October 30, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014. Doors at 8pm, music at 9pm.
Prepare yourself for a night of beer, music, and spooky good times in honour of Hallowe’en. Get your costumes ready and start gathering your friends for this night out with Tafelmusik. Admission includes free beer samples for ticket holders with valid photo ID.
Price: $20 advance or $25 door.
Tranzac Club — 292 Brunswick Avenue
Online ticket purchase link: www.tafelmusik.org/tranzac
October 31, 2014
Friday, October 31, 2014.
CELEBRATE THIS HALLOWEEN IN A 1878 HAUNTED HISTORIC TORONTO VENUE!
DJ and dance floor.
Prizes for best costumes.
Frighteningly good cocktail specials.
Raffle door prizes.
NO COVER CHARGE!!!
Please visit our website: www.irishembassypub.com
Irish Embassy Pub & Grill — 49 Yonge Street
November 22, 2014
Delight your senses for an evening of food, drinks and entertainment at the annual Ice, Wine & Dine. Taste delectable sampler menus from the different restaurants and have a sip of one (or two) of our signature Martinis at the Ice Lounge while you enjoy the sights and sounds of the different entertainment all night long. Explore Elm Street and take photos at our interactive Ice Sculptures. Ice, Wine and Dine is presented by Downtown Yonge BIA and is part of Winter Magic. Free admission. Proceeds from the Ice Lounge go to Downtown Yonge BIA’s charity partners.
Please visit our website: www.wintermagic.ca
November 20, 2014 – November 23, 2014
Come join us as we celebrate the 20th year of Canada’s largest food and wine expo this November! The annual Gourmet Food & Wine Expo will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 20-23.
The Gourmet Food & Wine Expo offers over 45,000 guests an unparalleled opportunity to sample over 1,500 fine wines, beers and spirits from around the globe. The Expo embraces the style and sophistication of a cocktail party paired with unprecedented educational opportunities and compelling feature areas. For more information please visit www.FoodAndWineExpo.ca.
Admission: VIP Preview Evening Thursday $40 (including HST).
General Admission Friday before 5 p.m. $20, Friday after 5 p.m. $35, Saturday before 5 p.m. $35, Saturday after 5 p.m. $45, Sunday $20 (including HST).
Dates and times: Thursday, November 20, 2014, 6pm-10pm VIP Preview Evening;
Friday, November 21, 2014, 2pm-10pm; Saturday, November 22, 2014, 12pm-10pm; and
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 12pm-6pm.
Must be 19 years of age or older. No children or infants permitted.
January 18, 2014 – November 30, 2014
Dates: January 18, February 9, September 27, November 30. Time: 11:00 AM.
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.
February 27, 2014 – December 25, 2014
Every Thursday 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
Meeting Point: 1439 Gerrard St. East, SW corner of Gerrard St. East and Ashdale Ave. (in front of Chandan Fashions).
Delve into the tastes and culture of one of Toronto’s most flavourful neighbourhoods. Discover the aromas and sample fabulous Indian delicacies as you learn about traditions and customs while strolling through one of the largest and oldest South Asian markets in North America.
From dosas to desserts…we will take your taste buds on a culinary adventure that runs the gamut from Indian Street Foods such as Grilled Corn, to Samosas, Kebabs, authentic Tandoor cooked Naan Bread and THE absolute best Butter Chicken in Toronto…to name but a few. Take a sneak peak into one of the kitchens for a culinary demonstration, find out the best places to shop for Indian spices and cookware and hear a sprinkling of Toronto history and local stories. You’ll feel like you have taken a journey to India without ever leaving the city.
Easily accessible by public transit – take the Bloor/Danforth subway eastbound to Coxwell station. Transfer to the 22A Coxwell bus towards Victoria Park via Kingston Road (5 mins, 6 stops), and then walk west on Gerrard to Ashdale Ave (3 mins). We meet on the SW corner in front of Chandan Fashions, 1439 Gerrard St. E. Tours run rain or shine.
January 5, 2014 – December 27, 2014
Dates: January 5, 11, 19, 25; February 2, 8, 16, 22; March 2, 8, 16, 29; April 6, 12, 20, 26; May 4, 10, 18, 24; June 1, 7, 15, 21, 28; July 5, 13, 19, 27; September 6, 14, 20, 28; October 4, 12, 18, 26; November 1, 9, 15, 23, 29; December 7, 13, 21, 27.
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!
March 1, 2014 – December 27, 2014
Every Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Meeting Point: 709 Queen St. E., SE Corner of Queen St and Broadview Ave.
This tour is an absolute must do for foodies! Savour and discover the vibrancy of a community that began as a small village back in the 1850’s and has transformed itself into one of Toronto’s hippest new neighbourhoods and the headquarters of Toronto’s film industry.
Learn about its history and culture… and how local citizens helped to shape the Toronto of today. Experience Riverside and Leslieville’s small town feel despite its close proximity to downtown Toronto. Join us as we walk along historic Queen St. meeting the shopkeepers and tasting their succulent wares. From sweet to savoury, our jovial tour guide, himself a Chef, will give you a behind the scenes’ take on one of the city’s best kept secrets.
See where celebrity Chef’s have hung out a shingle, visit the pantry of Food Network celebrity Chef Lynn Crawford (if we are lucky Lynn herself may be there!) and be regaled with local stories as we tempt your taste buds every step of the way. Tastings include Ontario wines, sustainable seafood, olive oils, breads, gourmet short bread cookies, home made ice cream and a light lunch at one of the area’s trendiest restaurants.
Guaranteed to be a fun-filled and palate pleasing 3 1/2 hours! Whether you have lived in Toronto all your life or are visiting for the first time, this is one tour not to miss. Easily accessible by public transit – take the 501 Queen streetcar and get off at Broadview. Tours run rain or shine.
March 1, 2014 – December 27, 2014
Every Saturday 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Meeting Point: 990 Danforth Ave., NW corner of Donlands Ave. and Danforth Ave.
Discover the changing face of the largest Greek neighbourhood in North America and one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Toronto! Experience a neighbourhood alive with interesting restaurants, boutiques, shops, markets and cafes.
Proud of their heritage, hear from the locals who helped to shape this vibrant area. Get a taste of Greek food and culture with a dash of Turkish influence as we stroll along Danforth Avenue, which hosts the annual ’Taste of the Danforth’, Canada’s largest street festival welcoming over 1.3 million visitors every year. Taste Turkish olives, ‘pide’ (Turkish ‘pizza’), and a veritable feast of delicious Greek ‘mezes’ — homemade from recipes handed down over generations and prepared by proud restaurateurs. Mix in a Greek wine tasting and a little gourmet shopping and you have an afternoon of wonderful experiences!
Easily accessible by public transit: Take the Bloor-Danforth subway eastbound to Donlands stop. We meet on the north west corner of Donlands Ave. and Danforth Ave. just steps away from the subway stop. Tours run rain or shine.
March 2, 2014 – December 28, 2014
Every Sunday 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Meeting Point: Starbucks, Corner of Queen Street West and Ossington Avenue.
Follow our foodie guide down the yellow brick road on this progressive dining tour to the latest and greatest destination for dining and imbibing. The once sleepy Ossington stretch has been reborn as Toronto’s biggest (and trendiest) restaurant district boasting over 26 restaurants in a little over a quarter mile. Lined with the latest wait worthy restaurants and some of the city’s hottest chefs, the only way to be guaranteed a seat at the table is if you’re with us. From grunge bars to beer halls, hit the highs and lows of this trendy stretch. You won’t be clicking your heels to go home until after your belly is full.
Space is limited as we want to keep an intimate setting. Price includes all food and selected cocktails and wine pairings (3 restaurants, 10-12 tastings), restaurant taxes and gratuities. Event runs rain or shine. Must be 19 years of age or older.
Easily accessible by public transit: Take the 501 Queen streetcar westbound from downtown and debark at Ossington.