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The McCafé brand has established itself as a leading player in the Canadian quick-service coffee landscape with its Premium Roast coffee

Building on its strong coffee credentials, McCafé has expanded into grocery aisles, evolved to include a McCafé Bakery menu, launched two standalone cafés in Toronto with an expanded menu and now brought on-board WestJet flights.

The brand’s iconic Free Coffee events have served Canadians more than 150 million cups of Premium Roast coffee to date.

New rules around insured mortgages

Since late last year, federal government has tweaked the rules around insured mortgages several times:

raising minimum down-payment requirements on homes worth between $500,000 and $1-million,
imposing a tougher income "stress test" on borrowers,
limiting how lenders use government-backed portfolio insurance and
making it more expensive for financial institutions to securitize mortgages through CMHC.

The moves are part of an attempt by the government to help slow skyrocketing home prices in some markets and insulate taxpayers from the risks of rising household debt.

Stress test mortgage

Insured borrowers, who have down payments of less than 20 per cent, must have their incomes tested against the Bank of Canada's posted five-year mortgage rate, which is roughly two percentage points higher than the actual rates being offered by most lenders.

The perfect time to buy select Apple products

You can get a gift card worth up to $200.00 with the purchase of eligible products and we've listed the gift card offers below to help get you started. $35.00 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of Apple TV$35.00 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of Apple Watch Series 1$200.00 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of select Mac computers (including eligible built-to-order models)Up to $70.00 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of iPhone SE, iPhone 6s or iPhone 6s PlusUp to $140.00 Apple Gift Card with the purchase of iPad Air 2, iPad mini 4 or iPad Pro This Black Friday Shopping Event is effective today only, November 25, online and in Apple Stores, so shop quickly if you want to take advantage of this sale! The Apple Store offers free shipping on all orders.

12/03/2016 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? 8 generous food and drink tastings
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12/03/2016 Free Family Movie Event Southwest Free

The World Vision Gift Catalogue presents The Polar Express! Bring your family and friends, free of charge to our community event as we celebrate Christmas and thank residents for their generosity this year. While donations will be accepted, this is part of our free community outreach initiatives to see families spend time together at this time of year. This Tom Hanks film features Billy, a reluctant passenger on the ride of his life to the North Pole. His adventure pays off with a chance encounter with Santa. Visually stunning, the story is a testament that taking a chance can lead to wonderful new friends and experiences never thought possible.
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12/03/2016 Ringing and Singing Gloria Central East $20 - $29

The choir, joined by soloists Kelsey Taylor and Eugenia Dermentzis, and the Toronto Sinfonietta, will perform Vivaldi's Gloria, Mendelssohn's From Heaven on High and selections from Handel's Messiah. We have invited a special guest - Bells of St. Matthew's handbell choir. As always, the audience will join us in a carol sing-a-long. It promises to be another memorable concert!
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12/03/2016 Ontario Pops Holiday Sing-A-Long! Southwest

Christmas is a time for presents, family, and most of all, music! On December 3, 2016, join the Ontario Pops for a Sing-A-Long of everyone's favourite Christmas carols and songs. At Humber Valley United Church at 7PM, a night of beautiful holiday music begins with an hour-long silent auction and refreshments, to be followed at 8PM by carols accompanied by the Etobicoke Centennial Choir and soprano Andrea Rebello. Tickets are available on the Ontario Pops website at ontariopops.weebly.com/concerts.html.
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12/03/2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Downtown Free

You are cordially invited to come to this year's International Day of Persons with Disabilities event focused on employment. Elected representatives from all three levels of government are invited to come and speak on government employment initiatives, as well as persons with disabilities to share their employment success stories. Employment agencies are also invited to come and network with job seekers. Program: 2 – 2:10 Welcome 2:10 – 2:40 Government Speeches 2:40 – 3:10 Panel Presentation: Employment success stories from diverse disability groups 3:10 – 3:40 Question and Answer Period 3:40 – 4:20 Networking with Employment Agencies Refreshments, attendant care and ASL will be provided.
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12/03/2016 Cavalcade of Lights in Old Town Toronto Downtown Free

Come and celebrate the holiday season in Old Town Toronto as we light our snowflake tree, sing carols and enjoy a free hot chocolate or hot apple cider. Our Cavalcade of Lights event will be held on Saturday, December 3rd from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at King and Church Street (beside the Cathedral of St. James). For more information, go to www.oldtowntoronto.ca
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12/03/2016 In The Christmas Spirit: An Evening of Seasonal Stories and Songs Northeast $1 - $9

Our 17th year! This year we have Michelle Dubé-CTV, Mike Wise-CBC, Pauline Chan-CTV and Paul Bliss-CTV reading Rosie the Ruby Fairy and the Christmas Mail Mix-up; The Last Straw; Johann's Gift to Christmas; and Dave Cooks the Turkey. Music by the East York Concert Band, several choirs, the V.I.P. singers, Toronto French Montessori School Choir and the Seneca Hill Public Choir. All money goes to Outreach programs and the Drop-Inn program for the homeless and hungry. Tax receipts for donations $15 or greater. This is a non-profit fundraising event.
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12/03/2016 Toronto Humane Society's Pet Pics with Santa Central East $10 - $19

On the first weekend in December, join us and have your pet's picture taken with Santa Claus! For just $15 you will receive at least 3 professional pictures by email in the weeks following the event! No pet? No problem! Everyone is invited to come to this fun event & enjoy some delicious baked goods while browsing the Silent Auction and Raffle Prizes for some great holiday gifts for your loved ones. When: Dec. 3 (10am – 4pm) & Dec. 4 (11am – 3pm) Where: Toronto Humane Society, 11 River Street, Toronto Please note that 100% of the proceeds from the event go directly to the animals here at the Toronto Humane Society! We hope you join us!
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12/03/2016 Bethlehem Market Central West Free

Drop in to Fairlawn from 1pm to 4pm for a chance to immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, tastes, and even smells of ancient Bethlehem, around the time that Jesus was born. There will be food, storytelling, crafts, wood-working, live animals and much more for kids and adults of all ages! Wander around different stalls and use your imagination to be transported into the Christmas story! All are welcome, no need to have a church background or any particular beliefs. This is simply a fun, all-ages event to explore the Christmas story together, provided by a warm, progressive faith community that is affirming of diverse religious beliefs, LGBTQ community, ideas of all kinds.
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12/03/2016 City Carol Sing - 2016 Central East Free

The Sixth Annual City Carol Sing With Special Guests: Alexis Gordon :: Kenneth Welsh :: Kevin Frankish Featuring: The True North Brass The Bach Children's Chorus That Choir The Hedgerow Singers Yorkminster Park Baptist Church Choir William Maddox, organ Eric Robertson, music director Admission Free with donations being accepted for the Churches-on-the-Hill Food Bank www.yorkminsterpark.com Phone: (416) 922-1167
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12/03/2016 Light Up The Holidays Central West Free

We offer free snacks, drinks, and family fun! Of course, we can't forget the beautiful display and lighting of the Fairbank Village tree at 5:45pm.* We have some great free family entertainment! GTA Swing Band will be playing from 2pm- 6pm at our central area at Shortt Street and Eglinton Avenue West. (just west of Dufferin Street) and Carolers and Surprise Characters will be strolling our area. Don't forgot to get your face-painted and have your picture taken with Santa at our central location! We're spreading the cheer. We'll also have smaller event stations from 1-4pm at both ends of the Fairbank Village area with bouncies for the kids and a free treat! *All food is while supplies last.
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12/03/2016 00:00:00 Murder By The Books Central West $80 - $89

Now Playing a brand new mystery: Murder By The Books! The notorious escape artist Harry Houdunit takes the stage when his dangerous and controversial act becomes an act of... murder! Performances Friday & Saturday Evenings, some Thursday. Select Wednesday Matinees . Arrival for dinner from 6:30 pm. Mystery starts at 8:00 pm.
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12/03/2016 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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12/03/2016 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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12/03/2016 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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12/03/2016 00:00:00 A Christmas Carol Central East

Soulpepper's beloved production of A Christmas Carol has become a Toronto holiday tradition. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts who help him understand the importance of charity in the holiday season.
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12/03/2016 00:00:00 Toronto Christmas Market Downtown $1 - $9

Toronto Christmas Market, one of the world's best Christmas markets, returns to the Distillery Historic District, November 18 to December 22, to bring the spirit of the season to life. Now in its 7th year, Toronto Christmas Market has quickly become the city's favourite holiday tradition and was ranked among the best Christmas markets in the world by Fodor's Travel, USA Today and Mashable, among others. Guests are invited to rediscover the magic and romance of Christmas by taking in stunning light canopies, enjoying unique shopping experiences, traditional music and dance performances, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Foodies will also have the opportunity to taste traditional European street-style food and delicacies.
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12/03/2016 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!
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12/03/2016 00:00:00 Christmas Time at Colborne Lodge Central West

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats. The Lodge is nestled at the south end of High Park.
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12/03/2016 00:00:00 A Victorian Christmas at Mackenzie House Downtown

This festive season take a step back in time to Victorian Toronto and experience the magic of a traditional Christmas in an 1859 row-house. Escape from the hustle and bustle while you enjoy a sample of mulled cider and a biscuit in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Discover the story of how families celebrated Christmas in 19th century Toronto as you tour the Mackenzie home which is dressed in greenery for the holidays.
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12/03/2016 00:00:00 Comfort Central East

A declaration of love. A story about resilience. Inspired by the ‘Comfort Women.' Red Snow Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Comfort, written by Canadian playwright and performer Diana Tso (Red Snow), and directed by William Yong (Zata Omm). Comfort, a poetic yet disturbing drama that features live music, innovative staging, and stylized movement Over 200,000 girls and women from across Asia were forced into systemic military sexual slavery by the Japanese Army for the duration of the war, and were referred to as comfort women. Comfort explores the meaning behind “comfort” in wartime and celebrates the resilience of women in the midst of unimaginable circumstances.
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12/03/2016 00:00:00 Avenue Q The Musical Central West $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! This show is not "fur" the little ones! Recommended 14+
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12/03/2016 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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12/03/2016 00:00:00 Scottish Holiday Traditions at Gibson House Museum Northwest $1 - $9

Enjoy the simple and elegant traditions of the Scottish holiday season at Gibson House Museum. Learn how the Gibson family celebrated the season in the nineteenth century and sample some tasty treats by the open hearth. See the Victorian-era home decorated in natural greenery and take a guided tour with our knowledgeable staff.
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12/03/2016 00:00:00 Christmas In The Village Northwest

Christmas comes to Black Creek Pioneer Village! Come and see the Village in its finest holiday attire and celebrate Christmas with old and new traditions. - Explore Holiday Customs on the Tour of Traditions - Marvel at Old-Fashioned Christmas Feasts & Taste Flaming Puddings of Yesteryear - Make a Decoration to Trim your Tree - Tap your Toes and Try Victorian Dancing - Savour Chestnuts Roasted on an Open Fire - Laugh Along with Black Creek's History Actors - Mincemeat Tarts & Apple Cider for Purchase - Visit with Santa Claus and View the Village from a horse-drawn wagon on December weekends - Relax, wander, and visit our many homes and workshops, decorated to celebrate the season
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12/03/2016 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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12/03/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 00:00:00 Sister Act The Musical Central West $60 - $69

Based on the hit film, Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to Rejoice!
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 Comfort Central East

A declaration of love. A story about resilience. Inspired by the ‘Comfort Women.' Red Snow Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Comfort, written by Canadian playwright and performer Diana Tso (Red Snow), and directed by William Yong (Zata Omm). Comfort, a poetic yet disturbing drama that features live music, innovative staging, and stylized movement Over 200,000 girls and women from across Asia were forced into systemic military sexual slavery by the Japanese Army for the duration of the war, and were referred to as comfort women. Comfort explores the meaning behind “comfort” in wartime and celebrates the resilience of women in the midst of unimaginable circumstances.
by via City of Toronto All Events

12/01/2016 00:00:00 Avenue Q The Musical Central West $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! This show is not "fur" the little ones! Recommended 14+
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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 00:00:00 A Better Place Downtown $20 - $29

When one woman is diagnosed with a debilitating illness, her life swings wildly off-course. A Better Place is a play that will delve into your heart, and leave you shaken, emotional, and deeply contemplative. Stella Russo is a widow who has leapt forward into her new life as a single woman. With her days filled with friends, fun, and laughter, Stella relishes each moment. When she is shaken by a life-altering diagnosis, the path before her is uncertain and unclear. Stella's struggles will ignite your own visceral reactions: joy and fear, anger and love, denial and acceptance. Performances run from November 30th through December 11th at Factory Theatre.
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12/01/2016 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

12/01/2016 00:00:00 A Victorian Christmas at Mackenzie House Downtown

This festive season take a step back in time to Victorian Toronto and experience the magic of a traditional Christmas in an 1859 row-house. Escape from the hustle and bustle while you enjoy a sample of mulled cider and a biscuit in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Discover the story of how families celebrated Christmas in 19th century Toronto as you tour the Mackenzie home which is dressed in greenery for the holidays.
by via City of Toronto All Events

12/01/2016 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.
by via City of Toronto All Events

12/01/2016 00:00:00 Scottish Holiday Traditions at Gibson House Museum Northwest $1 - $9

Enjoy the simple and elegant traditions of the Scottish holiday season at Gibson House Museum. Learn how the Gibson family celebrated the season in the nineteenth century and sample some tasty treats by the open hearth. See the Victorian-era home decorated in natural greenery and take a guided tour with our knowledgeable staff.
by via City of Toronto All Events

12/01/2016 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

12/01/2016 00:00:00 Christmas Time at Colborne Lodge Central West

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats. The Lodge is nestled at the south end of High Park.
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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 00:00:00 A Christmas Carol Central East $20 - $29

Charles Dickens' classic story, “A Christmas Carol” has been a family favourite for over a century. This unique production is a play of a group of radio actors in the late 1940's putting on an adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale. Sit back and watch the voice actors at radio station WAPR give life to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and little Tiny Tim. Rediscover the Golden Age of radio as “A Christmas Carol” is presented in its entirety as a fully staged 1940's radio play.
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 TomorrowLove Central East $30 - $39

Outside the March takes on love, sex, technology and the future with TomorrowLove An intimate immersive encounter that imagines the future of romantic connection. If you roll over in bed and reach for your iPhone, if you store more memories on your feed than in your brain, if you've ever longed to upgrade yourself or your partner, then welcome to TomorrowLove. From the creative team behind Vitals (2014 Dora Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Play). Featuring an ensemble of Toronto's leading performers - Damien Atkins, Katherine Cullen, Paul Dunn, Amy Keating, Cyrus Lane, Mayko Nguyen, Oyin Oladejo and Anand Rajaram. Limited Engagement!
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 TomorrowLove Central East $30 - $39

Outside the March takes on love, sex, technology and the future with TomorrowLove An intimate immersive encounter that imagines the future of romantic connection. If you roll over in bed and reach for your iPhone, if you store more memories on your feed than in your brain, if you've ever longed to upgrade yourself or your partner, then welcome to TomorrowLove. From the creative team behind Vitals (2014 Dora Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Play). Featuring an ensemble of Toronto's leading performers - Damien Atkins, Katherine Cullen, Paul Dunn, Amy Keating, Cyrus Lane, Mayko Nguyen, Oyin Oladejo and Anand Rajaram. Limited Engagement!
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12/01/2016 Toronto's First Anonymous Art Show in support of ART for Cancer Foundation Central West Free

This group exhibition and fundraising event will feature work from established as well as emerging artists, including many of our workshop participants. This event is an important fundraiser for the many creative programs delivered free by ART for Cancer Foundation, to people living with cancer. Hundreds of original paintings created in a diverse style and subject matter will be available for sale all sized 8” x 8” x 1½” (gallery style) canvas or wood cradled panel. Each piece is priced at $100. The artist remains a mystery, until after the purchase. Purchased paintings are immediately taken off the wall and given to the purchaser. In its place a sold tag will hang revealing the artist's name and a photo of the art.
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12/01/2016 Laila Biali and Pilar Downtown

Award-winning Canadian pianist and vocalist Laila Biali has a unique “ability to meld traditional jazz with contemporary pop so effortlessly that neither style seems out of place on the same record.” (Spinner Magazine) Sensational Italian jazz and cabaret singer Pilar is gaining a huge following in Italy and has recorded and toured with the Toronto-based Sicilian Jazz Project.
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12/01/2016 TransformTO Downtown Free

TransformTO is supported by community consultations and technical scenario modelling to help understand how deep carbon reduction will affect Torontonians over the long term. TransformTO will reveal how it's possible to create a more prosperous, healthy and equitable Toronto while living and working in sustainable ways. The City of Toronto's Environment and Energy Division and the Toronto Atmospheric Fund are co-leading this initiative. TransformTO will lead to a long-term climate strategy that will update the existing City of Toronto Climate Change Action Plan.
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12/01/2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year: The Art and Ethics of Wildlife Photography Downtown

Digital Photography has forever changed the way we document natural history and wildlife subjects. Auto-focus, 10 frames per second, 10,000 ISO, 30MP cameras allow us to take still and video images faster and with greater precision. Post production photographic software lets us manipulate, correct and perfect our images. But can we take it too far? When do we cross the line into nature-fakery and non-ethical behaviour? Join Mark Peck, wildlife photographer and collections technician in Ornithology/Natural History in a "behind the lens" look at the history and future of wildlife photography. Speaker: Mark Peck, ROM Ornithologist & Photographer
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12/01/2016 Global News Toy Drive Live Central East Free

Join Global News and CF Shops at Don Mills for the annual Toronto Fire Fighters Toy Drive. This family friendly event features a live broadcast by the Global News team, and includes the official tree lighting ceremony, holiday entertainment and a chance to meet Santa! Bring a new unwrapped toy and take part in the holiday fun!
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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 00:00:00 Toronto Christmas Market Downtown $1 - $9

Toronto Christmas Market, one of the world's best Christmas markets, returns to the Distillery Historic District, November 18 to December 22, to bring the spirit of the season to life. Now in its 7th year, Toronto Christmas Market has quickly become the city's favourite holiday tradition and was ranked among the best Christmas markets in the world by Fodor's Travel, USA Today and Mashable, among others. Guests are invited to rediscover the magic and romance of Christmas by taking in stunning light canopies, enjoying unique shopping experiences, traditional music and dance performances, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Foodies will also have the opportunity to taste traditional European street-style food and delicacies.
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12/01/2016 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.
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 Comfort Central East

A declaration of love. A story about resilience. Inspired by the ‘Comfort Women.' Red Snow Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Comfort, written by Canadian playwright and performer Diana Tso (Red Snow), and directed by William Yong (Zata Omm). Comfort, a poetic yet disturbing drama that features live music, innovative staging, and stylized movement Over 200,000 girls and women from across Asia were forced into systemic military sexual slavery by the Japanese Army for the duration of the war, and were referred to as comfort women. Comfort explores the meaning behind “comfort” in wartime and celebrates the resilience of women in the midst of unimaginable circumstances.
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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 00:00:00 Scottish Holiday Traditions at Gibson House Museum Northwest $1 - $9

Enjoy the simple and elegant traditions of the Scottish holiday season at Gibson House Museum. Learn how the Gibson family celebrated the season in the nineteenth century and sample some tasty treats by the open hearth. See the Victorian-era home decorated in natural greenery and take a guided tour with our knowledgeable staff.
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12/01/2016 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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12/01/2016 00:00:00 Avenue Q The Musical Central West $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! This show is not "fur" the little ones! Recommended 14+
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 Sister Act The Musical Central West $60 - $69

Based on the hit film, Sister Act tells the hilarious story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship, Sister Act is reason to Rejoice!
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12/01/2016 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!
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 A Better Place Downtown $20 - $29

When one woman is diagnosed with a debilitating illness, her life swings wildly off-course. A Better Place is a play that will delve into your heart, and leave you shaken, emotional, and deeply contemplative. Stella Russo is a widow who has leapt forward into her new life as a single woman. With her days filled with friends, fun, and laughter, Stella relishes each moment. When she is shaken by a life-altering diagnosis, the path before her is uncertain and unclear. Stella's struggles will ignite your own visceral reactions: joy and fear, anger and love, denial and acceptance. Performances run from November 30th through December 11th at Factory Theatre.
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 Christmas Time at Colborne Lodge Central West

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats. The Lodge is nestled at the south end of High Park.
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 A Victorian Christmas at Mackenzie House Downtown

This festive season take a step back in time to Victorian Toronto and experience the magic of a traditional Christmas in an 1859 row-house. Escape from the hustle and bustle while you enjoy a sample of mulled cider and a biscuit in the warmth of the historic kitchen. Discover the story of how families celebrated Christmas in 19th century Toronto as you tour the Mackenzie home which is dressed in greenery for the holidays.
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 TomorrowLove Central East $30 - $39

Outside the March takes on love, sex, technology and the future with TomorrowLove An intimate immersive encounter that imagines the future of romantic connection. If you roll over in bed and reach for your iPhone, if you store more memories on your feed than in your brain, if you've ever longed to upgrade yourself or your partner, then welcome to TomorrowLove. From the creative team behind Vitals (2014 Dora Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Play). Featuring an ensemble of Toronto's leading performers - Damien Atkins, Katherine Cullen, Paul Dunn, Amy Keating, Cyrus Lane, Mayko Nguyen, Oyin Oladejo and Anand Rajaram. Limited Engagement!
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 TomorrowLove Central East $30 - $39

Outside the March takes on love, sex, technology and the future with TomorrowLove An intimate immersive encounter that imagines the future of romantic connection. If you roll over in bed and reach for your iPhone, if you store more memories on your feed than in your brain, if you've ever longed to upgrade yourself or your partner, then welcome to TomorrowLove. From the creative team behind Vitals (2014 Dora Awards for Outstanding Production and Outstanding New Play). Featuring an ensemble of Toronto's leading performers - Damien Atkins, Katherine Cullen, Paul Dunn, Amy Keating, Cyrus Lane, Mayko Nguyen, Oyin Oladejo and Anand Rajaram. Limited Engagement!
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12/01/2016 00:00:00 A Christmas Carol Central East $20 - $29

Charles Dickens' classic story, “A Christmas Carol” has been a family favourite for over a century. This unique production is a play of a group of radio actors in the late 1940's putting on an adaptation of Dickens' beloved tale. Sit back and watch the voice actors at radio station WAPR give life to Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, and little Tiny Tim. Rediscover the Golden Age of radio as “A Christmas Carol” is presented in its entirety as a fully staged 1940's radio play.
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11/30/2016 Donate & Learn! Open Bar Business Mixer For Startups Downtown $20 - $29

Learn & Network with 200 of Canada's Top Startups and Marketing Gurus! Learn about the latest online marketing strategies and the most helpful business tools. 100% of Event Proceeds will go to YWCA Toronto! $20 Early Bird & $40 Regular Price! 5:30 to 7pm – Advanced Training, Choose from 3 workshops on SEO, PPC and Email Marketing 7:00 to 7:30pm – Complimentary Wine Bar Reception 7:30 to 8:30pm – Keynote Presentations 8:30 to 9:30pm – Business Mixer & Open Wine Bar Reception
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11/30/2016 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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11/30/2016 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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11/30/2016 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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11/30/2016 00:00:00 Toronto Christmas Market Downtown $1 - $9

Toronto Christmas Market, one of the world's best Christmas markets, returns to the Distillery Historic District, November 18 to December 22, to bring the spirit of the season to life. Now in its 7th year, Toronto Christmas Market has quickly become the city's favourite holiday tradition and was ranked among the best Christmas markets in the world by Fodor's Travel, USA Today and Mashable, among others. Guests are invited to rediscover the magic and romance of Christmas by taking in stunning light canopies, enjoying unique shopping experiences, traditional music and dance performances, and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Foodies will also have the opportunity to taste traditional European street-style food and delicacies.
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11/30/2016 00:00:00 Comfort Central East

A declaration of love. A story about resilience. Inspired by the ‘Comfort Women.' Red Snow Collective is proud to present the world premiere of Comfort, written by Canadian playwright and performer Diana Tso (Red Snow), and directed by William Yong (Zata Omm). Comfort, a poetic yet disturbing drama that features live music, innovative staging, and stylized movement Over 200,000 girls and women from across Asia were forced into systemic military sexual slavery by the Japanese Army for the duration of the war, and were referred to as comfort women. Comfort explores the meaning behind “comfort” in wartime and celebrates the resilience of women in the midst of unimaginable circumstances.
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11/30/2016 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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11/30/2016 00:00:00 Scottish Holiday Traditions at Gibson House Museum Northwest $1 - $9

Enjoy the simple and elegant traditions of the Scottish holiday season at Gibson House Museum. Learn how the Gibson family celebrated the season in the nineteenth century and sample some tasty treats by the open hearth. See the Victorian-era home decorated in natural greenery and take a guided tour with our knowledgeable staff.
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11/30/2016 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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