In the Spotligh, September 11
Fashion on Yonge
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!
Scotiabank AIDS walk for life
We are pleased to announce that the 2014 Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto will take place on Saturday, September 13th. The festivities will begin at Yonge-Dundas Square at 11:00 am, and the Walk will begin at 2:00 pm. Festivities will come to a close at approximately 6:00 pm.
Please note that Dundas Square Street will be closed from Yonge Street to O’Keefe Lane for the entire day (8:00 am to 7:00 pm) and set up begins at 8:00 am (a noise permit has been granted from the Municipal Licensing and Standards Office).
Founded in 1989, the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto is the largest AIDS Walk in Canada and one of Toronto’s premier fundraising events. The Walk brings together people from all ages and walks for life for a day filled with fun, festivities and hope. All funds raised by the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life Toronto benefit the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT).
Should you have any questions regarding this fundraising event, please contact Kat Biondi, Senior Coordinator, Special Events, at 416-340-8484 ext 257 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to participate in the event, either as a walker or a volunteer, please call 416-340-WALK (9255) or visit aidswalktoronto.ca.
Thank you for your support!
Senior Coordinator, Special Events
AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT)
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
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
email@example.com / 416-481-1838 Ext 1
CANADA’S WALK OF FAME FESTIVAL
100% CANADIAN • SEPTEMBER 18-20
The fifth annual Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival presented by Tim Hortons is three days of music featuring some of Canada’s most popular and iconic performers. The Massey Hall concert series features headliners such as Burton Cummings, and a special concert with Matthew Good and Jay Baruchel.
FRIENDS FIRST ON SALE – WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13
TICKETS ON SALE – THURSDAY, AUGUST 14
ORDER ONLINE AT MASSEYHALL.COM
Burton Cummings and Band
Thursday, September 18, 8pm
Ticket prices: $59.00 - $125.50
Canadian rock ‘n’ roll royalty, a national treasure and a living legend, six-time JUNO Award-winner Burton Cummings returns to the Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival stage at Massey Hall on Thursday, September 18 for the exciting opening night concert.
Dean Brody with opening acoustic performance by Doc Walker
Friday, September 19, 8 pm
Tickets: $39.00 - $79.00
Canadian country music artist Dean Brody makes his Massey Hall debut as part of the 2014 Canada’s Walk of Fame Festival.
Matthew Good and Jay Baruchel Live
Not So Private Banter
Saturday, September 20, 8pm
Ticket prices: $39.00 - $79.00
Conversation, Music and a little Mayhem. Watch, listen, and join in as Matt and Jay (acclaimed Canadian actor and comedian) take the stage and jam on anything and everything that comes to mind. No topic taboo, no rules, no script...The only plan is to expose each other’s dark humour, wit, and unparalleled world knowledge with a little meaningless information. All this mixed with Matthew Good's legendary acoustic performance will make for one night to remember.
178 Victoria Street Toronto, ON M5B 1T7
More more information or get tickets, http://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/festival
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.
What's New in Downtown Yonge
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
Australian Film Fest
Sept 19th - 21st
Join us for five fantastic movies set in Australia, featuring Australian talent in honour of The Mirvish & Our Country's Good, playing at The Royal Alexandra Theatre Sept 13 - Oct 26
Admission is a suggested $5 donation to The Toronto Star's Santa Claus Fund
Destination Thailand is the first Thai Festival to take place in the world famous Yonge-Dundas Square. We are excited to showcase the best Thailand has to offer to the Canadians and tourists from around the world. The event will feature famous Thai food from local restaurants, Muay Thai, traditional Thai Dance, exotic fresh Thai fruits, Thai handicrafts, authentic Thai massage, world class Thai beer, live entertainments, lucky draws, and much more. Asian non-profit organizations as well as Toronto Police will also join us to celebrate the multicultural diversity of Toronto.
Please visit us on facebook at www.facebook.com/DestinationThailandToronto
moSpeaker Academy BIG day in Toronto
mospeaker Academy BIG day in Toronto
The last moSpeaker Academy BIG Day was sold out, and the feedback was fantastic. In this BIG Day, we’re using the same successful 'mini-conference' format while giving you completely new content to help you build on what you already know and do well.
“When I started out in my career as a speaker 14 years ago, a veteran speaker pulled me aside and said, 'you can never stop working on your humour'. Fourteen years later, all I can say is 'he was soooo right'!” says Michel Neray. That's why the theme of this BIG Day is Humour.
You'll learn essential speaking skills, PLUS you’ll learn how to incorporate humour to be more entertaining, more effective and better paid!
Location: Downtown Jam, 83 Kincort Street, Toronto ON M6M 2L7
Price: $109.61 (early- bird tickets valid until the end of August 2014) / $166.11
Led by: Michel Neray
Momondays Toronto September 29, 2014
Real People. Real Stories. Real Inspiration!
KEEP ON ROCKIN' IN THE MOWORLD!
September 29, 2014
5:30 PM EDT
GET YOUR FILL OF HEART, HUMOUR AND HAPPINESS!!
Oh what fun we had at the last momondays!!! But oh, the last momondays seems so long ago now. You can look forward to the changing colour of the leaves, or you can look forward to a change at city hall… but if you’re for seomthing to do between now and then — something that’s meaningful, positive, impactful, fun and inspiring — then this most definitely is it! Get your tickets for momondays Toronto and get your fill of heart, humour and happiness!
momondays™ is like an open mic for professional speakers and other people like you with a great story and life lessons to share. Each event, you experience six to eight speakers tell a few personal stories. Some are funny, some are thought-provoking, all are motivating. Plus, we have real, live music, and great conversation!
What’s more, you get to socialize with all kinds of wonderful people in a fun, positive environment. You’ll wish every day were momonday!
Cash cover at the door just $20. Advance online tickets for just $10 plus hst are available until September 26. Save a few bucks and get your pick of seats, specials courtesy of the Hard Rock and more! Doors open for advance ticket holders at 5:30 pm. General admission at 6 pm.
Come early to grab a great seat and give yourself time to eat, drink and socialize! (You really do meet the nicest people at momondays!)
You meet the nicest people at momondays™!
For complete details, visit the 'official' momondays page at momondays.com/Toronto and join the Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/momondays.toronto
Real People. Real Stories. Real Inspiration!
Get your tickets at: www.momondays.com/toronto
Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge St., Toronto ON M5B 1N8, Canada
Price: $10 online/ $20 at the door (online available until August 15th)
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.
Sep 14 - Kids Eat Free Sundays! - 11:00 AM
Sep 17 - ISX Presents: International Wednesdays! - 9:30 PM
Sep 19 - Killer Dwarfs Live - 8:00 PM
Sep 21 - Kids Eat Free Sundays! - 11:00 AM
Sep 26 - ARYA Conerts & Events Presents - 9:00 PM
Sep 28 - Kids Eat Free Sundays! - 11:00 AM
Sep 29 - MoMondays Toronto - 5:30 PM
For more information, please visit www.hardrock.com
Address: Hard Rock Cafe Toronto, 279 Yonge Street
Mackenzie House Events
Sunday, September 14 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Visit the Mackenzie House table for information about our museum programs and the opportunity to print a special City Cider souvenir on our historic proof press! City Cider is presented by Spadina Museum in partnership with Not Far From the Tree. See the Spadina listings for details
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Saturday, October 4 from 7 p.m. to Sunday, October 5 at 7 a.m.
Mackenzie House is pleased to host the installation "Toronto - City of Dreams."
82 BOND ST, Phone: (416) 392-6915
Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre Events
Toronto International Film Festival 2014
From September 4 to 14, 2014 – with screenings at various times
The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is the leading public film festival in the world, screening more than 300 films from 60-plus countries every September. TIFF film programs have earned a reputation for excellence, and a diverse array of films is shown – from Hollywood galas to the best in international cinema to the latest home-grown comedies … and everything in between.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the TIFF website.
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: September 18, 25, 27; October 2, 4, 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)
Ed Mirvish Theatre presents
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!
Sep 10 - The Robin Banks Quartet
Sep 11 - The Kat King's
Sep 12 - McDonald Rush Band
Sep 18 - The J.W. Jones Band
Sep 19 - The Jagger Tanner Band
Sep 21 - Jack de Keyzer
Sep 23 - Mike Daley
Sep 24 - The Michael Danckert Quartet
Sep 25 - The Jack de Keyzer Band
Sep 26 - Kindred Spirits
Sep 30 - Kate Todd
Dance the Night Away Saturdays with DJ Supreme
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