In the Spotlight, February 24
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS (RFP) - Preparation of 2016 Annual Report
This year we are putting out an open RFP for our 2016 Annual Report design and production. Please find the RFP and note that the deadline for submission of a proposal is March 3, 2017.
DT this is your moment!
We are building a plan for our growing Downtown
Find out how it will improve liveability for all Torontonians and join in the conversation with Toronto's Chief Planner and the heads of Transportation and Parks, Forestry & Recreation.
Drop in and tell us your thoughts!
A Conversation on Downtown
Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner
Barbara Gray, GM, Transportation Services
Janie Romoff, GM, Parks, Forestry and Recreation
Moderated by Ken Greenberg, Ryerson City Building Institute
11:15 -12:30 p.m. and 1:00 - 2:15 p.m
Parks, Public Spaces and Mobility
Community Services & Facilities and Housing
Buildings & Neighbourhoods
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.
To Do in Downtown Yonge
The Toronto Short Film Festival
The Toronto Short Film Festival will return to the Carlton Cinema for a third time, March 13-17, to showcase the best of international short filmmaking to our cinephile audiences. Please follow our Facebook and Twitter for photos, posters and updates!
Tickets will be available soon from the Carlton Cinema, at $5 per block.
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.
The Dumplings of Toronto - February 25
Saturday, February 25, 12 to 5 p.m.
The foods we eat tell compelling stories about our identity and our city. Dumplings are universal and highlight both the ethnic diversity and cultural similarities of Toronto’s communities and neighbourhoods. Once a month Mackenzie House Museum invites visitors to explore Toronto’s immigrant communities through the dumpling. Visitors will enjoy cooking demonstrations on our historic 1860s wood burning stove, learn about various cultural traditions and recipes, and sample dumplings from around the globe. Join us on Saturday February 25, 2017 to learn about the Kibbeh (Kubbeh, Kubbah), a popular dumpling enjoyed throughout the Middle East.
March 'Musements - Family Fun during March Break - Mar. 11 to 19
Sat., March 11 to Sun., March 19, 12 to 5 p.m.
Drop in for some Victorian fun! Typeset your name on the 1850s printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a cookie in the historic kitchen.
Regular admission applies.
From Riots to Respectability: The Irish Experience in Toronto – A Walking Tour - Mar. 18
Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Starting point – St. Paul's Basilica, 83 Power Street, Toronto
This walking tour tells the story of the flood of Irish immigrants to Toronto in the 1840s and 50s driven from their home by famine and sectarian violence. The huge numbers brought about dramtic change in the city's politics and governance and helped to create what we are today. Learn about the Irish journalists, mayors, rebels and rioters as you explore Cabbagetown, historic King Street, famine memorials, Cathedrals and the haunts of the wealthy and the poor. Tour finishes at Mackenzie House.
$10 per person including tax.
Mackenzie House - 82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915, www.toronto.ca/mackenziehouse
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events
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 25; March 2, 4, 11, 16, 18, 25, 30.
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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