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

  • “Consumerism (as the expanding practice through the consumption of material goods between society and the marketplace) in the world today is often viewed as an ambiguous topic open for discussion.
  • While Consumption normally partakes on the “good and “bad” of sociological and economical perspectives, contemporary art serves as a amplifying tool used by artists to both praise and/or diminish it.
  • Re-Branded features works that embrace, comment on, and even oppose consumer and popular culture brands in art.
    The purpose of this exhibit is to serve as a neutral ground to generate discussion around the inclusion of brands in fine art.”
  • Curated by Javier Espino and Devan Patel.
  • Featuring Artworks by Daniella Pateman, Randy Gladman, Nicolee Anne Miller, Brandon Titaro, Liam Harper, Agnieszka Foltyn, Dave Murray, Aesthetic Apparatus Collective, Ryan Rivando, Neal Armstrong, Alison Boddy, Lorette C. Lucajic, Anya Mielniczek, and JJ Kirolos.

City of Toronto Opens New Playground in Hunters Glen Park

FREE

September 13

1 to 3 p.m. Remarks at 1 p.m.

Hunters Glen Park, 35 Marcos Blvd.

  • Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 43 Scarborough East), Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee, Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre) and City of Toronto staff joined community members to officially open a new playground with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
  • The new playground includes senior and junior play structures, belt swings, baby swings, a spring teeter totter, a spring toy and four new park benches.

Roncesvalles Village BIA

Presents

7th Annual Polish Festival

FREE Admission

Saturday Sept. 14 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Sunday Sept. 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Opening Party on September 13 at 8:00 pm

Roncesvalles Avenue

Dundas Street West and Bloor Street West

Website: www.polishfestival.ca

Email: info@polishfestival.ca

Phone: 416-537-2701 ext. 1

  • North America’s largest celebration of Polish culture in Toronto!
  • Roncesvalles Village is long known as Toronto’s “Little Poland.”
  • Great entertainment including renowned international bands, terrific local bands, Polish dance groups, great food and drink, a kids’ midway, and much much more!
  • Public Transit:
    • Take the 504 or 501 streetcars to the foot of Roncesvalles Avenue.
    • Take the 505 Dundas car to the top of Roncesvalles, the 506 Carlton streetcar to Roncesvalles and Howard Park Avenue, or take the Bloor subway to Dundas West Station and walk south about five minutes.

Toronto Ukrainian Festival

FREE Admission

September 13 – 15

Friday, September 13

5:00 PM – Festival Opens

7:00 PM – Main Stage Show

10:30 PM – Zabava (Street Dance)

Saturday, September 14

9:00 AM – Shop Bloor Street – Sidewalk Sale!

11:00 AM – Parade with Parade Marshal Chrystia Freeland

12:20 PM – Official Ceremonies and Main Stage Show

7:00 PM – Evening Main Stage Show

10:30 PM – Zabava (Street Dance)

Sunday, September 15

10:30 AM – Ecumenical Church Service at Main Stage

12:00 PM – Youth Show at Main Stage

2:30 PM – Main Stage Show

5:30 PM – Closing Ceremonies

7:00 PM – Festival Closes

Bloor West Village
Bloor Street West and Runnymede Road

Website: www.ukrainianfestival.com

  • Discover Ukrainian culture in Canada at North America’s Largest Ukrainian Street Festival.
  • There will be non-stop entertainment with Ukrainian performers from the Greater Toronto Area, Canada, the USA and Ukraine which will include dancers, vocalists and musicians.
  • Don’t miss the YOUTH segment on the grand stage at Jane Street!
  • And if you wish – join the dancing at the evening ZABAVA/Street Dance on both Friday and Saturday.
  • Public Transit: Jane or Runnymede subway station

LEAF

Presents

Bain Co-op Tree Tour

$5 Suggested Donation

September 14, 2013

1:00p.m. – 3:00p.m.

Registration Recommended

Bain Co-op
100 Bain Ave (Meet at the registration table near Bain Ave and Logan Ave),Toronto

  • Tour Leaders are
    • Mark Sherman, LEAF. and
    • Helen Mills, Lost Rivers.
  • Enjoy a tour of the trees and lost rivers that surround the historic Bain Co-op.
  • Learn about the trees, old and young, cultivated and wild.
  • Discover the forgotten waterways that support the trees growing here and explore the natural and built heritage.
  • This tour is part of the Bain Co-op’s Centennial Celebration.

TAP Together Walks

Website: www.toronto.ca/tapto/2013_walk_schedule.htm

Email: visitorservices@toronto.ca

Presented by multiple organizations, these FREE walks offer a social opportunity to discover a Toronto neighbourhood!

  • Discover the BEACH: September 14, 2013, 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    • Major sights include the RC Harris water treatment plant, Glen Stewart Ravine, and the small town eclectic charm of Queen St E through the Beach BIA.
    • Length: approx. 2.5 hours.
  • Sunset Waterfront Tour: September 21, 2013, 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
    • Presented by: The Tour Guy.
    • Tour Guys encourages tips/gratuities for the guide of enjoyable tours.
    • Learn about the city’s efforts to re-connect its citizens to the lake and enjoy a sunset along Toronto’s new Blue Edge.
    • Length: Approx 1.5 hours
    • Map to this event
  • Heart of Toronto Tour: September 28, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    • Presented by: The Tour Guy.
    • Tour Guys encourages tips/gratuities for the guide of enjoyable tours.
    • This short but sweet tour will take you around the few blocks surrounding Toronto City Hall.
      • Starting at Old City Hall, the tour will take you past the Eaton Centre, Nathan Philips Square, and many more landmarks, before finishing back where you started.
      • Start Point: The War Memorial in front of Old City Hall at the corner of Bay St. and Queen St W.
    • Length: Approx 1.5 hours.
    • Location: The War Memorial in front of Old City Hall, 60 Queen Street West, Corner of Bay Street and Queen Street West.
    • Map to this event
  • New Toronto: A 19th Century Industrial Suburb: October 5, 2013, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Presented by: Heritage Toronto.
    • Heritage Toronto asks participants to consider paying what they can to help cover the costs, time and effort of staff volunteers.
    • New Toronto was founded as an industrial suburb of Toronto in the 1890’s.
      • By the 1930s it had grown from a village to a town and became an industrial powerhouse.
      • Hear about the growth of this community in South Etobicoke, as you view municipal buildings, an affordable housing project from 1918, the war memorial and other outstanding buildings.
    • Start Point: St. Margaret’s Anglican Church, 156 Sixth Street (about one block NE of Lake Shore Boulevard West and Islington Avenue).
    • Finish Point: Same as start point.
    • Length: 2 Approx 2 hours.
    • Map to this event.
  • Whiskey, Wharf and Windmill (the Distillery District): October 12, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    • Presented by: ROM Walks.
    • Website: www.toronto.ca/tapto/2013_walk_schedule.htm
    • Email: visitorservices@toronto.ca
    • Walking through the distillery district, you will encounter a variety of structures built outside of the boundaries of the historic Town of York which have been adapted for use today.
      • This year there are added highlights from the War of 1812.
    • Start Point: King Street and Trinity Street (look for the blue umbrella).
    • Length: Approx 1.5 to 2 hours long
  • Arts and Letters Trail: October 19, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    • Presented by:Toronto in Time, 2013.
    • “This trail highlights several of the stories in a walk that offers insights into the development of the city’s arts institutions and arts scene.
      • It begins at the Royal Ontario Museum, where the meeting of minds of two men lead to the acquisition of pieces of Asian art that make up one of the most important collections in North America.”
    • Start Point: Royal Ontario Museum, Museum Station Subway stop on Queens Park at Bloor.
    • Length: Approx 2 hours.
    • Map to this event.
    • Public Transit: Museum Subway Station.
  • Constructing Riverside: Urban Planning Walk: October 26, 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
    • Presented by: Riverside WalkFEST and the Riverside BIA.
    • “This walk examines the materials and techniques used to build Riverside’s historic Victorian and Edwardian buildings and homes as well as look at the history of larger infrastructure like the streetcar line, rail line, historical property divisions, Queen Street Bridge, and moves into planning of present day developments.”
    • Start Point: The Queen & Saulter Library, 765 Queen Street East
    • Length: Approx 1.5 hours
    • Map to this event.
  • What Trees Are These?: October 26, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Presented by: The High Park Nature Centre.
    • The High Park Nature Centre suggests a $2-5 per person donation and/or pay what you can.
    • Come learn how to identify High Park’s most interesting trees by leaf shape, bark texture, twig and smell.
      • Explore why some trees lose their leaves and how they survive year after year.
    • Walk is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
    • Start Point: Meet at 440 Parkside Drive (at Indian Valley Crescent).
    • Length: Approx 1.5 hours.
    • Map to this event.

Liberty Village Art Crawl

FREE Admission

September 13 – 14

Sept 13 (11 am-6 pm) at Linear Park- Liberty Street & Jefferson Ave

Sept 14 (11 am-7 pm) at Liberty Village Park- Liberty Street & Pirandello

Website: www.libertyvillageartcrawl.com

Email: lvartcrawl@gmail.com

  • 40+ artists and artisans selling their one of a kind art and products.
  • Food, beverage & novelty vendors.
  • Live music & DJ.
  • Activities, prizes and giveaways!
  • Public Transit:
    • To Get To Linear Park:
      1. Take Subway to St.Andrews Station.
      2. Take the 504 West towards Dundas West Station via King Street.
      3. Get off at Jefferson Avenue and walk 2 min to Liberty Street.
    • To Get To Liberty Village Park:
      1. Take subway to Ossington Station.
      2. Take bus in station, 63 Ossington towards Liberty Village, 14 stops.
      3. Get off at East Liberty St & Pirandello St.

The Fairmont Royal York

Presents

4th Annual [free-them] Freedom Walk

Hosted By OMNI Television’s Veronica Chail

September 14 at 9 AM

Youth (under the age of 18): FREE Admission

Child: FREE Admission

Adult: $12.00

Senior: $12.00

REGISTRATION IS $12 – PAY ON DAY OF EVENT AT REGISTRATION – AND PICK UP YOUR WALK KIT!!!

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel
100 Front Street West
University and Front Street West

Map to this event

8:30AM |Fair trade Marketplace

9:00AM | Registration Opens

10:00AM | Honorary Ceremony

11:30AM | 4KM Freedom Walk

Website: www.freethemwalk.ca

Email: contact@freethem.ca

  • Hear from some of Canada’s greatest voices on the issue of human trafficking.
  • Then we head to the streets of Toronto to Walk for Freedom!
  • See you soon!! Wear purple!! Make a sign!!
  • Check out our photo albums to see what people did last year!
  • We join together to raise our voices on their behalf,we join together to stand for freedom and justice, and we join together to say that human trafficking is slavery.
    • A human should never be bought and sold.
  • There will also be their first ever Fair Trade Market!
    • Market opens at 8:30am
    • METHOD OF PAYMENTS ACCEPTED: CASH, VISA, MASTERCARD**If you raise $100 or more, your official 2013 Freedom Walk Tshirt is FREE!!
  • **This is a family friendly event, children are welcome! There will be activities for children before we start the walk.
  • Public Transit:
    • Nearest TTC/GO station – Union Station

Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

Presents

Descendants of the Don: Gordon & Helliwell Architects – Walking Tour

FREE Admission

September 14, 2013

11:00 AM

Walk begins at Summerhill subway station.

Website: www.toronto.ca/todmorden

Phone: 416-396-2819

  • A walking tour in partnership with Heritage Toronto.
  • “Gordon and Helliwell was a major turn-of-the-twentieth-century architectural firm that has been largely forgotten in Toronto’s historical literature.
    • Their impact was substantial. Visit some of the major buildings they designed, improved or contended for, and hear about their contributions to the architectural profession, as well as their personal triumphs and tragedies.”
  • Event takes place in multiple locations, please contact event organizers for more details.
  • Public Transit:
    • Walk starts at Summerhill subway station.

Emery Village BIA

Presents

Emery Village Wine Fest

FREE Admission

September 14, 2013

11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Wine Fest will be on Plunkett Road and Satterly Road just southeast of Steeles and Islington in the neighbourhood of Humber Summit.

Website: www.emeryvillagewinefest.ca

  • It’s the sights and sounds of Emery Village!
  • Young and old alike will celebrate wine making, wine tasting, neighbourhood food and local musicians and DJ’s.
  • It’s the first annual street party and wine festival!
  • Kids will enjoy face painting, games, and prizes.
  • Local vendors bring the food — and shopping booths!
  • Be sure to visit the Emery Village wine-tasting tent and have a FREE wine sample.
  • See wine making in process — join in on a wine seminar or two!
  • Learn how to make your own wine or get a tip if you already do!
  • Public Transit:
    • From Wilson TTC Station: Take TTC bus Route 165 West to Barmac Dr at Steeles Ave West, then walk to Plunkett Road.
    • From Finch TTC Station: Take TTC bus Route 60 West to Friuli Crt, then walk to Plunkett Road.
    • From Islington TTC Station: Take TTC bus Route 37 North to Plunkett Road.

Above: The meeting location is south east corner of Cherry Street bridge just north of Unwin Avenue.

Above: The meeting location is south east corner of Cherry Street bridge just north of Unwin Avenue.

The Port Lands Sensory Walk

FREE Admission

September 14, 2013

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

We will meet at The Port Lands Sensory Walk flag at the southeast corner of the Cherry Street bridge, just north of Unwin Avenue. Rain or shine.

Website: www.portlandswalk.com

Email: info@portlands.com

  • The Port Lands Sensory Walk leads participants along the Martin Goodman Trail through the dramatic Port Land.
    • It stops at five points featuring the “dynamic forces of nature, industry, and recreation share and shape this landscape.
    • The Walk offers the opportunity to observe the Port Lands’ sights, sounds, smells and physical sensations at a leisurely pace.”
  • The Walk is completed in approximately two leisurely hours.
    • Please be sure to wear comfortable footwear, a hat, sunblock, etc. as necessary.

Colour of Life in Mirrors

FREE Admission

September 14 – 22

Norman Felix Gallery, Toronto, Canada.

OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, September 14, 6 PM to 11 PM

Exhibit: Sept 15- Sept 22

Norman Felix Gallery
627 Queen Street West
Queen Street West and Bathurst Street
Map to this event

Website: www.simargol.com/exhibitions.html

Email: erin@normanfelix.com
Phone: 416-366-6676

  • You are invited to a reception of the solo art exhibition, “Colour of Life in Mirrors” by Simargol, Simin Siassi; and meet the artist!
  • Exhibit hours:
    • Monday to Friday: 10AM-6PM
    • Saturday: 10AM-7PM
    • Sunday: 11AM-5PM
  • Simargol is an “international artist with a strong portfolio of sold-out exhibitions and exclusive buyers and fans around the world.
  • She creates inspiring and sophisticated artworks combining wood, clay and paint.”
  • Simargol is proud to present her first Visual Art Exhibition for public, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Friends of Withrow Park & the Withrow Park Farmers’ Market

Presents

Withrow Park Community Stone Soup

There will be a small charge for a bowl of “stone soup”.

September 14, 2013

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Stone Soup lunch starts at 11AM.

Withrow Park
Danforth Avenue and Carlaw Avenue

Website: www.withrowpark.ca
Email: withrowpfm@gmail.com
Phone: 416-461-2825

  • Join the Friends of Withrow Park & the Withrow Park Farmers’ Market for their first Stone Soup Community Lunch & Fresh Food Drive for the Eastview Neighbourhood Community Centre food bank.
  • Shop at the farmers’ market in the morning, then donate a vegetable to the communal pot.
  • Buy a bunch of carrots, some potatoes, onions or other less perishable vegetable for donation to the food bank, & join in for lunch from 11AM to 1PM.
  • This event has been graciously supported by the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Treasure Island Toys, & Lisa Shamai Cuisiniere.
  • Public Transit: The closest subway stops are Chester station to the west, & Pape to the east.
    • The farmers’ market is at the north-east end of the park.

Pawsway Toronto

Presents

Puppy and Kitten Weekend

FREE admission

September 14 – 15

11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

PawsWay
245 Queen’s Quay Weset
Queen’s Quay West and Rees Street
Map to this event

Website: www.pawsway.ca
Email: info@pawsway.ca

Phone: 416-360-7297

  • Are you a new puppy/kitten owner or are you planning in becoming a new pet parent?
  • Find all the information you need to know when you are expecting a new puppy or kitten!
  • Experts, breeders, groomers, trainers,veterinarians, & demos all FREE!
  • Plus get to cuddle and meet adorable puppies and kittens.

Danforth East Community Association

Presents

Danforth East Art Fair

FREE Admission

September 14 – 15

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

East Lynn Park
Danforth and Woodbine

Website: www.deca-arts.ca
Email: deca.arts@gmail.com

  • The show starts at 10 am each day and ends at 5 pm and will proceed rain or shine.
  • Lunch will be for sale in the park provided by local restaurants and charities.
  • All day children’s activities and crafts, face painting as well as artist lead workshops for the children are scheduled.
  • Beautiful acoustic music is ongoing for both days.
  • Come for a stroll along our section of the Danforth. and wander through the exhibitors’ stalls in East Lynn Park!
  • Public Transit: One block west of Woodbine station.

TD Canada Trust

Presents

2013 Korean Harvest Festival

FREE Admission

September 14 – 15

12 pm – 10:30 pm

Mel Lastman Square
5100 Yonge Street
Yonge and Sheppard

Website: www.koreanharvestfest.com
Email: khf@enterbns.com
Phone: 416-645-3858

  • Hangawi, also known as the Korean Thanksgiving, is a major harvest festival and a three-day holiday in Korea.
  • Korean Canadian Business Association of North Toronto (KCBA) is hosting 2013 Korean Harvest Festival at Mel Lastman Square.
  • This year, they are expecting more than 15,000 people.
  • Korean Harvest Festival features live music from well-known musicians and bands from their very own community, singing and dancing competition (Hangawi’s Dance Fest), Korean cultural shows (Tae-Kwon-Do, Korean traditional dance, instrumental team and traditional costume show), Singing Competition, market booths, Korean food booths, and an opportunity for businesses to introduce themselves to a wide range of potential customers
  • Public Transit: Take the Yonge subway line and exit North York Centre.

Toronto 5K

In Support of Sick Kids Hospital

September 15

Start/Finish: On St. Clair just east of Spadina Rd. at Sir Winston Churchill Park.

Start Time: 8:00 AM

  • The Toronto 5k takes place in mid-town Toronto starting and finishing at Sir Winston Churchill Park.
  • This event offers participants the rare opportunity to run the streets of this beautiful neighbourhood on a Saturday morning in a fast, traffic-free well marked and timed course.
  • Each participant receives a tech shirt and will also get a medal upon finishing.
  • Their numbers are limited, so please register early!
  • Please click here for more info about Toronto 5K.

This video presents “Terry Fox Run 2013.”

Terry Fox Run

Working together to outrun cancer!

No entry fee and no minimum donation.

September 15, 2013

Website: www.terryfox.org

Please click here to find a run site closest to you.

  • The Terry Fox Foundation has been the leader in fundraising accountability because it is organized by thousands of volunteers across Canada.

Evergreen Brick Works (EBW)

Presents

Nature and Heritage Hikes

FREE

September 15–October 20, 2013

All hikes start at 10am and meeting locations and hike end times vary.

Website: ebw.evergreen.ca
Email: ahussain@evergreen.ca
Phone: 416-596-1495 ext. 273

  • Join Evergreen on an exploration of Toronto’s largest watershed!
  • Please note that hikes begin and end in different locations. Some independent transportation to starting/from finishing point is required.
City of Toronto's image: Casa Loma

City of Toronto’s image: Casa Loma

Casa Loma

Presents

Open Access to Casa Loma’s Gardens

FREE Admission

September 17

4:00PM – 7:00PM

Casa Loma
1 Austin Terrace
Spadina Road and Davenport Road

Website: www.casaloma.org
Email: info@casaloma.org
Phone: 647-725-1822

  • Where in downtown Toronto can you see hundreds of roses in bloom, rare native wildflowers, a dell planted with colourful rhododendrons and azaleas and old-fashioned perennial borders?
  • All in one magnificent garden at Canada’s most famous castle – Casa Loma!
  • The Casa Loma Gardens consist of over four acres of specialty garden areas on an escarpment overlooking downtown Toronto.
  • Public Transit:
    • The nearest subway station is Dupont, on the University/Spadina Line.
    • Walk north on Spadina from Dupont subway station.

Ai Wei Wei: a Powerful and Controversial Figure in Contemporary Chinese Art (North York Central)

FREE Admission

September 17, 2013

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Please Register at (416) 395-5639.

North York Central Library Concourse

5120 Yonge Street
Yonge and Sheppard

  • Yi Gu, art historian, University of Toronto, discusses one of Asia’s most prolific, provocative and significant artists today.
  • Please click here for more info.
  • Public Transit:: North York Centre subway station.

Exhibits of 2013 Toronto Urban Design Awards’ Winners (September – October)

A display of the winning entries will take place at City Hall and three of Toronto’s civic centres on the following dates:

September 16 – 20: Toronto City Hall Rotunda;

September 23 – 27: Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda;

September 30 – October 4: Etobicoke Civic Centre; and

October 7 – 11: North York Civic Centre.

  • The Toronto Urban Design Awards “acknowledge the significant contribution that architects, landscape architects, urban designers, artists, design students, and city builders make to the look and livability of our city.”
  • The jury selected 11 projects for Awards of Excellence, 16 for Awards of Merit and one for a Special Jury Award.
    • The 2013 jury was made up of renowned design professionals, including Marianne McKenna, Founding Partner, KPMB Architects; Cecelia Paine, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies, University of Guelph; Jeremy Sturgess, Principal, Sturgess Architecture; Eric Turcotte, Partner, Urban Strategies Inc.; and Matthew Blackett, Publisher and Creative Director of Spacing.
    • The jury report summarizes the results of the competition.

Cinema Politica @ The Bloor & 350.org

Presents

BIDDER 70 Documentary screening

Admission By donation (suggested $2-10)

September 17, 2013

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West
Bloor and Bathurst

Website: www.cinemapolitica.org/bloor
Email: bloor@cinemapolitica.org

  • Beth Gage & George Gage / US / 2012 / 73 .
  • “On December 19, 2008 Tim DeChristopher disrupted a highly disputed Utah BLM Oil and Gas lease auction, effectively safeguarding thousands of acres of pristine Utah land that were slated for oil and gas leases.
  • Not content to merely protest outside, Tim entered the auction hall and registered as bidder #70.
    He outbid industry giants on land parcels (which, starting at $2 an acre, were adjacent to national treasures like Canyonlands National Park), winning 22,000 acres of land worth $1.7 million before the auction was halted.
  • Utah economics student Tim DeChristopher committed an act which would redefine patriotism in our time, igniting a spirit of civil disobedience in the name of climate justice.”
  • Public Transit: Closest Subway is Bathurst Station.

Faculty of Art, OCAD University

Presents

Nomadic Resident: Candice Breitz

Main Campus

FREE Public Lecture: “From A to B and Back Again”

September 17

6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

OCAD University
100 McCaul Street
Dundas Street West and McCaul Street
Map to this event

Website: http://apache.ocad.ca/events_calendar/eventdetail.php?id=5201

  • OCAD University’s Faculty of Art welcomes critically acclaimed international artist Candice Breitz as this year’s Nomadic Resident, from September 16 to 20, 2013.
  • As part of her residency, Breitz will present a public talk on Tuesday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  • “Titled “From A to B and Back Again,” Breitz’s public talk will focus on several recent works that have been made ‘on the road,’ providing insight into a creative practice that seeks to capture and observe the nuanced manner in which individual experience is inflected through a variety of social and other filters.”

OCAD University

Presents

President’s Speaker Series: Bill Shannon

FREE Admission

September 18, 2013

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM

OCAD University
100 McCaul Street
Dundas Street West and McCaul Street
Map to this event

Website: apache.ocad.ca/events_calendar/eventdetail.php?id=5199

  • “Over the past two decades Bill Shannon’s installations, performances, choreography and video work have been presented nationally and internationally at numerous venues, festivals and events including, Sydney Opera House, Tate Liverpool Museum, NYC Town Hall, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, The Holland Festival, Amsterdam, Temple Bar Dublin, Kiasma Museum Finland, Hirshhorn Museum and many more.
  • Shannon also completed a project with Cirque du Soleil where he choreographed an aerial duet and a solo on crutches for their 2002 production “Varekai,” which continues to tour into 2011.”

Ask the Vet and Ask the Groomer

FREE Admission

September 18, 2013

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM

Drop-in Q&A session.

PawsWay
245 Queen’s Quay West
Queen’s Quay West and Rees Street
Map to this event

Website: www.pawsway.ca
Email: info@pawsway.ca
Phone: 416-360-7297

  • “We all have questions when it comes to the well being of our pets so why not ask those questions for FREE?
  • Back by popular demand, Dr. Krista Nelson from TVEH will be on site to offer professional advice and guidance.
  • Mary, the PawsWay grooming expert with over eight years of experience, will provide advice and demonstrate basic grooming techniques.
  • Please note this is not a full grooming session or designed to replace a visit a professional grooming salon.
  • Please bring in your current grooming tools to learn how to maximize their effectiveness.
  • Public Transit:
    1. The closest TTC subway station is Union.
    2. Take the 509 replacement shuttle bus to Rees St.
    3. We are located on the South side of Queen’s Quay W. across from the Radisson.

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

Presents

Fall 2013 Opening Party at The Power Plant

FREE Admission

September 20, 2013

8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery
231 Queens Quay West
Queens Quay and Simcoe Street
Map to this event

The Power Plant’s Fall Exhibition

is

Micah Lexier: One, and Two, and More Than Two

FREE Admission

21 September , 2013 – 5 January, 2014

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery Hours
Tuesday–Sunday 10–5 PM
Thursday 10–8 PM
Open holiday Mondays
* The gallery is currently closed for installation. Reopening Friday,
20 September with a FREE party.

 Website: www.thepowerplant.org

Email: info@thepowerplant.org
Phone: 416-973-4949

  • Party under the stars with featured artist Micah Lexier and many of the artists represented in the More Than Two portion of the exhibition.
  • 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.
    3. Eastbound buses will be diverted via Lake Shore Boulevard.

Harbourfront Centre

Presents

Visual Arts Exhibitions Fall 2013

FREE Admission

September 21 – December 29, 2013

235 Queens Quay W.
Toronto, ON

FALL EXHIBITIONS 2013 – OPENING RECEPTION

Friday, Sept. 20 | 6-10pm

York Quay Centre
235 Queens Quay W.

Contact Info: visualarts@harbourfrontcentre.com

(416) 973-537

  • Enjoy the opening reception of six new exhibitions in visual arts, craft & design, photography and architecture.
  • The exhibitions Wonderscape, Weird, Other Worlds as well as Vanishing Into Thin Hair will examine the weird, the absurd and the strange-yet-familiar.
  • Three Canadian architecture firms explore creative design alternatives for the enrichment of the learning experience in the exhibition SCHOOL WORK, and The Power Plant opens their fall roster of exhibitions.

Toronto and TTC News & Alerts

Three Lane-Naming Ceremonies on September 15

  • Barbara Barrett Lane
    • At 11 am, Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina) will join community members for a
      lane-naming ceremony to honour Barbara Barrett, founder of the Toronto School of Art.
    • Location: Harbord Village (east-west laneway south of Bloor Street between Borden Street and Brunswick Avenue)
  • Greenberg Lane
    • At 12:30 pm, Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20 Trinity-Spadina) will join community members for a lane-naming ceremony to honour the Greenberg family for its contributions to the Harbord Village community.
    • Location: Harbord Village (east-west laneway north of Ulster between Major Street and Brunswick Avenue)
  • Peperonata Lane
    • At 2 pm, Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina) will join representatives from the community for a lane-naming ceremony to honour the various families that make up the Montrose Avenue community between Bloor Street and Harbord Street.
    • The new lane will be called Peperonata Lane.
    • Location: Harbord Street east of Montrose Avenue

Toronto Road Closures

  • Bloor West Village Ukrainian Festival – Road Closures
    • Bloor Street, from Jane Street to Glendonwynne Road, will be closed from Friday, September 13 at 9:30 a.m. to Sunday, September 15 at 11:59 p.m.
    • Note: Runnymede Road will be open to traffic during the event.
    • A series of other road closures involving local roads will take place in the area to accommodate this event.
  • Toronto 5K Race – Road Closures
    • A series of road closures will take place in the area bounded by St. Clair Avenue to the north, Christie Street to the west, Davenport Road to the south, and Russell Hill Road/Macpherson Avenue to the east on Sunday, September 15 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Closure of intersection at York Street and Adelaide Street: September 14 -21

  • Due to streetcar track construction as well as road and sidewalk reconstruction, the intersection of York Street and Adelaide Street will be closed to traffic from Saturday, September 14 at 6 a.m. to Saturday, September 21.
  • Traffic travelling east on Adelaide Street will be diverted onto University Avenue, while traffic travelling north on York Street will be diverted to King Street.
  • Buses on the downtown express routes (141, 142, 143, 144 and 145) that run east on Adelaide Street will be diverted around the intersection via King Street between Simcoe Street and Church Street.
    • Alternatively customers can walk to the parallel portions of King Street where the downtown express eastbound buses operate or walk to Richmond Street for westbound service.
  • Alternate routes for motorists are Queen Street, Dundas Street and King Street.

TTCriders Hosts Transit Talk

RSVP: Registration is required and can be done for FREE at TTCriders.ca This is an external link and will open in a new window.

  • Join TTC riders on September 18, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m, at Metro Hall, 55 John Street, in room 309, for the latest installment of Transit Talk.
  • Got something to say about the TTC?
  • TTC wants to hear from you about how we can all work to improve the TTC.
  • It’s no secret that the TTC is underfunded.
    • This Transit Talk is an opportunity to discuss and come up with a plan to increase funding to the TTC.
      • If you were TTC Chair/CEO, what would you spend new money on?
      • What kind of service improvements would you implement?
      • As a rider, you know what needs fixing, so why not speak up?
  • TTC Acting Chief Service Officer Chris Upfold, will be in attendance to help us discuss these issues and come up with ideas.
  • RSVP today to make sure you get a seat at the planning table!
  • The event is accessible and everyone is welcome to attend!
  • Can’t Make It?
    •  Send TTCriders your questions in advance to Info@ttcriders.ca, subject line: “TransitTalk”
  • Participate online via Twitter This is an external link to the TTC Twitter feed and will open in a new window. by using the hashtag #TransitTalk
  • Learn more at www.TTCriders.ca This is an external link and will open in a new window.

Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Contact Info

  • Information on fares, routes, schedules and service.
    • 416-393-4636 (INFO)

    • Recorded information available 24 hours daily.

    • Operator-assisted service is available from 8:00am to 6:00pm daily, except statutory holidays.

    • TTY Hearing Impaired Service, 416-481-2523, Daily, 8:00am-6:00pm; except statutory holidays.

  • Main Switchboard
    • 416-393-4000

    • Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm

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
E-mail: 311@toronto.ca

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

Enjoy!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

NEWS RELEASE

September 11, 2013

Closure of intersection at York Street and Adelaide Street

The intersection of York Street and Adelaide Street will be closed to traffic from Saturday, September 14 at 6 a.m. to Saturday, September 21 for streetcar track construction as well as road and sidewalk reconstruction.

Traffic travelling east on Adelaide Street will be diverted onto University Avenue, while traffic travelling north on York Street will be diverted to King Street.

Buses on the downtown express routes (141, 142, 143, 144 and 145) that run east on Adelaide Street will be diverted around the intersection via King Street between Simcoe Street and Church Street. Alternatively customers can walk to the parallel portions of King Street where the downtown express eastbound buses operate or walk to Richmond Street for westbound service.

Alternate routes for motorists are Queen Street, Dundas Street and King Street.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/torontostreets/. In addition, T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city, can be accessed at http://www.toronto.ca/inview.

The City of Toronto thanks the public for their patience while this critical infrastructure work takes place.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto’s government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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