In the Spotlight, October 17
Winter Magic brings the best of the holiday season to Downtown Yonge Neighborhood!
Presented by the Downtown Yonge BIA, this annual festival transforms the heart of downtown into a winter playground with five unique, seasonal events. These events are: Illuminite, a dazzling tree lighting ceremony; Ice, Wine and Dine, an outdoor food and wine festival on historic Elm St.; Kidzfest, a full day of free rides, entertainment and meet-and-greets; Buskertainment, featuring weekend street performers; and the Window Wonderland holiday window display competition.
For more information, visit www.wintermagic.ca.
Introducing Sultan Exchange, a New Money Transfer Service
“As part of our promise to continuously serve our customers with the best service,” says Tarek Jaber, Toronto Branch Manager. Sultan Exchange has recently opened a new branch in Downtown Toronto on 639 Bay St. offering their clientele the different financial services offered in this domain.
Sultan Exchange are specialists and leaders within the field of Foreign Exchange Solution Management and Money Transfer Business. “We guarantee exchange rates significantly better than those offered by the banks both for present and future markets and a high level of customer service that will not only meet but also exceed expectations,” adds Jaber.
Sultan Exchange has developed a vast global network that allows them to send money and make payments for minimal markets costs. Their unbeatable rates and exceptional customer services is evidenced by the clients that they currently deal with.
“We are specialists in every service that we have to offer from money transfers, money exchange, and bill payments. We are flexible, reasonable and more than ready to help with all of your foreign exchange and money transfer requirements,” concludes Jaber.
What's New in Downtown Yonge
International storytelling movement to create new stories for a great city at RTA Transmedia Centre
On October 19th, Ryerson’s RTA School of Media will bring internationally renowned diy days to Canada for the first time. Presented in association with United Way Toronto the free, interactive event invites artists and activists to explore new stories, enact social change, and make ideas come to life to improve lives in local communities.
"diy days Toronto is a new step for us in our youth programming and collective action,” says Experience Designer Lance Weiler. “Over the course of the day, participants play a "Wish for the Future" collaborative game that turns wishes for the future of Toronto into stories, prototypes, and collective actions. We are excited to be partnering with the Urban Design Guerillaz, the Ryerson Transmedia Centre and United Way Toronto to create a tangible, positive, collective action from the heart of Toronto."
Centered on storytelling and rapid prototyping, diy days’ interactive approach encourages participants to learn, do and share in a collaborative environment. Through power talks and hands-on workshops participants such as storytellers, hackers, game designers, architects, engineers, activists, and educators will be challenged to stretch their skills to innovate around a central theme new stories for a great city.
Registration for this free gathering is now open. Find full details at http://toronto.diydays.com.
To Do in Downtown Yonge
Downtown Yonge BIA would like to invite to RBC’s Small Business Networking Event at the Maple Leaf Garden’s on October 24th at 5pm.
You're Invited to the Annual Small Business Networking Event!
Followed by a Q&A session with local experts:
- Hear about Business Intelligence & Opportunities in the Downtown Core.
- How do identify and protect yourself from Business Fraud.
- Explore the value of Financial Planning for you and your business.
Thursday October 24th, 2013
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Maple Leaf Gardens, 4th floor Alumni Lounge, 60 Carleton St, Toronto, Ontario.
Please RSVP by October 18th, 2013
by contacting Brian Lifchitz at 416 974 0004
Ghost Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
A special ghost edition tour of the historical Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre on Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. Learn about the history and restoration of the complex and hear tales of the alleged ghosts and spirits that are said to inhabit the building. Not necessarily a spooky tour, but some of the stories may send a chill up your spine.
Monday, October 28 at 7 p.m. (approximately 90 minutes)
Adults: $12; Students & seniors: $10. Tickets available at the door, cash only and reservations are not required. For further information call (416) 314-2871. The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is located at 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen St., opposite the Eaton Centre)