In the Spotlight, February 20
Come Celebrate 11th Annual PANCAKE TUESDAY on March 4th
All proceeds from our pancakes sales will be directly donated The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario Chapter.
March 26th is Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness and we need your help!!!
Here in Toronto, Epilepsy Toronto will be working with community groups, schools, businesses, and hospitals to help raise awareness about epilepsy. We are asking you to take part as a Purple Day Ambassador and help us get information about epilepsy on Purple Day!
Started in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old Nova Scotia student who wanted to educate her school after being diagnosed with epilepsy, Purple Day has spread across Canada and was officially recognized by Parliament in 2012.
Epilepsy is an important issue in our community. Across the country 1 in 100 people live with epilepsy, meaning 40,000 people in Toronto from all walks of life and professions are affected by the disorder. Some have seizures that can disrupt their lives on a daily basis; others can manage with medication or surgery. What they all have in common is a public that often misunderstands or is misinformed about the realities of living with epilepsy.
We are asking for your support to wear purple, hand out epilepsy information, hang a purple day poster or incorporate purple into your window display. With your support we can build awareness of epilepsy throughout the community, breakdown barriers and stigmas and raise funds to allow Epilepsy Toronto to continue to support people living with epilepsy.
Contact Brandon for flyers, buttons and posters at firstname.lastname@example.org
Brave the cold on the Coldest Night Of the Year - February 22
Walk with hundreds of others on Saturday, February 22, 2014 on the Coldest Night Of the Year in Toronto in support of the Yonge Street Mission.
The event is a non-competitive 5km and 10km winter walkathon to support the hungry, hurting and homeless. Join our Lead Sponsor, Manulife Financial, to walk for a great cause, enjoy a complimentary drink at a Starbucks rest stop along the route, smile for the camera as City covers the event, and enjoy an energetic after party as we celebrate post-walk.
Register today - visit www.ysm.ca/cnoy for more details.
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre has opened a new art gallery, part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project
The first exhibition entitled Moving on: Ryerson University Students Explore Urban Transport around the Greater Toronto Area features the work of second-year photography production students from Ryerson University’s Image Arts program.
At a time when thinking about transit has never been more important in this city, the students embarked on a documentary project on the subject of urban transportation. This exhibition offers the viewer a varied and nuanced look at the day-to-day experience of Toronto’s current transit system and the construction of its future one.
The exhibition is co-sponsored by Metrolinx and runs until April 3, 2014.
Dates: January 31 to April 3, 2014
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Gallery Level
189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4
For more information www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg
About RBC Emerging Artists Project
The RBC Emerging Artists Project is a unique partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust
that has allowed the Elgin anhd Winter Garden Teatre Centre to develop a gallery for
exhibiting student and emerging artists’ work.
WorldPride 2014 Toronto
WorldPride 2014 Toronto (WP14TO) is a ten-day international celebration incorporating activism, education, and the history and culture of global LGBTTIQQ2SA* communities. It highlights Canada’s continued progress in human rights, and the diversity and dynamism of Toronto. WP14TO is presented by Pride Toronto, producer of Canada’s largest annual festival of LGBTTIQQ2SA* culture and human rights, under license from InterPride.
Pride Toronto’s 2013 festival drew 1.2 million participants, with a 46 per cent increase in international visitors. 95 per cent of those visitors indicated they were likely to attend WorldPride in 2014. The total economic impact was $286 million over the 10-day festival period, which was a $9 million increase from the 2012 festival.
WorldPride programming has been scheduled to take place throughout the month of June right across the Greater Toronto Area, and will include participation by major galleries, museums and cultural institutions. The official festival dates are June 20-29, 2014.
Enclosed you will find instructions for completing the application – please read the entire application carefully as there are changes from the 2013 program. We are excited to partner with you for the upcoming festival.
What's New in Downtown Yonge
The World’s Biggest Bookstore scheduled to close at the end of March
Toronto, ON ‐ Paracom Realty Corporation, Brokerage announces its appointment as the exclusive listing/leasing broker for 20 Edward Street, currently the World’s Biggest Bookstore, scheduled to close at the end of March 2014.
The new property owner, Lifetime Developments, is envisioning an exciting and transformational new Restaurant Row for the site that will be ready in time for TIFF 2015.
Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Toronto steps from Yonge & Dundas Square and The Toronto Eaton Centre, this new culinary mecca at 20 Edward St. will add to the ever improving landscape of the area, including the recently announced flagship Nordstrom’s and Sax Fifth Avenue stores.
Designed by Turner Fleisher Architects, with multi‐level patio opportunities, soaring ceiling heights, column free space, and common ‘back of house’ elements, this new restaurant row will be the best dining experience Toronto has to offer.
With 250 feet of frontage, each of the 4 restaurants will have numerous eye catching signage and branding opportunities to pull in the millions of yearly patrons from the many office buildings, stores, hotels, universities, theatre and entertainment offerings Yonge and Dundas has to offer.
“We are really excited to work on this project and know that being steps from Toronto’s busiest intersection the site will attract the best ‘New to Market’ operators along with established Canadian brands and international chefs and concepts. 20 Edward Street will be Toronto's ultimate restaurant destination” says Jordan Karp, Vice‐President, Retail Advisory Services and lead for Paracom on the project.
For further details please visit www.twentyedwardretail.com and/or contact the Listing Brokerage for comment.
To Do in Downtown Yonge
Ryerson Rams Men's Hockey Playoffs
2014 Wilson Cup, Presented by Recharge with Milk
Ryerson University will host the 2014 Wilson Cup, presented by Recharge with Milk. The Final Four format tournament will be played at the Mattamy Athletic Centre from February 28-March 1 and will be broadcast live on Sportsnet One.
Tickets for the 2014 Wilson Cup Final Four Championship are available for individual days at a price of $15 for adults and $10 for youth, students and seniors. A tournament pass can be purchased for adults at a price of $25 or $20 for youth, students and seniors. Premium courtside seating is available at $50 for a tournament pass or $35 for single day seating.
The team at the Downtown Toronto ING DIRECT Café wants you to achieve financial well-being, so join us this February for two FREE seminars to help you do just that. Bring your partner to “Couples and Finance” on February 15th or join us on February 22nd for “The ABCs of TFSAs and RSPs”. Space is limited! Please RSVP here to avoid disappointment.
ONE WEEK TO GO!
Visit our Lower Main and Main Floors for outstanding, never to be repeated deals!
Fixture and equipment sales on the Second Floor.
Cuiscene Restaurant and Tim Horton's open daily from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Fourth Floor. Closed Weekends.
Listen to the in-store announcements for up-to-the-minute specials.
SEARS - Toronto Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St, Toronto
Come and celebrate the Winter Garden’s 100th Birthday on Family Day with a FREE tour of The Theatre Centre
On February 16, 1914 the Winter Garden Theatre opened to the public. It closed in 1928 due to declining interest in vaudeville and survived virtually unchanged until its restoration in the 1980s.
Learn more about the history and restoration of both the Winter Garden and Elgin theatres by joining us this Family Day for a free public tour at 11 a.m.
There will also be free tours on Thursday, February 20 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, February 22 at 11 a.m.
Dates & Times:
Monday, February 17 at 11 a.m. – Family Day
Thursday, February 20 at 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 22 at 11 a.m.
Location: 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Single Thread Theatre Company performances of "Firebrand: The Mackenzie House Story"
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
February 20, 21, 22
This February, Single Thread Theatre Company presents "Firebrand: The Mackenzie House Story", a walking-tour play written uniquely for the Mackenzie House museum. The show will be staged in four rooms of the museum and feature professional actors. More information on Single Thread at www.singlethread.ca.
Content Advisory – Adult Situations
Tickets available at https://mackenziehousestory.eventbrite.ca/
Duke Pubs Curry Celebration
So deliciously spicy, you'll want to make our curry at home. In fact, we want you to! The Duke Pubs are featuring spicy dishes this month, including a new dish, Chicken Curry Karma, made with Steam Whistle Pilsner. Purchase a Duke Pubs Curry Take-Home Kit for $12.99, which includes the Chicken Curry Karma recipe, Duke Pubs Rhubarb Chutney, and Duke Pubs Curry Spice (retail value $25.00).
Price of Event: No cover charge
Sponsors of Event: Steam Whistle Pilsner
Saturday March 15th: Denis Martel Duo (The Saturday of before St. Patty’s Day)
Monday, March 17th: TNT Duo (1:30pm-5:30pm) & D Eve Archer Trio (8pm-close 12am)
There is live music every Saturday night (10pm-close 1am), brunch is served every weekend (10:30am-3pm), along with a Build-your-own-Caesar Bar during brunch for $2.99.
Lively and energetic, Monarchs Pub is downtown Toronto's must-visit live music venue. While HD televisions keep sports fans up to date on the latest scores and games, music buffs can enjoy live jazz, blues or rock performances six nights a week.
Monarchs Pub's menu is as enticing and diverse as its musical selection. Available from 5pm-11pm, the extensive à la carte menu features contemporary pub fare including delicious starters, hearty mains and tempting desserts, while a special late-night menu is available from 11pm to 1am. Guests can also sip samples from Monarchs Pub's impressive range of domestic and international brews.