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!
*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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*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!
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.
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
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 email@example.com
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 | firstname.lastname@example.org | 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
$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.
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
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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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
A GLORIOUS HEARTFELT TRIBUTE TO A MUSIC ICON.
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!
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
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
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!
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
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
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 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.
Call 416 363 5299 (JAZZ) or visit jazzbistro.ca for more information