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You’re Invited: Toronto Events Aug.22-26; Road Closures + Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Oct.5, 2013

Here are some great events happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Scotiabank BuskerFest 2013 – Moving to Yonge!”

  • Here is some video captured at last year’s festival – just wait to see what we have in store for you this year! ON YONGE STREET!!!


Scotiabank BuskerFest Opening Ceremonies

Admission is by Voluntary Donation to Epilepsy Toronto

August 22, 2013: 12 noon to 1PM in Yonge-Dundas Square

Incredible Acrobats, Break Dancers, Escape Artists and Internationally Renowned Acts!


  • In celebration of the 14th annual Scotiabank BuskerFest.
  • Scotiabank BuskerFest is the largest and most vibrant street performer festival in North America, attracting local and international talent.
    • Toronto’s own Fire Guy will host the ceremony.
    • Daryl Yeo, President, Epilepsy Toronto Board of Directors.
    • John Doig, Scotiabank Senior Vice President, Toronto Region.
  • A recreation of an iconic Harry Houdini stunt by Guinness World Record holder and British escape artist Rob Roy Collins will cap the ceremonies!
    • Collins will attempt an upside down escape from a strait jacket while hanging from his ankles 100 feet in the air!
    • Tied up in a strait jacket, he will be hoisted up by his ankles on the North West corner of Yonge and Dundas St., where he will attempt to escape and be lowered to ground as quickly as possible to avoid too much blood flowing to his head and passing out.
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You’re Invited: Toronto’s 2012 Celebratory Events (Oct.13-15,20) & Marathon + Road Closures

 Here are eight FREE events happening in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

This video presents “Planet in Focus 2012 Festival Trailer ‘Confined'”:

FREE Children’s Film Program (ages 5–12)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

10:00 a.m.

Screening and Workshop at TIFF Bell Lightbox

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 3
350 King St. West
Phone 416-531-1769

Celebrate the environment by joining Planet in Focus for an exciting day of fun and engaging programming for children!

  • And will be followed by a free animation workshop courtesy of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB):
    • 12:00 PM NFB Animation Workshop
      • This FREE animation workshop gives children the opportunity to create their own claymation environmental movies courtesy of the NFB
      • Space is limited so please pre-register by emailing

Official Opening of the Joseph Bannon Park & the Official Street Naming

Saturday, October 13

1 to 5 P.M.

Official Ceremony at 1:30 P.M.


Fall Festival in the Joseph Bannon Park

Joseph Bannon Park, 65 Mary Chapman Blvd.

  • Come celebrate the official opening of the Joseph Bannon Park and the official street naming with:
    • Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti (Ward 7 York West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee
    • City of Toronto staff
    • members of the community
    • the Emery Village Business Improvement Area
    • and the Bannon family
  •  After the official ceremony, a fall festival with family activities, food and refreshments will take place in the park
  • Joseph Bannon Park was named to honour Joseph Bannon, a decorated war hero and one of Emery Village’s greatest community champions
    • Bannon and his wife Doris May became foster parents to more than 150 babies and unwanted children, and adopted seven of them
    • Bannon was a founding patron of St. Jude’s Catholic Church on Weston Road
  • The new one-hectare park features:
    • an artificial outdoor ice rink
    • senior and junior play structure
    • splash pad
    • mini soccer field

For more info, please contact Lynn Essensa:

  • Phone 416-394-2669
  • Email at

 Re-opening of Toronto’s Matty Eckler Community Recreation Centre

FREE Barbecue, Leisure Swim and Facility Tours

Saturday, October 13

1 to 4 p.m.

Remarks at 1 p.m.

Matty Eckler Community Recreation Centre, 953 Gerrard St. E.

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You’re Invited: Seven Green Events of LEAF July 15 – October 27, 2012

This video presents “The story of LEAF part 2”:

  • LEAF’s Backyard Tree Planting Program offers:
    • Native trees and shrubs to property owners in Toronto and York Region, at a subsidized cost
    • Professional arborists – assist residents in making educated decisions about the type of tree that suits the property, focusing on getting the right tree in the right place:
      • Since their first planting season in 1996, over 13,000 native trees and shrubs have been planted in backyards, helping to create greener communities and a healthier urban forest”

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) invites you to the following seven green events:

Our Changing Landscapes Tree Tour

Sunday, July 15, 2012

10:30a.m. – 12:00p.m.

$5 Donation

Registration recommended

Meet at the northwestern corner of
Woodbine Avenue Bypass and Prince of Wales Dr.

(east of HWY 404, north of Elgin Mills Rd.E.)

Parking Location: Street Parking on Prince of Wales Drive

Tour Leader: Erin Silverstein, LEAF

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You’re Invited: Toronto’s Three Green Events in August 2011

You're Invited: Toronto's Three Green Events in August 2011
You're Invited: Toronto's Three Green Events in August 2011

LEAF (Local Enhancement & Appreciation of Forests) invites you to the following great green events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Milne Hollow and the Don River: A Natural History Walking Tour


Wednesday, August 10, 2011 – 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Registration recommended

Picnic benches by the parking lot accessed from the South side

Lawrence Ave. East
(just east of the Don Valley Parkway off ramp)

“Though a quiet ravine, Milne Hollow once played an important role in Toronto’s cultural and industrial history.

Guest host Peter Heinz, Vice-Chair of the Don Watershed Regeneration Council, will examine relics of the last century including a former ski hill and an historic farm house.

The City of Toronto’s efforts to combat the invasive species dog strangling vine and other re-naturalization efforts will also be examined.”