Events Calendar

Event List Calendar

July 30, 2014

AM740 Oldies Dinner Cruise

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – AM740 Oldies Dinner Cruise ($74 per person)

Join AM740’s Norm Edwards aboard the Northern Spirit for the AM740 Oldies Cruise. Enjoy a full buffet dinner prepared fresh by our chef and spectacular views of Toronto’s skyline. Fun contests and prizes will be on board with our DJ playing your favourite oldies classics.

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=833

Lionel Richie: All The Hits All Night Long Tour

The former voice of The Commodores, Lionel Richie went on to a sterling solo career. Some of his hits remain unequalled even today
with their catchy lyrics, groovey tunes, or soul-inspiring ballads. He is one of R’nB’s reigning monarch when it comes to
music that is smooth like molasses. Amongst his myriad hits are “Penny Lover,” “Endless Love” (with Diana Ross), “Sail On,” “Ballerina Girl,” and “Dancing on the Ceiling.” A concert with Lionel Richie at the helm is a night fit for royalty.

For tickets: www.LiveNation.com

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

 
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July 31, 2014

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

“Visions of murder, catastrophe, transfiguration and desperate love issued from the stage…set to dirges, stomps and inexorable crescendos.”– NEW YORK TIMES

“Right up there amongst the best frontmen of this or any generation. No one on the circuit can both command and terrify a crowd quite like Nick Cave.”– DALLAS OBSERVER

“Thanks, Nick Cave, for ruining pretty much every other show we’re going to see for the rest of the month. Or year. Or ever. There’s no way anybody is going to top what we saw on Saturday night… it was a mind-blowing evening of rock ‘n’ roll.” — NASHVILLE SCENE

Following a wildly captivating – and completely sold out – North American tour in early 2013, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds return to the U.S. in the summer of 2014 to take care of some unfinished business.

Throughout this jaunt, the band will be bringing their fervent live show to familiar cities as well as municipalities that have yet to be graced (or confronted) with a Bad Seeds live experience.

This tour announcement precedes the release of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Live From KCRW (Bad Seed Ltd). The fourth official live album in the band’s catalog will feature stripped-down songs from the band’s most recent studio album, Push the Sky Away, as well as other tracks from their discography. Live From KCRW will be available November 29th in both CD and double vinyl formats exclusively at Record Store Day stores. The vinyl edition will include bonus tracks “Into My Arms” and “God Is In The House.”

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Venue: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: July 31, 2014
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Location: Sony Centre For The Performing Arts

Commemorating the Start of the First World War

On the evening of July 31, The Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History, the Munk School of Global Affairs and the Canadian Armed Forces will hold a special public ceremony honouring the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. Featuring reflections, a military Honour Guard, and performances by the massed band of the Canadian Armed Forces, “1914-1918: In Memoriam”, will provide a moving commemoration of the sacrifice of Canadian men and women in World War I.

Hosted by former war-correspondent and Gemini-winner, Brian Stewart, the event will include remarks from noted historian Margaret MacMillan (University of Oxford) and the Chief of the Defense Staff, General Thomas J. Lawson, CMM, CD. Featured vocal performances by Ruth Ann Onley and Jean Miso with the Canadian Children’s Opera Chorus.

Presented by RBC Wealth Management

Date: July 31, 2014

Event Time(s): 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Website: www.firstworldwar.utoronto.ca/in-memoriam/

For additional information: events.munk@utoronto.ca

Cost Information: Free Admission, tickets required. Visit website to obtain tickets.

<p<Location: Varsity Stadium — 299 Bloor Street West (Bloor Street West and Avenue Road/Queen's Park)

December 21, 2013 – August 1, 2014

The Kids’ Gallery — Just Like Me: Explore, Imagine, Create

On December 21, come visit the AGO for the opening of The Kids’ Gallery, a space created especially for children and you. Together you can experience art first-hand, learn and have fun.

In this first exhibition of paintings and sculptures, you’ll encounter children from faraway times and places. Some are outside and some are at home, spending time with their family, friends and pets. Has life really changed that much over the years?

Check out the works of art. Make a portrait. Explore the books. Relax and stay a while.

Exhibition-inspired costumes and props are available for visitors to design, dress up and pose for their own portraits. Families are encouraged to post their photographs on Instagram with the #AGOkidsgallery hashtag to see their portrait appear on a screen in the space. The Kids’ Gallery activity centre also includes art books and a drawing station for budding artists inspired by the exhibited works.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more details: www.ago.net

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: December 21, 2013
End: August 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

August 1, 2014 – August 2, 2014

One Direction “Where We Are Tour”

August 1 & 2, 2014.

Event Description: On Friday August 1, 2014, One Direction will bring their “Where We Are” stadium tour to Rogers Centre on their first stop of their North American tour.

It’s been a phenomenal week for One Direction as they took home two awards at the 2013 American Music Awards including Best Pop/Rock Album and Best Pop/Rock Group and released their third studio album MIDNIGHT MEMORIES which immediately shot to #1 in 97 countries around the world. Fans can also catch a sneak peek of the boys as they gear up to perform on NBC’s Saturday Night Live on December 7, their second appearance on the show.

For Tickets: www.ticketmaster.ca

Location: Rogers Centre- 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: August 1, 2014
End: August 2, 2014
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Location: Rogers Centre

August 2, 2014

Murder at the ROM

Saturday August 2nd 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 2, 2014
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July 8, 2014 – August 3, 2014

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival Toronto

July 8 – August 3, 2014. Come take part in North America’s biggest Caribbean-styled Carnival now in its 47th year! See a spectacular parade of more than 20 masquerade bands in the most competitive Carnival competition outside of the Caribbean! The Grand parade is August 2, 2014 at CNE and the Lakeshore.

 
Start: July 8, 2014
End: August 3, 2014
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August 3, 2014 – August 4, 2014

Jambana

August 3 – August 4, 2014. – Action packed from start to finish JAMBANA™ is a one of a kind festival that is fun for the whole family demonstrating the rhythms, tastes and flavors of Canadians of African, Jamaican and Caribbean heritage.

For more information, please see website: www.jambana.com

Location: Markham Fair Grounds — 10801 McCowan Road

 
Start: August 3, 2014
End: August 4, 2014
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Location: Jambana

August 2, 2014 – August 4, 2014

Artfest Toronto

Throughout the Distillery District, 55 Mill Street

August 2-4

Celebrating summer and the arts in Toronto, 75 artists & artisans from across Canada will gather at the Historic Distillery District for three days only. Enjoy hand made Canadian pottery, glass, leather, jewellery, gourmet food, textiles paintings, live music, and more in the magical setting of the Distillery Historic District.

Free admission.

For more information, please visit: artfestontario.com

 
Start: August 2, 2014
End: August 4, 2014
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