Invite: Steelband Festival Jul.12 + Outdoor Music & Theatre Performances Jul.15-Aug.28, 2014

generation steelband festival 2014

New Generation Steelband Festival

Saturday, July 12, 3 pm – 8 pm

Free Admission

250 FORT YORK BLVD Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Work: (416) 392-6907
fortyork@toronto.ca

Here are the highlights of this festival.

  • Ten Bands – Caribbean Food – Fun!
    • “A celebration of Caribbean steel pan music featuring seven GTA youth steelbands, the award winning ensembles Pan Fantasy and Afropan, and the joyous Farmer’s Rhythm Section.”
      • Other participating bands performing include CCAH Steel Orchestra, Gemini Pan Groove, JK Pan Vibrations, Malvern Praise on Pan, Silhouettes Youth Steel Orchestra, St. Jamestown Youth Centre Steel Orchestra, Symphonyx Steel Orchestra and the Farmers Rhythm Section.
    • All performing outdoors on the grounds of Fort York.
    • There will be great Caribbean food.
    • FREE all ages pan workshops.
    • Plenty of opportunities for audience participation – dance, dance, dance!

Please click here for more info about the festival and steelbands.

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park. Image by City of Toronto.
Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre at Earl Bales Park. Image by City of Toronto.

Music and Theatre Performances at Toronto’s Earl Bales Park

FREE Admission

July 15 – August 28, 2014: “Tuesday Night Live and the Thursday Night Family Fun Summer Series”

Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre
Earl Bales Park, 4169 Bathurst St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The following news release provides the itinerary for both the Tuesday Night Live music and the Family Fun summer series of theatre performances in Earl Bales Park:

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You’re Invited: May 4 – 5, 2013 Events in Ontario, Canada

You are invited to the following FREE events in Ontario, Canada:

FREE Admission

Blue Mountain Foundation for the Arts
163 Hurontario St.
Collingwood, ON
L9Y 4E8

Tel: 705.445.3430

GalleriesHours:
11am – 5pm
Wed – Sat

1 – 4pm Sunday

Closed Mon, Tues.

Here’s your invite to the FREE artists’ exhibition (May 1-26) as well as the FREE artists’ talk and reception (May 11):

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You’re Invited: 2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche October 1, 6:59 p.m. to Sunrise

FREE Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto

Enjoy, experience and discover 2011 Scotiabank Nuit Blanche for one night only – all night long:

  • the city transformed by hundreds of artists for Toronto’s sixth annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art;
  • art in galleries, museums and
  • unexpected places from a streetcar, alleyways and storefronts to churches, ponds and parks;
  • more than 130 destinations for your choosing, and chart your own path.

Please click here for info on more than 130 FREE and accessible contemporary art projects within three zones (A , B, and C) of Toronto (Downtown North, Downtown Central / East, and Downtown South / West respectively) wherein you can:

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More than Four Free Family Day Events to Enjoy!

More than Four Free Family Day Events to Enjoy!
More than Four Free Family Day Events to Enjoy!

FAMILY DAY EVENTS 2011

Monday, February 21
Noon – 4 pm

(1) Celebrate what family means to you with four FREE events across the city.

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Free Family Day Celebrations

Free Family Day Celebrations
Free Family Day Celebrations

Creative Commons License photo credit: La Citta Vita

Toronto, Ontario, Canada: News Release

February 10, 2011

Mayor Ford invites residents to join first ever city-wide celebrations of Family Day

Mayor Rob Ford is inviting Toronto residents to celebrate what family means to them at four city-wide events featuring dance, music, crafts, street theatre, storytelling, skating, tasty treats, free hot chocolate and more. The City’s first ever Family Day celebrations will take place on Monday, February 21 from noon to 4 p.m. across Toronto: in the north at Mel Lastman Square, south at Fort York, east at Albert Campbell Square and west at Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive.

“Our first ever city-wide Family Day celebrations are a great chance to enjoy all that our city has to offer with our family, friends and neighbours,” said Mayor Rob Ford, who will participate in the festivities. “Family is one of the most important things in life, and I invite everyone to join me in our parks and public squares to celebrate with your community.”

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Free Fort York Event on New Year’s Day: Everyone is Invited to the 2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Levee

Toronto, Ontario, Canada News Release

December 17, 2010

Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levee to be held at Fort York

The Honourable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, will be hosting the Lieutenant Governor’s New Year’s Levee at Fort York National Historic Site on Saturday, January 1, 2011 from noon until 2 p.m.

A tradition in Canada since 1646, the Levee is a special opportunity for the public to meet The Queen’s representative in Ontario, while enjoying family entertainment and refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Saturday, January 1
Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
Place: Fort York National Historic Site, 250 Fort York Blvd., Toronto

In anticipation of the bicentennial commemoration of the War of 1812, the 2011 Lieutenant Governor’s Levee at Fort York will encourage the public to learn about the history of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario in the location where six Crown representatives resided – including Upper Canada’s first Lieutenant Governor, Major-General John Graves Simcoe.

For this special occasion, admission is free to Fort York National Historic Site, which will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Plans for Fort York National Historic site during the City of Toronto’s Bicentennial Commemoration of the War of 1812 will be on display and the public will also be able to tour Fort York’s historic buildings.

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