Category: Family Activities
November 15, 2014
Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area kicks off the holiday season with Illuminite. This is no ordinary holiday tree lighting ceremony – dancers will defy gravity, new costumed characters will premier in Canada and the live band will keep you moving. This event will show you how different spaces can be used to create one great show. Illuminite culminates with the lighting of the 52,000 LED tree and other light installations around the Downtown Yonge BIA Neighbourhood. Illuminite is part of Winter Magic. For updates, visit wintermagic.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook: /DowntownYonge. Free admission.
Please visit our website: www.wintermagic.ca
On Saturday, November 15, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BYBIA) will kick off the holiday season with Holiday Magic, the spectacular annual community free concert event in support of the Canadian Foundation For Aids Research (CANFAR).
Between 5pm – 6:30pm, families, friends and music lovers are invited to the Village of Yorkville Park for the Official “Flick the Switch” Lighting Ceremony and a special performance by Molly Johnson. Back by popular demand after a stand-out Holiday Magic performance in 2011, the Juno Award winning jazz vocalist will ring in the holidays with the Bloor-Yorkville community performing songs from her new album “Because of Billie”, an album of Billie Holiday songs that plays homage to the iconic jazz singer. The evening’s musical entertainment will start with a performance by folk rock artist Andrew Austin.
The BYBIA will transform the Village of Yorkville Park and Bloor Street into a dazzling display of lights shining bright throughout the neighbourhood. In addition to the Christmas tree located in the Village of Yorkville Park, a 20-foot tree glowing with an LED light display will sit outside the ROM at Avenue Road and Bloor Street. Patrons of the neighbourhood can look forward to shopping, dining and enjoying the attractions this year surrounded by festive lighting along the tree-lined streets.
For full event information, please visit: www.bloor-yorkville.com/holiday_magic/
November 14, 2014
November 14, 2014 – November 17, 2014
The Hockey Hall of Fame is set to welcome its newest Inductees – Rob Blake, Peter Forsberg, Dominik Hasek, and Mike Modano in the Player Category, Pat Burns, honoured posthumously in the Builder Category and Bill McCreary in the Referee/Linesman Category. Be a part of the excitement all weekend long with tributes to the Class of 2014 including special guest appearances, Q&A fan forums, limited-edition giveaways, the annual Legends Classic (Team Sundin vs Team Sakic at Air Canada Centre), plus more. The weekend’s events will culminate with the Induction Celebration Gala taking place during the evening of Monday, November 17.
Visit www.HHOF.com for full weekend itinerary and Induction Gala ticket information.
The Hockey Hall of Fame — 30 Yonge Street (Brookfield Place)
November 14, 2014 – November 16, 2014
Event kick-off: November 13 7-11PM Author events and marketplace: November 14-16 from 10:00AM each day.
INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair reinvents the culture of reading over three and a half dynamic days this November, featuring the largest gathering of programmed authors in Canada. Through the diversity of the local and international publishing landscapes, the fair will appeal to all book lovers and readers. Everyone is invited to enjoy appearances by well-known authors including Margaret Atwood, Jim Gaffigan, Jeff Kinney, Sylvia Day, Anne Rice and many more!
Featuring some of the most vibrant voices in books and presenting the diversity of the local and international publishing landscape, INSPIRE! TIBF explore evolving methods of storytelling in the digital age, and offers more than 300 hours of innovative programming ranging from author readings and book signings to interactive workshops for all ages plus a dynamic, interactive marketplace with something for everyone. Programming will take place on five stages and within three feature areas, showcasing more than 400+ Canadian and international authors. The multicultural and multilingual fair will encourage over 50,000 Canadian and international readers to discover new authors, books and ideas, not to mention 3.5 days of creative and unique holiday gifts.
About INSPIRE! Toronto International Book Fair.
Tickets & Availability: November 14 – 16: $15 general admission and can be purchased online at www.torontobookfair.ca/tickets. Up to four kids aged 12 & under free with a paying adult.
Admission to the Fair is valid any day and includes re-admission throughout the Fair. Event kick-off priced separately. Ticket holders must pick up a RE-ADMIT PASS before they leave the Fair.
Lift-Off Opening Party, Thursday, November 13, from 7:00 – 11:00 pm. Priced at just $25 + HST, ticket includes welcome drink, entertainment on all stages, and food sampling.
*Ticket prices include re-admittance with a re-admit pass.
Metro Toronto Convention Centre (N. Building) — 255 Front St. West
November 13, 2014
November 12, 2014
Wednesday, November 12 at 5:15pm to 7:00pm
On November 12th, 2014 Yorkdale Shopping Centre and Swarovski Canada will kick off the holiday season by unveiling Yorkdale’s Swarovski Crystal Wonderland – Holiday 2014 by Juno award winner and Canada’s “Queen of R&B”, Jully Black.
Yorkdale Shopping Centre — 3401 Dufferin Street Toronto
November 11, 2014
Waterside Theatre, Ceremony begins promptly at 10:55 am.
Veterans and the general public are invited to join in remembering and honouring the many wartime sacrifices that Canadians have made for their country. Admission for veterans and all guests attending the ceremony is free from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The year round parking fee will be in effect except for VIP’s, Veterans in uniform or with medals, crests or other military affiliation insignia, as well as any other persons in uniform, including serving members of the armed forces, police, fire, ambulance and TTC.
Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue