? Go the conventional route, and stay at a hotel here in Toronto’s West End. Each offers a unique experience and vibe, different from what you’ll find in the downtown core, all right here in Parkdale’s vicinity.

Gladstone Hotel

The historic Gladstone Hotel built in 1889, is Toronto’s oldest continuously operating hotel, with 37 uniquely designed rooms each by a different local artist. During your stay, don’t miss out on local art exhibitions at Northern Contemporary Gallery, Gallery 1313, Elaine Fleck Gallery, General Hardware Contemporary Gallery & Margin of Eras Gallery. (1214 Queen St. W.)

Earning the reputation as the city’s artsiest place to stay, check out:

    • Room 305 Teen Queen. A homage to young girls we were, feared, and wished we were.
    • Room 403 Surreal Gourmet. A retro food lover’s dream, with a Swiss cheese canopy and marshmallow pillows.

Be pulled into an arts and culture adventure here!

The Drake Hotel

Opening its doors in 2004 after extensive re-hauling, The Drake Hotel is Toronto’s rock and roll hotel and a few quick steps away from over 17 Parkdale Patios!.

Guest rooms range in size and share similar industrial designs that incorporate charcoal hardwood flooring, metals, jewel tones and rich fabrics. Each room is decked out with original artwork, an artisanal mini bar, fluffy robes and bag of popcorn to curve late night hunger! (1150 Queen St. W.)

Experience it all here.

Hotel X

Hotel X, is the place to stay if you are looking for a modern and all-inclusive luxurious stay here in Toronto’s West-End. Boasting amenities such as a 250-seat cinema, 4 indoor tennis courts, dedicated Pilates, spinning and yoga rooms and free transport to Union Station and Billy Bishop Airport, plus more!

Not to mention, Hotel X is pet-friendly, has 9ft. floor to ceiling windows in each room for spectacular views of the Toronto skyline or Lake Ontario and is host to the city’s only 3-level Rooftop SkyBar! (111 Princes’ Boulevard)

What are you waiting for? Book here!



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Your Perfect Parkdale Day to #ShopTheHood

By Carolyn Grisold

Parkdale is a microcosm of Toronto: it’s where you’ll find almost every ethnicity represented, almost every language spoken, and almost every walk of life accounted for. That’s what makes it the perfect place to Shop The Neighbourhood – no matter what your style. What kind of day in Parkdale is perfect for you? From November 28th and throughout December tag us online in your perfect #ShopTheHood day in #Parkdale!

The Girly Girl

You’re a girly-girl, through and through. Femininity is your favourite style and spendingFullSizeRender (004) time with your girlfriends makes you smile. Start your perfect day getting your hair done at the delightfully eclectic Quinn West Salon. Then, head over to Sylvie and Shimmy for the prettiest shopping experience ever. You’ll love browsing the uber-feminine displays. Afterwards, take a little break at Kitten and The Bear’s tea room. Seated in a cozy window nook, indulge in house-made preserves, scones and tea served in beautiful pastel china or visit them online to learn more about their ‘pastel christmas tea party’ ideas and inspirations. Then finish off with a stop at charming floral boutique Coriander Girl, where you can pick up an artistic bouquet of fresh flowers or vintage vase to remember the occasion.

The Rock-and-Roller

A true rock-and-roller, your soul belongs in music. Start your perfect Parkdale day at a selection of vintage shops, including Stella Luna and The Public Butter, picking up FullSizeRender (008)some authentic duds from whatever era rocks loudest in your heart. Then head over to Playdead Cult for some unique art that will bring out your dark side, before lining your belly with an Easy Rider all-day breakfast at Easy Restaurant. Party away the rest of your perfect day at Stones Place or the Cadillac Lounge. They always have something going on – from trivia to karaoke and live bands.

The 6ix Styler

Drake is your god and you wear the 6ix style with pride. Kick off your day in Parkdale with a classic shave and a haircut at Lionel’s Barber Shop before stocking up on top FullSizeRender (00C)gear at Community 54. With headwear, tees & tanks, footwear and bags, this Parkdale style mecca has got you covered. Once you’re sufficiently decked out, saunter down the Milky Way Graffiti Alley to check out some cool street art. Afterwards, head over to the Parkdale Drink and dance the night away to old school ‘90s and R&B.

The Dapper Gentleman

The masculine version of the Girly-Girl, you’re a dapper gentleman and you only want to present your best. Parkdale has the perfect day for you and it starts at Elevator, a FullSizeRender (003)clothing and accessories shop with a classy and vintage feel. From brogues and Oxfords to ties and bow ties, everything you need for a polished persona can be found here. Then head over to the west end’s year-round indoor market, the Toronto Designers Market, to pick up some thoughtful holiday gifts. Finish off your day with a pan-Asian dinner at Miss Thing’s, followed by a nightcap at The Grand Trunk.

The Locavore

You shop the neighbourhood every day, and support local establishments whenever IMG_6966possible. Decked out in Canadiana cool from North Standard Trading Post, you pick up your organics at Good Catch General Store. Your perfect Parkdale day includes sipping on craft beer at Toronto beer baron Mike Duggan’s Brewery and chowing down on 100-mile Ontario beef. Then head down to appropriately named The Yukon for some oysters while you browse Worker Bee Supply Co.’s online shop for your next order of inspirational Prints from local artists.

The World Traveller

You get around, but you always come home. And when you’re home, you like to remember what it was like to be out travelling the world. In Parkdale this is easy to do – FullSizeRender (006)you can eat your way through Tibet, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Italy, India, Asia, Mexico, South America and more. Plus, there are so many shops featuring items from around the globe that you will feel like you’re still travelling. End your perfect Parkdale day at The Shameful Tiki Room. This brand new destination is the first Toronto outpost of a Vancouver favourite, and features wood totems inspired by Polynesian culture that are hand-carved by the bar’s owner.

The Hipster

Not that you want to admit you are one, but the Hipster is to Parkdale what the Yummy FullSizeRender (009)Mommy is to Leslieville: an integral icon. Your perfect day starts by picking up a cup of Sam James Coffee at The Tempered Room before your bike tune-up appointment at Metro Cycle TO and MacBook service at Garuda Tech. Grab some quality vintage duds at Three Fates or In Vintage We Trust, before heading to Parts & Labour for dinner. If you want to keep the night going, pop downstairs for some sweet DJ sets.

The Artiste

For the Artiste, Parkdale offers a myriad of antique shops to peruse like Captains Treasures and Black Pug DMK. The gallery selection here is just as vast, from the FullSizeRender (005)florescent strokes at Shawn Skeir Gallery, to the contemporary art at General Hardware and the cultural centre at Black Artists’ Network in Dialogue (B.A.N.D.). Parkdale is a hub of creativity; check out the exhibits at the non-profit Gallery 1313 or join the Poetry Circle at the Toronto Public Library’s Parkdale Branch. And when you’re all done, stop by the Rustic Cosmo Café for a coffee and a chat about your perfect day.

The Philanthropist

For the Philanthropist, a perfect day is not complete without a charitable component, and there’s many ways to give back in Parkdale. You can donate to less-advantaged youth at West Neighbourhood House, volunteer to serve lunch at St. Francis Table, or attend a fundraiser for one of Parkdale Intercultural Association’s many programs. Why not cap off your day by donating your gently used clothing to The Salvation Army’s Thrift Store or drop off baby/kids clothing at the Creating Together Family Resource Centre.

The Green Goddess

Green Goddesses love to create a holistic lifestyle that’s gentle on themselves and the environment. Parkdale is the perfect place to spend a healthy day for this health-FullSizeRender (007)conscious lady. Begin your morning with a Far Infrared Sauna at The Well of Alternative Medicine to release toxins and relax your body & mind. Afterwards, pick up an all-natural fresh fruit smoothie made with almond milk at Boreal Gelato. You’ll love the canning and cooking workshops at the West End Food Coop. And JR’s Natural Health and Bulk has all the organic ingredients you need for tonight’s vegan dinner. Stop by the Toronto Tool Library to pick up a hot glue gun for your weekend D.I.Y. project, before ending your perfect day with restorative yoga and meditation at Parkdale Prana Room.

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New Planters Coming to Parkdale!

Marking street locations for new planters

Parkdale Village BIA Board Vice-Chair Sarah Dougall (Made You Look) helps to mark locations for new planters to be installed in June 2015. Accompanied by vendors Deano and Chris from Humberview and Classic Displays and City planning staff Antonella Nicaso.

In early May our old planters were taken away and many have wondered what will replace them. We are thrilled to announce that in the next two weeks Parkdale will be in full bloom again with sleek new planters brimming over with a full summer floral display. This week we have been out with vendors and City of Toronto staff to mark out the final locations.
In addition to the new planters we are happy to bring back our summer floral hanging baskets and this year they look more beautiful than ever, adding to the charm and beauty of Parkdale.
Now that summer evenings are upon us we invite you to take a stroll down Queen Street and to have a look and enjoy these new additions to the streetscape!

For more information: Parkdale_New_Planters_June 2015

Spring into Parkdale – Performance Schedule

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Performance Schedule – Spring into Parkdale 2015

We are thrilled to have some great talent at this year’s festival, performing in four different locations (Queen and Dufferin, Queen and Triller, Queen and Elm Grove and Queen and Brock). Performance times and locations are below (please click on the image to make it bigger).  Performers Schedule and Picture

Welcome Spring Back in Style at the Vintage Crawl!

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The sun is making regular appearances in the sky, the days are getting longer and summer is just around the corner, all great reasons to grab some friends and hit Parkdale for a late night shopping party!

The Parkdale Village BIA is thrilled to be sponsoring the event again this Spring with eight great vintage shops to check out, plus three more bonus shops you don’t want to miss. It all happens Thursday April 30th 7:00 pm to 12:00 am. Don’t forget to check out the Vintage Crawl Toronto website, and their Facebook Event Page where they’ve got all the stores mapped out, making it easy for you to plan your route. While you’re here in Parkdale stay in top shopping form and treat yourself to a bite to eat and some cocktails along the way!

Participating Venues include:

96 Tears
1714 Queen Street West

Frou Frou Vintage
1616 Queen Street West

In Vintage We Trust
1580 Queen Street West

Daisies Vintage
223 Jamison Ave.

Common Sort
1414 Queen Street West

Three Fates
1394 Queen Street West

House of Vintage
1239 Queen Street West

Public Butter
1290 Queen Street West

Bonus Parkdale Shops Include:

The Everyday Collective Pop-up
1516 Queen Street West

EVOL Vintage @ the Tenant
1267 Queen Street West

Hulapopper Vintage
Milky Way Alley, Queen and Brock

Spring into Parkdale – Call for Volunteers

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The Parkdale Village BIA is looking for volunteers to lend a friendly hand during an outdoor community event on Saturday May 9th, 2015 – in Parkdale!

If you love Parkdale, are friendly and excited to support the community and local businesses, please email Andrea Switzer 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.
Duties may include:

  • Poster/flyer distribution
  • Face Painting
  • Photo Booth
  • Event Photography
  • Assisting Performers
  • Booth set up and tear down (must be able to lift 40 pounds)
  • Street décor
  • Craft Workshops
  • Promotional product distribution
  • Street teams
  • Social media
  • Cleanup crew


Volunteers may be required to participate in a training session.

We look forward to working with you!

Spring into Parkdale Festival – Call for Performers

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 Attention all musicians, buskers, kids performers, etc. The Parkdale Village BIA is looking for great acts to feature at our annual Spring into Parkdale Festival! We are looking for a wide range of performers for our third annual community festival and are now accepting submissions . If you love Parkdale and want to share your talent with our great neighbourhood, please get in touch!

 To apply for consideration, please submit the following:

  • A sample of the music or performance you would like to share at the Spring into Parkdale Festival (i.e. an MP3, video or link to your website)
  • The following information:
    • Band/Artist name
    • Short artist bio (140 characters)
    • Contact information: contact name, phone, email, and website

 Submit by 4pm, April 2, 2015 to [email protected]


Parkdale Village Invites you to Shop Local this Holiday Season!

Parkdale Village is the place to be this Holiday Season, with many events, sales and promotions taking place to provide shoppers the perfect gifts for everyone on their lists.
Why not make a day of it, come to Parkdale, get all your holiday shopping done in one day, while you’re here, treat yourself to some of the great cafes and restaurants and pick up some gift certificates while you’re at it. Check out the list below and make sure to check back often as we will be updating as more great Parkdale deals, sales and events are added!

Black Friday Sales

10396297_884544348264334_6302729408472626614_n (1)Who: Cambie Designs
What: ONLINE ONLY Black Friday Sale! Our American friends are some of our biggest online supporters and in the spirit of Thanksgiving, we are offering 20% off EVERYTHING to EVERYONE now until Monday December 1st. Code: THANKYOU
When: Friday November 28 – Monday December 1
Where: ONLINE only at Cambie Designs

chartreuse styleWho: Chartreuse Style
What: Save the equivalent to the TAX on everything in the shop, including sale merchandise.
When: Friday November 28, 11:00 – 6:00pm
Where:1692 Queen Street West


Who: Sylvie and Shimmy
What: 30% off regular priced items
When: November 28, 11:00 – 8:00pm
Where:1640 Queen Street West



Who: Elevator
What: Enjoy Warm cider while shopping for winter accessories all at 10% off all weekend long.
When: November 28 – November 30 11:00 – 5:00pm
Where:1273 Queen Street West

nstpWho: North Standard Trading Post
What: 30% off the entire store, including sale items, there will also be great giveaways.
When: Friday November 28, 11:00 – 8:00pm
Where:1662 Queen Street West

Events and Parties


November 29
Family Holiday Portraits
Who: This Little Piggy, Children’s Clothing Store
What: Baby & family holiday portraits for only $25. Book at [email protected]
When: Saturday November 29th by appointment
Where: 1594 Queen Street West

December 2
Ugly Sweater Party
Who: Small Town Food Co
What: Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
Where: 1263 Queen Street West
When: Tuesday December 10:00pm

CambieDecember 4
Holiday Sale
Who: Cambie Designs and Kid Icarus
What:. Treats, drinks and a one day only in-store sale
When:Thursday December 4, shop until 10PM
Where:1535A & 1537 Queen Street West


December 5
Holiday Party and Art Show
Who: Jinks Art Factory
What: Holiday Party and Art Show
When: Friday December 5, 7:00 – 11:00pm
Where: 1164 Queen Street West

wind groveDecember 10
Grand Opening Party
Who: Wind Grove
What: Grand Opening Reception, rsvp to Mark @ [email protected]
When: Wednesday December 10, 7:00 – 11:00pm
Where: 1712 Queen Street West

This Little Piggy PartyDecember 14
Holiday Cheer Party
Who: This Little Piggy, Children’s Clothing Store
What: Holiday Cheer Party
When: Sunday December 14, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Where: 1594 Queen Street West

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Anniversary Party
 WhoSmall Town Food Co  
What: 1 Year Anniversary Party
When: Tuesday December 16, 6:00pm
Where: 1594 Queen Street West

crown flora workshopDecember 20
Classic Terrarium Building Workshop
Who: Crown Flora Studio
What: Holiday Woodland Terrarium Workshop, the final Classic Terrarium workshop of the year. Turn your classic terrarium into a Woodland wonderland. Gift your terrarium or living ornament to your BFF or special someone.  Book online and give the gift of terrarium
When:Saturday December 20,10:00am
Where: 1233 Queen Street West (Rear of Building, entrance on Gwynne Ave.) 


December 6
Pop-up Shop
Who: This Little Piggy, Children’s Clothing Store
What: Lou Harvey Pop-up shop offering 30% off purchases.
When: Saturday December 6, 11:00 – 4:00pm
Where: 1594 Queen Street West

Holiday Markets


November 29 & 30
Who: The Tenant of Parkdale
What: Pop-Up Holiday Market featuring great holiday gear, vintage art, natural skin care products, woolies, jewelry, gourmet food and MORE!
When: Saturday and Sunday November 29 & 30 11- 6:00pm.
Where: 1267 Queen Street West


November 29 – December 21
Who: Black Artist’s Network in Dialogue (BAND)
What: Food vendors, arts and crafts for sale, performances and prizes to be won.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday from November 29 – December 21, 12:00 – 6:00pm
Where: 1 Lansdowne Ave


December 6
Who: Crown Flora Studio
What: Make sure to stop by as Crown Flora launches their holiday collection and plays host to 13 local food vendors, crafters and artisans (including other Parkdale favourites; Cambie Designs, Kid Icarus, and Glory Hole Doughnuts). This will also be the perfect time to pick up your seasonal greens, as they will have trees and wreaths and everything else you need to get your home holiday ready!
When: Saturday December 6th 11:00 – 6:00pm
Where: 1233 Queen Street West (Rear of Building, entrance on Gwynne Ave.) 

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December 7
Who: West End Food Co-op
What: Holiday Food and Craft Show – Live Music, Free Admission, Door Prizes
When: December 7th 11-4:00pm
Where: 1229 Queen Street (Queen and Dufferin)


December 14
Who: The Rhino
What: Holiday Craft and Beer Market –  Free Admission, Crafts
When: December 14th 4:00 – 7:00pm
Where: 1249 Queen Street

 Ongoing Events


Winter Sale the whole Month of December
Who: Daisies Vintage
30% off furs, sweaters, outwear, boots and more.
All December long
223 Jameson Ave

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Open House Weekends at Shawn Skeir Gallery
Who: Skeir Gallery, 1537 A Queen Street
What: Come see and buy new affordable works (starting at $100) from Shawn Skeir as well as other local artists
When: Fridays 12:00-10:00pm, Saturdays and Sundays 12:00- 7:00 pm

Sales and Promotions

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Parkas on Layaway
Where: Future of Frances Watson, 1390 Queen Street West
What: Parkas on Layaway – 30% down and three months to pay.
Contact Future of Frances Watson for more details: [email protected]


$50 Tattoos
Where: Jinks Art Factory, 1664 Queen Street West
What: Winter Special on Tattoos – $50 every Wednesday and Thursday (some conditions apply, see website for more details