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June 2, 2013

Toronto LGBT Film Festival

In 1991, Inside Out celebrated its first film and video festival with a small community of people who yearned to see film and video created by and about lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people. Over the next two decades, the Festival grew in scope as well as attendance, becoming the largest event of its kind in Canada and one of the top five LGBT film festivals in the world. Taking place over 11 days, the Festival draws crowds of close to 35,000 to screenings, artist talks, panel discussions, installations and parties that highlight more than 200 films and videos from Canada and around the world. In 2009 Inside Out welcomed RBC Royal Bank as the Presenting Sponsor for the Festival and in 2011, the Festival moved its screening to the state-of-the-art TIFF Bell Lightbox, increasing its attendance, media coverage and industry presence and solidifying Inside Out’s reputation as an international leader in the presentation of queer film.

For more information: www.insideout.ca

Please consult website for venues.

Start: May 23, 2013
End: June 2, 2013
Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

Gallery in the Garden — 7th Annual Fine Art Show & Sale & Strawberry Fair

11:00 am to 4:00pm. Hosted by The Friends of The Museums of Mississauga. Free Admission. Come out and enjoy the beautiful grounds of this magnificent historic house. Wander the lawns, taste our strawberry shortcake and see local artists and artisans, who will be showcasing and selling their work — art, pottery, blown glass, jewellery, mosaics, wood-working. Live music will be featured. Food and refreshments sold on site.

For more information: www.MuseumsofMississauga.com

Location: Benares Historic House — 1507 Clarkson Road North, Mississauga, Ontario

Foodies on Foot Favourites Tour

11:00 am. Experience the tour that major media publications from around the world experience…the Foodies on Foot Insider Favourites Food Tour. Everyone loves having an insider. A person that can take them to the hidden gems that only a local industry insider knows. Come with us as we take you to some of our favourite gourmet and specialty food stores and discover many of the distinct neighbourhoods we frequent daily. We will be taking you to 5-7 food merchants and have you discover a few neighbourhoods while having the chance to ride the TTC. This tour is constantly changing, as, we have several favourites in different neighbourhoods, so, no two tours are exactly alike.

Event Details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/category/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto/

Date: June 2, 2013
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Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

May 23 – June 2, 2013. Join Inside Out for the 23rd anniversary edition of Canada’s largest lesbian and gay film festival. Over 11 days, the festival draws audiences of more than 30,000 to an array of events including parties, panels and screenings of Canadian and international films.

For more details: www.insideout.ca

Start: May 23, 2013
End: June 2, 2013
Location: Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival

The Streetsville Founders Bread and Honey Festival

May 31 – June 2, 2013. The Bread & Honey Festival happens on the first weekend of June and is Mississauga’s longest running festival. It commemorates the founding of the historic Village of Streetsville. The Festival provides an affordable, fun-filled, family event, where all ages can enjoy a wide variety of activities and entertainment. There is a parade through Streetsville, leading to Memorial Park, Vic Johnson’s Community Centre and Streetsville Arena. Highlights include children’s activities including a fishing derby, a petting zoo and live entertainment. Other traditions are the Lions Club Carnival, Rotary Consumer Market, crafters market, heritage games, displays and demonstrations. There is a wide variety of food, buskers, musical talent, even a 5km and 15km road race, and of course, free bread and honey for everyone!

For more information: www.BreadandHoney.com

Location: Village of Streetsville — Mississauga, Ontario

Live Jazz

7:00pm: “ARBUCKLE”
led by Patrice Barbanchon-Trumpet.
9:30pm: Ottawa’s
Ed Lister-Trumpet, Alex
Monson-Guitar, JP Lapensee-Bass & Jamie Holmes-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West

Date: June 2, 2013

Cabbagetown’s Annual Garden Tour

Sunday June 2, 2013. 10:00 a.m. To 3:00 p.m. The event of early summer! This self-guided tour brings visitors along the charming
tree-lined streets of Cabbagetown – where most homes date from the late 1800s – and
through quiet back lanes, to hidden alcoves of greenery.

Visit ten (10) unique urban gardens from the quaint to the quirky. Most gardens can
only be entered from pleasant back lanes which, at the turn of the 20th century, were
used by delivery carts or wagons filled with ice, coal, bread, or milk. Many lanes were
given intriguing names: Yen, Magic, Gordon Sinclair or Chipping Sparrow.

Proud gardeners will be on site to answer questions about the creative use of small
spaces, the challenges of urban wildlife, (raccoons, skunks, squirrels, coyotes,
opossums, etc.) and choices of plants and other materials. But first and foremost,
admire the fruit of their labour.

The ticket contains a map that will show you where the various gardens on this year’s
tour are. Start and finish where you want – there is no “official” circuit. Volunteers (and
balloon bouquets) will also be on hand to guide you.

This year, Michael Hepburn of Hepburn Landscape Contractors will be our guest
gardening expert to answer questions about gardens and garden design.
A garden tour ticket costs $15:00. Tickets are sold at various
outlets throughout the city and from our website using PayPal.

For more information, go to www.cabbagetownpa.ca.

The Hidden Garden and Private Spaces Garden
Tour is a fundraiser for the Cabbagetown
Preservation Association.

Ancient Egypt Weekend

Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2. 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Never mind ‘walking like an Egyptian’ – Ancient Egypt Weekend is all about having fun like an Egyptian! Write your name in hieroglyphics and decipher messages. Participate in an archaeology dig and create an ancient Egyptian broad collar. Embark on a scavenger hunt and learn the secrets of mummification. Talk with experts from all corners of the Museum and see what’s coming out of the vaults next (hint: a special cat mummy may make an appearance. Mum’s the word!)

For more information: www.rom.on.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/june-is-rom-ancient-cultures-month

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

Start: June 1, 2013
End: June 2, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

The Book of Mormon

FROM THE CREATORS OF SOUTH PARK. Nine 2011 Tony Awards® say it’s the Best Musical of the Year. Vogue says “It’s the best musical of the last 25 years.” And The New York Times says, “It’s the best musical of this century.” It’s THE BOOK OF MORMON, the Broadway phenomenon from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q co-creator Robert Lopez. The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart calls it, “A crown­ing achievement. So good, it makes me angry.” Contains explicit language.

For tickets please visit: http://www.mirvish.com/shows/thebookofmormon

Location: Princess of Wales Theatre — 300 King Street West

Start: April 30, 2013
End: June 9, 2013
Location: Princess of Wales Theatre

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art

Revealing the Early Renaissance: Stories and Secrets in Florentine Art will explore how the city’s burgeoning economy of the time fostered a unique demand for artworks both religious and civic, as well as the collaborative nature of artistic production, a closer look at the workshops of artists, the stories behind the works and their subjects and insight into conservation research. Visitors will interact with the exhibition at numerous hands-on stations, offering the opportunity to explore inside the Renaissance artist’s studio, discover the pigments and tools used, hear music from a book whose pages will be reunited for the first time in over a century, view footage of Florence and see aspects of the works through the microscopes of conservators.

For more information: www.ago.net/RevealingTheEarlyRenaissance

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Art Gallery of Ontario
Start: March 16, 2013
End: June 16, 2013
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario