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 November 2017 

You're the one that I want! You’ll leave the theatre laughing, singing and ready to dance after seeing this Grease the way it was meant to be seen – in its original 1950s Chicago setting. Starring Janel Parrish (from TV’s Pretty Little Liars) and a thrilling young cast of pink ladies and greasers who will rock your favourite songs from the movie in stunning new arrangements for the stage. Grease is directed by Broadway choreographer Josh Prince (Beautiful, The Carole King Musical and Shrek, The Musical).

Performance schedule:

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 19, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 30, 2017 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).

Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Mackenzie Investments is offering FREE regular admission to Mackenzie House and eight other Toronto History Museums until November 30, 2017. Offer applies to regular public tours/admission only; excludes organized group tours/admission.

 

Mackenzie House was the last home of Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, and is located downtown just steps from theatres, the Eaton Centre and Yonge-Dundas Square. The museum interprets urban Victorian life of the 1860s and the evolution of democratic institutions through the lens of Mackenzie as a writer, publisher, politician and rebel. 

The site includes the original three-storey brick, Greek Revival row house (originally the centre of three row houses, built circa 1858), and a one-storey addition which houses a narrow gallery space, a recreated print shop  and reception/gift shop that was added by the City in 1967.

Visit Mackenzie House and view the changing character of the neighbourhood from Victorian row houses to modern condominiums at the heart of Canada’s largest city.

 

Location: Mackenzie House
Address: 82 Bond St.

 

The Marriage of Figaro, presented by Opera Atelier

Mozart’s racy commedia dell’arte-inspired opera had its premiere in 1786 and was an instant success. The Marriage of Figaro pits servant against master in a hilarious story of love, subterfuge and forgiveness in a world on the brink of revolution.

Performance schedule:
Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 4, 2017 at 4:30 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).

Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

Nov 3rd to 5th Under Armour Canada will be setting up the world's first billboard powered by WILL. Stop by to check out The UA Wall of WILL in Yonge & Dundas Square for the launch of @UnderArmourCA.

There will be great giveaways and exercise, so get your gear on and come down to take part in a country wide collective workout. The UA Wall of WILL is up and running Friday at 12pm until Sunday at 7pm.

@UnderArmourCA

#CanadaWILL
 

Time: 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

 

The Marriage of Figaro, presented by Opera Atelier

Mozart’s racy commedia dell’arte-inspired opera had its premiere in 1786 and was an instant success. The Marriage of Figaro pits servant against master in a hilarious story of love, subterfuge and forgiveness in a world on the brink of revolution.

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).

Time: 4:30 PM
Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

Celebrate Toronto’s culinary history during a FREE weekend event November featuring live cooking demonstrations, food and drink samples, and presentations from special guests.

Visit Mackenzie House Museum to taste and learn about how Canada's diverse population shaped the food culture of the City. The program will explore the influence of Canada's diverse population on the formation of Canadian food identity. Discover the Canada's fusion cuisine and learn about the immigrant stories behind it. Sample Halifax donairs, pierogis, Montreal-style bagels and more.

Have a family recipe you want to share? Visit our blog at www.torontoeats150.tumblr.com to browse recipes and submit your own!
 
Phone: (416) 392-6915

 

Time: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Location: Mackenzie House
Address: 82 Bond St.
Admission: Free

During the First World War, 82 Bond Street was a boarding house. Join us for dinner, storytelling and music that focus on this pivotal time in Canada's history. This program is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

Cost: $30 per person plus tax. Please see link below to purchase tickets.

Reservations / Advance Tickets: Required

Phone: (416) 392-6915

Time: 7:00 PM
Location: Mackenzie House
Address: 82 Bond St.

Date: Friday, November 11, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM

Join the Downtown Yonge business community in remembering the services and sacrifices made by Canada’s war heroes throughout history. Bagpipers will be at the following intersections to play The Lament and observe the moment of silence, Yonge Street and -

- Richmond Street
- Shuter Street
- Dundas Street
- Gould Street
- Elm Street
- Gerrard Street
- College Street
- Wood Street
- Grosvenor Street / Alexander Street

 

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If you want to engage in any of Downtown Yonge BIA's events, connect with us:

Cheryll Diego

Sponsorship & Events Manager
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x226
Email: cdiego@downtownyonge.com
Tweet: @DowntownYonge

 

Explore the Yonge and Dundas neighbourhood the location of T. Eatons Inc factories and just north of their flagship store. Discover the stories of the lives of Eaton's employees who enlisted in the Great War, as well as those of the families they left behind. Learn about these ordinary people who risked and sometimes lost their lives serving one of the most devastating wars in modern history. This walk is presented as part of TO Canada with Love, the City of Toronto's year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions honouring Canada's 150th birthday.

Cost: $10 per person incl. tax.

Reservations / Advance Tickets: Required

Phone: (416) 392-6915

Time: 1:00 PM
Location: Mackenzie House
Address: 82 Bond St.

Richard Fiennes-Clinton, author of A History of Toronto until 1834, shares a collection of the stories and images of three men who recorded their own harrowing accounts of the Great War from their thoughts on enlistment, to their time in military training near Toronto. The story follows the soldiers' deployment overseas to the trenches of France and Belgium. Each of these three men came from different walks of life, and each one had a different perspective to share. Their moving and personal stories include elements of heroism, bravery, tragedy, and romance. Light refreshments provided.

Cost: $10.00 | Adult: $10.00

Reservations / Advance Tickets: Required

Phone: (416) 392-6915

Time: 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Worldwide, many people are living with diabetes and don’t even know it! Based on statistics from Diabetes Canada, 11 million Canadians currently have diabetes or prediabetes and this is projected to rise to 14 million by the year 2027. With all this in mind,  The Toronto WDD planning committee believes that our efforts to work collaboratively will raise awareness, connect community members to appropriate free services, and build a greater presence within our communities.

This year, our aim on World Diabetes Day  is to celebrate and support individuals impacted by diabetes for who they are, and what they do, as they become empowered along their diabetes journey.

Come join us at Yonge & Dundas Square from 11am to 2pm for fitness, food and Fun!

Come out and:

    Hear stories from people living with diabetes
    Try one of our four Fitness Workshops 11:20am, 12:00pm 12:40pm, 1:20pm
    Learn about healthy eating with a dietitian
    Sample healthy foods
    Get screened for diabetes
    Win one of our exciting raffle prizes

 

Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

Date: Saturday November 18, 2017
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. East

Downtown Yonge BIA invites you to join us in celebrating 10 years of Illuminite with a magical evening of music, dance & spectacle in Yonge-Dundas Square.

Illuminite 2017, kicks off with live music from Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party, starting off the night with some holiday classics to get you moving. Next up our MC, the talented and charismatic Ori Dagan gives the crowd a warm welcome and helps to keep the party going. Then, be prepared to be wowed with a tree-lighting show to remember from TDC Entertainment featuring renowned acapella group Countermeasure, and an LED drumline from 416 Beats, plus you’ll witness breathtaking aerialists, incredible music, and dazzling dancers.

This year’s show is guaranteed to put you into the Holiday spirit, and we look forward to entertaining you!

 

SCHEDULE

5:30 p.m.
Live Music – Jane’s Party, Ori Dagan

6:15 p.m.
Tree Lighting Performance produced by TDC Entertainment

7:00 p.m.
Live Music – Jane’s Party

For updates follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @DowntownYonge #Illuminite17

 

About TDC Entertainment

TDC Entertainment creates custom entertainment shows for award winning events. In its 17 years of operation TDC Entertainment has had the opportunity to work with clients from around the world. TDC Entertainment is known for its creative ideas, innovative costumes, and the ability to bring our client's visions to life. If you can dream it, we can create it.

About Jane’s Party

Jane's Party
 

About Ori Dagan

Having played together since 2006, the members of Toronto-based pop-rock quartet Jane’s Party – Devon Richardson, Tom Ionescu, Jeff Giles, and Zach Sutton – are moving forward with the momentum and confidence of a band ready to take the spotlight. After years of playing with and touring alongside the likes of The Arkells, Sam Roberts Band, LIGHTS, Blue Rodeo, Stars, Lord Huron, The Rural Alberta Advantage, and others, the band recently embarked on their first European tour as main support for the U.K.'s, Tom Odell. Faced with 13 sold-out rooms buzzing with 1500 to 4000 eager listeners each night, the band felt right at home, naturally tapping into their greatest strength: captivating audiences with their energetic live show and impeccable musicianship.

The band is currently supporting their acclaimed third full-length album, Tunnel Visions. Produced by Blue Rodeo’s Greg Keelor and recorded at his remote farm in Southern Ontario, the album is comprised of songs about being on the road, about losing loved ones, and about growing up and coming to grips with life. With input from outside voices entering the picture for the first time, the lead single Coming on Strong (named top 100 single of 2016 by CBC) was co-produced by The Darcys and features legendary singer/songwriter Jim Cuddy on backing vocals, while the distinguished music video boasts even more of the who’s who of the Canadian music scene. Tunnel Visions has proven that Jane’s Party have come a long way from their self-produced and recorded debut album in a garage in Toronto’s Jane and Finch neighbourhood. Nearly nine years later, the band is stepping out of the shadows in a big way, with features on Much Music, Musique Plus, and Indie 88 and regular rotation on Sirius XM and CBC Radio 2 and 3.

Website: www.janesparty.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/janespartyband
Facebook: www.facebook.com/janesparty
Twitter: www.twitter.com/janespartyband
  Award-winning jazz singer, songwriter and recording artist Ori Dagan is, quite simply, an original. His rich baritone voice and impressive abilities as an improviser produce an instantly recognizable sound. In live performance, he surrounds himself with Canada’s finest musicians, performing an engaging mix of material which is always fresh and in the moment. Dagan’s critically acclaimed releases “S’Cat Got My Tongue” (2009) and “Less Than Three <3” (2012) established a daring musical adventurer on the global jazz landscape. In recent years he has won numerous accolades for his witty original songs, from “Googleable,” his ode to a search engine, to the anthem for the rhythmically challenged, “Clap on the 2 and the 4.” The latter of these was screened at 15 film festivals worldwide, netting “Best Educational Jazz Short” at the inaugural New York City Jazz Film Festival.

Dagan’s third recording, Nathaniel: A Tribute to Nat King Cole (2017 Winner: Silver Medal for “Best Album” at the Global Music Awards) is a unique homage to the legendary azz musician and pop icon. The recording features 5 original songs inspired by facets of Cole’s life, music and legacy, with highly esteemed special guests Sheila Jordan, Alex Pangman and Jane Bunnett. In a career move as bold as Ori’s singing, “Nathaniel” is to be released as the first visual album in the jazz genre: a collection of 12 music videos.

Website: https://www.oridagan.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/oridaganjazz/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ori.dagan.jazz/
     

PARTNERS

Illuminite PartnersTDC Entertainment Milestones NOW

 

CHARITY PARTNER

Illuminite Charity PartnerRaising the Roof
Help us support long-term solutions to homelessness in Canada. Donations to Raising the Roof will be accepted at the event.

 

Please visit our Facebook page for photos and our video from 2016 event.

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If you want to engage in any of Downtown Yonge BIA's events, connect with us:

Cheryll Diego

Events and Partnership Manager
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x226
Email: cdiego@downtownyonge.com
Tweet: @DowntownYonge

 

 

Time: 5:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

A Christmas Carol

After 22 years, the elves in Ross Petty’s holiday extravaganza factory are jumping for joy. Finally, they can begin creating audience delights for a family musical that’s actually about Christmas! And they’re really excited about the return of Dan Chameroy as Plumbum … an elf icon! Eddie Glen, an honourary elf, is back to star in his 15th production with AJ Bridel (an elf-ette in training). Get ready for a show to delight children and adults alike with songs, dances, jokes, ad libs and a generous helping of audience participation. Look out Mr. Scrooge … your boos are waiting!


Performance schedule:

Friday, November 24, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 12 p.m.
Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 4:30 p.m.
Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 17, 2017 at 12 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 21, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Friday, December 22, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 24, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Friday, December 29, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 2 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).

Location: Elgin Theatre
Address: 189 Yonge St.

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. East

Join Downtown Yonge BIA at Yonge-Dundas Square for a day of fun for kids of all ages, with hosts from TVOKids, see exciting stage shows, meet your favourite characters from Paw Patrol and PJ Masks and much more!

 

SCHEDULE

   11:00AM – 5:00PM

- Stage performances featuring shows with science, music, magic and other surprises
- Throughout the day meet Chase and Skye from Paw Patrol and the gang from PJ Masks
- Arts and crafts from Power Kids, Clearview School of Arts and Culture and Mackenzie House
- Learn some science and technology with Pueblo Science and Maker Kids
- Have your face painted, jump in the bouncy castle, enjoy a sweet maple syrup treat and more!

 

MEET & GREET
Time Character
12:00 - 12:30 Paw Patrol (Skye)
12:30 - 1:00 Paw Patrol (Chase)
1:00 - 1:30 PJ Masks
1:30 - 2:00 Paw Patrol
2:00 - 2:30 PJ Masks
2:30 - 3:00 Paw Patrol
3:00 - 3:30 PJ Masks
3:30 - 4:00 Paw Patrol
4:00 - 4:20 PJ Masks
4:35 - 5:00 PJ Masks
 
ON-STAGE
Time Performance
11:30 -12:00 Beauty and Beast performance
12:15 -12:45 Magic Show with Rick Rossini
1:00 - 1:20 Pueblo - Explore Science
2:00 - 2:20 Team T&J
2:25 - 2:40 Clearview Arts and Culture School
2:45 - 3:15 Beauty and the Beast performance
3:15 - 3:45 Magic Show with Rick Rossini
3:55 - 4:15 Team T&J
4:25- 4:45 Pueblo - Explore Science
 

 

For updates follow us on Twitter and Facebook: @DowntownYonge  #Kidzfest17

MEDIA PARTNER

TVOKIDZ    NOW

 

CHARITY PARTNER

Kidzfest Charity Partner
Donations to the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation will be accepted at Kidzfest.

 

Connect with Us




If you want to engage in any of Downtown Yonge BIA's events, connect with us:

Cheryll Diego

Events and Partnership Manager
Phone: (416) 597-0255 x226
Email: cdiego@downtownyonge.com
Tweet: @DowntownYonge

 

There are light displays and then there’s the Cavalcade of Lights. Nathan Phillips Square’s 51st annual kick-off to the holiday season takes place November 25th, 2017, with a spectacle of holiday lights, fireworks, live music and a tree-lighting ceremony.

The Cavalcade of Lights features the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent, a beautiful fireworks show and a DJ skating party.

Schedule:

6:00 pm Skating Party with DJ Fawn Big Canoe

7:00 pm Main Stage Performance by Charmie Deller

7:30 pm Dignitary Remarks & Tree Lighting

7:45 pm Main Stage Performance by Matthew Barber & Jill Barber

8:35 pm Fireworks Display by GFA Pyro

8:40 pm Main Stage Performance by Alex Cuba

9:40 pm Skating Party with DJ MelBoogie

10:30 pm Show Ends

Time: 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM
Location: Nathan Phillips Square
Address: 100 Queen St W
Admission: Free

The 29th Annual Drug-Free Marshals “Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life” Christmas Festival will be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Yonge-Dundas Square. It’s an afternoon of family fun with seasonal and teen entertainment, free draws, hot chocolate and Santa and his elves. It’s also about kids telling other kids to be drug-free!

The event has a theme of drug abuse prevention through education and is sponsored by the Church of Scientology of Toronto and the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, with participation of downtown merchants and is open to all free of charge.

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
Address: 1 Dundas St. E.
Admission: Free

Hosted by the Centre for Indigenous Governance at the Faculty of Arts, this book launch brings together Audra Simpson, Ska7cis Manuel, Naomi Klein, Russ Diabo and Hayden King to discuss the work and profound impact of the late Art Manuel.

A pillar of Indigenous resistance and one of its key strategic thinkers, few Indigenous scholars and activists have been unaffected by the thinking and activism of Arthur Manuel.

Before his untimely passing in 2017, Manuel published Unsettling Canada (2015) and The Reconciliation Manifesto (2017). These texts contain vital histories of Indigenous resistance and leave an invaluable legacy for us to consider.

Source: Ryerson Today

Time: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Location: Thomas Lounge, Oakham House

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