In the Spotlight, January 23
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.
16th Annual Longest Underground Clothing Drive
Yonge Street Mission celebrates the 16th Annual Longest Underground Clothing Drive. Event will be taking place on Monday January 20th till Friday January 24th 2014. Volunteers at 18 locations will be accepting donations along the Toronto PATH. Four within Downtown Yonge are Atrium on Bay (concourse level), Bell Trinity Square (concourse level), Hard Rock Café (11 a.m.- 11:00 p.m.), and 2 Queen Street E. (street level).
All drop-off locations are expecting another successful year as they collect new and lightly used clothing. Donations will go to the Mission's Double Take store which serves as an employment initiative of the Mission, providing jobs and affordable clothing to the Regent Park, St. James Town and Moss Park communities since 1999. With the chance to win 1 of 21 prizes totaling over $2,000, participants won't leave empty handed.
For further details please visit our website: http://clothingdrive.ysm.ca
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.
Celebrate Family Day on ice with RBC
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/
Stations of the Heart
Lawyer by profession, writer by avocation, Darlene Madott practices family law on Bond Street, across from St. Michael’s Choir School and Cathedral.
Ben McNally’s bookstore at Bay and Queen carries her Stations of the Heart, which the author says would make a wonderful gift for Valentine’s or post-Christmas giving: the way to anyone’s heart being “an unexpected gift at an unexpected time.”
“Sensual, vivid, intense,” Madott’s women remain open and vulnerable, despite heart break and betrayal: from station to station, each is on a singular pilgrimage toward joy, intent on embracing life openly and courageously; her men understood with a rare forgiveness. Madott’s fiction has garnered literary awards. Stations of the Heart is her 6th collection of interconnected stories. Her 7th, Making Olives and Other Family Secrets (Ripasso) will be launched at the Columbus Centre, May 14, 2014, and can be pre-ordered through Ben McNally’s.
To order this book, click here: http://www.exileeditions.com/singleorders2012/madottstations.html
What's New in Downtown Yonge
Grand Opening of RBC at Yonge & Gerard on January 28, 2014
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.
Please Contact Peter Moscone for Inquiries 416-909-6461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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To Do in Downtown Yonge
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.
Keep warm & cozy with us at the Starbucks/Extreme Pita at St. Michaels Hospital!
209 Victoria Street, Toronto
Celebrate Chinese New Year! Come join us on January 27th for the launch of the new Peach Blossom Tea latte! Only available in Toronto/Vancouver for a limited time!
Come in for the new Caramel Flan latte for a comforting caffeine fix along with a toasty cinnamon brioche! Flakey cinnamon layers on the outside with a soft cinnamon-y centre!
Follow us on Twitter! @ExtremeStar209 for upcoming events and promotions.
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.
Duke Pubs Robbie Burns Festival
Monday, January 6 to Sunday, January 26, 2014
Celebrate Robbie Burns Day with the Duke Pubs. During our festival we’ll feature traditional Scottish menu specials and Caledonia Best, brewed in Scotland. On Friday, January 24th, we’ll have pipers and drummers performing traditional Scottish songs as well as the Address to a Haggis!
Friday, January 24th - Richmond 12:15 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.; Somerset 5:30 p.m.
Robbie Burns Day:
Saturday, January 25th - Richmond 5:00 p.m.; Somerset 5:30 p.m.
Price: No cover charge
Contact Information: www.thedukepubs.ca
Duke of Somerset: 416-640-0921 email@example.com
Duke of Richmond: 416-340-7887 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors of Event: Caledonia Best
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/