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New LCBO store on Coxwell Ave. set to open Wed. Nov. 23

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016

When the LCBO’s temporary outlet in the parking lot behind Shoppers Drug Mart at O’Connor Drive and Woodbine Ave. closes tonight at 9, it will be for the last time.

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O’Connor West 014: With roadwork done, O’Connor West is revitalized

Posted by on Nov 10, 2015

It’s a strip of local retail stores that many drive by every day but perhaps don’t take a close enough look at. Recently, however, travellers may have had more occasion that they’d like to look at the variety of merchants strung along O’Connor Drive in the block west of Pape Avenue.

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Choices abound at O’Connor Station

Posted by on Sep 9, 2015

O’Connor Station is a neighbourhood bar/restaurant at 158 O’Connor Drive, near Pape, which serves a large variety of dishes at reasonable prices. The size of the menu makes choice difficult especially when everything sounds great.

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O’Connor Station a welcoming oasis amidst the hurly burly

Posted by on May 7, 2015

by Gary 17 Like many people who travel along the stretch of O’Connor Drive between Donlands Avenue and Pape —usually on their way to get somewhere else— I had noticed that the block from Pape to Pepler Avenue has several businesses, including the one that dominates the block, O’Connor Station at 158 O’Connor Drive. I must admit the large and cheery exterior did make me curious about what’s inside but I sort of assumed it was just another roadhouse style joint and since I was always in a hurry to get somewhere as I went by, it really didn’t occur to me to visit to find out. That changed when I had a casual conversation with an acquaintance I’d run into at another nearby venue, who mentioned the place by name and said he found the food there far...

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