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Welcome to New Members

We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.


Her Boutique

We cordially invite you ti the launch of Her Boutique. Join us for Coctails & Hors d'oeuvres
Thursday April 3, 2014
5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

RSVP by Thursday March 27, 2014 to info@herboutiquetoronto.ca

Location: Shops at Aura, Level P1, Unit 28, 384 Yonge St. Toronto
(Yonge & Gerrard below Bed Bath & Beyond)



Bianca Shoes

Bianca Shoes has just opened up on the Market Level next to Dollarama at College Park

Location: 777 Bay St.
Phone: (647) 341-5347




Sobeys has also just opened up its food court seating, located at College Park on the College Level

Location: 777 Bay St., #427
Phone: (416) 506-1626
Website: www.sobeys.com



Hard Candy Fitness

Madonna opened Hard Candy Fitness Toronto at the AURA tower on February 11th.

Location: 382 Yonge Street (corner of Gerrard Street), 4th Floor
Phone: (416) 979-1645
Website: www.hardcandyfitness.com


Dunk'n Dip Express

Dunk'n Dip Express is located in the new Aura Condo building at 384 Yonge St. We aim to delight customers with our menu of delicious savoury and sweet foods. Marvel at our chocolate fountains, get a savoury crepe for lunch, or stop by for a hot chocolate or latte. We are so excited to have our second location in downtown Toronto!

Facebook: www.facebook.com/dunkndip1
Website: www.dunkndip.ca/



Weight Watchers

Join for Free! Drop by for details!

Location: 372 Yonge St., 2nd floor
1 block south of Gerrard, upstairs from Thai Express/Villa Madina
Website: www.weightwatchers.ca



Jackson’s Burger

Welcome Jackson’s Burger to our neighbourhood at 374 Yonge Street! Check out their review on Blog TO

Website: Jackson’s Burger



College Currency Investments

Welcome College Currency Investments to our neighbourhood at 437 Yonge Street!

Website: www.collegecurrency.ca



Lucullus Bakery

Welcome Lucullus Bakery to our neighbourhood at 31 Elm Street!

Website: www.lucullusbakery.com



Tim Hortons

Two new Tim Hortons locations are open in our neighbourbood: 10 Dundas St East and 595 Bay St. at the Atrium on Bay.

Website: www.timhortons.com



Dukes Refresher + Bar

Welcome Dukes Refresher + Bar to the Downtown Yonge neighbourhood! The new restaurant is located at Yonge & Gerrard. They had their grand opening on December 4th, 2013. Congratulations on the new location!

Website: dukesrefresher.ca




Welcome McDonald’s at 356 Yonge Street, congratulations on your grand opening on November 26th.
This McDonald’s is the largest in Ontario and is the flagship store

Website: www.mcdonalds.ca



REDS Midtown Tavern

Reds proudly launched our second location at Yonge and Gerrard on October 30th, 2013. Reds Midtown Tavern is the perfect locale for connecting with colleagues and friends, where good conversation meets great food, as well as a social midpoint for Toronto’s East and West neighbourhoods.

Like good conversation, we think delicious food should be shared. Our culinary team led by Executive Chef Matt Robertson has created an impressive menu of reimagined classics with a unique selection of social sharing plates including our freshly shucked oysters and our signature Tavern Butcher Board.

Website: redsmidtowntavern.com



We look forward to the future openings:

T.L.P. Sandwich Co. – 15 Elm St
Fit for Life – 3 Gerrard St East


Member Highlights

Shop College Park

New stores have been recently openned at College Park, 777 Bay st.



The Senator Restaurant has partnered with Hurrier

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.
For more information, click here

The Senator Restaurant has partnered up with Hurrier to bring comfort food right to your door.
Visit https://www.usehurrier.com/senator to place an order and have any of your Senator favourites delivered to you via bike courier.
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.

Location: 249 Victoria Street, Toronto



NOW OPEN | The Private Dining Room at JOEY Eaton Centre

JOEY Eaton Centre is excited to announce that our Private Dining Room is officially open.

Whether it is a business lunch meeting, an intimate dining experience or a cocktail style reception our team will work with you to customize your event needs. Our Private Dining Room offers a sophisticated, modern environment that is perfect for any function.  From handcrafted cocktails and award-winning wines selected by our restaurant Sommelier, to globally inspired artisan-made dishes and an experience your guests are sure to remember – JOEY Eaton Centre looks forward to hosting you and your guests.

For further information, to book your event or to view our new space please email Avalon Olivadoti, Event Manager, at aolivadoti@joeyrestaurants.com

Location: 1 Dundas Street West, Toronto



Mahaya Health Services has new owners

Elena and Lindsey are the new owners of Mahaya Health Services since spring 2013Mahaya Health Services is located at 2 College Street, Suite 105. 

Mahaya Health Services is a multi disciplinary alternative health clinic offering Naturopathic Medicine, Osteopathy, Registered Massage Therapy, Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine. Did you know most services at Mahaya are covered by your extended health benefits? For more information on who we are and what we have available check out our website at www.mahayahealth.com. You can also follow us Facebook and Twitter for great health tips.. and there is always a cup of tea ready in the clinic, so come by and say hi! We look forward to seeing you at Mahaya.

Location: 2 College Street, Suite 105


Did you know that...

Downtown Yonge BIA receives a Ward 27 City Builders Award

The Downtown Yonge BIA received a Ward 27 City Builders Award from councilor Kristyn Wong-Tam on March 6th. The Downtown Yonge BIA is recognized for their significant contributions to making Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale a dynamic place to live, play, study and work.


Downtown Yonge BIA receives Merit Award for Celebrate Yonge at IDA Conference in New York

Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area has received a merit award for our work on Celebrate Yonge in summer 2012. Recognized among 13 entries in the category of Events & Programming, this award centers on improving the image and vitality of downtowns and delivering projects that communicate the vision, mission, function and achievements of the business association. Mark Garner, Executive Director of the Downtown Yonge BIA commented, “The Downtown Yonge team is honoured and excited by this award. The IDA is a leading advocate for vibrant and successful downtowns. This award recognizes the teams visionary and dedicated work last year and shows that we’re headed in the right direction for Yonge Street.” “The Downtown Yonge BIA project received the IDA Merit Award for delivering excellence in downtown management”, said David Downey, IDA president and CEO. “Each year the IDA Awards Jury recognizes organizations that utilize best practices in our industry. The Celebrate Yonge project is a shining example of excellent downtown management that delivers real results.”

The Downtown Yonge BIA received the award during the IDA World Congress & 59th Annual Conference on October 7th 2013.

The Washington, D.C based International Downtown Association (IDA) is a champion for vital and livable urban centers and strives to inform, influence, and inspire downtown leaders and advocates. With 550 members and thousands of friends, IDA is a guiding force in creating healthy and dynamic centers that anchor the well-being of towns, cities, and regions.


Whats On

There’s always something happening at Yonge-Dundas Square. For complete event listings, visit www.ydsquare.ca

Stay current on ongoing events taking place at the Toronto Eaton Centre. For complete event listings, visit torontoeatoncentre.com Follow Toronto Eaton Centre on Facebook and Twitter for latest events, fashion style advice and gift ideas. Facebook: facebook.com/torontoeatoncentre
Twitter: twitter.com/toeatoncentre



Street Smart

Queen St. & Victoria St. Intersection Closed
for Streetcar Track and Road Reconstruction
May 12 to May 31, 2014*

This year, from May 12 to May 31 the intersection of Queen Street East and Victoria Street will be fully closed for streetcar track replacement and partial road and sidewalk construction. This work is required to bring the track infrastructure and adjacent road to a state of good repair.

Work Hours
Work will typically take place from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday to Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends. The first few days of concrete breaking and removal at the intersection will continue to 11 p.m. To meet project timelines and the return of streetcars, periods of late evening and overnight work will be conducted during phases of rail installation by the TTC.

For more information, click here

*Timeline subject to change due to unforeseen events

For road closure news visit www.toronto.ca/transportation/road_info


Yonge Buzz Archive



For all enquiries, please contact:
Phone: (416) 597-0255
Email: bia@downtownyonge.com

In the Spotlight, March 20

March 26th is Purple Day for Epilepsy Awareness and we need your help!!!

Across the country on March 26th individuals and groups will be participating in Purple Day to raise public awareness about epilepsy.

Here in Toronto, Epilepsy Toronto will be working with community groups, schools, businesses, and hospitals to help raise awareness about epilepsy. We are asking you to take part as a Purple Day Ambassador and help us get information about epilepsy on Purple Day!

Started in 2008 by Cassidy Megan, a nine-year-old Nova Scotia student who wanted to educate her school after being diagnosed with epilepsy, Purple Day has spread across Canada and was officially recognized by Parliament in 2012.

Epilepsy is an important issue in our community. Across the country 1 in 100 people live with epilepsy, meaning 40,000 people in Toronto from all walks of life and professions are affected by the disorder. Some have seizures that can disrupt their lives on a daily basis; others can manage with medication or surgery. What they all have in common is a public that often misunderstands or is misinformed about the realities of living with epilepsy.

We are asking for your support to wear purple, hand out epilepsy information, hang a purple day poster or incorporate purple into your window display. With your support we can build awareness of epilepsy throughout the community, breakdown barriers and stigmas and raise funds to allow Epilepsy Toronto to continue to support people living with epilepsy.

Contact Brandon for flyers, buttons and posters at brandon@epilepsytoronto.org



What's on

The Ryerson Image Centre celebrates the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival with four new exhibitions and an international symposium

Scotiabank Photography Award: Stan Douglas
Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases
Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay: The Same Problem 5
Curious Anarchy: The Photographic Collection of Maia-Mari Sutnik

 Collecting and Curating Photographs: Between Private and Public Collections

The Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) celebrates the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival this May with four new exhibitions and an international photography symposium.
Guest curated by Robert Bean, Scotiabank Photography Award: Stan Douglas features the work of acclaimed Vancouver artist Stan Douglas, the winner of the third annual Scotiabank Photography Award (SPA). Presented by Scotiabank, the exhibition is organized by the Ryerson Image Centre, in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. As Bean writes, “The stories, sites and events that Douglas investigates are familiar and historically situated. Through his photography and film work, the images often describe the overlooked histories of cultural identity, displacement and injustice, revealing an uncanny resemblance to present-day events. The tension between fact and fiction encourages the spectator to create and participate in the meaning of the work.” SPA includes a $50,000 award, a Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition at the RIC, and a book deal with international publisher Steidl. The exhibition will be on view at the Ryerson Image Centre, May 1 – June 1, 2014.
Zanele Muholi: Faces and Phases addresses the representation of black lesbian and queer identity, focusing largely on post-apartheid South Africa. A social and political activist as well as an artist, Muholi endeavours to bring radical change to conventional perceptions of lesbian and transgender communities who suffer from continuous attacks in South Africa. Curated by Dr. Gaëlle Morel, this exhibition will be featured as a Primary Exhibition during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and will be on view at the Ryerson Image Centre, May 1 – June 1, and again June 18 – August 24, as part of WorldPride Toronto 2014.
On the Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall, acclaimed Canadian media artists Aleesa Cohene and Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, present the latest instalment of an ongoing collaborative project. The Same Problem 5 explores questions of the ego and memory within a reconstruction of deeply felt media experiences. This exhibition will be a Public Installation during the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, and will be on view at the Ryerson Image Centre, May 1 – June 1, and again June 18 – August 24, as part of WorldPride Toronto 2014.
Curious Anarchy: The Photographic Collection of Maia-Mari Sutnik displays a selection of photographic objects from the private collection of Maia-Mari Sutnik, curator of photography and special projects at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). This exhibition and its accompanying publication and digital component are conceived by second-year students in the film and photography preservation and collections management master of arts program at Ryerson University, under the instruction of Sophie Hackett and Dr. Gaëlle Morel. The exhibition will be on view at the Ryerson Image Centre, May 1 – June 1, 2014.
From May 1 through May 3, 2014, the Ryerson Image Centre is pleased to host its third annual symposium on photography entitled Collecting and Curating Photographs: Between Private and Public Collections. Collectors, curators and scholars will gather to discuss how the photograph has become a collectible item and subject of academic study since the nineteenth century. This conference will highlight the dialogue established between private collectors and museum curators. Participants include: Quentin Bajac (Museum of Modern Art, NYC); Howard Greenberg (Howard Greenberg Gallery, NYC); and Ann and Harry Malcolmson (collectors, Toronto); as well as 17 other renowned photography experts from around the world. Organized by Dr. Thierry Gervais, the symposium is generously supported by the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, and the Consulat Général de France à Toronto. Admission to the symposium is FREE. For more details and updated symposium program, please visit: http://ryerson.ca/ric/lectures/uplectures.html

Ryerson Image Centre, 33 Gould Street, Toronto

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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
Admission: FREE
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.



Chelsea Knows great art



Odon Wagener gallery Toronto presents "Yonge Street" an exhibition of new artwork by artist Glenn Priestley

Exhibition Dates: April 10 - May 3, 2014

Opening Reception with artist: Thursday, April 10, 6-9 p.m. at 198 Davenport Road, Toronto

Odon Wagner Gallery is pleased to present new works of art by Glenn Priestley in an exhibition titled "Yonge Street". Priestley is a Toronto born painter, now living in Fredericton, New Brunswick.

For more information, click here



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.

Click here for more information



What's New in Downtown Yonge

All good things must come to an end, but in this case, the good things are just beginning.
The Massey Tower Presentation Centre is closing this month to make way for construction. Our final day of business will be Sunday, March 23th, 2014. We thank you for helping to make us the BILD and OHBA 2013 Projects of the Year and we look forward to continued success.
A limited selection of incredible suites is still available.

Visit us today for your last chance at pre-construction pricing! Don’t miss your chance to find your place in the spotlight.

After the 23rd, we will be available by appointment. For further inquiries, please contact us
at the number below.



The World’s Biggest Bookstore scheduled to close at the end of March

Toronto, ON ‐ Paracom Realty Corporation, Brokerage announces its appointment as the exclusive listing/leasing broker for 20 Edward Street, currently the World’s Biggest Bookstore, scheduled to close at the end of March 2014.

The new property owner, Lifetime Developments, is envisioning an exciting and transformational new Restaurant Row for the site that will be ready in time for TIFF 2015.

Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Toronto steps from Yonge & Dundas Square and The Toronto Eaton Centre, this new culinary mecca at 20 Edward St. will add to the ever improving landscape of the area, including the recently announced flagship Nordstrom’s and Sax Fifth Avenue stores.

Designed by Turner Fleisher Architects, with multi‐level patio opportunities, soaring ceiling heights, column free space, and common ‘back of house’ elements, this new restaurant row will be the best dining experience Toronto has to offer.

With 250 feet of frontage, each of the 4 restaurants will have numerous eye catching signage and branding opportunities to pull in the millions of yearly patrons from the many office buildings, stores, hotels, universities, theatre and entertainment offerings Yonge and Dundas has to offer.

“We are really excited to work on this project and know that being steps from Toronto’s busiest intersection the site will attract the best ‘New to Market’ operators along with established Canadian brands and international chefs and concepts. 20 Edward Street will be Toronto's ultimate restaurant destination” says Jordan Karp, Vice‐President, Retail Advisory Services and lead for Paracom on the project.

For further details please visit www.twentyedwardretail.com and/or contact the Listing Brokerage for comment.



Hard Candy Fitness

“Music makes the people come together” - Madonna

“Music is like is a legal drug for athletes,” says Costas Karageorghis, Ph.D., from London’s Brunel University School of Sport and Education, one of the world’s leading authorities on music and exercise. “It can reduce the perception of effort significantly and increase endurance by as much as 15 percent.”  In my experience, music helps distract exercisers away from feeling the discomfort of the workout.  It takes them somewhere else. In addition, it helps make the class make sense-when you do things to the beat it just feels better. Lastly, music help stimulate and arouse.  The right music selection can make you want to get up and move. Similarly for cool down and meditiation the right music will make you want to calm right down. We have the most amazing studio sound systems at Hard Candy Fitness. We know how important music is and we take time to select the right mixes as well as the systems we play them on. Come to HCF and hear the difference. You will see the results

Location: 382 Yonge Street (corner of Gerrard Street), 4th Floor
Phone: (416) 979-1645



To Do in Downtown Yonge

Fi(gh)t for the Cure event

Thursday, March 20, 2014
Help KNOCKOUT breast cancer at a Fi(gh)t for the Cure event.

Receive a complimentary fitting in a Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra by a Wacoal fit specialist.

For every woman that participates*, Wacoal will donate $2 to Komen for the Cure® for breast cancer research and outreach programs.
Wacoal will also donate an additional $2 for every Wacoal or b.tempt’d bra or Wacoal shapewear piece purchased at the event.

While supplies last.**

* No purchase necessary. Must booked an appointment for the fitting.
Fit for the Cure® is a registered trademark of Susan G. Komen®.
Canadian donations to go to the Global Promise Fund - a Canadian affiliate organization – of Susan G. Komen®.

Please call 416-861-6501 to book your appointment TODAY!!
Hudson's Bay, 4th Floor, Lingerie Dept. Queen St.




Watch Toronto's best bartenders compete in two rounds of world-class Flair Bartending!

Working-Flair Competition
Preparing T Bar's signature caesar

Exhibition-Flair Competition
Flipping bottles and having fun!

For details call 416-277-5025
Location: Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St.



Community Meet & Greet at the ING DIRECT Café

In addition to banking and Client services, the Downtown Toronto Café, like all ING DIRECT Cafés, is a community space that welcomes community groups, local charities and not-for-profits, entrepreneurs and start-ups. The Downtown Toronto Café generates revenue from Network Orange fees, tea, coffee, pastries and other items. All revenue generated in the Downtown Toronto Café goes to support a different local charity every month. In addition to a donation cheque, the Toronto team dedicates OITC hours to each charity.

March Café Charity: Earth Rangers

Mission: To educate and empower children to Bring Back the Wild

About Earth Rangers: Picture every person you know working to protect biodiversity. Picture all of these people acknowledging the impacts of their small, daily actions. Picture our planet thriving because a new generation of leaders is mindful about its health. At Earth Rangers we imagine this every day. We believe children can make it a reality.

We all get busy and forget how our daily actions affect the world around us. We forget that, while important, we’re just one part of a huge ecosystem. Children don’t – they’re passionate about protecting life on earth. When they learn how their behaviours can help, they don’t ignore them, they act. Earth Rangers provides children with the opportunity to protect animals, to improve the environment and to make a difference. We are the Kids’ Conservation Organization.

Animal Ambassadors Meet & Greet
Saturday March 29 from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Bring the family to meet our friendly critter.

Location: ING DIRECT Cafe, 221 Yonge St.



Her Boutique launch party

We cordially invite you ti the launch of Her Boutique. Join us for Coctails & Hors d'oeuvres
Thursday April 3, 2014 - 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

RSVP by Thursday March 27, 2014 to info@herboutiquetoronto.ca

Location: Shops at Aura, Level P1, Unit 28, 384 Yonge St. Toronto
(Yonge & Gerrard below Bed Bath & Beyond)



Make the Weekend Last at Bangkok Garden Restaurant

Bangkok Garden, the first restaurant to bring Thai food and culture to Toronto over 30 years ago, recently opened their newly renovated bar & lounge. This downtown Toronto hot spot offers Thai Tapas and a beverage menu including exotic cocktails and martinis, a large selection of international beers and an extensive wine list. The opening came just weeks after Bangkok Garden received the 'Thai Select Premium' designation by Thailand's Ministry of Commerce, recognizing Thai restaurants with a rating of 5 stars or higher that serve premium quality, authentic Thai food, provide outstanding service and a Thai ambiance.

Bangkok Garden, 18 Elm Street, 416.977.6748
reserve online




Jazz Bistro, the home for live jazz in the city, is pleased to present legendary vocalist Don Francks as part of a new series that takes place Sunday evening in The Jazz Cellar, our beautiful 3rd floor lounge.

At 82 years young, Francks has just released “21st Century Francks,” a live recording captured in 2002 at The Top O’ the Senator. He will be performing songs from the CD, with many surprises in store along the way.

When Don Francks opens his mouth to sing, he takes his audience on a journey. This celebrated singer and actor is widely regarded as one of the finest and most authentic jazz voices in Canada, having released several recordings including “Jackie Gleason Says: No One in This World is Like Don Francks” (with guitar legend Lenny Breau) , “Lost and Alone” (featuring orchestra arrangements by conductor Patrick Williams) and the original motion-picture soundtrack to Finian’s Rainbow; among others.

Francks has starred in many CBC television specials with jazz compatriots Jimmy Dale, Guido Basso, pianist Maury Kaye and the late, great Ron Collier. In the sixties he moved to New York City where he performed on The Jackie Gleason Show, sang at The Blue Angel, and recorded a live album at the Village Vanguard. He also made several appearances on the Johnny Carson, Mike Douglas, Dick Cavett and Merv Griffin shows. Next stop: Hollywood, where he guest-starred in shows like The Wild Wild West, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Mannix, and Mission: Impossible. “La Femme Nikita”, “The Listener”, “My Bloody Valentine” and “I’m Not There”. His list of work as a voice-over artist for ads and cartoons is simply too vast to even begin mentioning!

Don Francks will be performing on Sunday, March 9, 16, 23 and 30.  The music starts at 8pm and there is only a $5.00 cover charge.

Jazz Bistro
251 Victoria Street, Toronto M5B 1T8
Dinner Reservations: 416-363-5299
Facebook: www.facebook.com/JazzBistroTO 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/JazzBistroTO

Peter Donato, Special Assignment Inc.

Ori Dagan, Jazz Bistro Marketing



EWG Tour

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.

Dates & Times: March 20, 22, 27, 29

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)
Website: www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg



St. Louis Bar & Grill is your neighbourhood bar and grill, with great deals 7 days a week!

St. Louis Bar & Grill Atrium has joined in on the NCAA March Madness pool with Kiss 92.5’s Devo Brown! Come watch the madness with Devo Brown and the St. Louis team this Thursday March 20th at noon at St. Louis Bar and Grill in the Atrium building (595 Bay St., Bay and Dundas). St. Louis Bar & Grill will also be treating the #DevosMadness winners with gift cards for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places!

Please call store for more details or follow them on twitter: @stlouistrio. For pool details, please go to: www.devobrown.ca/madness. Deadline to join the pool is Thursday March 20th at noon.

See stlouiswings.com for more details.
Atrium on Bay: 595 Bay Street, Toronto, 647-435-9464



Duke Pubs Curry Celebration

Monday, March 3rd to Sunday, March 30th, 2014

So deliciously spicy, you'll want to make our curry at home. In fact, we want you to! The Duke Pubs are featuring spicy dishes this month, including a new dish, Chicken Curry Karma, made with Steam Whistle Pilsner. Purchase a Duke Pubs Curry Take-Home Kit for $12.99, which includes the Chicken Curry Karma recipe, Duke Pubs Rhubarb Chutney, and Duke Pubs Curry Spice (retail value $25.00).

Price of Event: No cover charge

Public Contact Information:  www.thedukepubs.ca
Duke of Somerset: 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com
Duke of Richmond: 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com

Sponsors of Event: Steam Whistle Pilsner



Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday

See what's happening inside The Martini Bar in Toronto. Select from our creatively inspired drink menu and more than 40 distinct martini recipes. Witness the awakening of nightlife in downtown Toronto through floor-to-ceiling windows, or sink into a plush sofa and absorb the ambient house music. Savor a blend of satisfying cuisine and imaginative cocktails!

Monday-Sunday Avoid the line-ups, arrive early and enjoy $6.00 martinis before 6pm.

Join us for Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday:

March 21 & 22 - Dean Aivaliotis
March 28 - Steve Koven
March 29 - Victor Xu
April 4 & 5 - Dean Aivaliotis
April 11 & 12 - Ewen Farncombe
April 25 - Steve Koven www.stevekoven.com
April 26 - Victor Xu

Visit Pantages Martini Bar for more information!



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'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.

Mar 19 - The Melissa Boyce Quartette
Mar 20 - The Distillery
Mar 21 - The High Rollers
Mar 25 - Kate Todd
Mar 26 - The Michael Danckert Quartette
Mar 27 - The Jack de Keyzer Band
Mar 28 - Pat Rush
Saturdays - Dance the Night Away with DJ Supreme

For more details please visit Events Calendar

Location: Monarchs Pub in the Eaton Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St
Visit monarchpub.ca or facebook.com/monarchspub to reserve, for more information and monthly music listings!



A Walk to Courthouse Square

Saturday, April 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m.
In the 1850's, Mackenzie's print shop was two blocks away from Court House Square, where his friends Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews were hanged for treason on April 12, 1838. The walk explores the changes in Mackenzie's Toronto between his escape in 1837 and return in 1850, and concludes with a dramatic presentation in Court House Sqsuare.

Tour begins at Mackenzie House (82 Bond Street) and concludes at Court House Square. Free.

Location: 82 Bond Street
Website: Mackenzie House


Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 8 p.m.
For the first time, the Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Amphitheatre brings the fourth annual Rootstock experience to downtown Toronto – featuring Alan Doyle, Steven Page and Lindi Ortega, and hosted by CBC’s Tom Power. This concert will also launch the always anticipated lineup for the 2014 Jackson-Triggs concert season in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Tickets: $37, $57 and $67
Call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca

Location: 189 Yonge Street
Website: Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre



Live nights of Music

Weekly at Monarchs Pub in the Eaton Chelsea Hotel
Join in for five fabulous live music nights each week at Monarchs Pub in the Eaton Chelsea Hotel at 33 Gerrard St. Come out to play some tunes, meet new friends and hear great music at their Acoustic Open Stage every Tuesday. Enjoy North America’s leading jazz bands every Wednesday and electrifying blues with Toronto's most renowned musicians every Thursday. Rock your Friday night away with a different live classic rock band every week and dance the night away to all your favourites with their live DJ every Saturday. 

Call 416 585 4352 or visit www.monarchspub.ca for more information

Jazz Bistro

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




Join in Toronto’s newest discovery Off the Beaten Path photo scavenger hunt, which will take place in the downtown core. This interactive discovery initiative takes place on Saturday, April 12, 2014 between 11am and 5pm. Participant teams of up to 6 people will begin the hunt at our secret location, which will be announced 3 days prior to event date on our website www.otbptoronto.com. Upon registration teams will be given a variety of challenges that they must complete. The event will then end with a swinging after party and awards ceremony at the iconic Imperial Pub on Dundas St. E.

This event is presented by Humber College Event Management students, who are bringing education to life by using the skills they have learned in the classroom and taking them to industry. Humber College is committed to the success of students through excellence in learning and teaching. To learn more about Humber College, visit http://www.humber.ca/about-humber.

Cool places to discover all found in TO? Check out the house on Saint Patrick Street that has been sliced in half! In the mood for vintage? visit 69 Vintage on Queen Street West, and discover. For the sweet tooth, visit Wanda’s Pie in the Sky on Augusta Avenue, for an amazing variety of cakes and pastries to suit every desire.

Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday, March 12th, and are offered at the early bird price of $25 per person until April 3rd. Sign up with a team of up to 6 members, and participate in this new and exciting event.

For more information visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/OTBPToronto or to purchase tickets, visit our website at www.otbptoronto.com.



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