If you haven’t checked out Wychwood Barns yet it’s well worth the visit. The architecture is beautiful. It’s located on Christie Street just south of St. Clair Avenue. The space houses 13 not-for-profit organizations, 15 professional artists, 26 artists in live/work spaces with their families, a cafe, and some office and rehearsal spaces. Outside the building is a park space, a garden, beach volleyball courts and a playground. On Saturday mornings they have a farmers market and soon a community pizza oven like the one in Dufferin Grove Park.
What I find most striking about this property is the brilliant repurposing of the original building. Originally the barns were TTC car barns dating back to 1913. Now they provide a little oasis in the city.
It’s time to celebrate the 2003 blackout again this Friday!
It will be 6 years since that fateful day. At dusk the lights will be out along Ossington with 28 venues participating in a re-enactment of the blackout. There’ll be live music and plenty of candlelit bars to celebrate in. See you there… if it’s not too dark.
Mari Cla Ro, a boutique selling fabulous bags and other recycled fashion, is a great new addition to Roncesvalles. They opened their doors at 457 Roncesvalles just south of Dundas last week. They feature designs that re-use materials such as seatbelts, car seats, and tarps to create innovative bags and accessories. They also carry the designs of other artists who reuse materials in their creations.