Remember these signs that popped up along Queen W. on the weekend, saying that North-bound Ossington would be closed between Queen and Dundas for three weeks, starting yesterday? As I suspected, the signs got it wrong. The street is actually open, cars are driving up it, as is the Ossington bus, and those signs, well, they are still up (I wonder for how long).
It’s a good thing that Ossington is fully open because that means it’s easier to get to a couple of upcoming events. The first is this weekend over in my old neighbourhood of Roncesvalles: The annual Roncesvalles Polish Festival, which runs from Friday, September 13 until Sunday, September 15.
While the music leaves something to be desired, the festival is overall a fun time. All the tradition Polish foods are available as well as plenty of non-Polish offerings, there’s a beer/vodka garden (though if you want in, get there early) and lots of the stores along Roncey have sales and special promos. While I do quite like my new neighbourhood of Ossington, I do miss more than a couple Roncesvalles shops (Scout and Fresh Collective, just to name two). I am hoping to get out to the Roncey, maybe on the Saturday, and check things out.
Then the following weekend is the weekend that everything is happening. Another event has been added to Saturday, September 21, and it’s the second annual Dundas West sidewalk sale. Set to take place from Lansdowne to Shaw Street, along Dundas, this sale will run from10 am-10pm and will be a source of temptation for my unemployed self so I think that, unfortunately, I have to skip it (but you should go and buy stuff and support local businesses).