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Two solo shows at the Arts and Letters Club

Sculptors Andrew Benyei and Judy Raymer Ivkoff: The Third Dimension.

Public Opening, Sunday, January 15, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM.

To arrange a private viewing with the artist, please contact the Club, 416-597-0223, ext. 1;

For more than a century The Arts and Letters Club has brought together the professional and the enthusiast, the artist and the art lover, the traditional and the modern.

14 Elm Street, www.artsandlettersclub.ca


SÜÜP Health Bar

From our kitchen pots and spoons, to the local fresh produce we cook with, SÜÜP Health Bar is built on the foundation of placing our customers’ health first.

Come see us at 382 Yonge St, unit 1!


Sugarmoon Salon

Microbladding has arrived at SugarMoon!

Call or email us for more details about our Semi-Permanent, Microblading service!

If your brows are thinning, have gaps, are uneven, or just need some extra definition, this could be the opprtunity you've been waiting for!

Location: 2 College Street Suite 202
Tel: 1 855 89 SUGAR (78427)
Email: info@sugarmoonsalon.com
Website: sugarmoonsalon.com


Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown

The world’s largest full-service Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown completes their $14.5 million Transformation May 31, 2016. 

Newly renovated guest rooms and meeting space are available now!

Location: 475 Yonge St. Tel: (416) 924-0611


T|bar at Chelsea Hotel, Toronto

T|bar, located in the Chelsea Hotel is the perfect place to dine. T|bar is for anyone that wants a refined dining experience, a pre-dinner beverage, a late-night cocktail or a decadent breakfast. T| bar is suitable for all occasions, whether you’re with friends, colleagues or having a business meeting. With a warm and intimate atmosphere, you will enjoy your food and the company you are with.

T|bar’s decadent breakfast is served 7am – 10am during the weekdays and an extended breakfast is available on weekend from 7am - 2 pm. T|bar is also a great place to eat lunch, including an authentic Indian Curry Buffet that is made from scratch in house Monday to Friday 11:30am – 2pm. This authentic buffet has been around for over 20 years and headed by our Sous Chef, Gaurav Kapoor.

T|bar is a place to enjoy crafts beers from Mill Street Brewery or one of the five refreshing specialty Caesar cocktails with a twist, such as The “Latin Dancer”, created by Executive Chef Brian MacAskill. Whatever your indulgence, T|bar has a variety of dishes that will have you coming back for more. Stop by T|bar Monday through Sunday to relish in the beautiful decor and delicious cuisine.

T|bar Hours
Mon-Fri: 7am - 10am, 11:30am - 1:00am
Sat-Sun: 7am - 1am

Location: Chelsea Hotel, 33 Gerrard St. W
Call 416 585 4352 for more information


Jazz Bistro is Toronto’s 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.

For upcoming events click here.

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


Hard Rock Cafe

For 38 Years Hard Rock Toronto has been serving delicious American and local cuisine prepared by world-renowned chefs. Take a stroll through musical history with our extensive collection of authentic memorabilia. For reservations and private events toronto_sales@hardrock.com

Notes: Patio and private room available, wheelchair accessible, show this ad for 15% off.

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


Whats On

City of Toronto rolls out Vision Zero Road Safety Plan for 2017 – seniors safety zones, red light cameras, road safety audits

Mayor John Tory and Councillor Robinson (Ward 25 Don Valley West), Chair of the Public Works and Infrastructure Committee, outlined 45 new measures that will be introduced this year targeted at eliminating fatalities and reducing serious injuries with an emphasis on pedestrians, school children, older adults, cyclists, aggressive and distracted driving, and motorcyclists. These measures are part of the City’s $54 million in funding the Vision Zero Road Safety Plan and overall traffic safety measures this year.

Among the initiatives that the City is introducing immediately include:
• creation of Seniors Safety Zones to be implemented at 12 high-priority locations, with increased pedestrian walk-times, enhanced signage and enhanced pavement markings • implementation of red light cameras at 76 new locations • accessible pedestrian signal installations at 20 additional locations • geometric safety engineering improvements at 13 locations • road safety audits at 14 high-risk collision locations • expansion of the school Watch Your Speed Program at 20 additional locations • speed reductions along 32 additional corridors • expansion of the mobile Watch Your Speed Program – including 12 additional pole-mounted speed display units in the city's central core, and • implementation of increased pedestrian walk times at 50 additional signalized intersections.

More information about the specific measures being implemented and locations is available in a backgrounder available at http://bit.ly/2i9v2HM.


The City of Toronto is looking for new and innovative uses for Old City Hall

Check out Ryerson University’s “A New Life for Old City Hall”, a report that looks at sparking some new and creative ideas to use this fantastic building. More Information


Protecting Toronto’s Live Music Venues


In November, City Council approved a motion designed to protect Toronto’s vibrant music scene by preserving live music venues and creating a more fertile environment for new industry to emerge. Read more here.



Street Smart

Road Closure Notification

For more 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

Promotions, January 20

Location: 176 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON
Phone: 416-861-9111
Admission: Free
Website: thebay.com


Robbie Burns Day

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

Celebrate Robbie Burns Day with the Duke Pubs. On Wednesday, January 25th we’re featuring a traditional Haggis Dinner (made with haggis from The Healthy Butcher) and we’ll have a bagpipe and drum band performing Scottish songs and the Address to a Haggis.

Piper schedule: Duke of Richmond 12:10 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Duke of Somerset 5:30 p.m.

Feature Partner: J&B Scotch Whisky
Price of Event: No cover charge

Location: Duke of Somerset, Duke of Richmond

Public Contact Information: www.thedukepubs.ca
Duke of Somerset: 655 Bay Street; 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com
Duke of Richmond: 20 Queen Street W.; 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com



Indulge Lightly in our Moroccan Veggie Stew

Monday, January 2nd to Sunday, February 5th, 2017

Indulge a little too much over the holiday season? We've got just the cure for you! Customize your Moroccan Veggie Stew this month by adding quinoa, grilled chicken breast or seasoned sauté of lamb. This dish pairs perfectly with our January feature beer, Cracked Canoe Premium Light Lager.

Location: Duke of Somerset, Duke of Richmond
Feature Partner: Cracked Canoe Premium Light Lager

Price of Event:  No cover charge

Public Contact Information: www.thedukepubs.ca
Duke of Somerset: 655 Bay Street; 416-640-0921 dukeofsomerset@rogers.com
Duke of Richmond: 20 Queen Street W.; 416-340-7887 dukeofrichmond@rogers.com



Join us at Reds Midtown for Winterlicious!

Enjoy our 3 course $18 Lunch menu or $28 Dinner menu. Make your reservations today.

Phone: 416 598 3535
Address: 382 Yonge St., Unit 6, Toronto, ON M5B 1S8



Winter Sale at CHELSEA HOTEL

Chelsea Hotel, Toronto, is having a winter sale and you won’t want to miss it. Guests staying for one night will save 15%. Those wishing to stay two or more nights will enjoy a savings of 20%.  Savings are based on the best rate of the day and subject to availability. When you stay at Chelsea Hotel, downtown Toronto is in your backyard. Whether you’re a lover of theatre, art, sports, shopping or the culinary scene, Chelsea knows Toronto.

Call our in-house reservations at 1-800-CHELSEA (243-5732) and refer to the “99HOL” rate.

Learn more about our Festive offerings.



The Most Epic Festive Ever at Swiss Chalet

Check website for details

Visit Swiss Chalet at 362 Yonge St (Yonge & Gerrard)



St. Louis Bar & Grill

See stlouiswings.com for more details.

Location: St. Louis Bar and Grill Atrium, 595 Bay Street, Bay and Dundas, 647-435-9464




Toronto's winter culinary celebration offers the perfect opportunity to discover delicious cuisine at more than 220 restaurants and experience unique culinary events.

Winterlicious guides are sent to all participating restaurants and will be available at Toronto City Hall (100 Queen St W) starting December 19th.

When: January 27, 2017 - February 9, 2017
Where: Citywide at more than 220 restaurants
Pick up a guide in January at Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street West
Reservations / Advance Tickets: Required

Website: http://www.toronto.ca/winterlicious


Winterlicious at Bangkok Garden

Spice up the season with an Authentic, 3 course prix-fixe Thai meal! Our special Winterlicious dinner and lunch menus, available between January 27 and February 9, 2017.

Reserve Today | 416-977-6748

Bangkok Garden - Lunch Buffet

Enjoy an assortment of hot & cold appetizers, Thai curries, stir-fries, desserts and our famous Noodle Bar. Available Mondays to Fridays. $15.95


Bangkok Garden - Sharing Menu

Perfect for sharing, our small plates menu caters well to those who like to try an assortment of Thai

Bangkok Garden, 18 Elm Street, 416.977.6748; www.bangkokgarden.ca Reserve online



Me Time Package

New year, new you! Treat yourself to time-out and make it a resolution. Take a dip in our Water Therapies, and enjoy a 50 minute Swedish Massage, Essential Facial (Includes deep cleansing, toning, extractions, exfoliation, steam and moisturizing), and 3-course gourmet lunch at our Terrace Restaurant (view menu here).

3.5 hours, $233 (value $268)
$35 savings

*Available Mondays-Fridays in January and February, with the exception of Family Day. Not available as a Gift Card and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Spa Together & Save

Get back in sync with a Spa Date after the holiday hustle & bustle. Lounge around in our Water Therapies, enjoy a 50-minute Swedish massage, Essential Pedicure, and a complimentary 3-course gourmet lunch for you and a guest at our Terrace Restaurant.

Sip on delicious cocktails or smoothies, available for purchase while you’re being pampered in our newly renovated mani/pedi space, all while wrapped in your cozy spa robes.

3.5 hours, $185 per person (value $223)

*Available Mondays-Fridays in January and February, with the exception of Family Day. Not available as a Gift Card and cannot be combined with any other offers. All services and the complimentary lunch must be enjoyed same day by both guests.

Elmwood Spa,18 Elm Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1G7, 416-977-6751, spa@elmwoodspa.com




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