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December 12, 2013

Holiday Dinner Cruises

Holiday Dinner Cruises – November 23, 30 & December 7 & 14.

Join us for the Holiday Season aboard one of the two largest ships in Toronto!

For tickets or information: www.MariposaCriuses.com or call 416-203-0178.

Location: Harbourfront

 
Start: November 23, 2013
End: December 14, 2013
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Location: Mariposa Cruises

Toronto Christmas Market 2013

This holiday season Toronto will once again celebrate the romance and magic of a traditional Christmas at the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Non-stop entertainment includes musicians, carolers and choirs, traditional European dancers, and of course… Santa and his roaming elves! There is great shopping, specialty beer and mulled wine gardens, and sweets and treats. Christmas comes but once a year and the Toronto Christmas Market at The Distillery is the perfect opportunity to put the magic back in your holiday time.

Friday November 29th to Sunday December 15th at the Distillery Historic District.

For more details: www.torontochristmasmarket.com

Ghost Dance: Activism. Resistance. Art.

Guest curated by Steve Loft. Main Gallery, University Gallery, Salah J. Bachir New Media Wall.

This exhibition presents photographs from the Black Star Collection with contemporary works by aboriginal artists to examine the role of the artist as activist, as chronicler and as provocateur in the ongoing struggle for indigenous rights and self-empowerment. Artists include Vernon Ah Kee, Sonny Assu, Scott Benesiinaabandan, Dana Claxton, Cheryl L’Hirondelle, Alan Michelson, Theo Sims, Skawennati and Jackson 2bears.

For more information: www.ryerson.ca/ric

RYERSON IMAGE CENTRE — 33 GOULD STREET

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Start: September 18, 2013
End: December 15, 2013
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Location: Ryerson Image Centre

God of Carnage

This hilarious award-winning comedy begins when two sophisticated couples meet to discuss a playground incident involving their children. What starts as a civilized get-together quickly devolves into a scrappy, laugh-out-loud evening that The New York Times called “A study in the tension between civilized surface and savage instinct.”

A David Mirvish Presentation of a Studio 180 Theatre Production.

For tickets: www.Mirvish.com

Venue: Panasonic Theatre — 651 Yonge Street

 
Start: November 23, 2013
End: December 15, 2013
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Location: Mirvish Productions

Annie (TYA)

On the Mainstage | Nov. 11 – Dec. 19, 2013 | Grades SK-7.

Leapin’ Lizards! Everyone’s favourite comic strip heroine takes centre stage in one of the world’s best-loved musicals – winner of 9 Tony Awards! After escaping the orphanage, Annie sets off in search of her parents. In a series of adventures, the spunky, optimistic redhead dodges the evil machinations of orphanage matron Miss Hannigan, befriends President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and encounters a billionaire looking to improve his image. Some of Broadway’s most popular show tunes, including Tomorrow, It’s the Hard Knock Life and Easy Street are featured in this Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) version of the renowned musical.

For tickets and information: www.youngpeoplestheatre.ca

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

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Start: November 11, 2013
End: December 19, 2013
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Location: Young People’s Theatre

501 Streetcar Food Tour

Dates: March 9, March 23, April 6, April 20, May 18, June 1, June 15, July 20, August 3, August 17, September 7, September 21, October 12, October 26, November 2, November 16, November 30, December 7, December 21.

Start Time: 11:00 AM.

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!

For more details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto

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Start: March 9, 2013
End: December 21, 2013
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Foodies on Foot Favourites Tour

Dates: March 3, March 17, April 14, May 12, May 26, June 09, July 28, August 11, September 1, September 15, September 29, October 13, October 17, October 27, November 10, November 24, December 14, December 28.

Start Time: 11:00 AM

Fresh off of an international food journalist press tour, we are taking you on the tour that the food writers experienced…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. We will send you the meeting point a few days before the tour begins. This is the tour equivalent of a secret supper club, you never know what to expect!

For more details: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/upcoming-food-events-food-tours-toronto

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Start: March 3, 2013
End: December 28, 2013
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501 Streetcar Food Tour

November 17 & 24, December 14, 22, & 29, 11:00 AM, 501 Streetcar Food Tour.

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!

Tickets: www.foodiesonfoot.ca/501-streetcar-culinary-toronto-food-tour/

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Start: November 17, 2013
End: December 29, 2013
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Location: Foodies on Foot

Giant Pandas at the Toronto Zoo

It’s pandamonium at the Toronto Zoo!

It was an exciting day for Torontonians on May 18th when the Zoo officially opened its giant panda exhibit, featuring VIPs (Very Important Pandas) Er Shun and Da Mao.

The two pandas are on loan from the Chinese government for a period of ten years, during which time it is hoped they will produce offspring. The pair will be splitting their stay in Canada between the Toronto Zoo and the Calgary Zoo, where they are set to relocate to in 2018.

Pandas have a tendency to draw crowds. In addition to being just plain adorable, their unusual eating and mating habits make them one of the most unique species in the animal kingdom.

Did You Know?

  • Although pandas have the digestive system of a carnivore, up to 99% their diet consists of bamboo. Due to bamboo’s low nutritional value, a panda needs to consume between 10 and 15 kilograms (22 to 33 pounds) of it each day to get all of its nutrients.
  • Pandas are notoriously reluctant to mate, which is one reason for their low population in the wild. Giant panda females are only receptive to mating for a period of 24 to 72 hours a year.
  • It is almost impossible to tell if a giant panda is a male or a female until it is four years old. Because of the difficulty of determining the sex of pandas, it was believed that Er Shun was a male until genetic testing was done shortly before she was set to arrive in Toronto!

Top 5 Reasons to See the Pandas at the Toronto Zoo

No question about it, the giant panda exhibit is one of Toronto’s must-see attractions. Here are the top five reasons why you should pay Er Shun and Da Mao a visit:

  1. It’ll put a smile on your face. Pandas might just be the cutest animals around. Their docile nature, clumsy gait, and adorable black-and-white faces make them a delight to watch. It’s no wonder that one of the most popular videos on YouTube, with over 160 million views, is of a baby panda sneezing.
  2. You can expand your knowledge. Prior to meeting Er Shun and Da Mao, you can learn all about giant pandas at the 8,000 square-foot Panda Interpretive Centre. With model displays, multimedia games, and audio-visual presentations, it’s a fun and interactive way to learn about these natural treasures.
  3. Your kids will love it. Pandas are always a huge hit with children. You can also use this as an opportunity to educate them about wildlife and conservation.
  4. You can see other animals too. Once you’re done seeing the pandas, you can make your way over to the Zoo’s many other exhibits. The Toronto Zoo boasts over 5,000 animals representing more than 460 species, including white lions, gorillas, and polar bears.
  5. It’s a rare opportunity. Although panda conservation efforts have proven successful, they’re still an endangered species. The vast majority of pandas live in China, and only a handful of Zoos around the world have been given the opportunity to host them. The last time there were pandas at the Toronto Zoo was for three months in 1985!

Fun, friendly, and fascinating, the giant pandas are sure to brighten your day. Take a trip to the Toronto Zoo to see one of nature’s most extraordinary creatures up close and personal.

For more details: www.torontozoo.com

Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

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Start: May 18, 2013
End: December 31, 2013
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Location: Toronto Zoo

Nataliya Petkova in collaboration with Naisa

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is an non-profit organization, based in Toronto that produces performances and
installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Join NAISA and the AGM with a
curated emerging artist project of sound, technology and new approaches to the medium. The objectives of NAISA are to
foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of
experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: November 21, 2013
End: January 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga