November 9, 2012
Be there for the biggest Canadian design event of the year. The 13th annual DesignThinkers Conference gears up to take Toronto by storm. Don’t miss RGD’s annual DesignThinkers Conference, taking place November 8 & 9, 2012 in Toronto. In its 13th year, DesignThinkers is the largest event of its kind in Canada, and one of the most respected design conferences in the world. The conference also boasts parties, workshops, a Studio Open Doors and more. Through strategic partnerships with TIFF, The Gladstone and others, related events will run throughout the week, rendering Toronto a hub for creative activity. More details TBA at http://www.designthinkers.com/extra_events.php. This year’s theme, Explore the sacred order of alternative ideas, is representative of the innovative thinking, cutting edge ideas and inspiration that is unique to DesignThinkers. www.designthinkers.com
Spend a morning discovering what New York Times calls one of Toronto’s hippest up and coming neighbourhoods. The Junction, which was dry until 1997, is emerging as the next big destination in Toronto. It is made up primarily of independent retailers.
Learn about this historical neighbourhood as you sip and savour at foodie destinations along the way. Your guided tour will include tastings at 5-6 shops as well as historical points of interest. You will have the chance to meet and greet the shop owners whenever possible.
This tour begins at 10:30 AM. All aboooard!
Spend an afternoon in one of Toronto’s trendiest neighbourhoods. The GridTO called Roncesvalles Village, “the most perfect corner of Toronto we have left.” Rich in flavour, flair, and culture, Roncesvalles Viillage has been known as “Little Poland”. It has undergone a recent transformation resulting in many fine specialty gourmet food shops calling this village home. This neighbourhood is a fine example of true diversity where its Polish roots still remain while new food shops have integrated resulting in a hip, fun, and tasty neighborhood. Learn the history of Roncesvalles while discovering these foodie destinations. Your guided tour will include tastings at 5-7 shops as well as historical points of interest. You will have the chance to meet and greet the shop owners whenever possible. The tour begins at 2:30 PM. Smacznego (Polish for Bon Appetit). www.foodiesonfoot.ca/roncesvalles-village-food-tour/
Program dates: October 14, 21, 28, November 4, 11. Program time: 10:30 – 12:30 pm or 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Back By Popular Demand: Five Week Archery Course! Are you a regular participant in archery at Casa Loma and looking for a bit of a challenge? Be one of the first people to sign up for a Five Week Archery course.
Every Sunday morning, Shawn Adams will hone the group’s archery skills. Class size is limited. Participants must have attended at least two of Shawn’s classes prior to registering for the Five Week Program.
Program cost: $175.00 + HST. Adults-only workshop. To register, please call 647-725-1826.
The Hockey Hall of Fame is set to welcome the Class of 2012 – Mats Sundin, Joe Sakic, Adam Oates and Pavel Bure. Be a part of the excitement all weekend long at the Hall with tributes to the newest inductees including the launch of the Hall’s new 3D film, autograph sessions, limited edition giveaways, special guest appearances, the Legends Classic, plus more.
The weekend’s events will culminate with the Induction Celebration Gala taking place during the evening of Monday, November 12. Visit HHOF.com for full weekend itinerary and Induction Gala ticket information.
In a room safe from the desolate landscape outside, Hamm, a blind man unable to stand, gives orders to his servant, Clov, a man unable to sit, as Hamm’s elderly parents, Nagg and Nell, look on from their trashcan homes. One of master absurdist Samuel Beckett’s most important works, Soulpepper’s acclaimed Endgame returns with a new vision. Directed by Daniel Brooks. Featuring Diego Matamoros, Michael Simpson, Maria Vacratsis and Joseph Ziegler.
WELCOME TO La Cage Aux Folles! Winner of three 2010 Tony Awards® including the award for BEST MUSICAL REVIVAL, this hilarious new production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES was the biggest hit of the 2010 Broadway season, leaving audiences in stitches night after night!
Starring George Hamilton and Christopher Sieber tells the story of Georges (George Hamilton), the owner of a glitzy nightclub in lovely Saint-Tropez, and his partner Albin (Christopher Sieber), who moonlights as the glamorous chanteuse Zaza. When Georges’ son brings his fiancée’s conservative parents home to meet the flashy pair, the bonds of family are put to the test as the feather boas fly!
LA CAGE is a tuneful and touching tale of one family’s struggle to stay together… stay fabulous… and above all else, stay true to themselves! With a glorious score of hummable melodies and a dynamite cast featuring the “notorious and dangerous Cagelles,” LA CAGE is an indisputable musical comedy classic… and this extraordinary new version shows you why!
When a woman goes missing, four marriages fall into a mess of sex, lies, and neglect. Through it all, each couple desperately searches for fulfillment and the line between right and wrong becomes dangerously blurred.
Speaking in Tongues is a thrilling play fresh from Australia; a multi-faceted adventure that reveals the darker side of human nature. The Company Theatre, our Berkeley Street Partners who presented 2011’s critically-acclaimed The Test, return with this intriguing and intelligent play in which nine parallel lives are interlocked by lust, infidelity, and one mysterious stiletto.
The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of critically-acclaimed Berlin-based artist Omer Fast. Fast (born 1972, Jerusalem) works primarily with video to test our understanding of media and examine how individual and collective histories interact.
Focusing on narrative structures and constructions, he mixes sound and image into stories that test the line between personal and media accounts of current events and history, particularly a recent history of war.
The exhibition includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art. In his concern with the strategies of digital manipulation and perception, Fast’s work draws attention to the permeable boundaries between documentary and fiction.