Events Calendar

Event List Calendar

July 31, 2014

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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August 3, 2014 – August 4, 2014

OVO Fest 2014

OVO Fest. August 3rd will feature those inimitable hipsters Outkast with their brand
of infectious music. Andre 3000 and Big Boi are masters of commanding an audience with their catchy tunes.
Their outstanding hit “Hey Ya!” ushered them onto the scene with verve. Their music blends funk, soul, R’n B, electronic music and jazz. It’s great to see these two back on stage.

August 4th will feature none other than Toronto “home boy” Drake. His smooth, endearing voice has captured listeners from the moment he dawned on the seen. Since his debut disc Thank Me Later, he has not disappointed music lovers. It reached Number One Billboard during its first week of release. Currently, his massive track “Hold On, We’re Going Home” proves he’s got talent to burn! When Drake’s on home turf, nothing can stop him. He will hit it out of the park!

For tickets: www.LiveNation.com

Venue: Molson Canadian Amphitheatre — 909 Lakeshore Boulevard West

 
Start: August 3, 2014
End: August 4, 2014
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August 1, 2014 – August 4, 2014

Island Soul

The cultural legacy of the Caribbean comes to Toronto’s waterfront for four days of music, dance, food, film and more.

For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com

Location: Harbourfront Centre

 
Start: August 1, 2014
End: August 4, 2014
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August 2, 2014 – August 4, 2014

Artfest Toronto

<p>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/

Throughout the Distillery District — 55 Mill Street

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