Monday February 22nd 2010 will mark the launch of the 2nd annual Fireside Culture Week in the kitschy West Toronto neighbourhood of ParkdaleVillage.
Fireside is far from a read-a-long with your grandpa on a cold winter’s night. It‘s a week long celebration of art, fashion, food, music, comedy and “theatre” which will feature the best of best of this funky and artistic nook of the Mega-City.
This series of live performance will take place at a host of venues along Queen Street West between Dufferin and Roncesvalles; where all of Toronto’s culture-seekers will be entertained with live music, spoken-word, dance and much more. Our week long celebration that pays tribute to the hidden talents that ParkdaleVillage and the surrounding communities has to offer.
Performances will take place in traditional spaces such as Cadillac Lounge but also in more non-traditional performance areas. This year expect to see performances at off-beat locales such as Shop Girls, Parkdale Drink and Snowball Gallery, Wrongbar and MANY MORE!!!
New changes to the event include a neighbourhood wide art exhibition of new and existing shows at Gallery DK, Gallery 1313 and Diane McGrath Studios. We’ve also partnered with Heart and Stroke Foundation as part of their Heart Month events, and will be asking attendees at these free shows to make a small donation to HSF.