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October 24, 2013

Toronto Argonauts vs Winnipeg Blue Bombers

Start time: 7:30pm.

For tickets: www.argonauts.ca or contact David Lontini 416-341-2717.

Location: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

Date: October 24, 2013
Location: Rogers Centre

Your Town Throwdown Tour

8:00pm. Featuring Chad Brownlee, Deric Ruttan &Jason Blaine. Single Tickets: $63, $68, $73. Subscribe from $47.25.
All the fun of a summer music festival minus the dirt and sunburn!
Talented singer/songwriter Chad Brownlee, whose latest album, Love Me Or Leave Me (“Crash”, “Smoke in the Rain”, “Listen”) earned him a Juno nomination for Best Male Artist of the Year, continues to climb the charts with one hit after another.
Deric Ruttan, a sensitive and dynamic artist is perhaps best known for co-writing numerous hit songs including Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You”. His latest album, Up All Night, plays like a live greatest hits record, featuring songs written by Ruttan and many recorded by Dierks Bentley including “What Was I Thinking” and “Lot of Leavin’ Left To Do”.
Jason Blaine won the 2012 CCMA Single of the Year award for “They Don’t Make Em Like That Anymore” which also went No. 1 for 14 weeks on Canadian Country radio. Jason’s other No. 1 hits include “Rock In My Boot”, “Good Day To Get Gone”, “Numb” and “Cool”.
This is your once-in-a-lifetime chance to see three rising country music stars on one incredible bill.

For tickets please visit: www.rosetheatre.ca or via phone at 905-874-2800.

Venue: The Rose Theatre — 1 Theatre Lane, Brampton, Ontario

Date: October 24, 2013

A Story Before Time

On the Mainstage | Oct. 16-24, 2013 | Grades 1-5.

Original music, dance and theatre unite to bring this entertaining and insightful Aboriginal creation story to life. The exquisite musical score blends traditional Iroquoian songs with contemporary music, incorporating both Mohawk and Cayuga languages. A Story Before Time carries the metaphors, symbols, dreams and beliefs of a people, weaving a rich and powerful cultural narrative.

For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

Venue: Young People’s Theatre — 165 Front Street East

Start: October 16, 2013
End: October 24, 2013
Location: Young People’s Theatre

Live Jazz

6:30pm: ROSS WOOLDRIDGE TRIO: Ross Wooldridge-Sax, Bernie Senensky-Piano,
& Neil Swainson-Bass. 9:30pm: New York’s JOEL FRAHM with TURBOPROP: Joel Frahm & Tara
Davidson-Saxes, William Carn-Trombone, Adrean Farrugia-Piano, Dan Loomis-Bass, &
Ernesto Cervini-Drums.

For more details: www.TheRex.ca

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

Date: October 24, 2013

Enchanted April

WWI is over but a gloom still hangs over London. Lotty and Rose are two housewives who need some enchantment in their lives. Impulsively, Lotty answers an ad in the paper that reads, “Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy. To be let for April. Cook, gardens, ocean view.” And so their adventure begins. Recruiting two other women in need of escape, they dive into the experience of a lifetime, rediscovering themselves among the wine, wisteria and sunshine in a play that is timeless, funny and joyfully restorative.

For more details: www.shawfest.com

Location: Festival Theatre — Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Shaw Festival 2013
Start: June 25, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
Location: Shaw Festival


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!

Start: April 15, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
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
Location: Canadian Opera Company

Brahms Symphony 2

Oct. 23, 24 and 26. The TSYO joins the TSO side-by-side for Dvorak’s brilliant Carnival Overture. Afterwards, hear the Orchestra perform Brahms’s Symphony No. 2 which breathes the contented air of a warm summer’s day, laced with gentle Viennese charm.

Come for: Skip rush hour with magnificent orchestral music introduced by CBC’s Tom Allen – it’s the perfect way to transition into your evening.

And more: Enjoy free hors d’oeuvres before the concert.

For tickets or details: www.roythomsonhall.com

Venue: Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

Start: October 23, 2013
End: October 26, 2013
Locations: Roy Thomson Hall

Toronto Symphony Orchestra

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
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.

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