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October 12, 2013

EdgeWalk

Season 3 starts April 15, 2013

Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction has adventure lovers taking a walk OUTSIDE – around the circumference of the roof! So, do you dare to test your limits and experience the thrill of a lifetime?

EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.

Visit the EdgeWalk site for more information and to book your adventure today!

EdgeWalk
Start: April 15, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
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Location: CN Tower

Peter Grimes

Ben Heppner embodies one of the most iconic roles in 20th-century opera.

After the moral catastrophe of World War II, Benjamin Britten held up a mirror to English life as no other composer has, before or since. Britten earned his reputation – and wrote arguably the best opera of the 20th century – with this gripping psychological study of a village by the sea. His evocative music personifies the unrelenting power and loneliness of the ocean, and reveals the life of an alienated fisherman with spellbinding drama.

Performance time is approximately three hours and 15 minutes including two intermissions.
Sung in English with English SURTITLES™.

For tickets: www.coc.ca

Venue: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Start: October 5, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
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Location: Canadian Opera Company

Our Betters

If this play were a personal ad, it would read: rich American women in search of nobility seeking poor British men with titles – a forerunner of Downton Abbey? When American Bessie Saunders comes to London, she is thrust into the world of women of wealth and men of status. The games, the lies, the affairs – what she hears and witnesses, particularly in the garden house of her older sister Pearl, is a mercilessly funny look at Europe’s smart set. Sexy, stylish, provocative and very funny – writer and critic Graham Greene called it “the best social comedy of this century.”

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Royal George Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: April 3, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Shaw Festival

Canada’s Wonderland

It’s really no wonder that Canada’s Wonderland is Canada’s premiere amusement park. It’s where families come to spend quality time with each other and their good friends, g-forces. There’s Leviathan, a new roller coaster in 2012 that boasts speeds of 125 mph with an 80-degree drop as well as such thrilling rides as Vortex, Shockwave, Behemoth and the 301-foot WindSeeker.

And for the kids, there’s Planet Snoopy and the new Dinosaurs Alive! Seven acres of Jurassic fun with over 40 life-sized dinos. And if you like water park thrills, there’s Splash Works, a 20-acre water park featuring The Plunge, Super Soaker, the Lazy River and enough thrill rides to leave you and your family closer and prunier than ever.

Canada’s Wonderland opens on May 5th.
Open daily May 17th – September 2nd.
Weekends from September 7 to October 27th.

Location: Canada’s Wonderland — 9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, Ontario

For more information, please visit the Canada’s Wonderland website.

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Start: May 5, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Canada’s Wonderland

ROM Walks

One of the greatest ways to explore the city is walking at street level through Toronto’s neighbourhoods. Guided walking tours are offered for free by ROMwalks every Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon from May through October. Tour leaders from the Royal Ontario Museum’s (ROM) Department of Museum Volunteers present thoroughly researched guided tours through some of the city’s most distinctive neighbourhoods, visit historic landmarks and illuminate the architectural and historical significance of Toronto’s building.

All ROMwalks are free and no reservations are needed, with the exception for ROMwalk Plus walks.
See www.rom.on.ca/en/activities-programs/bus-walks-travel for more details.

 
Start: May 1, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

Ai Weiwei: According to What?

“The most powerful figure in contemporary art.” — ArtReview

Although Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is one of the most prolific, provocative and significant artists at work today, audiences in North America have had little exposure to his vast and varied output. That will change this summer, when the AGO becomes the only Canadian stop on a North American tour that is already drawing crowds — and controversy — at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in Washington, D.C.

Featuring photographs, sculpture, installation art and audio and video pieces, Ai Weiwei: According to What? examines how the artist spotlights the complexities of a changing world and probes such issues as freedom of expression, individual and human rights, the power of digital communication and the range of creative practice that characterizes contemporary art today both in China and globally.

This exhibition was organized by the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, and curated by the Museum’s chief curator, Mami Kataoka.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: August 17, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

Venus In Fur

A Canadian Stage production.

A young actress is determined to land the lead in a new play based on the classic erotic novel Venus in Fur. During her audition, she gets caught up in an electrifying game of cat and mouse with the director, blurring the line between fantasy and reality. The hottest ticket on Broadway last year, this brilliant and unexpected showdown of the sexes was nominated for the Best Play Tony Award.

“Smart. Sexy. Hilarious.” – Vogue.

“Ninety minutes of good, kinky fun.” – New York Times.

For more details: www.canadianstage.com

Venue: Bluma Appel Theatre — 27 Front Street East

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Start: September 29, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Adult Archery

Saturday, October 5, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
Sunday, October 6, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
Saturday, October 12, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
Sunday, October 13, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm;
Monday, October 14, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm (Thanksgiving);
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm; and
Sunday, October 27, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

Price: $42.50 plus HST.

Casa Loma is pleased to offer an Archery Workshop catering to adults only. Join our NCCP trained archery coach, Shawn Adams, for an opportunity to learn the history and techniques involved in the ancient sport of archery. This hands-on workshop is suited to beginners and will afford all participants the chance to develop and hone their archery skills.

Casa Loma Archery classes are very popular! Class size is small and limited to 10 people/session. To avoid disappointment, please register early.
Price includes admission to Casa Loma.

To register, please phone 647-725-0707.

For more details: www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk#20415

Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Casa Loma
Start: October 5, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Casa Loma

Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries: Artistic Experiments & Innovation in Film & Video

Guest Curated by Gerda Cammaer and Pierre Tremblay
Student Gallery.

Moving Frames, Shifting Boundaries is a selection of experimental film and video works produced by students of the School of Image Arts, Ryerson University, under the mentorship of professors and co-curators Gerda Cammaer and Pierre Tremblay.

For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ric

RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE — 33 GOULD STREET

Ryerson Image Centre
Start: September 18, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Ryerson Image Centre

Forever Bicycles, 2013

Ai Weiwei – Beijing, China

Installation

World-renowned Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei will exhibit a new edition of his Forever Bicycles sculpture in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. 3,144 interconnected bicycles will form a three-dimensional structure creating an incredible visual effect.

Yong Jiu, literally translated as “forever”, is the foremost bicycle brand in China; Ai re-interprets such everyday found objects in an abstract and symbolic way.

The sheer quantity of bikes and the diverse perceptions of viewing points create a colossal labyrinth-like, visually moving space, which represents the changing social environment in China and around the globe.

Film Screening: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry.
City Hall Council Chambers: 7pm /9pm /11pm /1am /3am /5am
The inside story of a dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.

Widely considered to be one of the most significant cultural figures of his generation, Ai Weiwei successfully assumes multiple roles, including conceptual artist, architect, curator, designer, film-maker, musician and activist. Using traditional and innovative methods of production, he links the past with the present while exploring the geopolitical, economic and cultural realities affecting the world with humor and compassion. His most recent work appeared in the German pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2013.

Website: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/2013-event/extension.html

Location: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West (At Bay Street)

 
Start: October 6, 2013
End: October 27, 2013
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Location: Scotiabank Nuit Blanche