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You’re Invited: Toronto Events Jan.7-Feb.2, 2014 + Toronto & Ontario News

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

  • Most events are FREE.

Are You Interested in Weaving?

Tuesday Afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

FREE Admission

Gibson House Museum

Call 416-395-7432 for more info.

  • Gibson House’s small but dedicated group of weavers has been making textiles for the museum programs and gift shops for years.
  • Their products are so popular they need more hands to help.
  • If you have basic weaving experience and are interested in helping them grow this group and their weaving activities at the museum – please join them.
  • Please call to confirm your interest.
  • After your initial orientation, you can drop in to weave any time (pre-arranged).

Saturdays and Sundays in January

Admission is by Pay What You Can

12 to 4 p.m.

Scarborough Museum

Contact Info: 416-338-8807 or

  • Warm up with some cider, sample fresh baked treats and share what you love about Scarborough!
  • Make your family a part of history!
  • The Community Memories Kiosk is waiting to record individual and family stories.
  • Newcomers and long time residents welcome.
  • Please click here for more info.

Factory Farms: Behind the Scenes

FREE Admission

January 8, 2014


Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Road North (Royal York and Bloor)

  • Brentwood Program Room
  • Speaker: Sonia Faruqi (
  • What are factory farms? What do they do? And why are they concerning?
  • In this talk, Sonia Faruqi will draw on industry information as well as her own experiences investigating and living at factory farms around the world.
  • The talk will end with tangible, practical solutions and actions.
  • Drop-In Workshop. First Come, First Seated.
  • Please click here for more info.

Toronto Repair Café


January 11, 2014


Skills for Change – 791 St. Clair Ave. W.

  • Do you have a broken appliance, piece of furniture or item of clothing that you’d like to save from the landfill?
  • That’s where the volunteer “fixers” at the Repair Café come in!
  • Help combat waste and built-in obsolescence at this event!
  • For more info about Toronto Repair Café, please click here.

winter bird count rouge park 2014

Rouge Park’s 11th Annual Winter Bird Count

January 12, 2014

9:30am Top of the Vista trail from Zoo Road
Meeting Point TTC and Parking info

12:30pm Beare Wetland Loop from Zoo Road
Meeting Point TTC and Parking info

Sheryl Santos
Stewardship Coordinator

Rouge Park
905-713-6007 (phone)

Sheryl Santos provided the following details of this event:

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You’re Invited: Celebratory Events in Montreal & Toronto Nov.29-Feb.23, 2014 + News & Alerts

There are exciting celebratory events happening in Montreal, Quebec and Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Festival recap – BARBEGAZI 2013.”

  • BARBEGAZI 2013 – Action Sports Festival at the Esplanade Financière Sun Life, Parc Olympique,  Montréal, Quebec, Canada.

Launch of the 2013-2014 Winter Program of the Olympic Park: ENTER PLAY OUTSIDE the Sun Life Financial Esplanade!

FREE  Admissions

Located East of the Olympic Stadium, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

December 1, 2013 to January 5, 2014

February 7, 2014

February 15 and 16, 2014

  • Olympic Park announced that the Esplanade will once again host an authentic Winter Village , a central element of its winter program that will include family, FREE and accessible activities.
  • Fitted this year in the area 100 of the Sun Life Financial Esplanade, which is located behind the Pie-IX metro, this new version of the Olympic Winter Park Village will feature a rink, allowing everyone to skate FREE and, even in mild weather thanks to its cooling system.
    • For the second year, the Winter Village is easily recognizable by its huge natural tree which this year, will measure 65 feet tall!
      • It will certainly return to Montreal as Sun Life Financial Esplanade will be hosted throughout the cold season.
  • The official opening of the site on December 1 will be highlighted by a fundraiser to benefit the organization’s Frimousse, a toy lending library of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve.
    • For the modest sum of $2, children and adults can come affix a huge Christmas tree decoration in the Winter Village and are collected for each design will be donated to the toy library.
    • They will also be on site to donate new toys to contribute to service the loan toys Frimousse.
    • And to close the festival in style, end of the day, the Olympic Park will illuminate all lights to shine throughout the winter!
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You’re Invited: More Special Events in Toronto January 2013

This is an update to my previous blog  You’re Invited: Special Events in Toronto January 2013:

  • For this month, please mark your calendars for these additional five FREE events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Conference of the Historical Society of Toronto

L’art du vitrail / The art of stained glass

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 7:00 pm / Mercredi 16 Janvier 2013, 19h00

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You’re Invited: Toronto’s Special Events + TTC’s Holiday Schedule 2012

This video presents “1 LOVE T.O. Holiday Ice Skating Party”:

  • 1 LOVE T.O. presents The Harbourfront’s DJ Skate Night as our Holiday Ice Skating Party for the city of Toronto,” Ontario, Canada (2011)
  • Hosted by T-rexxx
  • Music by DJ D-LUX and JEDI

During the holiday season, some special events are happening in Toronto.

The 12 Strays of Christmas

December 12 – 23, 2012

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You’re Invited: Five Toronto Events Celebrate Indigenous Peoples & Cultures June 12-August 19, 2012

This video presents National Aboriginal History Month kick-off – Toronto – Jun 1, 2010:

  • Rain dancing in Toronto at Dundas Square

There are five events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to celebrate Indigenous peoples and cultures as follows:

The City of Toronto invites you to the following FREE celebratory event:

National Aboriginal History Month Celebration

June 12, 2012

FREE Admission

Nathan Phillips Square

100 Queen St. West, Toronto


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You’re Invited: Victoria Day Weekend Celebrations May 19 – 21, 2012

See spectacular fireworks celebrating Victoria Day:

  • “A brilliant fireworks display is produced by FX Work and is choreographed to a contemporary mix of music” at Canada’s Wonderland, as shown in this video:

Here are some FREE celebratory events for the upcoming Victoria Day Weekend in Ontario, Canada:

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Seniors, You’re Invited: Harbourfront Centre’s Open House / Free Tour of Exhibitions May 15, 2012!

Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, presents the following FREE event for Seniors:

Open House / Free Tour for Seniors

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay West


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