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You’re Invited: Toronto Events Sept.13-Dec.29, 2013 + Toronto & TTC Alerts

Here are some celebratory events as well as green events in Toronto,  Ontario, Canada.

  • Most are FREE events.

Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA)




FREE Admission

September 13 – 21

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
, Toronto

Contact Info: Ruth Butler at

St Clair Streetcar Line Centennial Celebration includes the following FREE events.

  • Historic Exhibit – Our Past Is Our Present: September 14 – 15.
    • Enjoy an exhibit drawing on rarely seen archival images and contemporary photographs that portray the changing identity of St. Clair over the past 100 years.
    • Where: Barn #2, Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • September 14 — 9am – 5pm
    • September 15 — 11am – 5pm.
  • Tour the Historic Peter Witt Streetcar: September 15, noon – 4pm.
  • TTC Advertising Exhibit – A Sign of the Times: Exhibit continues to September 21.
    • Where: Community Gallery, Artscape Wychwood Barns.
    • Journey through time while viewing TTC advertisements and other artefacts that reflect the impact of world events on our city, our social norms and our values over the past seventy years.

    Friday, September 13 — 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday, September 14 — 9am – 5pm

    Sunday, September 15 — 11am – 5pm

    Wednesday, September 18 to Friday, September 20 — 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday, September 21 — 9am – 2pm

  • “St. Clair West: The Growth of a Streetcar Suburb” Walking Tour: September 15, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Donations are encouraged.
    • Visit some of the area’s sites of historic and architectural significance, including the Wychwood Car Barns, streetcar maintenance buildings which now house a lively arts and community centre.
    • Tour Leaders are Diana Sernick and Sheryl Mitchell, Wychwood Barns Community Association.
    • Length: Approx. 2 hours.
    • Focus: Historical, architectural.

  • Silent Film at Wychwood Theatre: September 14, 2:30 pm and September 15, 4 pm
    • Where: Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • In honour of the Centennial, Silent Sundays @ the Revue Cinema brings a silent film (featuring streetcars of course!) to the Wychwood Theatre featuring live accompaniment by musicians William O’Meara and Tania Gill.
    • Please click here for more info about this silent film.
    • Stroll along St. Clair Ave. W. from Bathurst St. to Dufferin St. and enjoy live music, characters in period costume, window displays, commemorative food & drink, and more.
    • Hosted by the area’s three Business Improvement Associations.

Re-Branded Exhibit

FREE Admission

September 13 – 18, 2013

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Friday September 13th 7-11pm

Project Gallery
1109 Queen Street East
Queen Street East and Caroline Avenue
Map to this event

Phone: 416-315-1192

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You’re Invited: Canadian Events Aug.30-Sept.28 + Toronto & TTC Alerts 2013

Here are some great events in Quebec and Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

This video presents “Lunch at the Mackenzie King Estate Aug 11, 2013.”

  • “Lunch at the tearoom
    Gatineau, Quebec”

NCC's image: Grand Reopening of the Mackenzie King Estate.
NCC’s image: Grand Reopening of the Mackenzie King Estate.

Enjoy the End of Summer in Ottawa, the Capital of Canada!


  • The Discover the Hill outdoor interpretation program is an excellent complement to the Centre Block tour which continues all year long.
  • The public is invited to gain a better appreciation of the importance of Parliament Hill via the following activites.
    • Visiting the Parliament Hill Visitor Welcome Centre.
    • Enjoying a tour using the FREE Discover the Hill Outdoor Self-Guiding Booklet
    • Walking “In the Footsteps of Great Canadians” during a FREE 45-minute guided tour of the grounds.
    • Downloading the Capital tours application to discover the people, traditions and secrets of Parliament Hill.
  • The Discover the Hill interpretation program runs until September 2, 2013.
  • For more information, the public can visit the Capital Information Kiosk, located in the World Exchange Plaza, 111 Albert St, Ottawa, daily from 9 am to 6 pm.


  • Confederation Square, Ottawa, is Canada’s place of remembrance.
    • The monuments found there include the National War Memorial, The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier and the Valiants Memorial.
  • Visitors can learn more about the history, symbolism and importance of these monuments by speaking and sharing stories with the National Capital Commission (NCC) interpreters stationed at Confederation Square daily from 10 am to 5 pm.
  • For more information on the National War Memorial and The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier, please visit the Veterans Affairs Canada website at

Special Weekend Event to Showcase the Mackenzie King Estate’s makeover and to Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Gatineau Park with Activities at the Mackenzie King Estate.

FREE Admission to Mackenzie King Estate.

All activities are FREE except where noted.

There is an access fee for vehicles using the Mackenzie King Estate parking lot.

Mackenzie King Estate
Mackenzie King Road, Chelsea, Québec

Experience Nature – Saturday, August 31, 11 am to 5 pm

Family Fun Day – Sunday, September 1, 11:30 am to 5 pm

Celebration Picnic – Monday, September 2, 11 am to 5 pm

Contact Info: Call 819-827-2020, 1-800-465-1867, 613-239-5090 (TTY) or 1-866-661-3530 (toll-free TTY)

  • Discover the life and times of Canada’s 10th prime minister, William Lyon Mackenzie King, at the Mackenzie King Estate.
    • Set in the Gatineau Hills, this country estate was his summer home and inspiration for almost 50 years.
    • The Estate features colourful heritage gardens, walking trails, picturesque ruins, and King’s original cottages.
    • Come and experience the beauty of a unique natural and heritage landscape, which is just a short drive from Parliament Hill.
  • Furthermore, the National Capital Commission (NCC) recently announced the completion of the Mackenzie King Estate’s makeover in Canada’s Capital Region!
    • Come see what’s new at the Estate this weekend, as Canadians celebrate Gatineau Park’s 75th anniversary!
      • The new improvements will be unveiled during the Labour Day long weekend.
    • Games and crafts for kids, face painting, photo booth, vintage cars, encounters with historians — and much more!

The NCC invites the public to take this opportunity to see what’s new at the Estate and to discover, or rediscover, its beauty.

  • A host of activities will take place this weekend to mark the Estate’s grand re-opening.
  • Visitors can enjoy a picnic lunch, explore the restored cottages and extensive grounds, have a piece of anniversary cake, and take part in a variety of the following fun-filled activities — as we celebrate the 75th anniversary of Gatineau Park.

Celebratory activities at the Mackenzie King Estate during the Labour Day long weekend are as follows.

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You’re Invited: Spring & Green Events in Ontario May 10 – 12, 2013

Here are various exciting spring and green events in Ontario, Canada:

Royal Ontario Museum's image: An agency of the Government of Ontario
Royal Ontario Museum’s image: An agency of the Government of Ontario

ROMwalks 2013


May 1, 2013 – October 20, 2013

  • ROMwalks are over 40 FREE guided walking tours through 11 Toronto neighbourhoods of architectural and historical interest
  • ROMwalks take place Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons from May to October

Please click here for the complete itinerary of the FREE ROMwalks in Toronto.

This video presents “Ontario Parks Learn to Camp Program”:

  • Interested in camping but don’t know where to start?
  • The Ontario Parks Learn to Camp program might be for you

Ontario Parks Guide 2013
Ontario Parks Guide 2013

Ontario Parks

Southern Ontario Parks: Starting May 10, 2013

Northern Ontario Parks: Starting May 17, 2013

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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