In the Spotlight, January 20
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.
To Do in Downtown Yonge
Toronto's winter culinary celebration offers the perfect opportunity to discover delicious cuisine at more than 220 restaurants and experience unique culinary events.
Winterlicious guides are sent to all participating restaurants and will be available at Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St W) starting December 19th.
When: January 27, 2017 - February 9, 2017
Where: Citywide at more than 220 restaurants
Pick up a guide in January at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Reservations / Advance Tickets: Required
2017 Tokens4Change Event Listing
Tokens4Change is a 12 hour event that aims to raise awareness of youth homelessness in Toronto.
Created seven years ago by a group of young Toronto volunteers, Tokens4Change is a 12 hour event that aims to raise awareness of youth homelessness in Toronto.
On Friday, February 3rd between 7 am and 7 pm, more than 400 student volunteers from over 17 schools across the city and 100+ adult volunteers will inspire commuters in 24+ TTC, PATH and office locations with performances of spoken word poetry, theatre, dance, visual art, and music. Volunteers will be collecting donations with all proceeds going to support transportations costs and essential empowering programs at Youth Without Shelter. Tokens4Change helps homeless youth overcome the diverse range of obstacles they must overcome to break out of the cycle of homelessness.
Presenting sponsor Tangerine will host the Tokens4Change Volunteer Hub with arts showcase at 1:30 pm at the Tangerine Downtown Toronto Café (221 Yonge Street).
For Tokens4Change performance locations and schedules visit: http://www.tokens4change.com/about-t4c-partners/event-schedule-and-venues/. Your donation can build a future.
For more information or to volunteer contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 416.748.0110 ext. 39.
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 January 30, 2017
January 30, 2017
'Tis the season to get MO'd at momondays!!!
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®!
MOMONDAYS 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!!
Save your seat (and a few bucks) by getting advance online tickets for just $15 plus hst — available online until the Friday before the show. Tickets at the door are $25 cash. Doors open for advance ticket holders at 5:30 pm for socializing, networking and merry-making. General admission at 6 pm. Show starts at 7 pm sharp.
Come early to grab a great seat and give yourself time to eat, drink and socialize! You really do meet the nicest people at momondays!
REMEMBER TO LIKE THE NEW MOMONDAYS TORONTO FACEBOOK FAN PAGE AND SUBSCRIBE TO EVENTS!!
Venue: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge St., Toronto ON M5B 1N8, Canada
Price: $15 plus hst - online (available until May 27) / $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:
Part of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival
Saturday, January 21, 12 to 5 p.m.
Are you looking for a special and personal way to tell someone how you feel? At Mackenzie House you will print a customized Valentine on an historic, 1850s cast iron press in a recreated mid-Victorian print shop. You will write a message using a straight pen and ink, and seal it all with melted wax.
Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax), Children (4 and under): Free.
Robbie Burns' Day Celebration
Sunday, January 22, 12 to 4 p.m.
Celebrate the birthday of the beloved 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
Read All About It: The First World War as Front Page News - Until Jan. 29
Continues until January 29
This exhibit examines the challenges faced by Toronto newspapers during the First World War. Never had there been a greater demand by the public for up to the minute information; never had there been greater restrictions from the government on what the newspapers were allowed to print. Newspapers that broke the Chief Censor's rules could face financial penalty or even be shut down. Included with Regular Admission.
Victorian Valentines - A Workshop
The Pleasure of the Handwritten Letter - A Valentine Workshop
Thursday, February, 9, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
Join us for an intimate evening that celebrates the romance of handwritten letters. Listen to poignant Victorian letters. Print a valentine on our 1850s press. Write your own letter with nib pen and ink and seal it with wax. Participants are invited to bring meaningful letters of their own to share with the group during refreshments.
$15 plus tax per person. Tickets are limited so participants are encouraged to purchase their tickets in advance by calling the site at 416-392-6915.
Mackenzie House - 82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915, www.toronto.ca/mackenziehouse
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events
Measure for Measure and The Winter's Tale
Groundling Theatre Company (Tom McCamus and Lucy Peacock. Photo: Michael Cooper)
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
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
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.
Sousatzka features a compelling fusion of South African, eastern European, classical, jazz and contemporary music. It is at once emotional, humourous, exhilarating and full of hope – while, at the same time, dealing with some of the most profound social and political issues confronting our lives today.
The show – directed by Adrian Noble – stars Tony Award® winner Victoria Clark and Tony Award® nominee Montego Glover, and is choreographed by 10-time Tony Award® nominee Graciela Daniele.
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: January 12; February 4, 11, 23, 25.
Please note: Please note: Guided tours of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre are cancelled on January 19, 21, 26 and 28, 2017 and February 2, 9, 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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