June 23, 2013
11:00am. The 501 Queen Streetcar route is the longest surface route in North America AND one of the longest in the world! This line runs approximately 24.8 kilometres (15.4 miles) traversing Toronto from the east-west. You will go through countless distinct Toronto neighbourhoods and experience the many faces of Toronto. Our tour will visit 6 neighbourhoods & 6 stops! Ding ding….time to hop aboard!
June 21-23, 2013. Franco-Fête is a free event celebrating Canada’s diverse francophone heritage. As the biggest event of its kind in southwestern Ontario, Franco-Fête offers activities in French for all ages, from kids’ events and family-friendly shows to top-billed artists for evening concerts.
For more details: www.franco-fete.ca
Location: Yonge-Dundas Square
June 14 – 23, 2013. Luminato, Toronto Festival of Arts and Creativity, is an annual celebration of the arts infusing Toronto’s stages, streets, and public spaces with theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, film, literature, visual arts, and design.
For more information: www.luminato.com
Location: Various Venues
The Canadian Opera Company opens the doors of the
Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts on June 23, 2013, with 90-minute tours for the general public. These extensive tours include backstage access and are an exciting opportunity to learn more about the first purpose-built opera house in Canada, its history, architecture and innovative acoustic design. Starting at 10:30 a.m., each tour is led by trained docents and includes information and access to the magnificent Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and R. Fraser Elliott Hall, as well as backstage areas like wig rooms and dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, and other spaces that only a stage door pass could unlock.
Tickets for public tours are $20/adults and $15/seniors and students, and can be purchased in advance at coc.ca or at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts Box Office, located at 145 Queen St. W., Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the tour starting at 10 a.m. at the welcome desk located in the main lobby.
For more details: www.coc.ca
Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West
12 Noon Matinee: EXCELSIOR DIXIELAND JAZZ. 3:30pm: CLUB DJANGO: Traditional Gypsy-Swing Sextet.
7:00pm: JEFF KING’S CATALYST: Luis Deniz, David Braid, Rich Brown, & Mark Kelso. 11:00pm: (Sat)/9:45pm (Sun):
New Yorker’s RUDDER: Chris Cheek-Sax, Henry Hey-Keyboards, Tim Lefebvre-Bass & Keith Carlock-Drums.
For more details: www.TheRex.ca
Venue: The Rex Jazz & Blues Bar — 194 Queen Street West
Turn up the jazz and explore the TD Toronto Jazz Festival as it plays nonstop for 10 days. Uniting half a
million fans at more than 60 locations across the city, our site being one of them, the festival is the ultimate
destination for music lovers. Make the festival your meeting place this summer and take in a breath of fresh
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
June 21 – June 29, 2013. An annual, world-class jazz festival, the TD Toronto Jazz Festival showcases more than 1,500 international artists & attracts over 500,000 people. It’s recognized as one of North America’s premier musical events.
For more information: www.torontojazz.com
Location: Various Venues
June 21 – June 30, 2013. Taking place over a week at the end of June, Pride Week 2013 begins with an official launch event and ends with the Pride Parade. The Street Festival takes place over the course of the final weekend.
For more details: www.pridetoronto.com
Location: Downtown Toronto
Parents, the next time you hear “There’s nothing to do!” bring your children aged 5 to 12 over to the museum for some shoe-themed family fun! Every Saturday and Sunday the Bata Shoe Museum offers fun activities meant especially for the little ones in the family!
Join us at the BSM where every weekend is all about the sneaker! Do ISpy in the galleries, try on funky sneaker footwear and make special sneaker craft!
The shoe-themed craft weekends in June: Tie Dye Shoelaces for your Favourite Sneakers!
Every Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-4:00 pm on Saturdays; 12:00-4:00pm on Sundays; drop-in.
Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca