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September 27, 2014

International Red Panda Day

Red Panda Exhibit, Eurasia

11:00am to 4:00pm

Did you know the red panda is the original panda and was discovered almost 50 years before the giant panda? Learn all about these amazing and endangered creatures and meet our red pandas! Don’t miss a special meet-the-keeper talk plus enrichment feeding at 12:00 noon and 3:00 pm and bid on fun prizes in a panda-themed silent auction. All proceeds support the Red Panda Network, an organization committed to the conservation of wild red pandas and their habitat.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

E-waste Collection Event In Support of Toronto Zoo PhoneApes Program

9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Bring your e-waste to the Toronto Zoo on September 27th and help support great ape conservation. This event, in support of PhoneApes and National Forestry Week, helps to promote the importance of protecting and replanting forests for ecosystem protection, wildlife conservation and climate change. In particular this event directly correlates to the message of protecting the forest habitat of great apes in our PhoneApes program. September is also a good time of year for e-waste collection as new students return to school many old e-waste products are being discarded.

The Toronto Zoo will be accepting Monitors, TVs, Computers, Notebooks, Servers, Wire, Aluminum, Keyboards, Mice, Electronic Scrap, Small Appliances, Laptops, Tablets and, of course, Cellphones! The collection truck will be located on the side walk near the drop-off-loop at the zoo’s front entrance. All participants that drop of an e-waste item will receive a coupon for 25% off at the Zoo’s gift shops.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

 
Date: September 27, 2014
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September 26, 2014 – September 28, 2014

Toronto Blue Jays vs. Baltimore Orioles

The best in Major League Baseball!!!

Game times: September 26 @ 7:07pm; September 27 @ 1:07pm; and September 28 @ 1:07pm.

For tickets: www.bluejays.com

Venue: Rogers Centre — 1 Blue Jays Way

 
Start: September 26, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
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Locations: Rogers Centre

Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club

June 1, 2014 – September 28, 2014

Distillery Sunday Market

Market Square, 28 Gristmill Lane, under the Spider

Event – Every Sunday, June 1 – September 28, 10am-3pm

Stroll down historic Gristmill Lane and browse a selection of local, fresh, and beautiful goods produced by farmers and artisans. Weekly events, live music, and community – the charming Distillery Historic District is the perfect setting for Toronto’s most interesting producers to showcase their preserves, produce, delicacies, and artisan goods!

Free admission.

For more information, please visit www.thedistillerydistrict.com

 
Start: June 1, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
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May 31, 2014 – September 28, 2014

Matthew Barney: Drawing Restraint

American artist Matthew Barney is renowned internationally for his provocative and richly visual sequences of sculpture, video, and performance. Elaborate and inscrutable, projects such as the CREMASTER Cycle (1994-2002) – a series of five feature-length films – weave mythological storylines, art-historical references, and abject symbolism through questions of artistic production.

DRAWING RESTRAINT (1987-present) is a significant and long-term project for Barney, in which he proposes art-making as parallel to athletic training: the development of form occurs through resistance. Begun while still a student at Yale, Barney was influenced by his background as an athlete and sought to foreground the physical body and its tensions in a studio practice. DRAWING RESTRAINT comprises drawings, sculpture, photographs and video works emerging from his self-imposed and increasingly complex obstacles and scenarios. Considered together, DRAWING RESTRAINT forms an ongoing proposition for the harnessing of one’s impulses and drives into a desired output, artistic or otherwise. They demonstrate the underpinnings of Barney’s work, in which the body plays a central role, and ritualistic processes of creation are explored through manifold materials, settings, and personas.

Website: www.ago.net

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: May 31, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
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June 29, 2014 – September 28, 2014

Oh Canada! Farmer’s Market Sweets Tour

Price: Adults $39.82, Children $26.55

Date/Time: Every Sunday, 10am (2.5 hours approx) from June 29 – September 28

Venue: 28 Gristmill Lane (by the cart with the 5 barrels on them)

Website: www.tastytourstoronto.com

Details: Celebrate Canadian culture on Toronto’s only farmer’s market tour and the only tour in Canada focussed exclusively on Canadian and local sweets, taking place in the historic Distillery District.

Special: Tour bookings made by Canada Day (tour can take place after) bring home a tour-exclusive ice wine macaron.

Features: Guided tour on the history of Canadian sweets like maple syrup & ice wine; speak with farmers and sample local produce; enjoy several exclusive treats, including your own customized butter tart; a savoury & boozy bonus to end the tour; discounts at select merchants; and happy times for all!

 
Start: June 29, 2014
End: September 28, 2014
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September 28, 2014

Shahkar Bineshpajooh

Shahkar Bineshpajooh is an Iranian poet, songwriter and singer (born in Tehran, Iran in 1972). At fifteen, he began writing poetry and music, and taught himself to play the guitar, piano, drums, and percussion without instruction. His family opposed his interest in music, and he immersed himself in other academic fields while producing several albums and poetry.

In 1995 he founded the first Fusion Music Concert, and in 1998 the first and last Pop Music Festival – both were banned and he was subsequently banned for five years to perform in any concert in Iran. In 1997 he released “The Lady of Orient” album, and between 1999 and 2006 wrote, translated and published several books including Pablo Neruda’s “The Eternity of a Kiss.” During this time he also produced and recorded the albums “The Note (Eskenas),” “Your Majesty” and “Literature of another ilk.”

His latest album was recorded in Paris and performed with the Yerevan Opera Orchestra, Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Ukraine’s national Radio and Television Symphony Orchestra and Kiev’s Opera Orchestra. In 2013 he performed with the Los Angeles Symphony Orchestra and now he comes to Canada for the first time to perform at Roy Thomson Hall.

For tickets: www.roythomson.com

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: September 28, 2014
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September 30, 2014

PeopleMakeTheWorldGo’Round

12 – 1 p.m. Acclaimed Toronto-born pianist, arranger and music director Michael Shand teams up with stellar sidemen Marito Marques (drums) and Andrew Stewart (electric bass) in a high-octane hour featuring highlights from their recently released album Patience for Life, as well as a sneak peek at new material for an upcoming release. Blues, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Funk, House, R & B, Soul and Latin music are the raw elements that form Shand’s identity, but jazz is the common thread that binds them all together.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

Website: www.coc.ca

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: September 30, 2014
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Robert Plant & the Sensational Space Shifters

Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters will tour the US and Canada this fall in support of the new album, Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar (coming September 9). Fans who purchase tickets will receive a CD copy of the album for every ticket ordered. This offer will be redeemed via a promo code at MusicRedemptions.com. Customers will receive an email with instructions on how to receive their copy of the CD following their purchase.

For tickets: www.masseyhall.com

Massey Hall — 178 Victoria Street

 
Date: September 30, 2014
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October 2, 2014

Brush Up on your Shakespeare

12 – 1 p.m. In celebration of the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth, the artists of the University of Toronto’s Opera Division offer a selection of arias and ensembles from operatic works based on the plays of the legendary bard.

The Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a unique opportunity to experience diverse artistic programming in what has become one of Toronto’s most exciting cultural hubs. Six inspiring series offer concerts, dance performances and engaging presentations that feature both up-and-coming young artists and established international stars. All performances are FREE to the public, with admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Concertgoers are encouraged to arrive early as late seating is not available.

Website: www.coc.ca

Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts — 145 Queen Street West

 
Date: October 2, 2014
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