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November 11, 2014

The Toronto Zoo’s 29th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony

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.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

October 30, 2014

Ghost Tour of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

A special ghost edition tour of the historical Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre will take on Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m. Learn about the history and restoration of the complex and hear tales of the alleged ghosts and spirits that are said to inhabit the building. Not necessarily a spooky tour, but some of the stories may send a chill up your spine.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Time: 7 p.m. Tour is approximately 90 minutes.

Cost: Adults: $12; Students & seniors: $10.

For further information call (416) 314-2871.

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is located at 189 Yonge Street (just north of Queen St., opposite the Eaton Centre).

 
Date: October 30, 2014
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October 10, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Toronto’s Haunted Walk – Mackenzie House Visit

Departure: This tour will departing from in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame at 30 Yonge Street.

From the old military town of York to the metropolitan city of today, discover Toronto’s ghost stories and darker history. On this special version of Toronto’s Haunted Walk, hear of the city’s haunted theaters, public hangings and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House – which you will have a chance to explore! You will never look at the city the same again.

Duration: 90 minutes.

Dates: October 10th, October 17th, October 18th, October 24th, October 25th, October 28th, October 29th, October 30th, November 1st. Times vary by evening. Book online or call to reserve. (www.hauntedwalk.com; 416-238-1473.

Adults $18.75, Student/Youth $16.75, Children (6-12 yrs.) $10.75.

 
Start: October 10, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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September 11, 2014

Noon Time Collection Talk

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12pm.

Toronto collectors Harry and Ann Malcolmson, have been collecting photographic works since the mid 1980s. Their collecting practices are driven by their travels and a desire to develop a collection representing the history of photography. Their holdings include nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first century works by various artists including, among others, Eugène Atget, Tina Modotti, László Moholy-Nagy, Max Dean, Robert Frank and Man Ray, many of which make up their recent donation and corresponding exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and past exhibitions at the University of Toronto Art Centre (2012) and the Presentation House Gallery (2009).

Please visit our website: www.ryerson.ca/ric

RIC Research Centre — 122 Bond Street, Second Floor, RIC-241

 
Date: September 11, 2014
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July 31, 2014

Commemorating the Start of the First World War

On the evening of July 31, The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Canadian Armed Forces will hold a special public ceremony honouring the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. Featuring reflections, a military Honour Guard, and performances by the massed band of the Canadian Armed Forces, “1914-1918: In Memoriam”, will provide a moving commemoration of the sacrifice of Canadian men and women in World War I.

Hosted by former war-correspondent and Gemini-winner, Brian Stewart, the event will include remarks from noted historian Margaret MacMillan (University of Oxford) and the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Thomas J. Lawson, CMM, CD. Featured vocal performances by Ruth Ann Onley and Jean Miso with the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus.

Presented by RBC Wealth Management

Date: July 31, 2014

Event Time(s): 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Website: www.firstworldwar.utoronto.ca/in-memoriam/

For additional information: events.munk@utoronto.ca

Cost Information: Free Admission, tickets required. Visit website to obtain tickets.

<p<Location: Varsity Stadium — 299 Bloor Street West (Bloor Street West and Avenue Road/Queen's Park)

July 24, 2014 – July 27, 2014

Taste of Toronto

July 24 – July 27, 2014. The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival Arrives in Toronto.

Taste Extraordinary! Featuring Toronto’s most celebrated chefs and rising stars, foodie entertainment and a boutique food & drink market, Taste of Toronto invites you to the 1st annual celebration of everything we love about food.

Taste of Toronto will bring the global excitement of the “world’s greatest restaurant festival” to North America for the first time ever. The event will take place over four days inside the historic walls of Fort York. Comprised of six half-day sessions, featuring some of the city’s latest, greatest and most unique restaurants, top local and international chefs, over 50 local artisan exhibitors, and a range of interactive culinary features, this is foodie heaven!

Website: www.tasteoftoronto.com

Fort York National Historic Site, 100 Garrison Rd.

 
Start: July 24, 2014
End: July 27, 2014
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June 18, 2014

Casa Loma Launches Summer Symphony Series starring the Toronto Concert Orchestra

Beginning Wednesday June 18th, Casa Loma guests are invited to a unique performance by Toronto Concert Orchestra. Every Wednesday evening throughout the summer, visitors are welcome to enjoy a relaxing drink on the patio, delicious selections from the Casa Loma Terrace Grill, and outstanding live music in the castle gardens. With Casa Loma as your back drop, and the iconic Toronto skyline view before you, guests take in the fresh air and beauty of our renowned gardens while enjoying the Summer Symphony Series.

Performances will be between 8:00 pm and 10:00 pm. exact times to be determined.

FREE with admission

Food, Beverages, Wine and Beer are available for purchase on-site. Liberty Group has been very busy since acquiring Casa Loma in the winter, developing new programming and unique guest experiences to enjoy at Toronto’s premier heritage attraction.

Website: www.Casaloma.org

Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

June 13, 2014

Taste of Toronto

The World’s Greatest Restaurant Festival Arrives in Toronto. Taste Extraordinary! Featuring Toronto’s most celebrated chefs and rising stars, foodie entertainment and a boutique food & drink market, Taste of Toronto invites you to the 1st annual celebration of everything we love about food. Taste of Toronto will bring the global excitement of the “world’s greatest restaurant festival” to North America for the first time ever. The event will take place over four days inside the historic walls of Fort York. Comprised of six half-day sessions, featuring some of the city’s latest, greatest and most unique restaurants, top local and international chefs, over 50 local artisan exhibitors, and a range of interactive culinary features, this is foodie heaven!

Location: Fort York National Historic Site — 100 Garrison Road

Website: www.tasteoftoronto.com

 
Start: June 13, 2014 8:00 am
End: June 13, 2014 5:00 pm
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May 24, 2014 – May 25, 2014

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre — Doors Open

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre is open both days for Doors Open Toronto, May 24 and 25. This remarkable double-decker theatre is the last of its kind in operation. It was built for vaudeville and silent films in 1913 for Marcus Loew and designed by architect Thomas Lamb. The theatres were renovated in the 1980s by the Ontario Heritage Trust. Marvel at the gilded plaster details, damask wall covering and domed ceiling of The Elgin. The Winter Garden offers hand-painted walls with garden scenery and a canopy ceiling of beech leaves. Visitors will get a chance to see both theatres, view samples from the world’s largest collection of vaudeville scenery and hear about the famous performers that have appeared both on stages. Hours 10am to 4pm – no admittance after 3:45pm, no tripods and not suited for children under five, strollers must be left at the door.

Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre — 189 Yonge Street

 
Start: May 24, 2014
End: May 25, 2014
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May 24, 2014 – May 25, 2014

Doors Open

The 15th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf is a city-wide celebration offering free, rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto.

This year’s theme is Secrets and Spirits… Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door. Close to 80 locations feature secret spaces, stories of spirit sightings and unexplained mysteries. Look for the mysterious keyhole icon while browsing the list of participating buildings or walking tours.

Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

Website: bit.ly/PLxKzP