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July 12, 2014

Surf, Turf, & Sail

Foodies on Foot and Gone Sailing Adventures have teamed up to bring you Toronto’s best private sailing experience and foodie feast. We promise not to go all Gilligan’s Island on this 3+ hour tour. Join us for 2 distinct foodie adventures as we view the city in a way seldom seen by most, on a private yacht.

On July 12 join us for a full moon cruise. We depart at 6:00 PM, return around 10:00 PM, and watch the sunset on the city while chatting food and dining on a delicious feast curated by yours truly, featuring some of our favourite food in Toronto. Get those cameras ready as the full moon takes centre stage and glistens over the water on an adventure you will never forget.

Join us on this delicious foodie experience. Tickets are $125 plus HST for the Learn to Sail and $150 plus HST for the Full Moon Cruise, and, include sailing on a private yacht (maximum 12 people), food, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Link: foodiesonfoot.ca/torontosailingdiningexperience/

The Whole Hog Dinner

Join CityLine personality, Chef Jason Parsons, and his team on July 12th as they create a menu straight out of a pork lovers dream. Starting with housemade charcuterie and finishing with an Icewine marinated whole roasted suckling pig, indulge in a relaxing vineyard setting while sipping wine and watching as they roast and carve a whole hog right in front of your eyes. Sit back and savour this sweet, succulent delight, while enjoying each course with a wine from our award-winning portfolio.

To reserve, please call us at 1.888.673.5537 ext. 2.

6:30 pm Reception; 7 pm Dinner

Cost: $125 per person.

Peller Estates Restaurant — Peller Estates Winery (290 John St. East, Niagara-on-the-Lake)

Reservations: Experiences on www.peller.com or 1.800.582.8412 extension # 2.

 
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Kensington Culinary Adventure

Saturday July 12th 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/.

 
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July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014

Waterfront Blues

July 11 – July 13, 2014. Waterfront Blues is a free Blues festival. Select Blues artists appear in a stunning open air setting where music comes alive for three days along Toronto’s dynamic waterfront.

Website: www.waterfrontblues.ca

Location: Woodbine Park

 
Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 13, 2014
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July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014

Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival

July 11 – July 13, 2014. Experience the World through Carabram, Brampton’s Multicultural Festival.

Various Venues in Brampton, Ontario

Website: www.carabram.org

 
Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 13, 2014
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July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014

China Now Presented by Manulife

The inaugural China Now festival, presented by Manulife July 11–13, at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto is an unprecedented exploration of Chinese arts and culture. Guided by the artistic theme of legacy, this multi-disciplinary festival has invited artists from China and around the world to explore China’s artistic traditions and trajectory in the beautiful setting of Toronto’s central waterfront.

China’s artistic legacy is an ongoing interaction between its people, its history and its future. The nation itself is being influenced by the outside world in an unprecedented way while exerting a growing influence outside its borders. Meanwhile, the outside world untangles myths and misconceptions from the country’s reality. China Now helps decode contemporary Chinese art, how it has been shaped and how it is shaping the future.

Join us in Toronto for this diverse immersion in contemporary Chinese arts, culture and food. It’s a three-day festival full of unexpected surprises and delights.

China Now, presented by Manulife, is produced in partnership with Can4Culture and the China International Cultural Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group, supported by the Ministry of Culture, People’s Republic of China.

Harboufront Centre — 235 Queens Quay West

 
Start: July 11, 2014
End: July 13, 2014
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July 11, 2014 – July 12, 2014

WE ARE PAN AM

WE ARE PAN AM: One-Year Countdown to the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games is a free two-day festival is taking place from Friday, July 11 to Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square.

Friday, July 11

PANAMANIA, sponsored by CIBC, kicks off at noon. Get ready to sing and dance to the invigorating sounds of Trinidadian soca star Machel Montano, or strap on your dancing shoes and learn how to salsa with lessons from Salsa on St. Clair dancers. Don’t miss Dwayne D’Bandit Pitt and Dr. Jay de Socaprince who will keep the party rocking when they take the stage on Friday night.
Want more? Take part in a variety of Pan Am/Parapan Am sports: basketball, soccer, wheelchair rugby and sitting volleyball, and be one of the first to see the Cisco TORONTO 2015 Countdown Clock.

Saturday, July 12

Meet multiple-gold medallists Rosie MacLennan (trampoline), Heather Moyse (rugby sevens, cycling and bobsleigh), Benoît Huot (aquatics) and other athletes as they participate in sport demonstrations and mini-competitions. Toronto Raptors star Greivis Vasquez will be in the square to give coaching tips on shooting three pointers and how to improve your game, and make sure to take your photo with PACHI the porcupine, the official mascot of the TORONTO 2015 Games. You won’t be able to sit still when Cuban salsa legends Los Van Van hit the stage, and end the night with a bang when fireworks fill the sky.

The fun begins Friday at noon and wraps up at 11 p.m. on both days. For more information, please visit www.TORONTO2015.org/one-year. Make sure to like us on Facebook (facebook.com/Toronto2015), follow us on Twitter (@TO2015) and use the hashtags #TO2015, #WeArePanAm.

Location: Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall) — 100 Queen Street West

 
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July 11, 2014 – July 13, 2014

China Now

Forget what you thought you knew about Chinese culture. From disparate influences and traditions, to the intersections of people, space and time, the inaugural China Now festival seeks to explore China’s enormous worldwide legacy.

Presented by Manulife Financial, in partnership with Can4Culture and China International Culture Association, working with the China Arts and Entertainment Group and supported by the Ministry of Culture and People’s Republic of China.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

July 10, 2014

The Voice 2014 Tour

Fans of the hit NBC show, “The Voice,” can finally see their favorite contestants live as the season’s talented top Finalists and favorite past stars hit the road on a huge summer tour.

Already confirmed on the tour is Jamaica native and Season 5 champ, Tessanne Chin. Also joining the tour from Season 5 is soul-pop teen artist, and runner up, Jacquie Lee and vocal powerhouse and family man, Will Champlin. Dia Frampton, a Team Blake favorite, from Season One will be hitting the road too, along with this season’s Winner, Runner Up, and 3rd place. Another fan favorite is guaranteed to tour and will be determined in the month of May by America via social media.

Fans can experience the finalists performing favorite moments from their seasons again live on tour. THE VOICE Season 6 Finale will air on NBC on May 20th, but this season’s fan-favorites and past stars will continue on with the 2014 Tour.

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front St. East

 
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Basia Bulat and Destroyer

After releasing her breakthrough debut album, Oh, My Darling, in 2007, Toronto singer-songwriter Basia Bulat has gained a steadfast following—and two Polaris Prize nominations—with her luminous vocals and heartfelt lyrics. (For Bulat, regret and lost love often devastate but never conquer.) Two albums later, electronic and electric influences have joined a folk arsenal that includes the autoharp—a trademark, and remarkable onstage—the hammered dulcimer, guitar, piano and the charango, proof of an artist always up for a challenge.

The brainchild of The New Pornographers’ Dan Bejar, Destroyer (solo) has been confounding categorization since its founding in Vancouver in 1995. The indie outfit—a festival favourite at Roskilde, Pitchfork Music Festival, Coachella and company—bounces easily between folk, rock, jazz and chamber pop. Add that to nine albums’ worth of lyrics that can be literary, oblique, playful and dense, Destroyer’s complex output is multi-layered—and always fascinating.

For tickets: www.masseyhall.com or call 416-872-4255

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
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