September 15, 2013
Category: Nature and Outdoor Activities
September 13-15, 2013. North America’s largest Ukrainian street festival, held in Bloor West Village, offers great food, music, children’s activities, exhibits, films, late-night entertainment and more.
For more details: www.ukrainianfestival.com
Location: Bloor West Village
Experience stylish living in lovingly designed and updated private Victorian homes on this tour through the Heritage Conservation District of Cabbagetown.
The 2013 Tour features several whimsical beautiful interiors. This year, the Tour also steps into the history of public housing in Toronto.
This is a self-guided tour. The Tour ticket (booklet) provides the address and description of each home on the Tour as well as an area map to help you find your way around. Begin and finish at any home on the tour. While strolling the shaded sidewalks, enjoy the variety of exceptional front gardens (a glass medallion in the garden indicates a previous winner of the friendly garden competition called Streetscapes in Bloom).
Take a break at the local restaurants many offering special deals to ticket holders. Other special offers from local retailers also appear on the ticket.
Tickets cost $30.00.
Cabbagetown Tour of Homes – September 15, 2013, Noon – 4:00 p.m.
For more details: www.cabbagetowntourofhomes.ca
White and Indian Rhino Exhibits.
9:30am to 4:00pm.
Toronto Zoo has 2 of the 5 species of rhinos that exist on the planet and their wild cousins need our help. Come out and be a part of the Zoo’s conservation efforts and #helptherhinos. Learn about rhinos and their habitats and their role in their environments. Enjoy special Keeper Talks at 12:00pm and 2:00pm (Indian Rhino) and 1:00pm and 4:00pm (White Rhino).
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
Garden Tours start June 5 – September 18, 2013. Concerts most Thursdays at 7pm and Sundays at 4pm.
Treat yourself to free, outstanding performances of classical and traditional music from around the world, as
the popular Summer Music in the Garden returns with another superb season. Bench seating is available
but limited, so feel free to bring a lawn chair – and don’t forget your hat or umbrella and sunscreen as shade
is also limited. Concerts proceed weather permitting. Music Garden tours are also available!
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre – Toronto Music Garden
Dancing on the Pier steps into the new wave of social interaction through dance by the water, exploring
culturally hot dance trends and movements from across the globe that will heat up the Harbourfront Centre
site and its surroundings. This dance series encourages all ages to move to the contagious rhythms
celebrated within the summer season lineup. The waterfront will be filled with sizzling flavours, movement
and music from the best live bands, social dance clubs and instructors. This is your chance to dance by the
pier of the waterfront throughout the entire summer season.
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre
Harbourfront Centre swings into its third year of Dancing on the Pier and transforms the waterfront into an outdoor dance floor featuring the city’s best live bands, social dance clubs and instructors. Explore the latest cultural dance movements and trends from across the globe every Thursday from June 27 through to September 19 – all free!
Say goodbye to your two left feet and learn to move to the rhythm and sounds provided by the Toronto All-Star Big Band and The Ricardo Barboza Band.
The Toronto All-Star Big Band brings back the style and sounds of the roaring ’30s – the golden age of the big band sound, while The Ricardo Barboza Band serves up salsa at its finest! The public is invited to dance the night away at our theme nights, from “Swinging the Rhythm Dancing the Blues,” to “Toronto All-Star Big Band goes Latin” to “Hot Harmony Groups,” featuring the vocal styles of doo-wop and Motown.
Whether coming alone, with friends or with family, Dancing on the Pier at Harbourfront Centre is sure to get any crowd off their feet and onto the dance floor! While you’re down here dancing the night away, drop by Lakeside Local Patio, formerly known as Splash, to get some great food. Also checkout Lakeside Local Bar & Grill, located next to the The Natrel® Pond.
For additional information and complete event listings, the public may visit harbourfrontcentre.com or call the Information Hotline at 416-973-4000. Harbourfront Centre is located at 235 Queens Quay West in the heart of downtown Toronto’s waterfront. For information about getting here during the Queens Quay revitalization, visit harbourfrontcentre.com/gettinghere
Originally scheduled as the Fall Fair, this has been revised to a very exciting event called Centreville’s Amusing Race! This timed scavenger hunt will be held Saturday/Sunday September 7, 8 ,14, 15, 21, 22. 11am- 5pm.
Similar to the very popular ‘other race’ we will host a trivia and location stop around the amusement park and Far Enough Farm. All families and/or groups may participate in the race, but to be eligible to be entered for the Grand Prize all 10 tasks must be completed, which include several rides at Centreville Amusement Park.
Location: Centreville Amusement Park — Centre Island
For more information: www.centreisland.ca
Meet us at Hollywood and ‘Vine’ for a wine country version of a night at the drive in.
Start the night off indulging in a seasonally-inspired 3-course dinner by Gold Medal Plates-winning Chef, Frank Dodd. Each course will be complemented perfectly by our wines.
After dinner, it’s time to settle in for the movie! Relax in the best Vineyard Lawn seats in the house – reserved just for our Dinner & A Movie guests. With a glass of Trius wine in hand, and some of Chef Frank Dodd’s snacks to share enjoy a classic film favourite. Under a blanket of stars and surrounded by our idyllic vineyard – this will be one dinner and a movie night to remember.
Here is the movie line-up for Thursdays in September:
September 5: Ocean’s Eleven;
September 12: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off;
September 19: Casino Royale; and
September 26: Sideways.
Cost: $80 per person plus taxes and gratuities. Your ticket includes a 3-course dinner, the best seats in the house at the movie, movie admission, one glass of wine, a souvenir glass, and one bag of popcorn.
How to Book: Book by calling 1.888.673.5537 ext. 2 or visiting www.triuswines.com
Location: Trius Winery at Hillebrand — 1249 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
Nathan Phillips Square is the site of Fresh Wednesdays from July 10 to August 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Vendors sell fresh Ontario-grown produce, flowers, baked goods and more weekly until October 16 (excluding June 26). Lunch-time concerts by Canadian artists accompany the farmers market on the square from July 10. The performance schedule for Fresh Wednesdays is available at www.toronto.ca/special_events/wednesdays.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square — 100 Queen Street West
Season 3 starts April 15, 2013
Toronto’s newest and tallest attraction has adventure lovers taking a walk OUTSIDE – around the circumference of the roof! So, do you dare to test your limits and experience the thrill of a lifetime?
EdgeWalk is CN Tower’s most thrilling attraction in its 35 year history, and the first of its kind in North America. It is the world’s highest full circle hands-free walk on a 5 ft (1.5 m) wide ledge encircling the top of the Tower’s main pod, 356m/1168ft (116 storeys) above the ground. Visitors walk in groups of six, while attached to an overhead safety rail via a trolley and harness system. Trained EdgeWalk guides will encourage participants to push their personal limits, allowing them to lean back over Toronto with nothing but air and breathtaking views of Lake Ontario beneath them.
Visit the EdgeWalk site for more information and to book your adventure today!