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

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):

Hi there,
Spring is finally here and to kick it off I’m showing at the Blue Mountain Art Centre Gallery in Collingwood. The curator, Ron MacRae, selected work by me and Leslie Sorochan to complement each other in our approach and subject matter. On Saturday, May 11 2013, there is an opening reception from 3 until 5 pm. Both Leslie and I will be on hand to discuss our work and answer any questions you may have.
If you are in the area or just feel like a drive in the country, Collingwood is always a great place to go.
I hope to see you there!

Lynn Christine Kelly
t. 416-223-1789
c. 647-993-1789

Walking the Don: 200 years of change along the river

Presented by:
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site


May 4, 2013

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Meet at St. Matthews Clubhouse, at the south end of Riverdale Park East

Phone: 416-396-2819

  • In Partnership with Jane’s Walk
  • In the 1790s, the Don valley was wild and unspoiledOver the next two centuries, the river was harnessed, channelled, polluted, moved and ignored”
  • Join them for a walk through the Lower Don trail system from Riverdale Park to Todmorden Mills andsee how humans have impacted the valley – and how it is being reclaimed as a vital green space at the heart of the city

2013 Toronto Walk for Muscular Dystrophy

Presented by:
Muscular Dystrophy Canada

May 4, 2013


Cherry Beach Park
Cherry Street and Unwin Avenue

Registration begins at 10:00 am and the Walk, wheel or roll begins at 11:00 am!

Phone: 416-488-2699 ext. 131  or 1-866-687-2538 ext. 131

  • The Walk for Muscular Dystrophy is a fully accessible event that the entire family can participate in regardless of fitness level
  • The celebration includes activities for kids, snacks, refreshments, prizes and a visit from local Fire Fighters!
  • Participants can choose from a 1km or 5km route. Create a Team and spend the day making muscles move to help support those affected by neuromuscular disorders!

This video presents “Mining 4 Society – M4S“:

  • “M4S – the show on Mines, Minerals, Metals and Materials is the annual event where you can learn about the important role the industry plays in your everyday life!”
  • For kids, students of all ages, grown-ups, classes and families, students and teachers

Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials FREE Educational Show & Diamond Draw!

May 4, 2013

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

FREE Admission

Queen Elizabeth Building, Direct Energy Centre
180 Princes Boulevard

  • “Did you know toothpaste wouldn’t exist without mining? Or that bubbles and magnets help with mineral separation?”
  • M4S (Mining, Minerals, Metals and Materials) is a FREE educational science show to teach families about the impacts of mining in our daily lives
  • This event offers exciting hands-on activities to teach the world of mining from A-Z (Exploration, mining, processing, products and fabrication, sustainability, safety, education and careers)
  • PLUS: visitors can enter for the chance to win a DeBeers diamond valued at over $3,500, just in time for Mother’s Day! Come discover all this and more at M4S (Mining 4 Society) 2013!

Scarborough Town Centre’s 40th Anniversary Celebration


Presented by: Scarborough Town Centre

May 4, 2013

11:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Scarborough Town Centre
300 Borough Drive

Phone: 416-296-0296

  • Scarborough Town Centre (STC) celebrates its 40th Anniversary “with a groovy 70s themed celebration”
  • STC invites the community and tenants to Boogie Down for a day of prizes, disco dance lessons, performances, FREE photo booths and birthday cupcakes
  • Enjoy a musical performance by the Scarborough EAST Arts Collective
  • Meet the Argos Cheerleaders
  • Get a FREE photo with the Grey Cup
  • Other “far out activities” include:
    • FREE Forty and Funky commemorative green screen photo

    • FREE photo with a 1973 vintage Ford Mustang

    • a chance to win a FREE 2-year lease on a 2013 Ford Mustang from Eastcourt Ford Lincoln

    • Prizes include 40 pairs of Argos tickets, 40 retail prizes on the hour every hour

En Masse: Conflict and Change in 19th Century Toronto – A Guided Walk

Presented by: Toronto’s Historic Sites, City of Toronto, Cultural Services, Museum Services


May 4, 2013

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Walk starts at Northwest entrance to the Queen’s Park subway station

Phone: 416-392-6915

  • This walk explores the theme of conflict and change in 19th century Toronto. We will explore the various peaceful movements and violent clashes that have led us to become the city we are today
  • The walk begins at the Northwest entrance to the Queen’s Park subway station, finishing at Mackenzie House, 82 Bond Street
  • Public Transit:
    1. Take the Yonge/University subway line to Dundas subway station,

    2. Exit to surface and walk two blocks east to Bond Street

      • Or, take either the Dundas or Queen streetcar to Bond Street and walk south from Dundas Street East or north from Queen Street East

WAR, INVASION & OCCUPATION!: Fort York and Toronto in the War of 1812

FREE including admission to Fort York following tour

Presented by: Toronto’s Historic Sites, City of Toronto, Cultural Services, Museum Services

May 4, 2013

1:00 PM to 2:30 PM

Historic Fort York
250 Fort York Boulevard


  • A Fort York Historic District Walking Tour in association with Jane’s Walk: WAR, INVASION & OCCUPATION!: Fort York and Toronto in the War of 1812
  • Some of the most dramatic events in Toronto’s (York) history occurred during the War of 1812 – especially during the subsequent American invasions of 1813
  • This special walking tour, in and around the Fort York Historic District, examines some of the major events of this tumultuous era and its impact on the development of our community
  • Public Transit:
    • Take the 511 streetcar south from Bathurst subway station

    • Patrons can access the fort via a pedestrian walkway off the Bathurst/Front Street bridge

POWER KIDS / Masked Characters

Presented by: The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery


May 5, 2013

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Power Plant
231 Queens Quay West


  • Inspired by themes of theatricality in Althea Thauberger’s work, kids will develop an imaginary character using various theatrical techniques, make a creative mask based on their character, and act out their character in a performance
  • For children ages 8–12 and their younger siblings and adult companions
  • Tours and workshops are led by artist-educator and Animateur at The Power Plant Anna Bouzina and her artist-educator assistant Marina Guglielmi
  • Public Transit:
    1. From Union Station, board the 509 Exhibition shuttle bus on the west side of Bay Street, just south of Front Street

    2. Take this bus west three stops to Lower Simcoe

Jaime and Alexandra’s 5th Annual Lemonade Stand in Support of Toronto’s Homeless

Sponsored by: Pikto Gallery


May 5, 2013

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Montessori Jewish Day School
55 Yeomans Road
Sheppard Avenue West and Bathurst Street

Phone: 416-781-8700

  • There will be photography for sale
  • Jaime and Alexandra’s Lemonade Stand partners with the elementary school children of the Montessori Jewish Day School to showcase their selection of digital photography that embrace the theme of homelessness
  • Sales from the event will go to Ve’ahavta, a Canadian humanitarian and relief organization
  • The event is registered with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival and will include live music, dancing, face-painting, balloon art, novelty photography booths, delicious treats and plenty of lemonade
  • Bring the whole family to this fun-filled event and spend an afternoon supporting a great cause
  • Public Transit: Sheppard subway station

Toronto Mandarin MS Walk

Presented by: Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada


May 5, 2013

9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Toronto Location: Downsview Park
35 Carl Hall Road
Keele Street and Sheppard Avenue West

Phone: 416-922-6600 ext. 3122

  • No registration fee. Fundraising encouraged.
  • The Mandarin MS Walk, the MS Society of Canada’s largest fundraising event, combines fundraising with food, prizes and community spirit
  • Money raised supports the MS Society’s mission to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and assisting those with MS by providing invaluable programs and services
  • The Mandarin MS Walk takes place in 56 locations across Ontario on May 5 or May 26
  • For more information about event dates and locations, and to register,  please visit their website, email or call

The Literary Don

Presented by: Toronto’s Historic Sites – City of Toronto, Cultural Services, Museum Services


May 5, 2013

12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Meet at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site, 67 Pottery Road

Phone: 416-396-2819

  • In Partnership with Jane’s Walk
  • For generations of Toronto writers and painters, the Don River valley has served as a metaphor for the city’s development as well as its more undesirable underbelly
  • Join them for a walking tour through the heart of the raver, and explore the valley’s place in Toronto’s literary landscape from the early 20th century to the present


Kick It Up the Korean Dance: 2013 Symposium & Networking

Presented by: The Korean Dance Studies Society of Canada (KDSSC)

FREE Registration is required

May 5, 2013

3:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Gallery, Toronto Centre for the Arts
5040 Yonge Street
Yonge Street and Empress Avenue


  • KDSSC (Artistic Director, Mi Young KIM) hosts dynamic and energetic event, “ Kick it Up the Korean Dance” at the TCA’s Gallery
  • Dance professionals, scholars, and artists from United States, Korea, and Canada are invited to the 2013 Symposium and Korean Dance Performance
  • The symposium includes lectures on the recent evolution of Korean dance and the Q & A session, followed by networking dinner for promoting communications and collaborations between participants
  • Lectures is about exciting traditional Korean dance movements and drum beats as well as Korean Culture
  • Public Transit: North York Centre Subway Street

City of Toronto Contact Info

Phone within Toronto city limits: 311

Phone outside city limits: 416-392-CITY (2489)
(can be used within Toronto if you can’t reach 311)

TTY customers: 416-338-0TTY (0889)
Fax: 416-338-0685

If your matter is urgent, please call them. They are open 24/7.

Always call 911 for emergencies.



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