You’re Invited: Toronto Alerts & Events Nov.9-Dec.15, 2013 + News + Ontario’s Music Funds

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

  • Most events are FREE.

Green Neighbours 21 provides us info on the following green event in Toronto.

“Gasland II”: Free Screenings and Discussion

FREE Admission

November 9, 2013: 12pm-4pm at Committee Room 2, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W.

and

November 12, 2013: 6pm at Runnymede Public Library, 2178 Bloor St. W.

Toronto: Aboriginal Month Poster Contest + Street Food Vending Bylaws’ Meetings Oct.21-Nov.5, 2013

This video presents “Toronto Food Trucks BNN Small Business Week.”

  • BNN features the Gourmet Gringos and Toronto Food Trucks for Small Business Week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Certain issues of Toronto Food Trucks are discussed.

City of Toronto’s Town Hall Meetings for Street Food Vending Industry Review

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)

Presents

THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ST. CLAIR STREETCAR AND WYCHWOOD CARHOUSE

A CELEBRATION OF HERITAGE, ARTS AND THE COMMUNITY

FREE Admission

September 13 – 21

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
, Toronto

Contact Info: Ruth Butler at volunteerwbca@gmail.com

www.atthebarns.org

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.
  • ST. CLAIR WEST “ROCKIN’ THE ROCKET” SIDEWALK SALE + CELEBRATIONS: September 14 – 15, noon – 5pm
    • 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

Website: www.projectgallerytoronto.com
Email: info@projectgallerytoronto.com
Phone: 416-315-1192

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You’re Invited: Unveiling Jack Layton Statue & New Name is Jack Layton Ferry Terminal Aug.22, 2013

Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)'s image: Unveiling of the OFL Jack Layton Statue, August 22, 2013
Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL)’s image: Unveiling of the OFL Jack Layton Statue, August 22, 2013

This is an update to the previous blog Jack Layton: “Let Us be Loving, Hopeful and Optimistic.”

Jack Layton was former Leader of the Official Opposition (Canada) and the New Democratic Party, a former Toronto City Councillor and Past-President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.

This Thursday,  August 22, at 11:45 a.m. (remarks: 12 p.m.), the City of Toronto will honour of the late Jack Layton at Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, 9 Queens Quay W., in the following ways.

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You’re Invited: Several Great Events in Toronto May 23 -26 Including Doors Open 2013

Here are several great events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada  for you to enjoy May 23 – 26, 2013:

Writer in Residence Alissa York presents Origin Story: An Illustrated Reading (Closing Event)

FREE

May 23, 2013

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street
(Yonge and Sheppard)

Website: http://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/detail.jsp?Entt=RDMEVT120855&R=EVT120855

 Call the Language, Literature, Fine Arts Department to register: 416-395-5639

  • This multi-media reading and discussion will trace the evolution of a single short story from the initial point of inspiration through to the completed work
  • Writer in Residence Alissa York’s Journey Prize-winning story, “The Back of the Bear’s Mouth,” began as a response to an Australian Aboriginal creation myth, and ended up as a contemporary love story set in the Yukon
  • Join York as she goes “behind the scenes” of her own short fiction for a glimpse into the complex process of bringing an imagined world and its inhabitants to life
  • Q & A to follow

curved emtions ii art exhibition

Curved Emotions 2 – Art Exhibition

Presented by: Ernesto Angel Castro

FREE Admission + FREE  finger food and refreshments (pop and juice)

May 23 – 24, 2013

May 23rd from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
May 24th from 5:00p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

St Judes Parish Hall
3265 Weston Road North
(Weston Road and Sheppard Avenue West)

Website: www.facebook.com/TheArteDeNeto
Email: ernestoacastro@hotmail.com
Phone: 647-389-0699

Ernesto Angel Castro:

  • Born in El Salvador, in 1986 Ernesto moved to Canada at the age of nine with his family
    • “From an early age, he has been passionate about design and colour, music and the CN Tower

    • Through his art Ernesto is zealously sharing his emotions and life experiences in a way that transcends language and speaks a positive message to everyone differently”

  • My aim is to touch a person’s heart with my art, to inspire feelings and thoughts normally uncommon in everyday life. Some pieces are completely abstract, nothing but raw emotions. Some are less abstract, while some have profound meaning…
  • I want to invite all of Toronto to join me in celebrating my latest creations

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Toronto’s June Callwood Park Will Be Constructed with $50,000 Garden in 2012

June Callwood Park is located central to the Fort York neighbourhood, and is flanked by Fort York Boulevard to the north, Fleet Street to the south, Gzowski Boulevard to the west and Bastion Street to the east:

Toronto's June Callwood Park Will Be Constructed with $50,000 Garden in 2012
Toronto's June Callwood Park Will Be Constructed with $50,000 Garden in 2012

This year, Toronto will construct a new park, June Callwood Park.

June Callwood Park will be designed to have ample space, park benches and trees, according to gh3, the winner of the June Callwood Park Design Competition.

Also, the June Callwood Park will blossom as a garden, thanks to Canada Blooms‘ donation of $50,000 to be given to the Garden Club of Toronto, which will play a key role in designing and planting a garden to beautify June Callwood Park.

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