In the Spotlight, January 15
The Downtown Yonge BIA is looking for a Safe & Inclusive Streets Coordinator. Please click here for more information http://bit.ly/1Z8uQYc
Youth Job Connection
The Youth Job Connection (YJC) program offers paid pre-employment training and job placements to youth across Ontario. Our role at Yonge Street Mission is to help local youth find and retain suitable jobs through a combination of pre-employment training, mentorship, and job placements.
- Candidates who are ready to work and motivated to succeed
- Pre-screened youth who have completed the pre-employment training
- Access to job fairs, job postings and tailored job placements
- Financial incentives to offset on-boarding and training costs
- Unique opportunities to support and mentor youth in the community Youth
- Paid training workshops to help you succeed in the labour market
- Paid job placement after completing the mandatory training
- One-on-one guidance and mentorship
- Essential job search and workplace skills
- Valuable work experience in a career you finally enjoy!
To Do in Downtown Yonge
Momondays Toronto - January 25, 2016
JANUARY MOMONDAYS IS ALL ABOUT MOTRADESIES!
Got a lamp that's just collecting dust? Received something over Christmas that you're thinking of re-gifting? Or maybe you have a piece of art that you crafted yourself? Whatever it is, bring it in and trade it! This part of the session will be facilitated by the amazing Bonnie Chan!
And that's on top of 6 incredible storytellers... plus a truly inspirational singer-songwriter. This is going to be FUN!
THE BEST, MOST FUN, MOST AFFORDABLE SOCIAL TEAMBUILDER ON THE PLANET!
Want to reserve a table of 10 or more for your group or company for the best and most affordable social teambuilder you'll ever find? Then choose the branded ticket option. Want to advertise in the printed programme? Then email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know!
DON'T MISS THE FIRST MOMONDAYS OF THE YEAR!!
Info and tickets: http://www.momondays.com/toronto/
Date: January 25, 2016
Time: 05:30 PM EST - 9:30 PM EST
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge St., Toronto ON M5B 1N8, Canada
Price: $15 online (available until January 22) / $25 at the door
Toronto's winter culinary celebration offers the perfect opportunity to discover delicious cuisine at more than 200 restaurants and experience unique culinary events.
Winterlicious guides are sent to all participating restaurants and are available at Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St W at Bay St).
Please visit the official event page for further details.
Robbie Burns' Day Celebration - January 24
Sunday, January 24, 12 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the birthday of the infamous Scottish Poet with toe-tapping live music, shortbread and a taste of haggis! Hear some comical stories about that oft' misunderstood concoction!
Adults $7.08, Seniors/Youth $4.42, Children $3.76 (plus tax) 4 and under free.
Mackenzie House Celebrates Black History Month - Weekends in February
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.
Mackenzie House - 82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915, www.toronto.ca/mackenziehouse
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events
Eric McCormack’s The Concert I Never Gave
In support of Rethink Breast Cancer
Eric McCormack brings a night of music and storytelling to the Winter Garden Theatre in support of Rethink Breast Cancer. McCormack, the Emmy-winning star of Will & Grace and Perception, conceived The Concert I Never Gave as a charity event in memory of his parents, who both died of cancer. Featuring iconic music from the 1970s and 1980s by Elton John, The Who, Billy Joel and Queen, McCormack will be backed by a house band that includes musical director Loren Gold, drummer Tyler Stewart and bassist Murray Foster. All money raised will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer – a charity that offers support, resources and advocacy to those affected by the disease.
Tickets: $75, $85, $100 and $125
Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs
Four-time Emmy nominee and Tony Award-winning actor and activist Alan Cumming brings Emmy-winning musical director Lance Horne and cellist Eleanor Norton to Toronto to showcase what the New York Times calls an "emotional firestorm," with songs by artists as diverse as Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Miley Cyrus … “delivered passionately and with tremendous theatrical authority."
Tickets: $49.50 to $139.50
Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 8 p.m.
From Goth girls to survivalists, bovines to bibles, antique pistols to vintage motorcycles – Alberta-born honky-tonker Corb Lund's songcraft covers it all. From a rustic retreat deep in the Rocky Mountain forest, Cabin Fever – Lund’s enthralling new album – has evolved from a period of introspection and hard travelling.
Tickets: $29.50 to $49.50
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: January 16, 21, 28, 30. February 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27.
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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