In the Spotlight, March 19
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes
Walk A Mile in Her Shoes is White Ribbon’s largest annual fundraising event. Men are asked to put on a pair of high-heels and walk a mile from Yonge-Dundas Square through the Financial District to raise funds and show support for ending violence against women.
We invite you to join us on Thursday, May 21 from 12 – 2 pm for Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Over 1,000 men (and women) will come together at Yonge Dundas Square to participate in the Walk, raise funds for White Ribbon, and stand up and speak out about violence against women.
There are a number of ways you can get involved:
- Sponsor the event - Presenting, Gold, Silver and Bronze sponsorship opportunities are available.
Our last Walk A Mile In Her Shoes generated over 60 million marketing and media impressions including CTV News, City News, The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star and others.
Download Sponsorship Package here.
- Participate in Walk A Mile – registering a company team is great for employee engagement and shows the public that you’re willing to take a stand on the issue.
It’s easy to sign up online at www.walkamiletoronto.ca
- Promote the event to your employees and/or customers – White Ribbon can send you some materials to share, or download some here now.
- Invite your Senior Leadership Team to participate – White Ribbon can publicize your participation and create some social media buzz around your involvement.
MEN…MEET ON 5! AT THE HUDSONS’ BAY QUEEN STREET
From Bay Street to Yonge Street, a full block length of the Hudson’s Bay Queen Street location is dedicated to Men Only!!
The Hudson’s Bay Queen Street location has everything any Man would want in a swanky atmosphere.
Men’s Fragrances, Men’s Shoes, Made-to Measure service, John Allan’s Club (Men’s Grooming) and definitely Fashions. It can all be found on the 5th floor. You can find looks for the street-style savvy individual to the distinguished businessman. With the great selection of menswear, the possibilities are endless! We even have more new designer brands for you to discover.
There is also an added bonus! There is a Personal Shopper available at your service, to help you reinvent your image and possibly save you shopping time with your busy schedule. For more information speak to a Personal Shopper attendant at 416-861-6413.
So to all the Men out there & to those who love to buy for the special man in their life, Hudson’s Bay Queen Street 5th floor is the place to be.
If you would like to find out about any upcoming Men’s events taking place email HudsonsBayQueenStreetevents@hbc.com or visit our Concierge on the main floor.
Following are the events & promotions taking place at Hudson Bay Queen Street.
CLINQUE BONUS at Hudson’s Bay Queen Street
WACOAL Fit for the Cure
Coming Friday, March 20th, 2015.
Visit Ladies lingerie dept. on the 6th floor for more details.
What's New in Downtown Yonge
March Break at the Chelsea Hotel
The perfect solution for entertaining the kids this March break is Camp Chelsea at the Chelsea Hotel! This March Break, there is quite an eventful lineup of activities that are planned. From March 13 – 22 kids can escape to Camp Chelsea. From 9AM – 5PM, kids are able to enjoy a variety of arts and crafts, sports, behind-the-scene tours of the hotel, games, family pool including Toronto’s only indoor “Corkscrew” waterslide. Kids also receive two snack, lunch and dinner. Families can also win great prizes ranging from attractions passes to complimentary nights back by participating in various evening activities such as Bingo, Family Fear Factor. Best of all, evening activities are complimentary for all hotel guests.
New this year to the Chelsea is “A Pirate Life!” Kids can enjoy an entertaining breakfast with some of Toronto’s friendliest pirates.
Appearances from Pirate Life Sunday March 15, Thursday March 19, and Saturday March 21. Be prepared to see the pirates from 8am to 8:30am and 9:30am to10:00am.
Don’t forget to Show Your Key and Save while visiting the Chelsea Hotel over the break to enjoy some of the many attractions Toronto has to offer at a special discounted price when you use your room key.
For more information about March break at the Chelsea or Camp Chelsea click here.
To Do in Downtown Yonge
Clean Toronto Together 2015
The city's annual spring clean-up is back on Friday, April 17!
Led by the City of Toronto's Live Green Toronto team, the Clean Toronto Together campaign is a weekend celebration that brings together thousands of Toronto residents, students, businesses, organizations and community groups to remove litter and keep our city clean and green.
You can do your part by getting together with friends, family, co-workers and classmates to clean a park, or any other space that needs your help.
To get started, please register your corporate clean-up.
Registration will close on Monday, April 13.
Dr. John Ralston Saul Hosts A New Conversation: Indigenous and New Canadian Perspectives on Canada - March 23, 2015 6-8pm
Join us for an engaging discussion on Indigenous and New Canadian perspectives on Canada led by John Ralston Saul, award-winning essayist and novelist. The event hopes to re-visit what Saul has called "the original conversation" in Canada and asks how Indigenous peoples and newcomers frame and shape their relationship to each other, on the land and in cities like Toronto.
Please RSVP as seating is limited.
John Ralston Saul
President, PEN International, and Distinguished Visiting Professor, Ryerson University
Director, Zone Learning, Ryerson University
Poet and Author
Senior Advisor to the President of University of Manitoba
Executive Director, Global Diversity Exchange, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University
Director, Centre for Indigenous Governance, and Assistant Professor, Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University
March 23, 2015 - March 27, 2015
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
245 Church St
Sears Atrium, 3rd floor, 245 Church Street George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, Ryerson University
Family DROP-IN during March Break
March ‘Musements: March 14 to 22
Mon. to Fri.: 12 to 4 p.m.
Sat. & Sun.: 12 to 5 p.m.
Drop in for some Victorian fun! Typeset your name on the 1845 printing press, make a craft to take home, and have a cookie in the historic kitchen. Regular admission applies.
Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax) and Children (4 and under) are Free.
Print Month - April 4 & 5
Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5, 12 to 5 p.m.
Mackenzie House joins with the Royal Academy of London and the wider "print" community to present Print Month. Every weekend participate in a different print activity in our reproduction print shop. On Easter weekend, choose a design and print a seed packet on the vintage1845 press. Take some seeds home for spring planting!
Included in regular admission. Adults: $6.19, Seniors (65 +) & Youth (13-18 yrs): $3.54, Children (5-12 yrs.): $2.65 (plus tax). Children (4 and under): Free
Interlove: An Exhibition of Documentary Photography - May 12
Documentary Photography by Colin Boyd Shafer
Tuesday, May 12 to Sunday, August 16
Mackenzie House is proud to host the premiere of new works by award-winning photographer, Colin Boyd Shafer. Interlove is an exhibition of documentary photographs that explore how people with differing beliefs come together in love and shared respect. Included with regular admission.
Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax), and Children (4 and under) are Free.
Mackenzie House - 82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events
Year-round guided tours of this National Historic Site – the last operating double-decker theatre in the world – last for 1½ hours and 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.; Saturdays at 11 a.m.
Dates: March 19, 21, 26, 28; April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25, 30.
Cost: Adults: $12, Students and Seniors: $10 (includes HST) Cash only | No reservations required
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 8 p.m.
Canadian blues musician Harry Manx exploits his signature East-meets-West style to great effect at every turn, mastering the Mohan Veena (a 20-string sitar/guitar hybrid) as easily as he does the lap steel guitar, the harmonica, the stomp box and the banjo. His secret lies at the intersection of blues, folk, country and Indian classical music, a compelling combination that hypnotizes audiences with its quiet, uplifting warmth.
Tickets: $29.50 to $49.50
Orpheus and Eurydice
From Thursday, April 9 to Saturday, April 18, 2015
Opera Atelier’s 2014-15 season continues with the Berlioz version of Gluck’s Orpheus and Eurydice, a timeless love story based on the Greek myth. Driven by love and wracked with grief and uncertainty, Orpheus descends into the underworld on a heroic mission to return his beloved to the land of the living. His passionate music wins their freedom, but the true test has just begun. This timeless love story is lavishly brought to life in Opera Atelier’s signature baroque style, even as this Berlioz version marks Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra’s furthest foray into 19th-century orchestration.
Tickets: $38 to $81
Six performances only:
Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby)
Hard Rock Café Events
The Hard Rock Café Toronto is located directly across from the massive Eaton Centre department store mall. The memorabilia-stocked restaurant serves up distinctive meals and refreshing beverages for any rocker with a taste for diversity. So roll on in and get ready to rock the night away at Toronto's bustling Hard Rock Café.
Interested in planning your next event at Hard Rock Café Toronto? Visit our Parties & Special Events section or download our booking information packet.
Mar 27 - ARYA CONCERTS & EVENTS PRESENTS - 9:00 PM
Apr 08 - MONTHLY TRIVIA - 6:30 PM
Apr 17 - 3 HOUR TOUR - 8:00 PM
For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com
Address: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge Street
2015 Brings new talent to Monarch’s Pub
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 has also introduced a new menu that 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, featuring Mill Street beers on tap.
Upping the ante even more, Monarchs Pub has also teamed up with Young Lions Club, bringing fresh new talent and creating unique and memorable music experiences for all.
Monarchs will be featuring monthly specials with Mill St. at the bar, so be sure to check it out!
Location: Monarchs Pub in the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St.
Call 416 585 4352 or visit www.monarchspub.ca for more information
Jazz Bistro is Toronto’s newest jazz venue and dining destination
Located at 251 Victoria St., three-level club includes a performance and dining area, wine bar, private event space and expansive rooftop patio. The open-concept design ensures guests on the second floor balcony have a perfect view of the stage, which features a magnificent red pop Steinway piano (the only one of its’ kind in the world). The warm and inviting space serves as an intimate setting for authentic, live jazz performances by some of the world’s finest jazz musicians, and will focus on promoting Toronto’s own jazz artists. The space creates a comfortable atmosphere for quality modern bistro dining.
Call 416 363 5299 (JAZZ) or visit jazzbistro.ca for more information
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