MOCCA’S FINAL EXHIBITION ON QUEEN ST. WEST

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After spending several years as our not-so-distant neighbour, the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art will be hosting its last exhibition on Queen West.

If you spend any amount of time on Queen West you’ll have seen MOCCA’s large-scale public murals and installations. Or, perhaps you’ve noticed their parking lot overrun with lights and people enjoying one of their many parties.

If you haven’t had a chance to see MOCCA’s amazing space on Queen St. West, you still have one more chance. On June 25, MOCCA will be hosting their last exhibition on Queen St. West and launching the QWYC (Queen West Yacht Club — a fictitious social venue institute at the MOCCA by artist Dean Baldwin.

More information here.

SYDNEY’S FATHER’S DAY GUIDE

Dads are never easy to buy for. Their easy-going attitude allow them the ability to want for very little material things. And generally, if there’s something that they need, they will simply purchase it for themselves.

Lucky for you, we have a selection of hand-crafted items that are perfect for the most discerning dad.

United Stock Dry Goods Narrow Denim

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Made in Canada from some of the best Japanese selvage denim, our hardwearing United Stock Dry Goods denim works with any outfit and will last for many Father’s Days to come.

JMB Brooks Messenger Bag

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JMB is a small leather shop based just outside of Montreal. Initially crafting heavy-duty leather goods for biker culture, the small leather atelier now uses the same time-tested methods to craft leather goods such as wallets and messenger bags.

This JMB messenger bag was made right here in Canada in collaboration with Syndey’s.

Mismo MS Briefcase Bag

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Give dad the gift of outstanding Scandinavian design with this Mismo Briefcase Bag. The bag is waterproof and features several pockets to ensure he stays organized. Mismo bags have quickly become a customer favourite since we began carrying them.

 

Men’s Heritage Oxhorn & Boar Bristles Brush

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Made in Italy by hand, this beard brush is perfect for any dad who has a beard and might not realize the joys of a well-made brush. Made from genuine ox horn and boar hair, this brush provides superior luxury and care.

SYDNEY’S BUY ONE GET ONE 50% OFF.

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Sydney’s bi-annual “buy one, get one 50% off” has started. Applies to United Stock Dry Goods and KIN shirting, select t-shirts and shorts.

Two is always better than one.

Shop the sale* now!

*In-store promo only.  Offer applies to regular priced merchandise only.

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: POWER BALL

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We love supporting local arts and culture here in Toronto. Whether it’s a gallery, an exhibit, live music or restaurant, we always do our best to support great projects that make Toronto a better place.

Powerball is an annual fundraising event supporting public exhibitions and programs at The Power Plant Gallery. The gallery is turned into an immersive art experience making it an unforgettable evening.

This year will feature food from Chef Grant Van Gameren, Sam James and more. Additionally, there will be projects from 8-eleven, Karen Kraven, Orest Tataryn, and more.

Learn more about Power Ball here.

REMEMBERING MARY ELLEN MARK

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This past Monday, Mary Ellen Mark passed away at age 75. Over the course of her career, she amassed an impressive body of work, producing and working right up until her last days.

Her work has been shown at galleries and museums worldwide and widely published in Life, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, New York Times, and Vanity Fair.

She was most well-known for her unflinching, honest and compassionate portraits of marginalized people around the world. Her warm, compassionate approach to subject matter such as prostitutes in Mumbai, homeless teenagers in Seattle and mental patients in a state institution in Oregon changed where we draw the line between documentary and art.

We’ve always been touched by the humanism, empathy and honesty of her work and encourage you to investigate her work if you’re unfamiliar.

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: SAM JAMES COFFEE

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Since Sam James opened the doors to his first location on Harbord St. in 2009, his coffee shops have become known as some of the best places to find good coffee and good company in Toronto. Not only is the coffee always perfect, his shops are always extremely well-designed, warm, and friendly.

Having recently opened his newest location on Toronto Street, Sam James is elevating the city’s coffee game.  Pretty much everyone who works at Sydney’s have been loyal customers for years as we love supporting local businesses (not to mention great coffee).

Photo via Sam James’ Instagram.