Welcome to our ‘hoods
TOsketchfest venues are located in three neighbourhoods: Comedy Bar is in Bloorcourt, Lower Ossington Theatre is in Ossington Village/West Queen West, and Randolph Theatre is in The Annex. Most TOsketchfest shows are at Comedy Bar and Lower Ossington Theatre, which are a quick 10 minute bus ride or car trip apart, or 30 minutes on foot.
Comedy Bar (945 Bloor St W) is located in the Bloorcourt neighbourhood, on Bloor Street West between Ossington and Dufferin. Bloorcourt is a vibrant commercial stretch of restaurants from all corners of the globe, dotted with cool bars, second hand bookstores, locally designed clothing and handmade items, and so much good ice cream! Bloorcourt is also close to one of the city’s downtown shopping centres: The Dufferin Mall.
Take the TTC to Ossington Subway station and exit the station by the Delaware exit. Comedy Bar is right across the road!
Metered parking is available on Bloor St W or in Green P lots in the alley north of Bloor St W, or you can park on residential streets until 12 midnight.
West Queen West / Ossington Village
Lower Ossington Theatre (100A Ossington Ave) is at Ossington Ave. and Queen Street West at the crossroads of two ultra-hip art-inspired neighbourhoods: West Queen West and Ossington Village. You will be literally surrounded by hipsters, art galleries and places to eat amazing food, drink cocktails, craft beer and tequila!
To get there by transit, take the Queen Streetcar to Ossington or the Ossington Bus to Queen St West. Walk north from Queen St West to find Lower Ossington Theatre.
Metered parking is available on Ossington, Queen and Dundas or in Green P lots located on Ossington north of Queen, and Dundas east of Ossington, or you can park on residential streets until 12 midnight. If you are parking in this neighbourhood, be especially mindful of the rules… they are aggressive about ticketing in this nabe.
The Annex is a vibrant residential and commercial neighbourhood: the hub of downtown Toronto. Overrun with students and academics from the University of Toronto, The Annex is full of places to sit down or take out great food, shop in independent stores, visit a museum, or loiter in a coffee shop.
To get to the theatre by transit, exit the subway at Bathurst and walk south one block to the Randolph Theatre complex.
Metered parking is available on the major streets. There is a Green P lot east of Bathurst and south of Bloor, and a number of private parking lots in the neighbourhood.