In the Spotlight, February 10
Downtown Toronto Drop-In Resource
Please check out our new Downtown Toronto Drop-In Resource booklet.
Dundas Street Construction 2017
The City of Toronto’s Major Capital Infrastructure Coordination Office (MCIC) has identified Dundas Street East from Yonge to Church Street to undergo TTC streetcar track and watermain replacement. Work will include resurfacing or reconstruction of the adjacent road/traffic lanes and the replacement of fire hydrants and water valves.
Final details have not been released yet, but work is expected to take place April to October 2017. Once the details have been finalized, we will notify our members. For more information on City of Toronto MCIC construction projects please click here.
Celebrate the legacy of Honest Eds with us at An Honest Farewell Feb 23-26!
Celebrate the legacy of Honest Eds with us at An Honest Farewell Feb 23-26! Don't forget to check out our display while you're there!
Honest Ed’s may be closing its doors, but Ed’s legacy is his unique ability to foster community can carry on. For years, Ed opened his doors to immigrant families, hosted street parties and gave away free turkeys. Now it’s time for us to carry the torch through all of our city and community building initiatives, starting with TO4E this February 23-26, 2017.
Come vote for your favourite designs beginning at 4pm on Feb 14 at the SLC!
Location: Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street
To Do in Downtown Yonge
Ryerson City Building Institute Meet-Up
How do we improve the public realm on Yonge St? Join us for Yonge Love: A Ryerson City Building Institute Meet-Up on Monday, February 22 & find out!
Take action and be part of Coldest Night of the Year!
An estimated 150,000 Canadians experience homelessness outside - help those who can’t escape the cold and join us for our Coldest Night of the Year WALK on February 25th.
Visit http://cnoy.org/toronto to register and create your team. #CNOY2017#TransformTorontoTogether
momondays Toronto February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017
IT'S OUR 5-YEAR ANNIVERSARY GALA PARTY THING... COME PARTY WITH US!!!!!
On February 27, 2012 we held our first momondays. We were on the second floor of a tea room. There was no stage, no microphone, no lighting, so music and no alcohol. Just tea.
But now look! momondays is in 14 locations from coast to coast!
This calls for a celebration! A gala party thing kind of celebration!!!
Wha???? You still don't know what momondays is??
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 TORONTO 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!!
Doors open for advance ticket holders at 5:00 pm for socializing, networking and merry-making. General admission at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm sharp.
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge St., Toronto ON M5B 1N8, Canada
Price: $15 plus hst - online until the Friday before the show / $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:
Weekends in February; 12 to 5 p.m.
Toronto has a rich legacy in the literature and the newspapers of the early Black community in Ontario. Visit Mackenzie House on weekends in February, and learn more about some of the Black Victorians of Toronto, featuring those who published newspapers during that era. Visitors can take a piece of this important history home when they print a souvenir copy of Mary Ann Shadd Cary's newspaper, The Provincial Freeman, in the re-created 1850's printshop. Included with regular admission.
Family Day at Mackenzie House – CANADA 150
Monday, February 20, 12 to 5 p.m.
Scottish Dance troupe, Guthrie School of Dance, will be sharing Scottish Highland and Scottish Country dances and the history and stories that inspired them with visitors of all ages. Performances at 1:30 and 3 p.m. Family-friendly tours of the historic house and print a souvenir on our 1850s press throughout the afternoon. Included with regular admission to the site.
Mackenzie House - 82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915, www.toronto.ca/mackenziehouse
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events
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
Measure for Measure and The Winter's Tale
The Groundling Theatre Company is thrilled to announce a remount of their sold-out, Dora-Award-winning rendition of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, along with a new gender-twisted production of Measure for Measure, in repertory at the Winter Garden Theatre.
Starring Canada’s top actors, both shows will provide audiences with an experience of Shakespeare like never before, with seating on the beautiful and historical Winter Garden stage – with the theatre house serving as the backdrop. This intimate chamber production, directed by Graham Abbey, will feature a stellar cast of Canadian stars.
Tickets: $29 to $79
Strictly limited engagement prior to Broadway
The world premiere of the new musical Sousatzka is based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka by Bernice Rubens. Set in 1982 London, Sousatzka tells the story of a young musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother (a political refugee in a strange land) and his piano teacher (a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past). These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else put the boy’s bright future in jeopardy.
Tickets: $60 to $175
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: February 23, 25.
Please note: Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on February 9, 11, 16 and 18, 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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