In the Spotlight, December 2
2016 Annual General Meeting
A big thank you to all of our members and stakeholders who attended our 2016 Annual General Meeting!
We had a great turnout, with some very interesting and lively discussions on the future of the Downtown Yonge area. Special thanks to our keynote speaker Marilia Cimini for giving us an update on the Yonge St Environmental Assessment, to Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam for your continued support in the work that we do, to both 51 and 52 Toronto Police Divisions for your continued service to keeping the area safe, to Lindsay Sage from sagecomm for the update on our Strategic Plan, and to Mark Goldrup and the whole team at the Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre for hosting us. We’d also like to thank our Board of Directors for your continued commitment in the growth and success of the Downtown Yonge area.
We are excited to see what 2017 brings, but in the meantime, here are some highlights!
TAPA Online Auction
With over 20 amazing experiences and packages there is sure to be something for everyone:
The TAPA Online Auction closes Thursday December 8th at 12:00 noon, 2016 EST.
All items have been generously donated by: Bakerbots Baking, Barque Butcher Bar, Camp Tech, Canadian Opera Company, Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, DAVIDsTEA, Fresh & Wild, Henderson Brewing Co., Kaeja d'Dance, Le Sélect Bistro, Left Field Brewery, Lit Espresso Bar, Mabel's Bakery, Mirvish Productions, Muttonhead Apparel, NORCO, Penguin Random House Canada, Playwright Canada Press, Small Print Toronto, Soulpepper Theatre Company, Stratford Festival, The Theatre Centre, The Village Juicery, Théâtre français de Toronto, Toronto Dance Theatre, Willem & Jöols and Young People's Theatre.
What's New in Downtown Yonge
Newly renovated Pogue Mahone Pub & Kitchen is open!
The NEW Pogue Mahone Pub and Kitchen is everything you love about your local – and much more. We’re your place for local and hard-to-find craft beers, hand-crafted cocktails and fresh, untraditional pub favourites like our Zen Bowl, Elk Burger or Tiki Pork Taco’s.
Host your holiday social at the newly renovated Pogue Mahone and raise a glass!
Location: 777 Bay Street, Toronto, ON
Phone: (416) 598-3339
Follow the party at @PogueMahoneTO or PogueMahone.ca
To Do in Downtown Yonge
The Christmas Story at the Church of the Holy Trinity
Friday, November 25, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Christmas Story is now one of Toronto's oldest and best-loved holiday traditions. First staged here in 1938, this pageant began in St. Martin's-in-the-Fields church in London, England in 1928. Queen Elizabeth and her sister Margaret were taken to see it when they were little girls.
The story of the Nativity is told through a series of narrated scenes linked by beautiful organ music and carols from an unseen choir. Close to 100 volunteers, including babies who take turns playing the role of baby Jesus, perform in one of two casts. The Church of the Holy Trinity, a 169-year-old architectural treasure, brings its own charm to the presentation.
DATES: December 9 - 11, 16 - 18 and 22 - 24
3 Weekends of Performances... including two special Christmas Eve matinees at 1:30 and 4:30pm (ASL sign language interpretation will be available at select performances)
Dec 9 at 7:30pm
Dec 10 at 4:30 and 7:30pm ASL at 7:30 pm performance.
Dec 11 at 4:30pm (matinee only)
Dec 16 at at 7:30pm
Dec 17 at 4:30 and 7:30pm
Dec 18 at 4:30pm (matinee only) ASL
Dec 22 at 7:30pm
Dec 23 at 7:30pm
Dec 24 at 1:30pm and 4:30pm
Location: The Church of the Holy Trinity
Address: 19 Trinity Square, Toronto
Admission: Suggested donation: Adult - $20, Child - $5.
For reservations and more information: thechristmasstory.ca or 416-598-4521 Ext. 301
momondays Toronto December 19, 2016
December 19, 2016
'Tis the season to get MO'd at momondays!!!
Put story-telling into a blender. Add a dash of personal growth & transformation. Then drop in a load of laughs. Mix in real, live music, and great conversation with some of the nicest people on the planet, then push the ‘high’ setting… and out comes momondays®!
Think of momondays as a variety show bouncing off the walls of personal story-telling...
Momondays is for all kinds of people like you with a great story and life lessons to share, from people who have never set foot on stage, to professional speakers and everyone in-between!
Each show, you experience six speakers and performers tell a few personal stories. Some are funny, some are thought-provoking, all are motivating.
MOMONDAYS is UPSTAIRS at The HARD ROCK!!
momondays is held each month upstairs at The Hard Rock Cafe right across from The Eaton Centre and Dundas Square. If you’re driving you’ll find cheap parking under Dundas Square in the Green P lot. If you’re taking the TTC get out at Dundas and just cross the street! If you’re walking, well, just walk!!
Save your seat (and a few bucks) by getting advance online tickets for just $15 plus hst — available online until the Friday before the show. Tickets at the door are $25 cash. Doors open for advance ticket holders at 5:30 pm for socializing, networking and merry-making. General admission at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm sharp.
Come early to grab a great seat and give yourself time to eat, drink and socialize! You really do meet the nicest people at momondays!
REMEMBER TO LIKE THE NEW MOMONDAYS TORONTO FACEBOOK FAN PAGE AND SUBSCRIBE TO EVENTS!!
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge St., Toronto ON M5B 1N8, Canada
Price: $15 plus hst - online (available until May 27) / $25 including hst - at the door
Info & Tickets: http://www.momondays.com/toronto/
Mackenzie House Events
Some exciting events are coming up at Mackenzie House this Fall! Check it out:
Sunday, December 4, at 2:15 and 4:15 p.m.
Bruce Beaton Portrays William Lyon Mackenzie and tells the true story of his escape following the Rebellion of 1837. Loyal friends, close calls, icy water and hiding with pigs: it's an amazing tale! Included with admission to the museum. Adults: $7.08; Seniors/Youth: $4.42 Children: $3.76 (plus tax).
Victorian Christmas Ghost Stories – Included with admission
Sunday, December 18, 2:15pm and 4:15pm
Victorians loved their ghost stories-even at Christmas time. Join us and sample a few scary Christmas tales along with some cider warmed on our cook stove.
Thursday, December 29, 7pm-9pm
Enjoy an evening of Scottish music and foods at this traditional celebration of the New Year. The decorated house will be illuminated by gas and candlelight. Musicians Gin Lane will perform. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Tickets: $22.50 plus HST.
Mackenzie House - 82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915, www.toronto.ca/mackenziehouse
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events
Ross Petty Productions celebrates its 21st anniversary at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre with the first-ever production of Sleeping Beauty, the Deliriously Dreamy Family Musical! Guest Star Hilary Farr from HGTV’s Love it or List It makes her Toronto theatrical debut as Petty’s evil successor. And in an eye-opening performance, Kinky Boots star A.J. Bridel plays the drowsy heroine. Great family fun for kids from 3 to 93!
Tickets: $27 to $99
Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo
New York’s infamous all-male ballerinas return to the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre with a fresh batch of highbrow hilarity following their acclaimed performance in Toronto in 2011. Brimming with breathtaking artistry and rampant sauciness – and with affectionately irreverent tributes to the classical ballet canon – the cross-dressing company has been making audiences laugh for more than 40 years. In their hotly demanded return, The Trocks will lovingly skewer such balletic favourites as Swan Lake, La Esmeralda and Don Quixote. Don’t miss this international dance sensation showcase their extraordinary technical prowess … in size 12 pointe shoes!
Tickets: $35 to $115
Public Tours - Every Thursday and Saturday
Guided tours of this National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, recount the history and restoration of the complex. Visit the original and new lobbies, the elegant Elgin Theatre, the unique and resplendent Winter Garden Theatre and samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery. As well, a backstage exhibit housing the Winter Garden’s original Simplex Silent Film Projector and a dressing room containing artifacts from the time period are on view.
When: Thursdays at 5 p.m. (90-minutes); Saturdays at 11 a.m. (90-minutes)
Dates: December 8, 10, 15, 17, 31.
Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on November 19, 24 and 26 and December 1, 3, 22 and 29, 2016, and January 5, 2017 due to activities in the building. We are sorry for any inconvenience these cancellations may have caused you.
Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required.
Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
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