In the Spotlight, October 7
Richtree Natural Market Restaurant Grand Opens at Toronto Eaton Centre
Richtree unveils innovative 20,000 sq. ft. marketplace restaurant, using cutting-edge technology to serve organic, natural, and locally grown food, fast.
Richtree Natural Market Restaurants opened the doors of their new flagship market restaurant concept in Toronto Eaton Centre. This state-of-the-art marketplace features a collection of 11 unique eateries, all serving up natural and organic food from local sources - a significant departure from the ordinary and often unhealthy options afforded in other quick service restaurants.
"Richtree Natural Market Restaurant is 'Where Good Comes Together,' said Robin Michel, CEO. “To us, that means bringing together delicious fresh food, made with only natural or organic ingredients sourced from local purveyors, then leveraging the latest technology to create a completely new restaurant experience that has something for everyone. Our vision for Richtree Natural Market Restaurants is to make it easier for consumers to find good food, that's good for you, and good for the earth."
These efforts are brought to life through the Richtree Market Pass Mobile; a response to the conventional payment card systems found at most establishments. A component of this unique ordering system, succinctly described as "Grouping", provides a groundbreaking solution for group ordering. The Market Pass allows any number of phones to be associated with one Market Pass account, allowing one person to pay for a group of people without requiring everyone to order from the same eatery or at the same time. Those without mobile phones are supplied with a wooden market pass card that allows participation in Grouping.
What makes Richtree Natural Market Restaurant different? All natural. Locally sourced when possible. Antibiotic & Pesticide Free. Organic produce in meals and salad bar. Only wild caught seafood. Boiled bagels and fresh baked muffins every day. Pastries are never frozen. Restaurant quality food using exclusive recipes. No artificial anything — EVER!
Technology highlights include: more than 50 LCD screens in-store; 23 foot video wall; virtual hostess, Mrs. Green, a hologram that welcomes customers to the Richtree experience; touch screen kiosks allow for multi-kitchen ordering, helps busy customers avoid line-ups; high-tech kids area features an interactive video wall and projections to engage Richtree's youngest customers; Market Pass app for iOS and Android, for mobile payment and collecting rewards.
What's New in Downtown Yonge
Aladdin, adapted from the Disney film and centuries-old folktales including “One Thousand and One Nights,” is brought to fresh theatrical life in this exuberant new musical. Aladdin’s journey will sweep audiences into an exotic world of daring adventure, classic comedy and timeless romance. This new production features a full score, including the five cherished songs from the Academy Award winning soundtrack and more written especially for the stage.
Tickets are on sale for the Toronto engagement at Mirvish.com or by calling (416) 872-1212 or (800) 461-3333.
Mirvish Celebrates 50 Years in Theatre
Mirvish Productions will present 18 shows and employ over 500 artists on its four stages in Toronto – the Royal Alexandra, Princess of Wales, Ed Mirvish and Panasonic theatres. This is the largest season Mirvish has ever presented and include: The Two Worlds of Charlie F; Henson Alternative’s Puppet Up! – Uncensored; The Musical of Musicals,The Musical!;Brian Bedford starring in The Last Confession; Olympic Skater Elvis Stojko starring in Chicago, The Musical; New Touring Productions of Disney’s The Lion King, We Will Rock You, American Idiot and Rain; All-Canadian Casts for God of Carnage and Dead Metaphor.
The upcoming Mirvish season for 2013-14 is divided into two subscription series – the Mirvish Theatre Subscription and the Off-Mirvish Subscription – and eight additional shows not on subscription. Subscriptions are still available for sale. Call TicketKing at 416-872-1212 or 1-800-461-3333.
Join the 100th Anniversary Celebrations with FREE tours of The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with Free tours on Wednesday, October 9 at 5 p.m.; Thursday, October 10 at 5 p.m. and Saturday, October 12 at 11 a.m. 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen Street, meet in the lobby).
For a special evening on October 10, members of the original restoration team – David and Patti Hannivan and Janis Barlow – will recount some exciting and interesting stories about the project and how this beloved theatre was restored to its original glory.
The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is a National Historic Site and the only operating double-decker theatre left in the world. www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg100.
To Do in Downtown Yonge
Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Ryerson Image Centre’s September 2013 Exhibitions: