August 17, 2014
From the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex, June 22, 2014 – August 17, 2014 (Tuesday – Sunday, 11 AM – 6 PM).
FREE ADMISSION courtesy of the RBC Foundation.
Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art — 952 Queen Street West
MOCCA presents “Over the Rainbow: Seduction and Identity”, in partnership with WorldPride 2014, an exhibition acknowledging many of the familiar archetypes associated with queer culture – sexuality, camp, celebrity, rainbows. The exhibition looks beyond these to examine reciprocal ways that gay and mainstream representation have influenced each other, and in doing so have contributed to shaping aspects of our culture and identities over the last several decades. Artworks from “Over the Rainbow” are drawn from the collection of Salah Bachir and Jacob Yerex.
Featured artists include Stephen Andrews, Attila Richard Lukacs, Public Studio, Justine Kurland, Betty Goodwin, General Idea, Andy Fabo, Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, Annie Leibowitz, Herb Ritts and many more.
In the last 10 years, Canada’s cultural capital has undergone an architectural renaissance. World-renowned architects Daniel Libeskind and Frank Gehry have left their imprint on the city alongside monumental works by resident firms Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg and Diamond and Schmitt.
Explore the Bloor Street Cultural District, Philosopher’s Walk, and University of Toronto downtown campus, where we emerge in the dynamic Medical Discovery District, seeing how the city and the campus flow into and out of one another while referencing the different periods and styles of buildings along the route. Learn about the “starchitects” and their innovative designs that are hidden in plain view on Bloor Street West and on the University of Toronto downtown campus. Our excursion concludes at the Art Gallery of Ontario at Dundas and McCaul Street.
Join On the Town Tours for complimentary walking tours of the Cultural-University-Discovery District at Open Streets Toronto, Sunday, August 17 and 31. All tours begin at 10 am and are approximately 1-1/2 hrs. long.
Meet at: 135 St. George Street, in front of the York Club, at the corner of St. George and Bloor
Please visit our website: www.onthetown.ca
This year’s festival dips into food and culture rooted in the past and renewed for the future. Enjoy a range of culinary delicacies, as well as hot rhythms and spicy grooves from the past and present.
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
30 Teams. 30 Days. Celebrating hockey fans one team at a time. Between July 3 and August 21, the Hockey Hall of Fame will spotlight a different NHL team. The first 1,000 guests with paid admission on these days will receive a free Hockey Hall of Fame “Game-Worn Jersey” trading card of the featured team’s goalie. Visit HHOF.com for schedule, fan discounts, contests and more.
Hockey Hall of Fame — Brookfield Place, 30 Yonge Street
Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)
July 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24 at 7PM
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
July 29, 30, 31 at 7PM
August 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21 at 7PM
*All outdoor programming is weather permitting and subject to change without notice. Visit www.rosetheatre.ca for more details.
Venue: Garden Square at the Rose Theatre Brampton
7:30PM – August 15-16, 19-23.
2:00PM – August 16, 23.
Single Tickets: $32 Subscribe from $87.
A man hires an escort to pose as his fiancée in an effort to impress his visiting father. A romantic comedy set in the midst of a dysfunctional family reunion, Drinking Alone is exquisitely crafted and filled with wit and warmth.
Directed by Danny Harvey.
For tickets: www.rosetheatre.ca
Rose Theatre, Brampton — 1 Theatre Lane
July 5 – August 23, 2014. Sponsored by the Toronto Sun, the 18th Annual Great Ontario Salmon Derby is North America’s largest freshwater fishing derby and takes place in the Canadian waters of Lake Ontario attracting participants from Florida, Arizona, Michigan and other US States. They also have participants from England, Germany & Italy on a regular basis. The Derby boasts an average participation of 21,000 people annually over a 50 day period. Fishermen/women compete for various weekly prizes including cash, tackle, rods, reels and for the heaviest salmon caught every week. The event is climaxed with a Fish-off for the 70 prize winners preceding the Awards Ceremony, September 13, 2014. Visit www.greatontariosalmonderby.ca to see a complete list of prizes, rules and to order tickets online.
Canada will be playing their first two matches in the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014 right here at Toronto’s National Soccer Stadium (BMO Field)! The competition serves as the preeminent international showcase for the future stars of women’s soccer world-wide. Visit the website below for ticket information, match schedules, volunteer registration, photos, videos and more. The FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup is the greatest stage for the world’s future stars of international soccer. It is a celebration that unites all nations and we look forward to celebrating this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with you.
For tickets: www.FIFA.com/Canada2014
Venue: National Soccer Stadium (BMO Field), Exhibition Place
The Second City Touring Company comes home to Toronto for an unforgettable night of classic and original sketch comedy and trademark improvisation. Featuring the next generation of talent, The Best of The Second City delivers some of our funniest material from the past fifty years, as well as wild unpredictable laughs inspired by the audience’s suggestions.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s Entertainment District, The Second City’s intimate cabaret-style theatre offers table service of an affordable food and bar menu throughout the performance.
Featuring The Second City’s National Touring Company:
Leigh Cameron, Devon Hyland, Hayley Kellett, Etan Muskat, Kirsten Rasmussen & Kevin Whalen.
Director: Paul Bates
Musical Director: Lee Cohen
Stage Manager: Meg Maguire
PERFORMANCES: MONDAYS at 8:00pm • $14.00
Find out more about our Dinner & Show packages. Student and Group Discounts available.
Box Office: 416-343-0011
The Second City — 51 Mercer Street, Toronto