Upcoming PVBIA & PRA Events

PVBIA Fireside Culture Week:

Monday February 22nd 2010 will mark the launch of the 2nd annual Fireside Culture Week in the kitschy West Toronto neighbourhood of Parkdale Village. 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 Parkdale Village 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. Whether it’s a show by Magician Rob Testa at the drugstore, Fire-Twirlers and Side-Show maven Nyphetamine walking on broken glass or a poetry reading while enjoying a cup of tea at Brown Sugar Café on Saturday afternoon, there’s something for every member of “our funky downtown family”


PRA MeetingMarch 11th Parkdale residents are invited to the Parkdale Residents Association meeting on Thursday, March 11th, at the May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue, from 7 to 9 PM. “A Parkdale Village Walk: A Sense of History and Community,”a walking tour being created by the PRA, will be previewed. The walk will debut on May 1st as a Jane’s Walk. Please feel free to invite your Parkdale friends and neighbours to the meeting. If you have any questions or comments about the PRA, please email info@parkdale.to or call 416-533-0044.