Welcome to our ‘hoods
TOsketchfest venues are located in three neighbourhoods: Comedy Bar is in Bloorcourt, Theatre Centre is in West Queen West, and Randolph Theatre is in The Annex. Most TOsketchfest shows are at Comedy Bar and Theatre Centre, which are a quick 10 – 15 minute bus ride or car trip apart, or 30 – 40 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 and head to Bloor St W. 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 midnight.
West Queen West
The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St. W) is snug in between 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 bourbon!
To get there by transit, take the Queen Streetcar to Dovercourt Rd. Or, if you’re coming from the North, take either the Ossington Bus or Dufferin Bus to Queen St West and walk along Queen St West a few blocks. It’s on the South side.
Parking is challenging in this area. Take transit if possible! Metered parking is available on Queen, and Green P lots located on Ossington north of Queen, 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. 14 division is just up the road on Dovercourt, so police are plenty.
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.