This Thursday, from 6-8 pm, the West Queen West Business Improvement Association is sponsoring a neighbourhood art, design, and food tour led by Art Insite’s Betty Ann Jordan. The tour will meet at 6 pm at Paul Petro Contemporary (980 Queen St. W.). Gallerist Petro will invite guests to view Sadko Hadzihasanovic’s paintings and monoprints of Cuba and chat with the artist about his impressions of socialist governments.

From there, the walk will move on to cocktail emporium BYOB, play dressup at 69 Vintage, learn about sustainable live-work spaces at Artscape’s Triangle Loft Gallery, and be some of the last to visit Michael Toke’s studio, which will be vacated for demolition in three weeks. Toke will talk about the changes he’s witnessed living in the neighbourhood. At the studio, guests will also have an opportunity, thanks to sponsor Suzanne Manvell of Remax, to sample delicious sandwiches from Ravi. The night will wind up either at Ravi, where hungry walkers can buy a delicious post-tour meal, or at Lot 16, where you can toast the art bar that will soon be a thing of the past.

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Image: Michael Toke, Visions of Platonic Love