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Practise your French! Enjoy the beautiful atmosphere in the open air among the trees of Philosopher's Walk. Enjoy fun Diskuto language activities, and make new friends. An informal after-work gathering from 5 to 8pm. Stop by on your commute home. Or take the subway to Museum station. Philosopher's Walk is the footpath between the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) and the Royal Conservatory building. Walk south from Bloor St, then meet us near the amphitheatre made of stones behind the U of T Music Department. Free!
Providing us with over a decade of music and laughs Funny Girls and Dynamic Divas is back for its 11th year. Tickets are $80.00 can be purchased online at www.stlc.com & www.ticketmaster.ca; by phone at 416.366.7723/1.800.708.6754;at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts box office; or from the Sistering Office: 416.926.9762 ext. 243.
Picture the sleek new Corus Centre at Sugar Beach. Now take one part casino, one part circus and add a mini fleet of late night food trucks, a torrent of fine wines and other creative night-time beverages. Now add a DJ that keeps it jumping, plus a si¬lent and live auction stocked with items of finery suited to varied tastes and budgets. Wrap the entire event in an audaciously cool vibe that stimulates all the senses and you’re beginning to get a taste of The Autists 2013.
Please join gala chair, Ambassador Ken Taylor and celebrity emcees Colin Mochrie and Debra McGrath at the Ritz-Carlton to celebrate the incredible work of Oolagen and honour noted Canadian sports journalist Michael Landsberg. The 2013 Oolagen Award of Excellence recognizes Michael’s commitment to raising the profile and understanding of mental health issues
in our country. For more than 45 years, Oolagen has been a driving force in helping over 50,000 Canadian youth work through emotional, social and psychological challenges while supporting their families through difficult times. Programs include a 5 day per week walk-in clinic, youth/familiy counselling, residential treatment homes, intensive services and wraparound programs.
North York Farmers Market is where farmers get together and sell their fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, breads, baking, honey, meat and hand made soaps! Here you will meet the farmers and enjoy the fresh sweet flavors of their bounty that they have to offer. We will start off with strawberries, asparagus, green house tomatoes and cucumbers. later in the season we will have raspberries, cherries, peaches sweet corn, tomatoes and many more fruits and vegetables fresh from the fields to you. Come for the taste and stay for the fun!
Ontario farmers bring their produce into the city to share with their urban neighbours. Everything from apples to zucchinis. Great selection of cheeses, breads, honey and flowers to cheer up your office and home. Live entertainment, come get a great lunch, some fresh produce and enjoy the sunshine. On June 6, 13, 20 and October 17th, the market will be located in Simcoe Park beside the CBC Building.
Presentation 1: “The Limits of the Human Body” by Jake Ward, editor-in-chief, Popular Science
A look at the science of human limitation, and what makes it possible for us not to die the thousand deaths that our unbelievably dangerous lives whisk past us.
Presentation 2: “The Music Geek Quiz” by Alan Cross, Music Writer, Blogger, Speaker
In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock. Also known as a musicologist & documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music and The Secret History of Rock.
Live Music from The Cocksure Lads
Classic 1960’s Britpop. A high-energy show with witty banter between songs, vintage suits and – of course – fake British accents.
By popular demand, the WILDsound FEEDBACK Film Festival is back! And we promise to make it better than ever. Our new home is The Carlton Cinemas,
located in the heart of downtown Toronto at 20 Carlton Street The event will be held on the last Thursday of every month from then on. We will continue to showcase the best of short films from around the world, while maintaining our audience feedback format CLICK HERE for full details on how to obtain your tickets.
http://www.wildsound.ca/torontofilmfestivals.html Tickets will now be guaranteed after you reserve them online.
Returning for its sixth exciting year, the 2013 50+ Festival (formerly the Silver Screens Arts Festival) offers a variety of stimulating, thought-provoking and fun events. Many of our events are FREE but space is limited. The 50+ Festival is presented by Programs for 50+ at Ryerson University's G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education. To purchase tickets or reserve seats for FREE sessions, visit fiftyplusfestival.ca.
Woman to Woman at the TBG invites all women to bring their mothers, daughters, sisters and friends for a fabulous afternoon of fun, feasting, flowers and festivities, all in a spectacular garden setting.Wear your best garden party gear and prettiest hat or fascinator while you enjoy an all fresco gourmet lunch with wine as well as the not-to-be-missed and justly lauded dessert tent! Mellow music, guided tours, art in the garden, prizes for the best hats and delightful surprises abound. Come share your passion for gardening with other like-minded women while supporting the Toronto Botanical Garden at this blooming marvellous party!
Art meets science at this one-of-a-kind party that features the largest live painting competition in Canada using the walls of the 78-year-old hospital building as a canvas. Attendees will vote to choose a winner from among the 75 artists participating in the art battle. With interactive art installations, music, dancing in operating rooms and signature cocktails, Paint the Halls celebrates over 100 years of innovative heath care and research and offers individuals with special memories of the hospital the chance to say goodbye. All proceeds support Women’s College Hospital Foundation.
Come with dancing shoes on as you will need them. Meet Rock Royalty Robin KID HAWK Hawkins and his high energy Blue Rock Infusion Band Tattoo Love CHild LIVE Thursday May 30 10pm. They will have you in the Rock n Roll frame of mind as they entertain you with songs from the past 60 years of music to current, Covers of Ronnie Hawkins and originals by Robin Hawkins. NO COVER.
An Opulent Evening of Courtly Pleasures Indulge and be treated like royalty as the 2013 Versailles Gala brings seventeenth century luxury to the Ritz-Carlton Toronto on May 29, 2013. As a guest at our biggest event of the year, you will help support the artistic excellence that has won Opera Atelier international acclaim since the company was founded in 1985. Featuring Performances by
Ambur Braid & Vasil Garvanliev
School of Atelier Ballet & Artists of Atelier Ballet
Host: Jeanne Beker
In this partly autobiographical work, novelist Lauren B. Davis has created a searing, raw and powerful portrayal of the chaos and pain of alcoholism. The Empty Room takes us on a clear-eyed journey to the depths of addiction and poses the bracing question of whether it's ever possible to get all the way back. Join us for the launch of this much anticipated novel. For more information and/or to register please call 416-395-5639.
Both new and established businesses need help in a tough marketplace. The key is to have a plan that’s clear and actionable. This seminar covers key factors in creating a sound business plan, what banks look for in a business plan, setting benchmarks and tracking progress. Presenter: Cecil Munkoh, TD Canada Trust, Small Business Banking
Join the (Not So) Nice Italian Girls and Friends for a reading featuring Nancy Jo Cullen, Koom Kankesan, Elizabeth Ruth, Paul Salvatori, Ania Szado, with emcees Michelle Alfano and Terri Favro.
Walking through the Distillery District we will encounter a variety of structures built outside of the boundaries of the historic Town of York which have been adapted for use today. This year there are added high- lights from the War of 1812. Walk is free of charge and takes place rain or shine.
Registration not required. ROMwalks are guided walking tours through Toronto neighbourhoods of architectural and historical interest on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 2pm from May to October. Further information and a downloadable brochure of all ROMwalks is available at the above website.
From May 29 to June 2, 2013, Toronto’s favourite clowns are back to take over Toronto. Over 100 of the world’s top clowns, bouffons and physical theatre performers will be unleashed to shock and delight during the eighth annual Toronto Festival of Clowns.
The Toronto Farmers' Market Network presents a screening of Symphony of the Soil, by filmmaker, Debra Koons Garcia of 'The Future of Food'. This documentary has not been widely seen, so this is a unique opportunity. Visit www.symphonyofthesoil.com. 'Drawing from ancient knowledge and cutting edge science, Symphony of the Soil is an exploration of a miraculous substance, soil. The film examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil's key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers.
Join our panel discussion as we examine ways for Canadian entrepreneurs to effectively seek out investors across the globe, and why it is critical to be selective when choosing who the money comes from. We will look at how successful Canadian startups navigated fundraising cycles, and what impact domestic and/or foreign investment may have on the overall health of Canada’s high-tech industry. Many of our themes will elaborate on those discussed in the recent MaRS report, "Borderless Investments".