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November 22, 2014

Ice, Wine & Dine

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

Date: November 22, 2014
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Holiday Dinner Cruises

‘Tis the season to come aboard one of the two largest ships in Toronto to celebrate the festive holiday season complete with delicious buffet meal and dancing. Enjoy our festal buffet with all the trimmings, including such holiday classics as a carving of roast turkey and a carving of prime rib roast beef. Indulge in our full sweets table with scrumptious cakes, Christmas cookies and fresh fruit. Discover a winter wonderland out on the harbour and see the Toronto’s skyline lit up like a Christmas tree during the 3 hour cruise.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of six distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Calendar link for booking events: tickets.mariposacruises.com/programm.php

Date: November 22, 2014
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November 20, 2014 – November 21, 2014


Celebrate the magic of the holiday at Winterfest on Toronto’s Waterfront! There is so much for families to experience from cruising and photos with Santa, to creating arts and crafts and watching performances as well as dog shows.

For more details: www.waterfrontbia.com

Location: Toronto’s Waterfront

Start: November 20, 2014
End: November 21, 2014
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November 15, 2014


Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area kicks off the holiday season with Illuminite. This is no ordinary holiday tree lighting ceremony – dancers will defy gravity, new costumed characters will premier in Canada and the live band will keep you moving. This event will show you how different spaces can be used to create one great show. Illuminite culminates with the lighting of the 52,000 LED tree and other light installations around the Downtown Yonge BIA Neighbourhood. Illuminite is part of Winter Magic. For updates, visit wintermagic.ca or follow us on Twitter and Facebook: /DowntownYonge. Free admission.

Please visit our website: www.wintermagic.ca

Bloor-Yorkville Shines Bright for Holiday Magic

On Saturday, November 15, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BYBIA) will kick off the holiday season with Holiday Magic, the spectacular annual community free concert event in support of the Canadian Foundation For Aids Research (CANFAR).

Between 5pm – 6:30pm, families, friends and music lovers are invited to the Village of Yorkville Park for the Official “Flick the Switch” Lighting Ceremony and a special performance by Molly Johnson. Back by popular demand after a stand-out Holiday Magic performance in 2011, the Juno Award winning jazz vocalist will ring in the holidays with the Bloor-Yorkville community performing songs from her new album “Because of Billie”, an album of Billie Holiday songs that plays homage to the iconic jazz singer. The evening’s musical entertainment will start with a performance by folk rock artist Andrew Austin.

The BYBIA will transform the Village of Yorkville Park and Bloor Street into a dazzling display of lights shining bright throughout the neighbourhood. In addition to the Christmas tree located in the Village of Yorkville Park, a 20-foot tree glowing with an LED light display will sit outside the ROM at Avenue Road and Bloor Street. Patrons of the neighbourhood can look forward to shopping, dining and enjoying the attractions this year surrounded by festive lighting along the tree-lined streets.

For full event information, please visit: www.bloor-yorkville.com/holiday_magic/

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

November 9, 2014

Humphrey’s 1st Birthday Celebration – Supported by Symcor, Coca-Cola

Tundra Trek-Main Polar Bear Exhibit 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Join us in celebrating Humphrey the polar bear cub’s 1st birthday! Festivities will include a special keeper talk and birthday cupcakes for our visitors. Don’t forget to bring a special birthday card just for Humphrey! If you wish to give Humphrey a birthday gift why not support the Toronto Zoo and Polar Bear conservation efforts by making a donation.

Birthday Celebrations:

10:00 am to 2:00 pm Card Collection. Free polar bear poster giveaway for those who drop off a birthday card.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm Cupcakes! First come, first serve and while supplies last.

12:00 pm Polar Bear Keeper Talk.

Please visit our website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

October 30, 2014

Halloween Howl

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

Join us as the sun goes down on the Zoo for an exciting evening of wolves! Through a short presentation learn more about the unique characteristics of these creatures, how they get their “special positions” in a pack and how they communicate through howling. Then join us for a moonlight hike to their home in Tundra Trek and attempt to “communicate” with our wolves. This night will leave you howling with excitement!

The program includes a presentation and special evening tour to meet our wolf pack.

COST (per person): $10 Member, $15 Non-Member.

Registration is required.

Please visit our website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue

October 26, 2014

Halloween on Queen

The Beach Village invites you to Halloween on Queen on October 26, 2014 from 12-4 p.m. Join us at Kew Gardens and Ivan Forrest Gardens for fun Halloween Activities: Face Painting & Halloween Hair-do’s, Pumpkin Decorating & Carving Contests, Music, Stilt Walker, Fortune Tellers and Zero Gravity Circus performers Variety Artist, Scot Free and Mind-Reading Magician, Rob Testa! Costume Parade starts at 2 p.m. from Kew Gardens and ends at Ivan Forrest Gardens. Tons of Prizes to be won!

More details at www.thebeachvillage.com

October 25, 2014

Jane’s Walk

Jane’s Walk is a movement of free, locally led walking tours inspired by Jane Jacobs. The walks get people to explore their cities and connect with neighbours.

Rain or shine!

Please visit our website: www.Riverside-TO.com