In the Spotlight, February 6
Thursday, February 13 is Second Harvest Hero Day!
You’re invited to lunch at Salad King on Thursday February 13
Join us for lunch at Salad King, home to Toronto’s favourite Thai restaurant located at 340 Yonge St. (north of Yonge and Dundas). As a generous restaurant partner, Salad King will be doing the following:
February 13 - Donating all proceeds to Second Harvest
- February 9 - 15 - Asking guests to round up their bill to the nearest dollar for Second Harvest
- February 13 - Hero-fying employees! Management is asking employees to don a green Hero mask, cape, and wear a Hero button
- February 13 - Reserving 1 table of 6 for media and heroes
- Setting an example and building awareness among the restaurant community on how you can support food rescue and give back to the community
- Salad King management will be coming for a Donor Tour of Second Harvest week of Feb 3-7
- Post-event cheque presentation at the restaurant
Call to action: How can you help on Feb. 13th?
- Eat lunch or dinner (or both!) at Salad King on February 13th
- Eat at Salad King the week of Feb 9th and round up your bill for Second Harvest
- Tweet and Facebook your friends using #HeroDay2014
Salad King: 340 Yonge St, Toronto. Phone: 416.593.0333
City of Toronto hosting public consultation sessions to review bylaws on sidewalk patios and boulevard cafés
The City of Toronto's Municipal Licensing and Standards division has undertaken a review of the City's bylaws governing boulevard cafés/sidewalk patios as well as the operation of sidewalk stalls outside businesses. The goal is to create one bylaw for Toronto.
Each former municipality has a pre-amalgamation bylaw that regulates boulevard cafe and marketing activities. As a result, the requirements, approval processes, permit types and application fees are different depending on the area where the business is located.
As part of this review, the City is hosting a series of public consultation meetings to discuss the existing bylaws and items to consider when drafting the new bylaw.
- the role of residents and local business owners in the permit issuance process
- minimum sidewalk clearance to accommodate pedestrian traffic
- new opportunities for establishing on-street boulevard cafés curbside and in on-street parking spaces where feasible
- requirements concerning separation of the area including fencing, partial and full enclosures, and
- design guidelines for construction.
Public consultation meetings
Each of the following four meetings will be held from 6 to 8 p.m.
- Thursday, February 6 in City Hall's committee room 2
- Tuesday, February 11 in East York Civic Centre's council chamber
- Thursday, February 13 in Etobicoke Civic Centre's main boardroom
- Tuesday, February 18 in North York Civic Centre's committee room 3
More information or to provide feedback: http://www.toronto.ca/haveyoursay
Staff will report to the Licensing and Standards Committee later this year on the review.
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. Toronto is proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.
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Media contact: Tammy Robbinson, Strategic Communications Division, 416-338-3761, email@example.com
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 Senator Restaurant Dresses Up for Dinner
A new look, a new chef, and a new Senator are ready to serve you dinner tonight. Under the masterful watch of chef Andrew Taylor (Langdon Hall, Sequoia Grove), the Senator is announcing a brand new dinner menu inspired by Canadian classics and the youthful spirit of Downtown Toronto.
The Senator has always been known for the highest quality food at the most amazing prices. Toronto has been enjoying our locally sourced ingredients, hand squeezed juices, and house-smoked salmon for more than 80 years (making the senator the undisputed oldest restaurant in Toronto). The Senator is bringing those same principles to a totally revamped dinner menu inspired by modern technique, old world dishes, and Senator classics.
Highlights include an Ontario Beet and Chicory Salad with apple cider pumpkin seed vinaigrette and pomegranate ($8), Chicken Pot-Au-Feu with roast parsnip, carrot, fennel, roasted potato and salsa verde ($18), Braised Boneless Shortrib of Beef with mash, honey-mustard glazed root veg ($18) and the tried and tested 8 oz Cumbrae Naturally Raised Beef Burger served with Hand Cut French Fries, Sautéed Onions, Tomato and Lettuce ($15).
Our BYOB policy also makes every meal feel like hosting dinner at home. For the more adventurous, there are one-of-a-kind cocktails such as the East India (St. Remy Brandy, Kraken Dark Rum, Chambord Raspberry Liqueur, Triple Sec, Maraschino Liqueur, Bitters), craft beers (Highlander Scottish Ale, Beau’s Lug Tread, St-Ambroise Pale), and our totally original “Chocoholics”; lightly alcoholic milkshakes inspired by 1920s soda jerks (S’more Like It - Marshmallow Vodka, Organic Peanut Butter, Organic Honey, Vanilla Ice Cream, Sheldon Creek Organic Milk, and Chocolate Syrup)
The Senator isn’t changing, but it’s learning some new tricks and with $8 apps and desserts, and $18 mains, it’s possible to eat well here, and to eat here often.
The Sen has been a Toronto landmark for over 80 years, come join us for our next, delicious chapter!
More About the Senator
The Senator is Toronto’s oldest restaurant, dating back to the 19th century when it was just a house at 249 Victoria. Since then, the Senator became a Toronto landmark under the guidance of Bobby Sniderman. Bobby purchased the Senator in 1984 after a successful run at Sam the Record Man. The Senator has always focused on the highest quality ingredients like Cumbrae’s Farms Beef, organic milk from Sheldon Creek Dairy, fresh-squeezed orange juice, home-made stocks, sauces, and batters, and a commitment to only use organic wherever possible. The Senator is entering the digital age with an expanded social presence and a whole new look. Learn more about the Senator at: thesenator.com, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
They are currently using Hurrier for delivery services. It's available from 4:30pm to 9:00pm and it will feature their dinner menu as well as a few items from the lunch menu.
Please contact Peter Moscone for Inquiries 416-909-6461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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To Do in Downtown Yonge
Weight Watchers is having an open house on February 8th
372 Yonge St., 2nd floor
1 block south of Gerrard, upstairs from Thai Express/Villa Madina
Open House between 11am & 2pm
Winterlicious - Toronto's winter culinary celebration
January 31 to February 13, 2014
This winter, explore the finest flavours in the city during Toronto's most anticipated culinary celebration. Winterlicious is the perfect opportunity to discover diverse cuisine in a variety of local restaurants and take part in unique culinary events. Check out great restaurants in our neighbourhood that will be participating in Winterlicious!
Bannock will be offering $15 lunch & $25 dinner options.
Address: 401 Bay St
Bangkok Garden will be offering $15 lunch & $25 dinner options.
Address: 18 Elm St
Bb33 Bistro & Brasserie will be offering $20 lunch & $35 dinner options.
Address: Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St W
Trios Bistro will be offering $20 lunch & $35 dinner options.
Address: Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel, 525 Bay St
For more information about culinary events and participating restaurants please visit Winterlicious.
Celebrate Family Day on ice with RBC
Join us on Monday, February 17 for a free Family Day skate at any one of these many locations.
Pleasure skaters, hockey players and first-timers alike are invited to bundle up, lace up and come out for a spin on the ice. Join Olympic gold medal ice hockey champions and former NHL stars for free skating and other special surprises at one of many locations downtown and across the GTA. Full details at http://www.rbc.com/familyday/
Two FREE seminars
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.
TWO WEEKS 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 - 10 pm
February 6,7,8; 13,14,15; 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/
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.