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Welcome to New Members

We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.


Welcome Kaiju to our neighbourhood!

We feature authentic Japanese curry, a fragrant, light and heart warming meal. Our curry is a rich and comforting sauce packed full of sweet and savoury flavours, slow cooked to perfection over 48 hours. This sauce is complemented with a fried or grilled katsu (breaded cutlet).

Location: 384 Yonge Street, Unit 51 (Shops at Aura below Bed, Bath and Beyond)
Phone: (647) 748-6338
Facebook/Twitter: KaijuToronto



Her Boutique

Welcome Her Boutique to our neighbourhood!

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

Bubble Tease

Bubble Tease Shop has moved their location from 10 Dundas East and is now located at 25 Carlton Street. Visit their new location and enjoy delicious bubble tea and specialty drinks.



ING Direct Canada is renaming itself Tangerine, a brand that it says reflects its image as an edgy, innovative bank.

The country’s largest online-only bank is required to change its name under the terms of its sale to the Bank of Nova Scotia in September, 2012.

The rebranding – including new signage and promotional materials – won’t take place until spring 2014, the company said Tuesday.

But the company said it decided to announce the name change as soon as it was chosen.

For more information, click here.

221 Yonge St, 416-644-5929


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


Road closures during World Pride

WorldPride Week Festival from June 20 to June 29, 2014.

East-west streets severed by the Church St. closure will be designated “two-way” for the duration of the closure. Access will be available from Yonge St. or Jarvis St. While vehicular access will be limited, your driveway and garage entrances will not be blocked. Toronto Police Officers or Pride Toronto Safety Ambassadors will be stationed at all necessary intersections to ensure
that residents have access to and from their homes. Should your garage exit onto Church St, Wellesley St E, Isabella St or Alexander St. there will be limited opportunities to exit or enter.

Please view the list of road closures.

Pride Toronto is working with the City of Toronto to ensure continued safety of the neighborhood during our celebrations. Questions or Concerns? Please contact us at 416-927-7433

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


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

In the Spotlight, May 29

Play the Parks with PRIDE

Downtown Yonge BIA presents year two of Play the Parks. Trinity Square and College Park Courtyard will be animated twice a week with free concerts and fitness classes throughout the summer. This year promises to be an exciting season featuring up and coming artists playing wide array of music - from folk to rock to jazz. Hard Candy Fitness Toronto and Bell Trinity GoodLife Fitness are bringing their high energy dance classes outdoors!

Play the Parks will kick off with Pride Celebrations on June 24th. Click here for Play the Parks schedule.

*North By North East (NXNE) Alternative Stage will also be playing Trinity Square on June 18 and 20; and College Park Courtyard on June 19.


Discovery Tours

Our friendly Discovery Team offers free in-depth tours of the cultural and historic Downtown Yonge neighbourhood from June 2 to August 29, 2014. Hear fascinating facts about the Old City Hall, Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre and more. New this year is a music tour that will explore famous clubs and concert venues in the area.

Tour departs daily at 3:00 p.m. from the Downtown Yonge BIA kiosk located at the southwest corner of Yonge and Dundas. The tours are approximately one hour in length.

To join the tour, please drop by at the kiosk at least ten minutes before the start time of the tour. Specific times, languages*, and group tours can be requested. For requests, please call us at 416-597-0255 Ext.223 or e-mail: bia@downtownyonge.com.

*Languages available upon request include French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian.


Fashion on Yonge

With the success of Fashion on Yonge last year, we are bringing the event back! Join us for “Fashion on Yonge Year 2” on September 3rd, at Trinity Square Park. This exciting outdoor Fashion Festival will proudly showcase the shops, restaurants and services of the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area and we invite you to be a part of it! There are lots of opportunities for our members to engage!


Join other businesses and show that you care!

Scotiabank BuskerFest is back by popular demand, coming Aug 21st to 24th to the downtown Yonge neighbourhood. Produced by Epilepsy Toronto the festival supports 40,000 people with epilepsy and their families in our community and is the largest event of its kind in the world! Last year this festival attracted over 1.7 million visitors and we’re looking forward to even greater numbers in the year ahead.

With support from the Downtown Yonge BIA, Epilepsy Toronto is pleased to be launching the “i care” campaign during the festival. Local businesses are encouraged to become community champions by supporting the “i care” campaign which will help raise funds for the epilepsy community.

“Downtown Yonge BIA is proud to support a worthwhile charity like Epilepsy Toronto which impacts the lives of children and families affected by epilepsy. I encourage our members to be a great supporter of community initiatives, get behind “i care” and help Epilepsy Toronto continue to improve lives.”
- Mark Garner, The Executive Director of the Downtown Yonge BIA

Here are two easy steps to become a community champion.
1) Sign up as a community supporter and receive “i care” swag from Epilepsy Toronto.
2) Help raise money for epilepsy between Aug 18-24th, 2014:
a. Ask customers for a donation in support of epilepsy when cashing out.
b. Offer a “top up your bill” option to customers.
c. Have an “i care” featured item (a product or special drink/meal) with a percentage being donated to Epilepsy Toronto.

We appreicate your involvement and will thank you by listing your support on the Scotiabank BuskerFest website and festival program distributed in the Toronto Star across the GTA.

Let’s show the city that the Downtown Yonge area cares!

Contact Brandon Fairley brandon@epilepsytoronto.org
Tel.: 416-964-9095

Get involved and become a community champion.



NXNE at Yonge Dundas Square

June 19-22, 2014 at Yonge-Dundas Sq.

If you’ve been to NXNE before, you know we put on four nights of huge, all-ages headlining shows at Yonge-Dundas Square that will have Toronto talking for the rest of the year. If you’re new, it’s pretty simple: show up (rain or shine) and see a bunch of bands for free. Yes, that’s right. Free – no fine print.

If you want to be really up close – we recommend you get there early because it does get busy. And new for this year, we’re hooking Platinum Badge and Music Wristband holders up with an exclusive licensed VIP viewing area. It’s subject to capacity so, again, arrive early.



World Pride 2014 Community Notice of road closure

Pride Toronto invites you to celebrate with us and over 2 million people this year’s WorldPride Week Festival from June 20 to June 29, 2014. Please join us for various social and cultural activities around Toronto during the days that lead up to the Trans* Pride March, Dyke March and WorldPride Parade. The WorldPride Streetfair begins Friday evening, June 27th, 2014. Let’s all be proud that our Pride Week Festival is officially designated as a City of Toronto “Signature Event”, as well as one of Canada’s largest cultural festivals and one of the world’s largest Pride events.

East-west streets severed by the Church St. closure will be designated “two-way” for the duration of the closure. Access will be available from Yonge St. or Jarvis St. While vehicular access will be limited, your driveway and garage entrances will not be blocked. Toronto Police Officers or Pride Toronto Safety Ambassadors will be stationed at all necessary intersections to ensure
that residents have access to and from their homes. Should your garage exit onto Church St, Wellesley St E, Isabella St or Alexander St. there will be limited opportunities to exit or enter.

Please view the list of road closures.

Pride Toronto is working with the City of Toronto to ensure continued safety of the neighborhood during our celebrations. Questions or Concerns? Please contact us at 416-927-7433



Small Business Money Forum

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Toronto City Hall

Looking for advice on financing your small business? Want to learn more about crowd funding? Then attend the Small Business Money Forum.
Presented by Enterprise Toronto, this free event includes a keynote speech by Ruthie Burd, founder of The Lunch Lady, a successful business that grew from a small startup to an operation with more than 50 franchises and 250 employees.

More information at toronto.ca/enterprisetoronto



What's on

Ryerson University Orientation Week Sponsorship Opportunities

Looking for ways to get students to notice your business? Ryerson University’s Orientation Week, which takes place August 24th to September 1st, welcomes over 5,000 incoming students to the campus situated right in the core of downtown Toronto. Sponsoring this week long event is the perfect opportunity for your business to connect with this highly engaged group of students aged 18-21, along with 100+ volunteers, and access to the rest of the student demographic gained through social media exposure. 

The week aims to provide new students with an opportunity to explore their interests, the campus, and city while creating meaningful connections and relationships with other Ryerson students, faculty and community members.

For more information on becoming a Ryerson University Orientation Week Sponsor, please contact Troy Murray, Sponsorship & Fundraising Officer, Student Affairs, at troy.murray@ryerson.ca

Follow us on twitter: @RUStudentLife
Check out our blog: http://studentlife.ryerson.ca/



The Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade is Dying to Work with You!

This is the premiere cultural event in Toronto's horror communities and inclusive to all who wish to participate. Last year, it attracted crowds of more than 10,000 people consisting of the walking dead, living observers and hoards of photographers. The 12th Toronto Zombie Walk & Halloween Parade will take Place at Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

There are a lot of opportunities to engage, for more information contact: Thea Munster | sponsor@torontozombiewalk.ca | 416-830-1336



What's New in Downtown Yonge

Open House in June: Join Us for Refreshments

As part of our mission to shine light on the practice of hypnosis, we are hosting an open house so that you can meet our hypnotists and learn more about our practices in a relaxed, stress-free environment. You'll be able to tour our office, leave the meeting with knowledge of what hypnosis is and what it isn't, and if you choose, we can perform an assessment to evaluate whether you can be hypnotized. Please join us for free refreshments and an enlightening discussion:
Friday, June 13, 2014
Drop in any time from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Morpheus Clinic for Hypnosis
15 Elm Street (near Yonge and Dundas) 2nd Floor in Suite 106
If you have questions, you can call us at any time at 416.556.4068.



The Yonge Street Mission is giving freely over 30,000 books

Over 30,000 books will be freely shared at The Yonge Street Mission’s (YSM) 10th Annual Community Book Fair! A time to promote literacy, education and reading enjoyment. Please join us to get books for you and your friends and family on June 14-19. Come and enjoy complimentary Starbucks coffee at 306 Gerrard Street East by Parliament.

306 Gerrard Street East, inside the Centre for Urban Education.

Days and Hours:
Saturday, June 14, 10am-1pm
Monday, June 16, 10am-12pm, and 2pm-4pm
Tuesday, June 17, 10am-12pm, and 2pm-4pm
Wednesday, June 18, 10am-12pm, and 2pm-4pm
Thursday, June 19, 10am-1pm

Free Parking available at YSM’s Double Take Thrift Store’s parking lot by 310 Gerrard Street East.

Sign up on YSM’s Facebook!  Share with your friends. Follow us on Twitter @YSM_TO! Celebrate with us #YSMBookFair
For more information visit www.ysm.ca

The Yonge Street Mission, T: 416-929-9614



Remington's Men of Steel 21st Anniversary Event & Pride 2014

Remington's Men of Steel is Toronto's only all male nude strip club. Today, Remington's Men of Steel welcomes women in every day of the week while maintaining an exclusive Men Only floor every Friday and Saturday. Today, the club boasts two fully renovated floors with a state of the art liquor dispensing system. Remington's Men of Steel has a variety of exciting dancers representing a diverse mix of ethnicity, shapes and sizes that grace our stages.

On June 12, 2014 Remington's Men of Steel is celebrating its 21st anniversary. In case you missed last year's party, this is your chance to come and enjoy some gorgeous dancers and great staff, plus the club will be giving out prizes throughout the night.  All are welcome to attend the event, there will be no exclusive men/women floors. 

The Feature show will be performed and choreographed by Ashton, Remington's "It boy" who was recently featured in Odyssey Magazine as well as Remingtons promo video clips.

The 21st Anniversary party will last throughout the day with the main event starting at 8pm into the early morning hours.

On a different note, this year's World Pride in Toronto will be well represented at Remington's Men of Steel. Sponsored by Iceberg, 40 male dancers will be covering pride week events, with both floors open to all genders, no special invitations necessary. Pride Week business hours with extended liquor license are:

Thu June 26, 5pm-4am 
Fri June 27, 4pm - 4am
Sat June 28, noon - 4am
Sun June 29, noon - 4am

Remington's Men of Steel, 379 Yonge St., 416-977-2160



"Tasting Affair" at REDS Midtown Tavern

Wednesday Nights in June at Reds Midtown Tasting Table, 7:30pm

Stop in and enjoy delicious featured beverages, signature cocktails, specialty liquors, and more. Every Wednesday night, we have fun and casual get-togethers at our communal Tasting Table, featuring different beverages and some tasty shareables to complement them.

Offering a uniquely social experience with lots of opportunity to meet and mingle, our communal table is the perfect place for a night out with friends, or a great reward for after work celebrations with your team. Tickets are $30 per person: call 416-598-3535 to book a spot or find out more about upcoming events.

Reds Midtown Tavern, 382 Yonge St #6



The Senator restaurant is participating in Negroni Week from June 3-8th.

$1 from each Negroni sold will go to St. Michael's Young Leaders; who are raising money for St. Michael's Hospital in our very own BIA region!

Bartender Tim Morse will be creating a custom Negroni for that week and we will be open Tuesday & Wednesday from 4pm to 9pm & Thursday to Saturday from 4pm to midnight.

More about Negroni Week: http://negroniweek.com/about/
More about our Beneficiary: https://www.facebook.com/smylgroup

The Senator Restaurant, 249 Victoria Street; 416-364-7517; thesenator.com.



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



Ryerson Farmers’ Market





To Do in Downtown Yonge

Special invitation to members of the Downtown Yonge BIA

Join us on Thursday, May 29 at 7:00 pm - 9:00pm as we launch our 3rd floor "Jazz Cellar" rooftop patio. Featuring DJ & refreshements.

Jazz Bistro, 251 Victoria St.
Call 416 363 5299 (JAZZ) or visit jazzbistro.ca for more information



Massey Hall presents

COEUR DE PIRATE with special guest BRY WEBB

Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 8pm
Montreal’s piano-playing pop vocalist Coeur de Pirate, who sings primarily in French, has been winning over audiences of all stripes for years: one doesn’t need to understand the lyrics to be seduced by her romantic spirit and sweeping intensity. This month, she releases the beautiful Trauma, her first album of English-language songs, which features a series of covers by the likes of Bon Iver and The Rolling Stones. coeurdepirate.com
LISTEN: “Flume” “Adieu

For more than a decade, Bry Webb was a fixture on Canada’s indie scene as lead singer of the beloved rock band Constantines. After deciding to take time off from the group, he reinvented himself as a solo act in 2011, releasing the critically acclaimed Provider, a contemplative and captivating album of folk music. His much-anticipated follow-up, Free Will, comes out in May. brywebb.com facebook.com/mr.brywebb
LISTEN: “Free Will” “Rivers of Gold

For additional information please visit masseyhall.com/media
MasseyHall.com / RoyThomson.com / Join our online communities – visit our blog Soundboard.ca and stay connected with us on Facebook and Twitter @SoundboardTO

Massey Hall 178 Victoria St.
Tickets $18.94. For tickets call 416 872 4255, buy online masseyhall.com



The Carlton Cinema is hosting a Midnight Movie Marathon on Saturday, June 7th!

Four Sam Raimi films will play from midnight till dawn: The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness and Drag Me To Hell. Raise pledges from friends and family for the Toronto Star's Fresh Air Fund and help send underprivileged and special needs children to camp!  Between movies The Carlton will have games, trivia, snacks and lots of prizes (with top prizes going to those that raise the most for charity).

For more info and pledge forms visit www.CarltonCinema.ca or the Facebook event page.



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

May 29 – G987FM Soul Sistas – 7:00 PM
May 30 – The Besides Live, fronted by Spencer "Spenny" Rice – 8:00 PM
Jun 01 – Kids Eat Free Sundays! – 11:00 AM
Jun 01 – The Rebirth of Rock and Roll – 5:00 PM
Jun 03 – Famous People Trivia – 6:30 PM
Jun 06 – SuperSonic - The Rock 'n' Roll Tribute to OASIS – 9:00 PM
Jun 07 – Killer Dwarfs Live – 8:00 PM
Jun 08 – Kids Eat Free Sundays! – 11:00 AM
Jun 08 – 30 Years of Born in the USA – 12:00 PM
Jun 10 – Cool Connections – 6:00 PM
Jun 13 – KPop Masquerade Party! – 9:00 PM
Jun 15 – Kids Eat Free Sundays! – 11:00 AM
Jun 22 – Kids Eat Free Sundays! – 11:00 AM
Jun 23 – MoMondays Toronto – 5:30 PM
Jun 25 – ISX Presents: International Wednesdays! – 9:30 PM
Jun 27 – TD Toronto Jazz Festival – 8:00 PM
Jun 28 – TD Toronto Jazz Festival – 8:00 PM
Jun 29 – Kids Eat Free Sundays! – 11:00 AM

For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com
Address: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge Street



Mackenzie House Events

Toronto: Street Level – A Photography Exhibition

In association with Tangled Arts and Disability Festival
Tuesday, May 1 to the end of July
Toronto: Street Level is an exhibition of photographs by ten artists with disabilities, created through a workshop led by Vincenzo Pietropaolo. The goal of the exhibit was to photograph through the broad lens of social justice and document the humanism of Toronto in the context of accessibility issues for residents with physical disabilities. In partnership with Tangled Arts + Disability Festival.

Included in regular admission.

Journalists and Editors in 19th Century Toronto - A Guided Walk - June 21

In association with Heritage Toronto
Saturday, June 21, 10 to 11:30 am

Explore the history of the men and women who took part in the lively journalism scene in Toronto from 1826 – 1892: their triumphs, feuds and friendships. William Lyon Mackenzie played a central role, inspiring both enemies and imitators. The walk is free, and begins at 160 Frederick Street, just north of Front Street (meet at Heritage Toronto plaque), finishing at Mackenzie House.

Mackenzie House
82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915



Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events

Landed: Together in Canada

May 29 to June 29, 2014
The second exhibition of the RBC Emerging Artist Project features the photography of Sarah Foy, Master student from Ryerson’s Image Arts faculty. Landed: Together in Canada is a multimedia installation that tells stories of same-sex binational couples who immigrated to Canada because they could not freely live together in the United States. The project explores how these couples struggled to stay together, how they decided to come to Canada, and how recent changes in American law may (or may not) affect their plans for the future.

Admission: Free


Q Live at Luminato

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 6:45 p.m.
Join the audience for a special live recording of CBC's award-winning culture show Q with Jian Ghomeshi, where it will bring together North America's largest multi-art festival with one of North America's most acclaimed culture programs. This show will feature an exciting array of musical performers, interview guests, panels and ideas. Names of the guests and performers will be announced in the weeks leading up to the event.


Green Porno Live on Stage

Friday, June 6, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Imagine the art of seduction on an arthropodan or elephantine scale. Such is the orgasmic, orgiastic and occasionally acrobatic bent of internationally acclaimed actress Isabella Rossellini's vibrant invasion of zoological boudoirs based on her short Green Porno films for the Sundance Channel. A lifelong lover of animals , Rossellini dons costume versions of their fur, skin, scales and wings for this delightfully insightful, DayGlo examination of the quirks, curiosities and frequently fatal risks of sexuality and reproduction across a spectrum of species.


Patty Griffin

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 8 p.m.
American Kid, Patty Griffin’s seventh album, is her first album of mainly new material since 2007. This new album – much of which Griffin says “was written to honor my father” – returns to typical Patty Griffin territory: powerful, personal and unpredictable songs arranged and performed in a style that doesn’t entirely repeat anything she’s done on her previous albums.


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: May 29, 31; June 7, 12, 14, 21, 28
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



Ed Mirvish Theatre presents


May 27 - June 8, 2014
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream.

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, including the Academy Award-winning title song "Flashdance - What a Feeling," "Maniac," "Gloria," "Manhunt," and "I Love Rock & Roll." In addition to these hits, 16 brand new songs have been written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL features a book by Tom Hedley (co-writer of the original screenplay), and Robert Cary with direction and choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis).


Return To Grace

July 8 - 20, 2014

RETURN TO GRACE traces the greatest musical moments of a generation with song favourites that include “Heartbreak Hotel”, “All Shook Up”, “Love Me Tender”, and more! From the early years, through to the amazing ’68 Comeback Special, to the historical Aloha from Hawaii concert, experience RETURN TO GRACE to re-live the music that changed rock and roll forever!





Returns September 3 – November 2, 2014

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Variety calls WICKED “a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of over 50 major awards, including a Grammy® and three Tony® awards, WICKED is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” The New York Times.

Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete—and completely satisfying—musical in a long time” USA Today.

Ed Mirvish Theatre - 244 Victoria Street, Toronto
Tickets:  416-872-1212   www.mirvish.com




The Minden Duo: Robert Minden & Carla Hallett

In Toronto from the west coast to record a brand new album. Magical sounds from invented instruments and children’s toys. A concert for an adventurous audience from the founder of the legendary Robert Minden Ensemble!

Beth Silver, cello; Jenna Richards, piano

Fresh from her Master`s recital at McGill University after studies with Matt Haimowitz, cellist Beth Silver joins frequent partner Jenna Richards for a lyrical program of music by Fauré, Poulenc and Debussy.

Anastasia Rizikov, piano

Pianist Anastasia Rizikov made her unforgettable Toronto recital debut for Music Mondays when she was only 13. Now a seasoned 15-year-old, she returns with international tours under her belt and a recording for CBC Radio 2.

Kristine Dandavino, mezzo soprano
Brett Kingsbury, piano

A pair of achingly beautiful song cycles by Canadians Srul Irving Glick and Pierre Mercure bookend a recital by a young singer possessed of a magnificent voice.

Toronto Brass Quintet

The recently formed Toronto Brass Quintet is comprised of some of Ontario's most exciting and versatile brass players, each bringing a unique voice to the ensemble.

The Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square Toronto, Tel: 416-598-4521 Ext 223

Check our Website for updates www.musicmondays.ca
Artists and programmes subject to change without notice. 



Stein-Off for Kids' Health: Stein Auction at Duke's Refresher + Bar, Tues June 3rd at 6 pm

For those of you who have been waiting for this day and adding your name to our stein wait-list...Duke's is auctioning off some of their much-coveted personal steins on Tuesday, June 3rd! 100% of proceeds from stein sales go to support kids' health through SickKids Healthy & Happy campaign. Featuring beer sampling of some signature brews from the excellent Spearhead Brewery, this is a great way to grab a stein, try great beers, and support an excellent cause. Grab some friends, come on in, and prepare to have a good time! 

Location: Duke's Refresher, 382 Yonge St.



Eggs & Kegs With Dad at Duke's Refresher: Sunday June 15th, noon - 4pm

You love your Dad, your Dad loves beer. What better way to celebrate Father's Day than brunch with Dad at Duke's! Featuring a tap takeover by Beau's Beers, with 10 of their finest craft brews and some fine swag giveaways up for grabs (forgot to get Dad a present? Problem solved!). Call (416) 979-8529 to save your places.

Location: Duke's Refresher, 382 Yonge St.



Are you ready for the World Cup?

Come cheer on your favourite team with St. Louis Bar & Grill and Kiss 92.5’s Devo Brown! Watch with us and join the pool to give us your predictions as to who will win! You could win awesome FIFA jerseys and a FIFA fridge throughout the tournament! Starts on June 12th to July 13th! Valid only at St. Louis Atrium, 528 Yonge St, and Fairview locations. Please see or call store for details.

Follow us on twitter for all the latest info: @stlouistrio and use the hashtag #devobrownWC14.

St. Louis Bar and Grill, 595 Bay St, in the Atrium Building, 647-435-9464



Reserve your space at Duke Pubs

Location: Duke of Richmond, Duke of Somerset www.thedukepubs.ca

Duke of Somerset: 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com
Duke of Richmond: 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com



2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship

June 20 – 28, 2014
Mattamy Athletic Centre

Wheelchair Basketball Canada will host the top female wheelchair basketball players on the planet June 20-28, 2014 in Toronto for the 2014 Women’s World Wheelchair Basketball Championship. World-class female athletes will converge on the Mattamy Athletic Centre to showcase the elite skills and athleticism that make wheelchair basketball the most popular sport for athletes with a disability in the world. The tournament will be the largest women’s world championship in history featuring 12 participating countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, Peru, and United States.

For more details: www.2014wheelchairbasketball.com



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:

May 30, 31 - Dean Avatiolis
June 6, 7 - Ewen Farncombe
June 13 - Victor Xu
June 14 - Tom McGill

Toronto Jazz Festival - June - from 7 to 10pm at Martini Bar

June 20 & 21 - Steve Koven Duo
June 27 & 28 - Steve Koven Duo

Visit Pantages Martini Bar for more information!



Live nights of Music at 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.

Visit monarchpub.ca or facebook.com/monarchspub to reserve, for more information and monthly music listings!

Showcase Tuesday
May 27 - Kate Todd
June 3 - Mark Crissinger
June 10 - Paul Reddick & Greg Cockerill
June 17 - Ginger St. James
June 24 - The Terra Hazelton Trio

Jazz Wednesday
May 28 - The Michael Danckert Quartette
June 4 - The Robin Banks Quartette
June 11 - The Michael Bell Quartette
June 18 - The Lester McLean Quartette
June 25 - Melissa Lauren

Blues Thursday
May 29 - The Jack de Keyzer Band
June 5 - The Jerome Godboo Band
June 12 - The Dan McKinnon Blues Band
June 19 - Mark "Bird" Stafford
June 26 - The Jack de Keyzer Band

Classic Rock Friday
May 30 - Guitar Stars: Rob Quail & Steve Grisbrook
June 6 - Robin Hawkins and The Royals
June 13 - The Kristen Anzlec Band
June 20 - Big Rude Jake
June 27 - Brian Blain and The Blainettes

Dance Saturdays
Dance the Night Away Saturdays with DJ Supreme
June 7 - The Morgan Davis Blues Band
June 21 - Groove Corporation
June 28 - Irene Torres and The Sugar Dev

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.

For upcoming events click here.

Call 416 363 5299 (JAZZ) or visit jazzbistro.ca for more information




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