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Ossington

I mean, it's certainly one of the most vibrant streets in the city - between Dundas and Queen it's basically a giant outdoor patio on both sides, usually packed with people on many nights of the week. Always a great stretch to cruise through on the bike!
 
I mean, it's certainly one of the most vibrant streets in the city - between Dundas and Queen it's basically a giant outdoor patio on both sides, usually packed with people on many nights of the week. Always a great stretch to cruise through on the bike!

Although, there's other examples of "cool" streets and emergent neighbourhoods like Queen East/Carlaw in Leslieville, Dundas West/Little Portugal, Dundas West/The Junction, Geary Ave, Cawthra Ave (north of the Junction core). I think it's fair to say that Ossington is one of the more comprehensively and collectively transformed streets in Toronto. Just taking a look through this stretch on Google maps street view from 10-12 years ago really shows how much change has happened. From empty and underused storefronts to a thriving strip of popular and in demand shops, bars, and eateries.
 
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Along Foxley Street (couple blocks south of Dundas), just west of Ossington



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Ward 10: Spadina-Fort York

To alter the existing two-storey dwelling by constructing a third sotrey addition with a front second storey balcony, rear first, second and third storey balconies. Also to install a secondary suite, converting the existing one-unit dwelling into a two-unit dwelling.

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One interesting thing after going to the spectacular Babyn Yar exhibit at the Koffler Arts Centre on Shaw Street. There is an
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Ossington that looks like a retail space with apartment on top. Nothing on CofA site but I am assuming that the large opening isn’t for a garage. Photos taken 19 April.
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190 OSSINGTON AVE
Ward 10: Spadina-Fort York

To convert the existing multi-unit residential building into a mixed-use building by converting the basement and ground floor into an eating establishment and constructing a new front pedestrian access with stairs.


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Venezia Bakery at Ossington & Argyle will be closing, with their final day set at May 21, 2023.

The owners have been operating it since 1980.

 
Ossington, thy name is urban intensification! The success of lower Ossington is pushing north past Dundas and east-west along Argyle. I will also note that there are 3 or 4 schools in the area, at least one of which will probably declared surplus soon. I see one of the larger, progressive developers like Dream, Westbank or Windmill buying it.
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@rdaner which schools are you thinking may be up for development?

Given/Shaw was at 74% enrollment last I saw, that's not suggestive of closure to me.

The site beside (east) is already Artscape.

While the closed Catholic School on Humbert, recently used by UTS is listed internally by the TDCSB to be retained to meet future enrollment needs last I heard.

Alex Muir/Gladstone show as projected 104% of capacity next year.
 
The new flagship Mejuri store has just opened at 64 Ossington Ave:

 
I have always wondered if a drunk tank is the highest and best use of what appears to be a cute building that could be part of a great redevelopment.
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Nice little stroll on Ossington before it got too hot! Paris Paris has taken over space to the north and there is new public art which I like. Taken 7 July.

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