11th annual Queen West Art Crawl, September 20-22, 2013

Posted on September 13, 2013

¬†Queen West Art Crawl kicks off with an opening night gala Friday, September 20 at the Gladstone Hotel, from 6 to 9 pm. Guests will have the opportunity to mingle over cocktails, view art and participate in interactive installations. The hub of the event is the Outdoor Art Show and Sale in Trinity Bellwoods Park, featuring 250 of Canada’s most innovative established and emerging artists. Purchase art, visit one of our community partner booths, take in music by local musicians at the Public Mobile Performance Zone and buy some sweet or savoury treats at one of our food vendors. Or if you want to learn something more about the local art or gallery scene, take in one of our QWAC Walks & Talks tours. The Parkdale Nightcrawl, on Saturday September 21, has quickly become a staple of QWAC and rivals the excitement generated by other major events like Nuit Blanche. Parkdale comes alive from 8pm to midnight with an innovative art experience that offers multiple levels of interaction. Explore all of the unique art events on tap, or join one of the guided tours. For a full list of events, please visit queenwestartcrawl.com. All programming is free.

Details: What: 11th annual Queen West Art Crawl When: September 20-22, various times. Where: Various locations along Queen Street West, from Bathurst to Roncesvalles. Who: Brought to you by the Queen West Art Crawl and presented by BMO Financial Group

QWAC Contact:


Cindy Goldrick Executive Director Queen West Art Crawl (t) 416. 516.8401 www.queenwestartcrawl.com cindy@queenwestartcrawl.com

Mack Chabelski

Festival Manager Queen West Art Crawl (t) 416. 516.8301 www.queenwestartcrawl.com mack@queenwestartcrawl.com


11th annual Queen West Art Crawl

King-Dufferin parkette expansion

Posted on September 13, 2013


City of Toronto Government Management Committee has adopted the motion for the acquisition of the Salvation Army property at 248-250 Dufferin Street for parkland. This will mean the expansion of the King-Dufferin Parkette southward, increasing its size and services. It will be considered by City Council in the coming weeks.

Local Parkland Assessment shows that this area has some of the lowest levels of parkland in the city. Therefore, the acquisition of new property for the purpose of urban green space is a top priority. While this is the beginning of a long process toward the expansion of the King-Dufferin Parkette into a larger green space for the community, the inclusion and input of residents throughout the process is of pivotal importance. Should the motion pass in City Council, a community meeting will be scheduled for residents to attend and voice your opinions, requests, recommendations and concerns.

We are looking forward to continuing the process of building our community a new park.


September 2013