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February 17, 2014

Kids FREE at the Hockey Hall of Fame on Family Day

Monday, February 17: 10am – 5pm.

Up to a maximum of 4 youths (13yrs & under) will be admitted FREE with the purchase of one regular price adult admission. PLUS, for this day only (the eve of the Olympic Playoffs) TOUCH Sidney Crosby’s Gold-Medal Winning Puck and pose with the 2002 Lucky Loonie to spur your team to gold!

Admission must be purchased onsite. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotional offers. For more information please visit: www.hhof.com/htmlNewsPromo/promo.shtml#kidsFree

Location: Hockey Hall of Fame — 30 Yonge Street, Brookfield Place

February 15, 2014 – February 17, 2014

ROM Celebrates Family Day Weekend

ROM Celebrates Family Day Weekend with Earth Rangers Show, Hands-on Activities and more!

To celebrate Family Day Weekend (February 15 – 17) the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) has curated a special
calendar of events to engage and delight parents, grandparents, care-givers, kids and families! Awaken your
wild side and learn about the diversity of animal life, including incredible insects, magnificent mammals and
rockin’ reptiles and more.

During the Family Day Weekend visitors to the ROM will enjoy:
• Return of the popular Earth Rangers animal show (Saturday, 11:00 – 1:00 pm)
• Interact with live reptiles and amphibians from Sciencesational Sssnakes
• Check out the ROM’s famous Bat Cave and meet live bats and owls
• Explore animal artifacts and specimens, with touch tables throughout the ROM
• Meet insects in the ROM’s hands-on galleries
• Chance to meet the ROM’s aquarium keeper (Sunday, 11:00 – 1:00 pm)
• Hands-on crafts, including animal bracelet making, and creating wildlife art with mixed media
• Have your photo taken with ROM dinosaur mascots: Gordo, Gertie, and Gurgle.

Activities take place 11:00 am to 4:00 pm (Museum hours 10:00 am to 5:30 pm)
Free with museum admission.

For more details: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queens Park

 
Start: February 15, 2014
End: February 17, 2014
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

February 11, 2014 – February 16, 2014

Toronto Black Film Festival

The Toronto Black Film Festival is dedicated to giving unique voices in cinema the opportunity to present audiences with new ways of looking at the world.

The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF) was created in 2013 by the Fabienne Colas Foundation, a not-for-profit, professional, artistic organization dedicated to promoting Cinema, Art and Culture in Canada and abroad. The Fabienne Colas Foundation is also the creator of the very successful Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF).

For more details: www.torontoblackfilm.com/2014-festival/#/film-selection

Location: Various Venues

 
Start: February 11, 2014
End: February 16, 2014
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Venue: Unnamed Venue
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Toronto, Ontario

February 8, 2014 – February 16, 2014

CN Tower – March Break Fun!

March 10-14, 2014. March Break Week. This March Break make the CN Tower your next big adventure. Explore the world’s #1 elevator ride, Look Out and Glass Floor observation levels, the ride, movie, plus enjoy March Break activities. At a height of 553.33m (1,815 ft., 5 inches), the CN Tower is Canada’s National Tower, an engineering Wonder and Toronto’s must see.

Monday, March 10: PACHI the porcupine, the official mascot of the TORONTO 2015 Games.
PACHI has been busy visiting communities and schools across the Greater Golden Horseshoe region. Stop by to say hello, give him a high-five or take a photo and be sure to pick up your very own PACHI sticker. Complete PACHI Toronto 2015 activity sheets and enter for a chance to win great prizes!

Tuesday, March 11 – Friday, March 14: 4 days of Engineering Fun!
Design your very own tower of power! Learn how super structures are constructed and put your building knowledge to the test. Discover all the cool ways engineers influence the world around us with fun activities designed by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers in celebration of National Engineering Month.
(10am-3pm daily).

Monday, March 10 – Friday, March 14: 5 days of Frozen* Fun!
Celebrating the in-home release of Disney’s Frozen*, complete Anna, Elsa and Olaf activity sheets and enter for a chance to win a Blu-ray copy of Disney’s Frozen*.
Available on Digital HD and Blu-ray Combo PackTM March 18, 2014.
*©Disney 2014.

CN Tower by the Numbers: Participate in a fun, fact-filled scavenger hunt throughout the CN Tower and enter for a chance to win great prizes!

EdgeWalk – OPEN March 8-16 for March Break: Due to popular demand EdgeWalk will open during March Break and then officially for the full season as of April 14, 2014.
www.edgewalkcntower.ca

For more details: www.cntower.ca

Location: CN Tower — 301 Front Street West

 
Start: February 8, 2014
End: February 16, 2014
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February 7, 2014 – February 28, 2014

The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S.

An immersive theatre experience that whisks participants away to world of travel, discovery, adventure and mystery at the Bata Shoe Museum. An original play by Daniele Bartolini.

Enter the world of Bartholomew S – a mysterious voyager that brings change to the places he visits and individuals he encounters. In this unique, interactive theatrical experience, small groups of participants will spend the evening with character whose life has been impacted by the mysterious Bartholomew S. Each group will be drawn into the retelling of encounter that takes place in, and had been inspired by, one of the galleries of the Bata Shoe Museum. These stories are each told by diverse individuals and take place in different environments, countries and epochs. At the end of the evening participants are then left to answer a question: is Bartholomew S. a real person, or merely a legend?

Date: Every Friday in February – 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th – at 7pm.

Location: Bata Shoe Museum, 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George station).

Cost: Tickets – $50 and include performance and wine and cheese reception with the cast following the show. Tickets can be purchased at www.batashoemuseum.ca/tickets.

For more info: www.batashoemuseum.ca or 416-979-7799.

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Start: February 7, 2014
End: February 28, 2014
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Location: Bata Shoe Museum, The

January 31, 2014 – April 3, 2014

New Exhibition at the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre has opened a new art gallery, part of the RBC Emerging Artists Project.

The first exhibition entitled Moving on: Ryerson University Students Explore Urban Transport around the Greater Toronto Area
features the work of second-year photography production students from Ryerson University’s Image Arts program.
At a time when thinking about transit has never been more important in this city, the students embarked on a
documentary project on the subject of urban transportation. This exhibition offers the viewer a varied and
nuanced look at the day-to-day experience of Toronto’s current transit system and the construction of its future one.

The exhibition is co-sponsored by Metrolinx and runs until April 3, 2014.

Dates: January 31 to April 3, 2014.
Admission: FREE.
Gallery Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, Gallery Level
189 Yonge Street.

For more information www.heritagetrust.on.ca/ewg

About RBC Emerging Artists Project:
The RBC Emerging Artists Project is a unique partnership with the Ontario Heritage Trust
that has allowed the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre to develop a gallery for
exhibiting student and emerging artists’ work.

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Start: January 31, 2014
End: April 3, 2014
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Venue: Unnamed Venue
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Toronto, Ontario

January 25, 2014

The ROM Celebrates Chinese New Year

Ring in the Chinese New Year at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) on Saturday, January 25, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The memorable day features unique experiences including Tai Chi demonstrations, Lion Dancing, tea tasting, craft demonstrations, and more. The celebration is a collaboration between the ROM and the Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto (CCCGT). All activities are included with general ROM admission.

For more information: www.rom.on.ca

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: January 25, 2014 10:00 am
End: January 25, 2014 4:00 pm
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

December 26, 2013 – January 5, 2014

ROM for the Holidays

Get into the holiday spirit with ROM for the Holidays (RFTH): two weeks of special family experiences at the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM). From Thursday December 26, 2013 to Sunday January 5, 2014, this year’s holiday activities are filled with toys, games, and excitement for all to enjoy with great value for your family. All ROM for the Holidays activities take place from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, and are included with general admission.

For more information: //bit.ly/1jk6Abw

Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park

 
Start: December 26, 2013
End: January 5, 2014
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Location: Royal Ontario Museum

November 30, 2013 – March 2, 2014

The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918

The Great Upheaval: Masterpieces from the Guggenheim Collection, 1910-1918 showcases the dynamism, creativity, and innovation of art produced in Europe in the years leading up to and during the First World War. Featuring paintings from the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum by artists such as Constantin Brancusi, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Vasily Kandinsky, Fernand Leger, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani, Piet Mondrian and Pablo Picasso, among others, the exhibition chronologically traces the achievements of these tumultuous years as artists experimented with new ways to create art while launching such movements as expressionism, futurism and cubism.

The exhibition’s focus on the years 1910 to 1918 represents an intense chapter in European and world history, marked by sweeping social change, technological developments and scientific advances. During this time of tremendous creativity and innovation, European cities were evolving, and artists, who were founding groups, staging exhibitions and issuing manifestoes, likewise adapted and responded to 20th-century modernity.

The Great Upheaval spotlights the dynamism of this fertile period — as artists hurtled toward abstraction and the ultimate “great upheaval” of a catastrophic war — while presenting some of the foundational modern masterpieces that shaped the art of future generations.

Organized by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, New York.

For more details: www.ago.net/the-great-upheaval-modern-masterpieces-from-the-guggenheim-collection/

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

November 21, 2013 – January 1, 2014

Nataliya Petkova in collaboration with Naisa

New Adventures in Sound Art (NAISA) is an non-profit organization, based in Toronto that produces performances and
installations spanning the entire spectrum of electroacoustic and experimental sound art. Join NAISA and the AGM with a
curated emerging artist project of sound, technology and new approaches to the medium. The objectives of NAISA are to
foster awareness and understanding locally, as well as nationally and internationally, in the cultural vitality of
experimental sound art in its myriad forms of expression.

For more information: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

Venue: Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

 
Start: November 21, 2013
End: January 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Mississauga