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August 31, 2014

Open Streets Toronto

In the last 10 years, Canada’s cultural capital has undergone an architectural renaissance. World-renowned architects Daniel Libeskind and Frank Gehry have left their imprint on the city alongside monumental works by resident firms Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg and Diamond and Schmitt.

Explore the Bloor Street Cultural District, Philosopher’s Walk, and University of Toronto downtown campus, where we emerge in the dynamic Medical Discovery District, seeing how the city and the campus flow into and out of one another while referencing the different periods and styles of buildings along the route. Learn about the “starchitects” and their innovative designs that are hidden in plain view on Bloor Street West and on the University of Toronto downtown campus. Our excursion concludes at the Art Gallery of Ontario at Dundas and McCaul Street.

Join On the Town Tours for complimentary walking tours of the Cultural-University-Discovery District at Open Streets Toronto, Sunday, August 31. All tours begin at 10 am and are approximately 1-1/2 hrs. long.

Meet at: 135 St. George Street, in front of the York Club, at the corner of St. George and Bloor

Please visit our website: www.onthetown.ca

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Date: August 31, 2014
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August 30, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Canadian International Air Show

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Enjoy the best seats in the house to view the Canadian Snow Birds during the Canadian International Air show 12:00-5:00pm.

Join Gone Sailing Adventures on an afternoon cruise circumnavigating the Toronto Islands. Enjoy the afternoon breeze while we watch the planes of the Canadian International Air show zoom above our heads completing arial acrobatics.

Limited Space to 10.

For more information and reservations: www.gonesailingadventures.com/#!special-sails/cgwf

 
Start: August 30, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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Murder at the ROM

Saturday August 30th at 1:00-3:30 pm

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you’ll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery.

On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don’t collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. This event is not associated with the ROM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/murder-at-the-royal-ontario-museum/.

 
Date: August 30, 2014
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August 29, 2014

Luau Dinner Cruise

Friday, August 29th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Luau Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Your summer luau aboard the Showboat includes a three hour cruise through Toronto’s spectacular Harbourfront and a delicious buffet style dinner infused with a Hawaiian twist. Dance (or hula!) the night away with our DJ and enjoy a cocktail from our fully licensed cash bar.

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 seven 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.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=939

August 17, 2014

Open Streets Toronto

In the last 10 years, Canada’s cultural capital has undergone an architectural renaissance. World-renowned architects Daniel Libeskind and Frank Gehry have left their imprint on the city alongside monumental works by resident firms Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg and Diamond and Schmitt.

Explore the Bloor Street Cultural District, Philosopher’s Walk, and University of Toronto downtown campus, where we emerge in the dynamic Medical Discovery District, seeing how the city and the campus flow into and out of one another while referencing the different periods and styles of buildings along the route. Learn about the “starchitects” and their innovative designs that are hidden in plain view on Bloor Street West and on the University of Toronto downtown campus. Our excursion concludes at the Art Gallery of Ontario at Dundas and McCaul Street.

Join On the Town Tours for complimentary walking tours of the Cultural-University-Discovery District at Open Streets Toronto, Sunday, August 17 and 31. All tours begin at 10 am and are approximately 1-1/2 hrs. long.

Meet at: 135 St. George Street, in front of the York Club, at the corner of St. George and Bloor

Please visit our website: www.onthetown.ca

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Date: August 17, 2014
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August 16, 2014

Murder at the ROM

Saturday August 16th at 1:00-3:30 pm

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you’ll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator’s appointment book to solve the mystery.

On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don’t collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. This event is not associated with the ROM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/murder-at-the-royal-ontario-museum/.

 
Date: August 16, 2014
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August 15, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Canadian National Exhibition

August 15 to September 1, 2014. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the CNE offers a variety of entertainment including shows and concerts, Kids’ World, a large carnival midway, a working farm, shopping, an air show and more.

For more details: www.TheEx.com

Location: Exhibition Place

 
Start: August 15, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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Location: Canadian National Exhibition

August 10, 2014

Kensington Culinary Adventure

Sunday August 10th at 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Uncover history, folklore, graffiti and street foods of the world in this scavenger hunt through Toronto’s most multicultural corner. Explore early Toronto architecture, haunted locales, teahouses, vintage shops and ethnic markets – all while answering our tricky questions.

Rescue your tastebuds from blandness! Try exotic eats from the four corners of the globe. This is a two-in-one adventure: answer the tricky questions found on other Urban Capers scavenger hunts while noshing on nibbles to score maximum points. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/kensington_culinary_adventure/.

 
Date: August 10, 2014
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August 8, 2014

Retro Dinner Cruise

Friday, August 8th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Retro Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Join us August 8th aboard Mariposa Cruises’ Showboat for the Retro Dinner Cruise! Your throwback evening includes a three hour cruise through Toronto’s spectacular Harbourfront and a delicious buffet-style dinner prepared fresh by our chef. Dance the night away while our DJ spins retro tracks and enjoy a cocktail from our fully licensed cash bar.

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 seven 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.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=938

Haunted Toronto

Friday August 8th at 8:00-10:30 pm

Tales of intrigue, betrayal, and revenge abound on this scavenger hunt after dark through Toronto’s most haunted places… Bring a flashlight and a steady nerve as you uncover some of prim Toronto’s grisly past.

On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don’t collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com/haunted-toronto/.

 
Date: August 8, 2014
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