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11/10/2016 The Gentlemen's Expo Downtown

The Gentlemen's Expo is an annual event that entertains and educates men and women in topics related to men's lifestyle through brand experience areas and interesting products while encouraging men to #BeBetter. It is the re-invention of the consumer show, putting experience, content and entertainment at the forefront. This year, The Gentlemen's Expo 2016 is happening on November 10, 11 and 12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building (222 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3L9). For more information, please visit www.gentlemensexpo.com. See you there!
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11/10/2016 Lucie & Thornton Blackburn Centre Grand Opening Central East Free

Lucie and Thornton Blackburn were Canadian pioneers who made immeasurable contributions to the development of Toronto and initiatives of Black freedom in Canada. Fugitives of slavery, the Blackburns escaped to Upper Canada (now Toronto) in the 1830's where they became active leaders in the Black Canadian community, established the Toronto's first taxi company and set the precedent for Canada's first extradition policy, still used today. Join us for the grand opening of The Lucie & Thornton Blackburn Centre and commemorate their remarkable contributions to Toronto's history. This symposium will include an archaeological exhibit, theatrical play, intriguing panel discussion and the opportunity to meet local artists, authors and historians!
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11/10/2016 European Union Film Festival Downtown Free

The European Union Film Festival (EUFF), a not-for-profit organization, strives to reflect the excellence, innovation, and diversity of European cinema in Toronto, the world's most multicultural city. Founded in 2004 as a salve to Hollywood monotony, this free festival has grown to now showcase 28 contemporary films drawn from each of the EU's member countries. The EUFF is a unique festival and the only one in the world to bring together disparate EU Consulates and local cultural institutes for collaboration.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Organic Farmers' Market Central East Free

Come find greens, vegetables, seasonal berries and fruits, delicious ready-to-eat foods, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, pork, veal, venison and poultry, cheese, maple syrup, jams, honey, all-natural personal care products, soaps and candles, olive oil, herbal oils and teas, seeds and grains, breads, tempting sweets and savouries, gluten-free baked goods, and organic VQA wines. Choose the freshest, healthiest foods, meet our organic vendors and enjoy farm tales, cooking tips and snacks or supper in a beautiful setting. Bistro tables offer convenient spots to relax. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Disney & Cameron Macintosh's "Mary Poppins" Central West

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Important Info: Any person entering the performance space, regardless of age, must hold a valid ticket and have an assigned seat. Young children may be seated in a parent's lap only if they have a ticket and an assigned seat directly next to that of the parent. Strollers are not permitted anywhere in the theatre.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Much Ado About Nothing Downtown $20 - $29

The war is over! Or is it? The soldiers may be returning, but between Benedick and Beatrice, the battle is just beginning. William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a lively showdown between the sexes with missed connections and romantic hijinks. Despite obstacles of all sorts and the meddling of some quirky characters, truth and honesty wins the day with love conquering all.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto Downtown Free

Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, Form Follows Fiction is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures – mapping, modelling, performing and congregating – serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America's largest cities. Image: Oliver Husain, Purfled Promises, 2009. Video, 9:20 min. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Curtain Call Players presents: Oliver! Northeast $20 - $29

This classic family musical tells the timeless tale of the orphan who wanted “more.” After being sold from his workhouse home to the local undertaker, he escapes as his journey to find “Where is Love?” takes him to London, where his encounter with the Artful Dodger leads him to Fagin and his band of pickpockets. Includes “Consider Yourself,” “Be Back Soon,” “Oom Pah Pah,” and “Who Will Buy.” Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Oliver is produced by arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library, INC
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more Downtown

The years between 1880 and 1930 were marked by rampant materialism and rapid urbanization. Disillusioned with traditional religious institutions, many European, Scandinavian and North American artists searched for an unmediated spiritual path through mystical experiences. Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more breaks new art historical ground, exploring the mystical experiences of 36 artists from 15 countries, including Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe and James McNeill Whistler.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Breathing Corpses Southeast $30 - $39

The Coal Mine presents the Toronto premiere of Breathing Corpses by English playwright Laura Wade. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005 and won Ms. Wade the Critic's Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. Amy's found another body in a hotel bedroom. There's a funny smell coming from one of Jim's storage units. And Kate's losing it after spending all day with the police. There's no going back after what they've seen.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Secrets of a Black Boy Downtown $30 - $39

Secrets Of A Black Boy follows five young black Toronto men that come together for one last domino game at their community centre that's on the verge of permanently shutting down. With thousands of people already displaced, the ongoing dismantling of the community serves as a constant reminder that their only home is literally being ripped apart without much explanation or rationale. Through a series of compelling monologues and authentic narratives mixed with musical interludes, Secrets Of A Black Boy critically explores the underlying effects of common stereotypes faced by racialized men and delves into several controversial issues.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 KC x YTB x KPS Central West Free

Katzman Contemporary presents a new solo exhibition by Yi Xin Tong entitled Strange New Health. Younger Than Beyoncé (YTB) Gallery presents the first of its nomadic exhibitions with a group show featuring Tau Lewis, Sara Kay Maston, Callum Schuster, Luke Siemens entitled Fresh Constructions. The kontort project space presents a sculptural installation by Wyn Geleynse entitled Portraiture. Please join us on Saturday, October 15 from 2 pm to 5 pm for personal tours of the exhibition with the artists and curators. From 5 p onward, we will have a cocktail reception to celebrate this collaboration. All are welcome.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/10/2016 00:00:00 Constellations Downtown

By Nick Payne, directed by Peter Hinton. Choice and destiny collide in British playwright Nick Payne's startlingly original hit play about the infinite possibilities of love and the quantum multiverse. A Canadian Stage production.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 This Is The Point Central West $30 - $39

This Is The Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina, currently expecting their third child, are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony, is a non-verbal adult who won't shut up. Liz, his long-time romantic partner is grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. This Is The Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 TBG Organic Farmers' Market Central East Free

Come find greens, vegetables, seasonal berries and fruits, delicious ready-to-eat foods, free-range eggs, grass-fed beef, pork, veal, venison and poultry, cheese, maple syrup, jams, honey, all-natural personal care products, soaps and candles, olive oil, herbal oils and teas, seeds and grains, breads, tempting sweets and savories, gluten-free baked goods, and organic VQA wines.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/10/2016 00:00:00 The Enchanted Loom Downtown

Cahoots Theatre Company marks their 30th anniversary with the world premiere of The Enchanted Loom, produced in association with Factory. The debut play by neurologist Suvendrini Lena is directed by Marjorie Chan. The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture during the war. As the final days of the war play out; the family watches from Toronto, where a neurological procedure provides them with a chance to heal. This poetic play, part medical part mystical, is a harrowing tale of loss and hope that boldly exposes the joys and pain of unconditional love for family, and freedom.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/10/2016 00:00:00 The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy Central East $20 - $29

Toronto's only theatre company specializing in demented takes of horror and the uncanny, told with live actors, puppets, the magical arts, and an anarchic soul of giddy ghoulishness. Our hero, Brimstone, is caught up in the Canadian Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. An alchemy of historical fact, ancient legend, true stories of Old West grifters and card sharps, the works of HP Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and Robert Service, and a good deal of heartbreak and whimsy, this epic tale tells the story of a two-bit conman and how he lost his true love to the dark spirits of the North as a result of his greed and lust for gold and “the sure thing” game.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/10/2016 00:00:00 Here on Earth Art Exhibit Central East Free

Over the next six months, each space will focus on a particular body of his work beginning with his earliest pencil work and finishing with his most recently completed paintings. In the Genesis Gallery on the main floor, the chapter is titled 'life entering form'. Hanequand's very refined drawing skill and surprising vision of human form and interaction is seen unframed and hung making use of an installation by visiting artist Ramona Zoladek, 'tenuous balance' assemblages by deborah harris and soap stone sculptures by Inuit artist Floyd Kuptana. All the works appear to echo and converse with each other, allowing us to see details in each that we may otherwise overlook.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 The Colour of Things. André Pitre's Solo Exhibition Central East Free

The Thompson Landry Gallery is proud to welcome Montreal artist, André Pitre for his solo exhibition,The Colour of Things. In recent years Pitre has quickly established himself as one of the most promising artists of his generation. In this latest series of contemporary works, Pitre's architectural background has clearly shaped his vision. The artist pushes his spatial exploration further as he presents a duality of intimate subjects and vast landscapes, juxtaposing both of these elements, creating stunning diptychs and montages. Known for his textural diversity, Pitre's latest conceptions do not disappoint. Combining various mediums and powerful spatial manipulations, Pitre's works demand to be experienced in order to be truly appreciated.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Night Socials at Gibson House Northwest Free

Visit the museum on Thursday nights and take a self-guided tour through the historic house. Relax in the historic kitchen with a cup of tea and learn about the Gibson family and history of North York. Our Quilt Group meets 6-8 pm as well, and is free to join. Last Thursday of the month is Board Games Night too! All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). Admission is pay what you wish.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Night Socials at Gibson House Northwest Free

Visit the museum on Thursday nights and take a self-guided tour through the historic house. Relax in the historic kitchen with a cup of tea and learn about the Gibson family and history of North York. Our Quilt Group meets 6-8 pm as well, and is free to join. Last Thursday of the month is Board Games Night too! All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult). Admission is pay what you wish.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Community Quilt Group Get-Togethers at Gibson House Northwest Free

Relax and meet new friends while you improve your sewing skills. We invite members of all ages from North York's diverse communities to join us for informal evenings of learning and sharing. You'll explore both historic and contemporary quilting techniques in a comfortable, social setting. Work on a group project or pay a small fee for materials and make your own piece. Even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before you are welcome to join in.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Board Games Night Northwest Free

As part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Socials, the last Thursday of each month is Board Games Night at Gibson House Museum. The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games! Finished your work and chores for the day? Then come to the museum to challenge us to a game. Check /GibsonHouse for our featured games of the month. All ages welcome (children must be accompanied by an adult).
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto Downtown Free

From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto is the latest exhibit at Toronto Archives. Archival photographs, artifacts and artwork paint a vivid picture of the lives of children in the impoverished Toronto neighbourhood known as 'The Ward.' The exhibit also looks at the official, and unofficial, presence of children in public spaces. Produced in partnership with faculties from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, it opens on Thursday, September 29 and runs through April 2017.
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11/10/2016 00:00:00 Fight Night Downtown

Fight Night takes the form of an actual election. We in the audience are the electorate. We are each given a mobile electronic device with which we can cast our votes. Five candidates offer us their background and platforms. We then have to decide who to vote for. But then, we are given more information, some of it quite surprising. All of a sudden how we view each candidate changes. How much of our choice is based on preconceived notions on each candidate's looks, clothing style, race, gender, age and speaking style? How much of it is based on the content of each candidate's speech?
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/10/2016 00:00:00 The 7 Fingers Cuisine & Confessions Downtown

Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tea and a jar of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses — the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of roasted oregano — leading us through a span of times and countries, all the while the iconic kitchen our common meeting point. From the creators of this past season's surprise hit Traces, comes Cuisine & Confessions, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will satisfy the senses!
by via City of Toronto All Events

Halloween safety advice

Trick-or-treaters, and their families, are asked to do the following:
Cross at traffic signals, crosswalks and stop signs on busy roads.
Wait for cars to come to a complete stop and make eye contact with the driver before starting to walk across the street at a stop sign, crosswalk or traffic light.

Drivers are asked to do the following:
Be extra careful and watch for pedestrians.
Avoid any distractions while driving such as eating or using your phone.
Ensure that headlights, brake lights and signals are working. Headlights should be turned on at dusk.



11/09/2016 Toronto Symphony Orchestra - Best of the '20s Downtown

Ardour, grandeur, and excitement—this program has it all! You'll enjoy two stirring English pieces for solo string instrument and orchestra, a monumental symphony by Finnish master Sibelius, and one of the all-time great orchestral showcases—the pulse-quickening crescendo that is Ravel's Boléro.
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11/09/2016 Nederlands Dans Theater Downtown $60 - $69

One of the world's leading contemporary dance companies, the dancers of NDT are renowned for their versatility, astonishing technique and virtuosic expression. This rebellious top company has built a rich repertoire of over 600 ballets by many master international choreographers. León and Lightfoot are both house choreographers since 2002. Lightfoot is also the Artistic Director of the company since 2011, and Leon was appointed Artistic Advisor in 2012. NDT is known for its interdisciplinary approach by combining visual art, music composition, and innovative light and set designs, all the while developing exciting new talent. This award-winning company returns to Toronto for the first time in seven years.
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11/09/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 Much Ado About Nothing Downtown $20 - $29

The war is over! Or is it? The soldiers may be returning, but between Benedick and Beatrice, the battle is just beginning. William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing is a lively showdown between the sexes with missed connections and romantic hijinks. Despite obstacles of all sorts and the meddling of some quirky characters, truth and honesty wins the day with love conquering all.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto Downtown Free

Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, Form Follows Fiction is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures – mapping, modelling, performing and congregating – serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America's largest cities. Image: Oliver Husain, Purfled Promises, 2009. Video, 9:20 min. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more Downtown

The years between 1880 and 1930 were marked by rampant materialism and rapid urbanization. Disillusioned with traditional religious institutions, many European, Scandinavian and North American artists searched for an unmediated spiritual path through mystical experiences. Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more breaks new art historical ground, exploring the mystical experiences of 36 artists from 15 countries, including Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe and James McNeill Whistler.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 Breathing Corpses Southeast $30 - $39

The Coal Mine presents the Toronto premiere of Breathing Corpses by English playwright Laura Wade. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005 and won Ms. Wade the Critic's Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. Amy's found another body in a hotel bedroom. There's a funny smell coming from one of Jim's storage units. And Kate's losing it after spending all day with the police. There's no going back after what they've seen.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 KC x YTB x KPS Central West Free

Katzman Contemporary presents a new solo exhibition by Yi Xin Tong entitled Strange New Health. Younger Than Beyoncé (YTB) Gallery presents the first of its nomadic exhibitions with a group show featuring Tau Lewis, Sara Kay Maston, Callum Schuster, Luke Siemens entitled Fresh Constructions. The kontort project space presents a sculptural installation by Wyn Geleynse entitled Portraiture. Please join us on Saturday, October 15 from 2 pm to 5 pm for personal tours of the exhibition with the artists and curators. From 5 p onward, we will have a cocktail reception to celebrate this collaboration. All are welcome.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 Constellations Downtown

By Nick Payne, directed by Peter Hinton. Choice and destiny collide in British playwright Nick Payne's startlingly original hit play about the infinite possibilities of love and the quantum multiverse. A Canadian Stage production.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 This Is The Point Central West $30 - $39

This Is The Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina, currently expecting their third child, are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony, is a non-verbal adult who won't shut up. Liz, his long-time romantic partner is grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. This Is The Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 The Enchanted Loom Downtown

Cahoots Theatre Company marks their 30th anniversary with the world premiere of The Enchanted Loom, produced in association with Factory. The debut play by neurologist Suvendrini Lena is directed by Marjorie Chan. The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture during the war. As the final days of the war play out; the family watches from Toronto, where a neurological procedure provides them with a chance to heal. This poetic play, part medical part mystical, is a harrowing tale of loss and hope that boldly exposes the joys and pain of unconditional love for family, and freedom.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy Central East $20 - $29

Toronto's only theatre company specializing in demented takes of horror and the uncanny, told with live actors, puppets, the magical arts, and an anarchic soul of giddy ghoulishness. Our hero, Brimstone, is caught up in the Canadian Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. An alchemy of historical fact, ancient legend, true stories of Old West grifters and card sharps, the works of HP Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and Robert Service, and a good deal of heartbreak and whimsy, this epic tale tells the story of a two-bit conman and how he lost his true love to the dark spirits of the North as a result of his greed and lust for gold and “the sure thing” game.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 Here on Earth Art Exhibit Central East Free

Over the next six months, each space will focus on a particular body of his work beginning with his earliest pencil work and finishing with his most recently completed paintings. In the Genesis Gallery on the main floor, the chapter is titled 'life entering form'. Hanequand's very refined drawing skill and surprising vision of human form and interaction is seen unframed and hung making use of an installation by visiting artist Ramona Zoladek, 'tenuous balance' assemblages by deborah harris and soap stone sculptures by Inuit artist Floyd Kuptana. All the works appear to echo and converse with each other, allowing us to see details in each that we may otherwise overlook.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto Downtown Free

From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto is the latest exhibit at Toronto Archives. Archival photographs, artifacts and artwork paint a vivid picture of the lives of children in the impoverished Toronto neighbourhood known as 'The Ward.' The exhibit also looks at the official, and unofficial, presence of children in public spaces. Produced in partnership with faculties from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, it opens on Thursday, September 29 and runs through April 2017.
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 Fight Night Downtown

Fight Night takes the form of an actual election. We in the audience are the electorate. We are each given a mobile electronic device with which we can cast our votes. Five candidates offer us their background and platforms. We then have to decide who to vote for. But then, we are given more information, some of it quite surprising. All of a sudden how we view each candidate changes. How much of our choice is based on preconceived notions on each candidate's looks, clothing style, race, gender, age and speaking style? How much of it is based on the content of each candidate's speech?
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/09/2016 00:00:00 The 7 Fingers Cuisine & Confessions Downtown

Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tea and a jar of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses — the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of roasted oregano — leading us through a span of times and countries, all the while the iconic kitchen our common meeting point. From the creators of this past season's surprise hit Traces, comes Cuisine & Confessions, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will satisfy the senses!
by via City of Toronto All Events

The signing of CETA is a historic occasion. This modern and progressive agreement will reinforce the strong links between Canada and the EU, and create vast new opportunities for Canadians and Europeans alike—opening new markets for our exporters, offering more choices and better prices to consumers, and forging stronger ties between our economies.” – Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

The signing of CETA is a historic occasion. This modern and progressive agreement will reinforce the strong links between Canada and the EU, and create vast new opportunities for Canadians and Europeans alike—opening new markets for our exporters, offering more choices and better prices to consumers, and forging stronger ties between our economies."
– Rt. Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

11/08/2016 00:00:00 Fight Night Downtown

Fight Night takes the form of an actual election. We in the audience are the electorate. We are each given a mobile electronic device with which we can cast our votes. Five candidates offer us their background and platforms. We then have to decide who to vote for. But then, we are given more information, some of it quite surprising. All of a sudden how we view each candidate changes. How much of our choice is based on preconceived notions on each candidate's looks, clothing style, race, gender, age and speaking style? How much of it is based on the content of each candidate's speech?
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/08/2016 00:00:00 The 7 Fingers Cuisine & Confessions Downtown

Life happens in the kitchen. Late night confessionals over tea and a jar of Nutella. Elaborately choreographed family meals. Lessons learned, secrets exchanged, bonds forged, reinforced by our most visceral of senses. Accompanying the usual eye-popping flight of acrobatic choreography and pulsating music are the other three senses — the touch of hands in batter, the smell of cookies baking, the taste of roasted oregano — leading us through a span of times and countries, all the while the iconic kitchen our common meeting point. From the creators of this past season's surprise hit Traces, comes Cuisine & Confessions, a culinary and acrobatic treat that will satisfy the senses!
by via City of Toronto All Events

11/08/2016 Toronto Job Fair Downtown Free

Looking for a job? New Career? Immediate Hiring? Direct Interview? Meet face to face with recruiters, HR Managers and hiring companies from GTA . Please visit our website at www.wbgcanada.com/ for more information about the Toronto Job Fair, online pre-registration and to apply to hundreds of daily jobs posted online by recruiters and hiring companies in GTA.
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11/08/2016 The Movie Experience Downtown $40 - $49

Lights, camera, action! No seriously, action...you're in this take, on the set, and the main character just handed you a bevvy... Huh?! You'll dress in character, play a role, and interact to bring cult classic films to life! Rest assured the top secret venue is within stumbling distance of a TTC stop, though you won't learn the exact location until one day before the event. Upon purchasing your ticket, you'll receive a top secret e-mail. Enclosed will be instructions regarding dress code and how to prepare. Disclaimer: You won't know what movie you're starring in until you arrive at the event. Ok, that's not really a disclaimer unless you are allergic to surprises and fun.
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11/08/2016 ROM Speaks: Chihuly: Art & Impact Downtown $10 - $19

Sources of Inspiration in Contemporary Art in Glass Explore the life, work, and global impact of Dale Chihuly. Join Chihuly Ambassador and Author Tina Oldknow as she discusses the monumental rise of 20th Century glass art and artists. This beautifully illustrated lecture will put the work of Dale Chihuly in the context of international contemporary sculptures and installations in glass. Guests will have access to Chihuly during the reception. Speaker: Tina Oldknow
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11/08/2016 2016 Reel Asian Film Festival Downtown

Experience the 20th anniversary edition of the Toronto Reel Asian International Film Festival! Come celebrate 20 years of Asian Cinema and Asian Representation with us from November 8 - 19 in Downtown Toronto, North York and Richmond Hill. This year we are very proud to have over 50% of our programming from female directors. We are also glad to have over 60% of our programming coming from North American filmmakers.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto Downtown Free

Presenting a thematic clustering of works by eighty-six artists, Form Follows Fiction is premised on the tendency of artists in this city to favour performative and allegorical procedures to articulate their sense of place. Four gestures – mapping, modelling, performing and congregating – serve as guideposts to a diverse array of artistic practices. The exhibition is a constellation of symbolic forms, or memes, that repeatedly appear in the work of artists of different generations; it presents a panorama of the blueprints that artists have drafted over many decades to give form to life in one of North America's largest cities. Image: Oliver Husain, Purfled Promises, 2009. Video, 9:20 min. Courtesy of the artist and Susan Hobbs Gallery.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more Downtown

The years between 1880 and 1930 were marked by rampant materialism and rapid urbanization. Disillusioned with traditional religious institutions, many European, Scandinavian and North American artists searched for an unmediated spiritual path through mystical experiences. Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more breaks new art historical ground, exploring the mystical experiences of 36 artists from 15 countries, including Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe and James McNeill Whistler.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 Breathing Corpses Southeast $30 - $39

The Coal Mine presents the Toronto premiere of Breathing Corpses by English playwright Laura Wade. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005 and won Ms. Wade the Critic's Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. Amy's found another body in a hotel bedroom. There's a funny smell coming from one of Jim's storage units. And Kate's losing it after spending all day with the police. There's no going back after what they've seen.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 KC x YTB x KPS Central West Free

Katzman Contemporary presents a new solo exhibition by Yi Xin Tong entitled Strange New Health. Younger Than Beyoncé (YTB) Gallery presents the first of its nomadic exhibitions with a group show featuring Tau Lewis, Sara Kay Maston, Callum Schuster, Luke Siemens entitled Fresh Constructions. The kontort project space presents a sculptural installation by Wyn Geleynse entitled Portraiture. Please join us on Saturday, October 15 from 2 pm to 5 pm for personal tours of the exhibition with the artists and curators. From 5 p onward, we will have a cocktail reception to celebrate this collaboration. All are welcome.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 Constellations Downtown

By Nick Payne, directed by Peter Hinton. Choice and destiny collide in British playwright Nick Payne's startlingly original hit play about the infinite possibilities of love and the quantum multiverse. A Canadian Stage production.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 This Is The Point Central West $30 - $39

This Is The Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina, currently expecting their third child, are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony, is a non-verbal adult who won't shut up. Liz, his long-time romantic partner is grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. This Is The Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 The Enchanted Loom Downtown

Cahoots Theatre Company marks their 30th anniversary with the world premiere of The Enchanted Loom, produced in association with Factory. The debut play by neurologist Suvendrini Lena is directed by Marjorie Chan. The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture during the war. As the final days of the war play out; the family watches from Toronto, where a neurological procedure provides them with a chance to heal. This poetic play, part medical part mystical, is a harrowing tale of loss and hope that boldly exposes the joys and pain of unconditional love for family, and freedom.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy Central East $20 - $29

Toronto's only theatre company specializing in demented takes of horror and the uncanny, told with live actors, puppets, the magical arts, and an anarchic soul of giddy ghoulishness. Our hero, Brimstone, is caught up in the Canadian Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. An alchemy of historical fact, ancient legend, true stories of Old West grifters and card sharps, the works of HP Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and Robert Service, and a good deal of heartbreak and whimsy, this epic tale tells the story of a two-bit conman and how he lost his true love to the dark spirits of the North as a result of his greed and lust for gold and “the sure thing” game.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 Here on Earth Art Exhibit Central East Free

Over the next six months, each space will focus on a particular body of his work beginning with his earliest pencil work and finishing with his most recently completed paintings. In the Genesis Gallery on the main floor, the chapter is titled 'life entering form'. Hanequand's very refined drawing skill and surprising vision of human form and interaction is seen unframed and hung making use of an installation by visiting artist Ramona Zoladek, 'tenuous balance' assemblages by deborah harris and soap stone sculptures by Inuit artist Floyd Kuptana. All the works appear to echo and converse with each other, allowing us to see details in each that we may otherwise overlook.
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11/08/2016 00:00:00 From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto Downtown Free

From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto is the latest exhibit at Toronto Archives. Archival photographs, artifacts and artwork paint a vivid picture of the lives of children in the impoverished Toronto neighbourhood known as 'The Ward.' The exhibit also looks at the official, and unofficial, presence of children in public spaces. Produced in partnership with faculties from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, it opens on Thursday, September 29 and runs through April 2017.
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11/07/2016 Toronto Polish Film Festival Central West $10 - $19

The 8th edition of Toronto Polish Film Festival presents latest achievements of Polish filmmakers. All the screenings will take place in Revue Cinema. This year you'll have a chance to see: "Generations" by Janusz Zaorski (the director will meet with the audience after the Opening Night screening on November 7th) , "11 Minutes" by Jerzy Skolimowski, "United States of Love" by Tomasz Wasilewski and more!
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11/07/2016 Raps City Social Downtown $100 +

On November 7th we're celebrating the Raptors, red-carpet style. Mix and mingle with your Toronto Raptors, Coaches and Front Office Personnel! Join us for this exclusive event as we help kick off the Raptors season. It's a celebration of what the Raptors and our partners do for the community. The evening's proceeds benefit MLSE Foundation and our new Sport For Development Centre opening in Winter 2017 – MLSE LaunchPad.
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11/07/2016 Suzi Wesson & Doug Balfour - Live at Relish Central East Free

When singer Suzi Wesson and piano player Doug Balfour get together, the result is never predictable - not unlike Suzi and Doug themselves! Old friends who have found each other again after nearly 30 years apart, they showcase jazz, blues, C&W, swing and boogie-woogie, as well as their original material. Joined by stalwart bassist Bob Hewus, they plan an evening of songs you've heard before, songs you've never heard of, and songs you wish you could hear again and again. Settle in for a delicious evening of tapas and tunes. A night you will most definitely Relish!
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11/07/2016 00:00:00 From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto Downtown Free

From Streets to Playgrounds: Representing Children in Early 20th Century Toronto is the latest exhibit at Toronto Archives. Archival photographs, artifacts and artwork paint a vivid picture of the lives of children in the impoverished Toronto neighbourhood known as 'The Ward.' The exhibit also looks at the official, and unofficial, presence of children in public spaces. Produced in partnership with faculties from Ryerson University and the University of Toronto, it opens on Thursday, September 29 and runs through April 2017.
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Ripley’s Aquarium will be transformed into a creepy cove this Weekend

Ripley’s Aquarium Gills & Ghouls
Ripley’s Aquarium will be transformed into a creepy cove this Saturday and Sunday for its Gills & Ghouls Halloween event. Children that “swim by” will receive a “fish”-or-treat bag. There will be giveaway stations throughout the aquarium, with staff handing out items like pencils, crayons, colouring books, and of course, candy.

11/06/2016 Pet Shop Boys - Super Tour Downtown $50 - $59

Pet Shop Boys (Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe) are the most successful duo in UK music history. Since signing to Parlophone Records in 1985, they have achieved 42 Top 30 singles in the UK including 22 Top 10 hits and four number ones. They have released 12 studio albums all of which have made the UK Top 10 as well as album charts around the world. Pet Shop Boys' new album, Super, was produced by Stuart Price and was released worldwide April 1, 2016. The concerts will be staged by designer Es Devlin and choreographer Lynne Page.
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11/06/2016 Noel Coward - A Talent to Amuse Downtown $40 - $49

This Toronto-based cast of performers -soprano Monica Whicher, mezzo Norine Burgess, tenor Benjamin Butterfield (Victoria, BC) and baritone Alexander Dobson are joined by Barry Shiffman, violin, Adrian Fung, cello, and John Greer, piano/arranger, to present a cabaret salute to a 20th century British icon. They will perform operatic versions of I'll See You Again, I'll Follow My Secret Heart, and Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and much more.
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11/06/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown $60 - $69

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings Cost: $65.00 per person + taxes For more info and to get tickets, visit savourtoronto.com
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11/06/2016 50 Feet From Syria Central East $10 - $19

Shortlisted for the 2016 Academy Award for Short Nonfiction, this film follows Syrian-American doctor Hisham Bismar as he travels to work at a Turkish field hospital on the Syrian border. Presented in English with some Arabic (subtitled). In partnership with the Syria Film Festival.
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11/06/2016 EcoFair at the Barns Central West Free

The 8th Annual EcoFair at the Barns is a free, family-friendly event that informs and inspires people to make greener choices in their homes and communities. Join to learn about and celebrate the programs, products and services of over 40 environmental not-for-profit organizations and eco-friendly businesses. At the EcoFair: - test drive an electric car - enjoy hands-on activities for kids and adults alike - have fun at the POP-UP Adventure Playground - lengthen the life of your wardrobe by bringing clothes to be mended at the Repairathon - enjoy delicious food Co-hosted by Green Neighbours 21 and Transition Toronto. Sponsored by Meridian Credit Union.
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11/06/2016 The Clean Bin Project Central East Free

Grant and Jen go head to head in a comedic competition to live zero-waste for an entire year. This multiple award winning, festival favourite shares moments of humour, struggle, and hope in the cinematic and creatively executed story of a couple who ask the question “What can an individual do?” Described as a combination of An Inconvenient Truth and Super Size Me, The Clean Bin Project features laugh out loud moments, stop motion animations, and captivating interviews with TED lecturers Chris Jordan and Captain Charles Moore. A fun and inspiring call to environmental action that speaks to crowds of all ages.
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11/06/2016 Weston Silver Band - Beatles Go Brass Downtown $20 - $29

Two-time North American Brass Band Champions Weston Silver Band bring the timeless hits of The Beatles to life with a fresh set list of favourites spanning The Beatles' vast catalog, including “Yesterday”, “Norwegian Wood”, “Got to Get You Into My Life”, “Ticket to Ride,” “Penny Lane,” and “Lady Madonna” plus many more! Tickets: By Phone: 1-866-908-9090 or visit ticketpro.ca Sponsored by: NAK Design Strategies
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 Disney & Cameron Macintosh's "Mary Poppins" Central West

Everyone's favorite practically perfect nanny takes the stage in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious musical adventure! One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Important Info: Any person entering the performance space, regardless of age, must hold a valid ticket and have an assigned seat. Young children may be seated in a parent's lap only if they have a ticket and an assigned seat directly next to that of the parent. Strollers are not permitted anywhere in the theatre.
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

Through renderings, models and sketches, large-scale photographs and video, the exhibition reveals the artistic challenge behind Siza's design of the visitor centre that includes a courtyard, auditorium and restaurant. Also on display will be architectural objects from the Alhambra's own collection such as ceramic tiles, marble capitals and carved doors, providing a glimpse into why this World Heritage Site has inspired countless artists and architects since the 14th century. Siza's extension is only the latest chapter in a history of renovations at the Alhambra, stretching back to AD 889, when the Moors first built a small fortress from the shattered remains of Roman fortifications.
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 Curtain Call Players presents: Oliver! Northeast $20 - $29

This classic family musical tells the timeless tale of the orphan who wanted “more.” After being sold from his workhouse home to the local undertaker, he escapes as his journey to find “Where is Love?” takes him to London, where his encounter with the Artful Dodger leads him to Fagin and his band of pickpockets. Includes “Consider Yourself,” “Be Back Soon,” “Oom Pah Pah,” and “Who Will Buy.” Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart. Based on the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Oliver is produced by arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library, INC
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more Downtown

The years between 1880 and 1930 were marked by rampant materialism and rapid urbanization. Disillusioned with traditional religious institutions, many European, Scandinavian and North American artists searched for an unmediated spiritual path through mystical experiences. Organized in partnership with the renowned Musée d'Orsay in Paris, Mystical Landscapes: Masterpieces from Monet, Van Gogh and more breaks new art historical ground, exploring the mystical experiences of 36 artists from 15 countries, including Emily Carr, Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Georgia O'Keeffe and James McNeill Whistler.
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 Titus Andronicus Downtown

"Revenge it, as you love your mother's life, or be ye not henceforth called my children." Seven Siblings Theatre is bringing Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus to Toronto! Featuring a phenomenal cast of twenty actors, and a variety of stunning puppetry, this supernatural blood bath is not to be missed.
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 Breathing Corpses Southeast $30 - $39

The Coal Mine presents the Toronto premiere of Breathing Corpses by English playwright Laura Wade. It premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2005 and won Ms. Wade the Critic's Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Playwright. Amy's found another body in a hotel bedroom. There's a funny smell coming from one of Jim's storage units. And Kate's losing it after spending all day with the police. There's no going back after what they've seen.
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 This Is The Point Central West $30 - $39

This Is The Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina, currently expecting their third child, are parents searching for the best way their disabled son Bruno can share his voice. Tony, is a non-verbal adult who won't shut up. Liz, his long-time romantic partner is grappling with the judgements that society makes about their love and sexuality. This Is The Point addresses misconceptions related to disability by sharing the ordinary and extraordinary stories of these two real-life couples.
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience Central East

Voyage of Time: The IMAX Experience is a one-of-a-kind celebration of life and the grand history of the cosmos, transporting audiences into a vast yet up-close and personal journey that spans the eons – from the Big Bang, to the dinosaur age, to our present human world…and beyond. From one of American cinema's most acclaimed and visually exciting filmmakers, Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life), and narrated by Brad Pitt, this cosmic experience immerses audiences directly into the story of the universe and life itself. The film's panorama of awe-inspiring images will take you into the heart of monumental events never witnessed, in immersive new ways that only IMAX can deliver. We recommend this film for teens and adults‎.
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 The Enchanted Loom Downtown

Cahoots Theatre Company marks their 30th anniversary with the world premiere of The Enchanted Loom, produced in association with Factory. The debut play by neurologist Suvendrini Lena is directed by Marjorie Chan. The Sri Lankan civil war has left many scars on Thangan and his family, most noticeably the loss of his eldest son and crippling epileptic seizures brought on by his torture during the war. As the final days of the war play out; the family watches from Toronto, where a neurological procedure provides them with a chance to heal. This poetic play, part medical part mystical, is a harrowing tale of loss and hope that boldly exposes the joys and pain of unconditional love for family, and freedom.
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11/06/2016 00:00:00 The Harrowing of Brimstone McReedy Central East $20 - $29

Toronto's only theatre company specializing in demented takes of horror and the uncanny, told with live actors, puppets, the magical arts, and an anarchic soul of giddy ghoulishness. Our hero, Brimstone, is caught up in the Canadian Klondike Gold Rush of 1897. An alchemy of historical fact, ancient legend, true stories of Old West grifters and card sharps, the works of HP Lovecraft, Algernon Blackwood and Robert Service, and a good deal of heartbreak and whimsy, this epic tale tells the story of a two-bit conman and how he lost his true love to the dark spirits of the North as a result of his greed and lust for gold and “the sure thing” game.
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It Takes a Village: Taking Action for Healthy Children

Creating Equitable Learning Environments for Everyone

We believe that equity of opportunity, and equity of access to our programs, services and resources are critical to the achievement of successful outcomes for all those whom we serve, and for those who serve our school system … The Board is therefore committed to ensuring that fairness, equity, and inclusion are essential principles of our school system and are integrated into all our policies, programs, operations, and practices.” -- TDSB Equity Foundation Statement

Drive with care on Halloween

If you must drive on Halloween be mindful that children are excited about trick-or-treating and may not always remember to look both ways before crossing the street.

Drive slowly and watch for kids at the usual crossing sections and crosswalks but also mid-block too.

11/05/2016 Higher Learning: Wendy Chun on Habitual New Media Downtown Free

Theorist Wendy Chun joins post-secondary students and faculty to discuss her forthcoming book Updating to Remain the Same: Habitual New Media (16), in which she argues that technologies matter most not when they are new, but when they have become obsolete - when their use becomes habitual. Join us at TIFF Bell Lightbox where Chun will explore how the slow, "creepy" accretion of habits - both conscious and unconscious - relate to distinctions between public and private, memory and storage, and individual actions and social systems. This event is co-presented by TIFF and York University's Department of Visual Art & Art History.
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