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Welcome to New Members

We would like to welcome new businesses to Downtown Yonge.

City Kitchen Restaurant N Bar

As the latest addition to Toronto Eaton Centre’s varied food establishments, our 200 seat casual dining restaurant “CITY KITCHEN RESTAURANT N BAR” is a welcome addition for locals and tourists to Toronto. Located on Yonge Street at the corner of Shuter Street, we are an up-scale family facility that offers specialities covering quality Canadian food for lunch and dinner.

Location: 220 Yonge St., Eaton Centre
Phone: (416) 519-5839
Website: http://citykitchen.ca/


The Elm Tree Restaurant

The Elm Tree Restaurant offers its guests modern European meals constructed from familiar ingredients, a full service bar, stocked with local beers, international wines, and liqueurs to create any desired cocktail. House specialities include lamb shank, Chilean sea bass, and our crispy Cornish hen. We are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. See you soon!

Location: 43 Elm St.
Phone: (416) 901-7339



TLP (short for Three Little Pigs) will add some midday diversity to the neighbourhood’s current crop of fast food outlets and sub shops. The new space will stick to home-style drinks and snacks, like iced tea, apple cobbler and sandwiches stuffed with lamb, meatloaf and peameal bacon.

Location: 15 Elm Street



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



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



We look forward to the future openings:

Fit for Life – 3 Gerrard St East


Member Highlights

Inglot Cosmetics

Calling all makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts. Inglot Cosmetics is coming to Toronto and opening its doors at Dundas Square. Come experience the world's leader in colour cosmetics and be blown away by our selection. Inglot expertly combines the latest scientific technology with intense and vibrant colours.

Located at 21 Dundas Square Street.


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...

80% of responding Toronto Mayoral and Council candidates support building the Minimum Grid

Earlier this year, Cycle Toronto called on all candidates running for mayor and council for the next term of council to commit to building the Minimum Grid: a city-wide grid of 100 km of protected bike lanes and 100 km of bicycle boulevards by 2018.

You can find the press release here.


Is your business wheelchair accessible?

Here are some of the things to consider:

- Is the entrance barrier-free? (ie. no stairs to enter, unobstructed sidewalk)
- Are doorways wide enough (minimum 35”) for a wheelchair or walker to pass through?
- Are some of the tables standard height (29”) with removable chairs?  Bar height tables or booths pose challenges.
- Are washrooms on the main floor or do they have elevator/ramp access?
- Are washroom stalls big enough (minimum 72”x72”) for a wheelchair to enter?

Why should wheelchair accessibility matter to you? People with disabilities account for an estimated $25 billion in national consumer spending each year. This group is also estimated to influence the spending decisions of 12 to 15 million other Canadians. In addition to the large spending power of this group, accessibility should be on your radar because of the imminent implementation of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). The AODA will soon mandate that all businesses and public spaces meet minimum accessibility requirements. If cost is an issue, new initiatives such as the StopGap program and the Government of Canada’s Enabling Accessibility Fund are available:

At AccessTO we review restaurants, bars and cafes that are wheelchair accessible. The criteria used is developed from the City of London Design Standards and Accessibility Guidelines for the City of Toronto. We provide measurements and photos to our readers so that they can evaluate a restaurant for themselves and participate in Toronto’s vibrant food and entertainment scene. If you think your business meets our criteria please get in touch - we would love to discuss reviewing you on our site!

Check out our website for more helpful tips.


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.


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

Road Closure Notification

Zombie Walk – October 25

START: Nathan Phillips Square~ West on Armoury St., North on University Ave, East on College St, South on Yonge st, West on Queen st.
END: Nathan Phillips Square

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, October 9


The Downtown Yonge BIA in partnership with Creativiva is gearing up to bring Toronto it's most spectacular tree lighting ceremony yet.

This year's "Illuminite" highlights will include a brand new aerial ballet - a stunning choreography staged high up on a building façade - live music, dance, circus, roaming characters and interactive activities. The public is invited to witness Dundas Square transform into a multi-stage entertainment venue as performances are put on anywhere from eye level to rooftops, both among the crowd or up on stage. From glowing LED characters to life-sized toy soldiers, an eleven piece band to the headlining aerial ballet, audiences should expect nothing conventional from the evening festivities. Over 10 thousand people are expected to turn up this year to enjoy this 360 degree theatrical experience planned right in the heart of the city.

Illuminite is on November 15, starting with DJ playing at 5pm.
Creative concept and directed by Lukas Cabalka

Winter Magic evets:
Window Wonderland – November 15-30, 2014
Ice, Wine and Dine – Saturday November 22, 2014
Kidzfest – Saturday November 29, 2014



Fashion on Yonge

Thank you to everyone that attended Fashion on Yonge 2014 we hope you enjoyed the event! Thank you to all of our partners and members who made the event a success! Stay tuned for photos!

There was 3 runway shows – Urban, Vibe and Chic. Members on the runway included Hard Candy Fitness, Jean Machine, Her Boutique, Bench Canada, Long Tall Sally, Roots Canada, GAP, Danier, RW & CO, Mendocino, and various brands from The Hudson’s Bay Company. This includes Ralph Lauren, White Space Pink Tartan, Ben Sherman, Free People, Scotch & Soda, AG Jeans, 434 Fifth, Alice & Olivia, Armani Exchange, Strellson, and Black Brown.

The Hudson’s Bay Company styled our models’ makeup with Makeup Artists from Shu Uemura, NARS and Guerlain. In between shows, they styled the audience’s makeup as well!

Spellbound Hair Design styled our models’ hair for the runway shows. They also styled the audience’s hair.

We had a Spa Tent which included a nail bar from Inglot Toronto, massages from Mahaya Health Services and a wellness consultation from Potionista.

There was also delicious food options at the event. This included St Louis Wings Atrium’s famous wings, Salad King’s mango sticky rice, roast beef sandwiches from The Duke of Richmond, and mini desserts from Bite Bar.

The Red Carpet Photo Contest included many entries where guests could take their photo on the red carpet to enter for a chance to in a Downtown Yonge BIA Neighbourhood Experience Package. This experience includes a stay at the Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre, tickets to a show at Massey Hall, 3 month membership at Hard Candy Fitness, Hair makeover at Spellbound Hair Design, shopping cards from Bench and Boathouse, a gift card from the Duke of Richmond, a gift bag from Hard Rock Café and a beautiful Maison Birks necklace.

What a wonderful event, we are excited for next year’s Fashion on Yonge 2015!


What's on

Jason Priestley joins the Celebration as host of the 2014 Canada's Walk of Fame Tribute Show

Priestley Adds to the Starpower of Previously Announced 2014 Honourees Including Louise Arbour, The Band, Jeff Healey, Rachel McAdams, Ryan Reynolds, Hayley Wickenheiser, and The Weeknd

Shaw Media and Canada's Walk of Fame are proud to welcome Jason Priestley as Host of the 2014 Canada's Walk of Fame Tribute Show, as announced exclusively by ET Canada. The beloved Actor and Director will emcee the star-studded, two-hour event airing on Friday, December 19 at 8 pm ET/PT on Global. Canada’s Walk of Fame Tribute Show celebrates top-notch Canadians who have made a substantial contribution to Canadian culture, treats viewers to show-stopping performances, and showcases the incredible talent this country has to offer. Presenters and performers will be announced in the coming weeks.

To read a Press Release, please click here.
For more information, please visit website www.canadaswalkoffame.com



The Breakfast Table Event

Arlene Dickinson & YouInc invite you to join us for an exclusive breakfast event with some of Canada's leading and most celebrated entrepreneurs.

Learn valuable insights as Arlene shares an intimate and frank conversation about being in business with top renowned Canadian entrepreneurs Christine Magee, President of Sleep Country Canada, and Robert Deluce, President & CEO of Porter Airlines.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity for inspiration. Start your day at The Breakfast Table.

Date: October 15th, 2014
Time: 7 - 9:30AM
Location: The Arcadian Court. 401 Bay Street, 8th Floor

*Buy your tickets by Sept 17th to receive your signed copy of Arlene’s book — All In
Click here to buy tickets.



Art with Potential

Please join us!
Live art competition & reception at Ada Slaight Hall, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto.
Eight carefully selected youth artists compete for one cash prize.
All artists receive a portion of the sale price of their art.

Why this event matters
Youth artists may include at-risk and homeless youth. Raising the Roof will work with our network of Partner Agencies in Toronto to identify promising, talented youth artists who qualify to compete.

Art with Potential is not only a fundraiser to support Raising the Roof’s work towards long-term solutions to homelessness. It is an opportunity for youth to build their portfolio of work and receive compensation.

We know that employment is a critical success factor for at-risk and homeless youth. By supporting eight youth artists with an opportunity to showcase their talents and passion, we can pave the way for their brighter future.

Case for Support
Proceeds from Art with Potential will support Raising the Roof’s National Homelessness Initiatives. Families with children are the fastest growing group of citizens experiencing homelessness; it is estimated that there are currently 22,500 children in Canada who are homeless. Raising the Roof’s National Initiatives will support service-providers, communities and governments in finding lasting solutions to this national crisis. Beginning in 2013, we initiated practical community-based research into the needs of homeless families, focusing on the key issues of domestic violence, education, employment, housing, and mental health. We are developing a national framework, articulated in a final report – along with supporting tools, resources and promising practices – which we will then share with governments, communities and other stakeholders across Canada. Our goal is to shine a spotlight on this extremely vulnerable – and growing – segment of society, and to give a voice to the tens of thousands of Canadian children and their families who are without a place to call home.

For more information, please contact:
Stacey Charles, Development Coordinator
stacey@raisingtheroof.org / 416-481-1838 Ext 1



TORONTO 2015 Youth Summit – Apply Now!

The TORONTO 2015 Youth Summit has 300 spots available for Ontario youth aged 16–24 who want to learn hands-on about the value of sport to community and the true legacy that an international multi-sport Games can leave on a region.

The two-day Summit’s theme of “building community through sport” will inspire youth to live healthy, active lives while providing them with the tools to build communities rich in sport, arts and culture. Youth will also hear inspiring keynote addresses, attend skill-building workshops, take part in community-based activations, and network with peers and leaders.

Youth must reside in Ontario and be between the ages of 16–24 on January 1, 2015


March 21–22, 2015

Downtown Toronto — conference space to be announced



What's New in Downtown Yonge

Yonge and Grenville Branch Relocation Notification

This branch will be closing at 12 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014 and relocating to 500 Yonge Street. We will be open for business at our new location on Monday, December 1, 2014.




Spellbound Hair Designs

Spellbound Hair Designs offers a team of talented, experienced hairstylists to the Yonge-Dundas area! We offer a full menu of color, cutting, treatment, and styling options, and a knowledgeable staff that will work with you to cater to your specific hair needs.

We have recently provided hair styling for the Fashion on Yonge outdoor fashion show and we are the official hair sponsor for Fashion Art Toronto and countless other fashion events that keep us on the edge of what's new and exciting in hair.

This fall we are featuring our PM Shines, demi-permanent haircolor. PM Shines Translucent Hydrating Color is a deposit-only, ammonia-free color that gives incredible shine and replenishes amino acids to add intense hydration and reinvigorate your hair. Offers a full range of colors and lasts 6-8 weeks before fading on-tone. The perfect option to revitalize and richen your hair after a summer in the Sun!

We are currently offering complimentary consultations with any of our stylists and 20% off all hair services for new clients!

You can see our work on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sphairdowntown



To Do in Downtown Yonge

Ryerson Men’s Hockey Season Home Opener

The Ryerson Rams take on Laurenitan on October 9, 2014 at the Mattamy Athletic Centre at 7:30pm.



Shoot For A Cure Basketball Showcase

Press Release

(Toronto, Ontario) – On Friday October 10th, 2014, INCHARGE Sports & Entertainment & NorthBridge Media Group will host Shoot for a Cure Basketball Showcase at Ryerson Kerr Hall Gymnasium B. We will be hosting 2 exhibition basketball games featuring 4 of the top High Schools in the GTA: Bill Crothers S.S. (Markham), Oakwood C.I. (Toronto), St. Edmund Campion (Brampton), and St. John Paul II (Scarborough). INCHARGE Sports & Entertainment as well as NBMG have teamed up with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation to bring you this event and heighten Breast Cancer awareness. Proceeds will be donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

Adults: $5
High School Students with ID: $2
Kids 13 & Under: Free
Doors Open at 6pm

Though advancements are being made, 1 in 9 women will still be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. That is why support for research that could eventually lead to a cure is so important. To help you make a difference, we have set-up an online donation account for you to make a donation for the cause. With your help we will be able to fund ground-breaking research on prevention, detection, diagnosis and treatment. It’s only with the continued support of our community that we can meet the needs for breast cancer research and continue to make progress in understanding, detecting, and treating breast cancer.

Shoot for a Cure Basketball Showcase will provide an exciting platform for young female student athletes to showcase their talents in front of friends and family as well as other supporters of our community. INCHARGE Sports & Entertainment, NorthBridge Media Group and the Canadian Beast Cancer Foundation are proud to present Shoot for a Cure Basketball Showcase and promise that this will be an event that will be fun and exciting for all!

To make a donation to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, please click on the link.



Open House

Weight Watchers is having an Open House on Saturday, October 18th from 11am-2 pm.



Free Reiki Class at Tangerine Café

Wed, October 29th, 11 am - 12:30 pm at The Tangerine Downtown Toronto Cafe, 221 Yonge Street, upstairs in the Thompson Block room.

Details: Stephanie Norwich, M.Ed.(Counselling), Reiki Master presents a beautiful and inspiring reiki talk followed by a question period.

Topics include: 1) What is reiki? 2) The reiki treatment, 3) The benefits,
4) How it works, 5) The history, 6) Usage: relationships, children, friends, pets, and plants, 7) Self treatment, 8) Volunteering Reiki, 9) The 3 levels of training, and 10) How to become a licensed Holistic Practitioner.

Contact: Space is limited! Call Stephanie Norwich at (416) 531-8061 or email her at thehealingteam@gmail.com to reserve your seat.



Join us at the October Business Networking Social!

Featuring guest speakers specializing in Social Media, Business Accounting & Wealth Management.

October 30th, 2014
5:30 pm -8:00 pm

Maple Leaf Gardens
Mattamy Athletic Centre
Alumni Lounge - 4th Floor
50 Carlton Street, Toronto, M5B 1J2

Please RSVP by October 24th, 2014
by contacting Brian Lifchitz at: (416) 974-0004
or Brian.Lifchitz@RBC.com



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

Oct 09, 14 VANCESTOCK III - 6:00 PM
Oct 11, 14 BUZZFEST 2014 - 8:00 PM
Oct 12, 14 KIDS EAT FREE SUNDAYS! - 11:00 AM
Oct 16, 14 ROCK THE JOINT - 7:00 PM
Oct 18, 14 ZEPPELINESQUE - 9:00 PM
Oct 19, 14 KIDS EAT FREE SUNDAYS! - 11:00 AM
Oct 26, 14 KIDS EAT FREE SUNDAYS! - 11:00 AM
Oct 27, 14 MOMONDAYS TORONTO - 5:30 PM
Oct 30, 14 ROCK 'N HARD FOR SICKKIDS - 7:00 PM
Oct 31, 14 HALLOWEEN HAUNT - 10:00 PM

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



Classic horror films at Carlton Cinema

The Carlton Cinema is doing classic horror films every Saturday in October. It kicked off with Halloween today, running until the 19th, but we are also showing Friday The 13th Oct 11 at 9:15, A Nightmare On Elm Street Oct 18 at 9:15pm, and Child's Play Oct 25 at 9:15pm



Zombie Walk

START: Nathan Phillips Square~ West on Armoury St., North on University Ave, East on College St, South on Yonge st, West on Queen st.
END: Nathan Phillips Square.

The Official Toronto Zombie Walk and Halloween Parade After Party will be at the Hard Rock Café (279 Yonge st) and feature Black Cat Attack (Oshawa), DJ Eric Von Eric and more. Doors open at 9pm.

You can bet yer coffin lids you don't wanna miss what's sure to be the graveyard event of the season! All this and much, much more for the lowly price of $12 in advance, $15 at the door, so start scroungin' them bones right now!

Check out the awesome entertainment planned for the night.



Mackenzie House Events

City of the Dead: The Necropolis Cemetery Tour

Sunday, October 19, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Join us for a drama-enhanced walk through the Necropolis Cemetery to visit the graves of William Lyon Mackenzie and his family, his fellow rebels and rivals. Hear stories of murder, heartbreak and great perseverance. After the walk, participants are invited to return to Mackenzie House for a tour and some light refreshments.

Not recommended for children under 8 years of age.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Adults: $12.50 plus HST, Children: 8-15 years $10.50 plus HST.
Call 416-392-6915 for tickets.


Spirit Walk

Saturday, October 25, 7 and 7:30 p.m.

Explore downtown alleys and laneways and discover some of Toronto's reputedly haunted buildings. Return to gas-lit historic Mackenzie House for treats and ghost stories associated with the house.

Not recommended for children under 8 years of age.
Pre-registration and pre-payment required.
Adults: $12.50 plus HST, Children: 8-15 years $10.50 plus HST.
Call 416-392-6915 for tickets.

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



Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events

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: October 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25.
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


Alcina, Presented by Opera Atelier

Thursday, October 23 to Saturday, November 1, 2014

George Frideric Handel’s Alcina is a Baroque masterpiece that will mark Opera Atelier’s first major Handel production at the Elgin Theatre. Alcina tells the story of a sorceress whose world is a mirage composed of the souls of her past lovers and the Christian knight Ruggiero who is destined to set them free. Canadian soprano Meghan Lindsay, who audiences will remember as Agathe in Der Freischütz, is in the title role. Opera Atelier is delighted that Alcina includes some of Handel’s most famous dance music, giving a unique opportunity to feature the superb artists of the Atelier Ballet. (Photo: Bruce Zinger).

Tickets: $38, $54, $78, $116, $166

Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, October 26, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, call Ticketmaster at 1-855-622-ARTS (2787) or visit www.ticketmaster.ca, or buy them at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre box office (Tuesday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until show time on performance days; closed Sunday and Monday).


Special EWG Halloween Tour

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Join us for a special ghost edition of our public tour at a special time – Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7 p.m.

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.

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


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



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.
Martinis & Manis - Tuesday-Friday - $30 for Mani & a "French mani" Martini, 5:00pm - 8:00pm

What's On at Martini Bar:
$5 pints (Sleemans, Sapporo and Blanche de Chambly), wine and cocktails from Monday to Friday, 4pm to 6pm.
An assortment of delicious appetizers and bar snacks (all under $10)

After Work Party at Pantages Martini Bar is on Monday through Friday, 4pm to 6pm. We look forward to seeing you!

Join us for Live Entertainment every Friday and Saturday. Call for more information on performers and performance dates.

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!

Jazz Wednesday's
October 15 - The Melissa Lauren Quartet
October 29 - Big Rude Jake

Blues Thursday's
October 16 -The Conor Gains Band
October 23 - The Chris Antonik Band
October 30 - The Jack de Keyzer Band

Classic Rock Friday's
October 10 - Material Men
October 17 - North of 7
October 24 - The Dylan Tree 

Dance Saturdays
Dance the Night Away Saturdays with DJ Supreme
October 18 - Blue Room Cd release 5pm-9pm

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.

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


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