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March 1, 2014 – December 27, 2014

Discover Greektown on the Danforth Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Every Saturday 
11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Cost: $69.

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.

Start: March 1, 2014
End: December 27, 2014
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June 21, 2014 – January 25, 2015

Cairo Under Wraps: Early Islamic Textiles

Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume, Level 4.

Almost 80 precious Early Islamic textiles dating from the 7th to 14th centuries – including rare examples of clothing – are featured in this original exhibition of ROM material. The decoration on these textiles mainly consists of Arabic inscriptions, often invoking Allah and naming the ruler. Many of these items were intended for the royal household. Some of the earliest pieces were collected by C.T. Currelly, the founding director of the Royal Ontario Museum, and are thus especially appropriate to show in our centennial year. Complementary material in other media (ceramics, glass, metalwork, coins, etc.) has been selected from the ROM’s collection of Islamic art. The exhibition shares the Patricia Harris Gallery of Textiles & Costume with Fashion Follows Form.

More textiles from this collection are on display at the Aga Khan Museum, opening September 12, 2014.

Please visit our website: www.rom.on.ca

Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

Start: June 21, 2014
End: January 25, 2015
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January 21, 2015 – January 25, 2015

Shen Yun

The world-renowned Shen Yun is returning to the Sony Centre for an all-new 2015 production that will continue to enchant the world with beauty and awe.

Through the universal languages of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends, and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty and tremendous energy leave audiences uplifted and inspired.

Featuring the world’s foremost classically trained dancers, a unique orchestra blending East and West, elaborate costumes, and vivid animated backdrops, Shen Yun creates one spectacular performance that cannot be missed.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre — 1 Front Street East

Start: January 21, 2015
End: January 25, 2015

January 29, 2015

The Scottish Tattoo: The Music of Scotland

“A breath of real Highland air. GOOSEBUMPS ARE GUARANTEED” — The Daily Telegraph.

Led by famed music director and Pipe Major, Steven Dewar, THE SCOTTISH TATTOO features bagpipe players, drummers, musicians, singers and dancers – every last one direct from Edinburgh. This unique presentation will carry you along for a whole evening on a journey through Scotland that is as stirring as it is varied. Perfect for the entire family and as a highlight to your Burns Night celebrations!

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre — 1 Front Street East

Date: January 29, 2015

March 12, 2015

Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery

Exploring the limitless possibilities of the traditional Japanese drum, the taiko, Kodo is forging new directions for a vibrant living art-form. Taking Kodo to yet another frontier, MYSTERY transcends the real world and transports audiences to enter one of darkness. Through the music of Kodo, the profound world of MYSTERY will unfold in an extraordinary journey, where sacred beasts appear and the most primal foundation-shaking rhythms and displays of muscular endurance will astound and delight audiences of all ages.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre — 1 Front Street East

Date: March 12, 2015

April 23, 2015 – April 25, 2015

Eifman St. Petersburg Ballet Presents Anna Karenina

Tolstoy’s sweeping tragic novel comes to life in this breathtaking adaptation by Boris Eifman.

Following their spectacular sold-out performances in 2013, Eifman Ballet returns to Toronto with the Canadian premiere of ANNA KARENINA. Eifman’s astonishing choreography re-tells the fate of the famous literary love triangle. Driven by passion, the alluring beauty restlessly chafes against her gilded aristocratic life while her turbulent, angst-filled relationships with both husband and lover are powerfully depicted through searing routines and athletic, highly charged performances. A scorching Anna is brought to life in Eifman’s innovative contemporary interpretation. “This production leaves one applauding the Eifman company for its passionate integrity, and Eifman himself for a gift for showmanship.”

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre — 1 Front Street East

Start: April 23, 2015
End: April 25, 2015

June 14, 2014 – June 1, 2015

Manasie Akpaliapik

Manasie Akpaliapik was born in 1955 in a hunting camp near Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Nunavut, on north Baffin Island. He spent his youth in Arctic Bay, relocated to Montreal, then settled in Toronto where he created all of these carvings. Now based in Ottawa and Montreal, Manasie is known for his animated and ambitious sculptures that sympathetically utilize the unique material and structure of bone, ivory and stone. Deeply connected to the culture and traditions of the Arctic, his works reflect a concern for the vulnerability of his homeland. They offer unflinching depictions of social ills that have impacted northern communities and reflect the belief that humans must live in balance with and respect all living things.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition is included with general admission.

Website: www.ago.net

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

Start: June 14, 2014
End: June 1, 2015
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