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Work to improve Dufferin Street starts on Monday

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New employers step up to Mayor Tory’s PAYE challenge to tackle youth unemployment in Toronto

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Residents invited to help create Toronto's largest collection of local food recipes

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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Evergreen Brick Works Site Tours Central East Free

Evergreen Brick Works is an environmental community centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Evergreen Brick Works is a global showcase for green design, urban sustainability and a vibrant public space, named one of the world's top 10 geotourism destinations by National Geographic. Take a weekend Guided Tour and discover the site's history, geology and its transformation from glaciers and 100 years of brickmaking into an award-winning community environmental centre.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) Central East $30 - $39

Moliere's Masterpiece and the very last play the legendary author wrote. Théâtre français de Toronto is pleased to end its 47th season on a high comedic note with Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid). Annual fundraising gala will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 6 pm.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Creditors Southeast

A modern melodrama of obsession, honour and revenge, Creditors is August Strindberg's least produced play, but considered one of his most mature. With a new adaptation by Scottish playwright David Greig, Creditors was originally produced by Donmar Warehouse in London, 2008. The Coal Mine is an independent theatre space curated by Ted Dykstra and Diana Bentley. This production of Creditors, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, will cap the inaugural season of sharp, smart, in-your-face theatre.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Days of Wine and Roses Downtown $40 - $49

Days of Wine and Roses is set in the fast-moving milieu of Madison Avenue, with social drinking almost as an occupational necessity, and one that fast-rising young Joe Clay adopts with too ready ease. The girl he meets and marries shares his proclivity and it soon becomes apparent that their habit has become a serious problem. Their failure to acknowledge this plunges them headlong into the shattering events of the play.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Spring Birding Workshop Central West $40 - $49

Learn the basics of birding from naturalist and long time birdwatcher, Zak Smith. This workshop will teach how to identify birds by sight and sound, how to use a field guide and binoculars to their maximum potential, and where to look for them in Toronto's biggest park and beyond. Practice your new skills with a guided birding hike to a few of the birding hotspots in High Park and look for some of the Park's common, rare and migratory spring birds early Saturday morning. The hike is moderate in difficulty.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Hooked Downtown, Central West $30 - $39

Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past are "Hooked". Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles – their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni. Hooked is based on a book of riveting poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University. As Hooked developed and took shape, it was performed in front of intimate audiences in people's homes for the past several years. Theatre Passe Muraille gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Season Sponsor BMO Financial Group.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Shakespeare in Action – TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club City-wide Free

It's a free readers' theatre program for kids ages 7-12! Join Shakespeare in Action for storytelling adventures! Explore the world of magic, witches, ghosts, silly mix-ups, and swordplay in some of the greatest stories ever told! Jump into plays like "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Tempest." Read aloud, play drama games, and make friends with other Shakespeare fans! The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is led by professional actors and educators.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns Central West Free

The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns operates year-round and focuses on local, sustainable, organic, and artisanal products. We encourage our farmers to grow as sustainably as possible, and many of our farms are certified organic. All of our non-farmer vendors shop for their ingredients from the Market. The range of produce available varies from season to season, connecting customers to the natural growing cycle of our region. The market provides fresh, local food to our community while supporting local producers. There's also great music, community information booths, and lots of brilliant chefs making special treats every week, including at The Stop's Market Cafe.
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05/09/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.
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05/09/2015 21st CSCE Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition Downtown Free

The Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition is an annual competition hosted by a different university each year. Hundreds of undergraduate engineering students from across the nation will converge in Toronto this May to share their designs and ideas at the Exhibition. Teams of students spend months prior to the competition designing and constructing their canoes, and training for the final races. Come join hundreds of the brightest undergraduate engineers from universities all over Canada to support and celebrate their achievements.
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05/09/2015 Finale: All Canadian Central West $20 - $29

"A little Suite on Canadian Folk songs" by Harry Somers will open the program. Clarinetist Michael Westwood will join forces with the orchestra performing Ian McDougal's "Clarinet concerto" under the direction of maestro John Palmer. The program will also feature the world premiere of a new composition by Toronto based composer Frank Horvat and a "Suite of Latin Dances" by John Palmer who is also the conductor for this event. Michael Westwood holds a Master's degree in clarinet performance from the University of Toronto. A product of the studio of the late great clarinet pedagogue and master Avrahm Galper, Michael Westwood has collaborated with a great number of leading Canadian classical musicians over the past two decades.
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05/09/2015 Science Rendezvous Downtown Free

Explore your world! Check out the robots, enjoy interactive experiments and take in a fire show – all at Science Rendezvous sponsored by Ryerson University. This is one of several events across the country. Be sure to mark your calendars. Free and suitable for everyone – ages 3 to 103.
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05/09/2015 Toronto Zoo's 16th Annual International Migratory Bird Day Northeast $20 - $29

This year's theme is "Restoring Habitat, Restore Birds". One and two hour guided bird watching tours of the Rouge Valley and around the Zoo site will be conducted on the hour from 8 am to 3 pm. Also, various bird-related organizations will be setting up displays at the Conservation Connection Centre (just outside the Indo-Malaya Pavilion) from 9 am to 4 pm. In addition, students from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus will be on hand with a variety of fun activities in celebration of Science Rendezvous, a national event aimed at showcasing and sparking an interest in science. To pre-register for tours, or to obtain more information, contact Elaine Christens at 416-392-5960 or e-mail her at [email protected]
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05/09/2015 Mother's Day Chocolate Tour Downtown $40 - $49

Is Mama Dearest just the sweetest? Then treat her to a special experience on Toronto's original chocolate tour! What to expect: - Sampling of chocolates & chocolatey goodies - Guided tour on the history of chocolates & more - Introduction to 4 stores of varying focus - Chat with store owners & chocolatiers - Fun yum times for all! Walking Difficulty: Medium. Wear comfortable shoes & be prepared for quite a bit of walking!
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05/09/2015 Mother's Day Chocolate Workshop Central West $40 - $49

Spoil your mother with this interactive indulgence in chocolate heaven! Learn about chocolate history and tasting, then get creative making your own hibiscus-infused chocolate truffles with our host chocolatier Odile (Odile Chocolat). What to Expect - Taste and learn about different chocolates - Roll your own hibiscus-infused chocolate truffles - Dip strawberries in couverture chocolate - Take home your hand-made treats - Happy times for all!
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05/09/2015 Mayfair in Rosedale Park Central East Free

Come to the 70th annual Mayfair in Rosedale Park – a special day of fun for the entire family! Exciting carnival rides, midway games for kids (great prizes!), face painting, track and field, fish pond, candy floss, popcorn, bingo, raffle, silent auction and more! Ride-all-day bracelets for all mechanical rides are $40, available only by advance sale April 20th to May 6th. Get sale locations online or by phone.
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05/09/2015 Bata Shoe Museum Birthday Bash Downtown Free

The Bata Shoe Museum birthday party will be an open house and everyone in Toronto is invited! Join us for a full day of free admission, family-friendly entertainment, arts, crafts and more. Visitors can experience our exhibitions coming to life or delight in our playful atrium art installation and of course join us for a birthday cupcake! If you can't make it on Saturday, come by on Sunday, May 10 for free admission and arts and crafts.
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05/09/2015 14th Annual Meagan's Walk Downtown Free

Meagan's Walk is a fundraising community walk for all ages and abilities from Fort York to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where walkers join hands to form a human hug around the hospital, sending a message to all children, families and care-giving professionals inside, that they are not alone. Presented by Colliers International Inc. Meagan's Walk: A Circle of Hope was founded with a mission to change an alarming statistic regarding paediatric brain tumours. Over $3.6 million has been raised for paediatric brain tumour research at Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at SickKids. A map of the route is available here: http://ift.tt/1AiUBE6
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05/09/2015 Science Rendezvous at the University of Toronto Downtown Free

Science Rendezvous(a free,all-day science festival), will feature numerous demonstrations and activities that integrate science,engineering,technology and human ingenuity.The event offers visitors of all ages a chance to meet with world-class researchers,conduct experiments, and above all, a chance to have fun while discovering science in a whole new way. This year's event will highlight the unity of sciences, and their shared goal in solving puzzles.Visitors should check out Science Chase–a series of exciting challenges allowing kids to play the role of a detective,exploring scientific concepts to evaluate evidence and eliminate suspects accused of stealing valuable items from a natural history museum.
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05/09/2015 Le Tour de Cafe - Coffee and Pastry Tour Central East, Downtown

Are you a coffee lover and have a thirst for learning more about it? Then join us on a fun and engaging tour as we explore some of Toronto's best independent coffee joints and pastry shops in the city's east-end. You will stroll through the heart of Corktown and Riverside, two distinct burgeoning neighbourhoods with a fascinating past. You will have the opportunity of enjoying a selection of coffee drinks with an assortment of delicious pastries and other sweet treats. Along the way, you will get to meet with some friendly baristas and shopkeepers who will showcase their unique offerings to you. *Includes 6 drink and food tastings
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05/09/2015 Faith No More: Live Downtown

Faith No More confirm their first North American shows since 2010, kicking off this Spring. The announcement comes as the Bay Area band wraps up work on their follow-up to 1997's Album of the Year. The as-of-yet untitled album is due this May via the band's newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac Recordings. Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould is overseeing production. “Here we go,” said Gould. “First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven't played in over 17 years. We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”
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05/09/2015 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As you 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. *Includes 6 tastings + alcoholic beverage.
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05/09/2015 Science Chase Downtown

The Science Chase is an Amazing Race style competition for adults where teams of two will need to complete several challenges hidden throughout downtown Toronto, starting in David Pecaut Square. Specifically, large challenge stations will be setup throughout the downtown Toronto core and teams will need to complete a minimum of 12 of the available 20 challenges within a 6 hour time window before returning to the registration booth. Challenges will each focus on a different area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and will be educational, engaging, fun and accessible to the non-scientific community. Registration is available in advance online through www.sciencechase.ca, and the event has a 500 team capacity.
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05/09/2015 22nd Annual Ride for the Rouge Northeast

Ride, walk, volunteer or just donate but make sure to take part in the 22nd Annual Ride for the Rouge. The Ride consists of a 25km/50km route for cyclists (for those eager cyclists, do both routes for a beautiful 75km route) or a 5km hike for hike enthusiasts. All money raised through your donations & collected pledges will ensure the continued operation of the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre and its education, conservation & environmental restoration programs as well as guided interpretive hikes & other programs.
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05/09/2015 22nd Annual Ride for the Rouge Northeast

Ride, walk, volunteer or just donate but make sure to take part in the 22nd Annual Ride for the Rouge. The Ride consists of a 25km/50km route for cyclists (for those eager cyclists, do both routes for a beautiful 75km route) or a 5km hike for hike enthusiasts. All money raised through your donations & collected pledges will ensure the continued operation of the Rouge Valley Conservation Centre and its education, conservation & environmental restoration programs as well as guided interpretive hikes & other programs.

05/09/2015 Science Chase Downtown

The Science Chase is an Amazing Race style competition for adults where teams of two will need to complete several challenges hidden throughout downtown Toronto, starting in David Pecaut Square. Specifically, large challenge stations will be setup throughout the downtown Toronto core and teams will need to complete a minimum of 12 of the available 20 challenges within a 6 hour time window before returning to the registration booth. Challenges will each focus on a different area of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and will be educational, engaging, fun and accessible to the non-scientific community. Registration is available in advance online through www.sciencechase.ca, and the event has a 500 team capacity.

05/09/2015 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As you 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. *Includes 6 tastings + alcoholic beverage.

05/09/2015 Faith No More: Live Downtown

Faith No More confirm their first North American shows since 2010, kicking off this Spring. The announcement comes as the Bay Area band wraps up work on their follow-up to 1997's Album of the Year. The as-of-yet untitled album is due this May via the band's newly formed imprint, Reclamation Recordings, which is distributed by Ipecac Recordings. Faith No More founder and bass player, Bill Gould is overseeing production. “Here we go,” said Gould. “First North American tour dates, some in cities we haven't played in over 17 years. We are armed with the new material and ready for whatever comes our way.”

05/09/2015 Le Tour de Cafe - Coffee and Pastry Tour Central East, Downtown

Are you a coffee lover and have a thirst for learning more about it? Then join us on a fun and engaging tour as we explore some of Toronto's best independent coffee joints and pastry shops in the city's east-end. You will stroll through the heart of Corktown and Riverside, two distinct burgeoning neighbourhoods with a fascinating past. You will have the opportunity of enjoying a selection of coffee drinks with an assortment of delicious pastries and other sweet treats. Along the way, you will get to meet with some friendly baristas and shopkeepers who will showcase their unique offerings to you. *Includes 6 drink and food tastings

05/09/2015 Science Rendezvous at the University of Toronto Downtown Free

Science Rendezvous(a free,all-day science festival), will feature numerous demonstrations and activities that integrate science,engineering,technology and human ingenuity.The event offers visitors of all ages a chance to meet with world-class researchers,conduct experiments, and above all, a chance to have fun while discovering science in a whole new way. This year's event will highlight the unity of sciences, and their shared goal in solving puzzles.Visitors should check out Science Chase–a series of exciting challenges allowing kids to play the role of a detective,exploring scientific concepts to evaluate evidence and eliminate suspects accused of stealing valuable items from a natural history museum.

05/09/2015 14th Annual Meagan's Walk Downtown Free

Meagan's Walk is a fundraising community walk for all ages and abilities from Fort York to The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), where walkers join hands to form a human hug around the hospital, sending a message to all children, families and care-giving professionals inside, that they are not alone. Presented by Colliers International Inc. Meagan's Walk: A Circle of Hope was founded with a mission to change an alarming statistic regarding paediatric brain tumours. Over $3.6 million has been raised for paediatric brain tumour research at Arthur and Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre at SickKids. A map of the route is available here: www.meaganswalk.com/the-walk/

05/09/2015 Bata Shoe Museum Birthday Bash Downtown Free

The Bata Shoe Museum birthday party will be an open house and everyone in Toronto is invited! Join us for a full day of free admission, family-friendly entertainment, arts, crafts and more. Visitors can experience our exhibitions coming to life or delight in our playful atrium art installation and of course join us for a birthday cupcake! If you can't make it on Saturday, come by on Sunday, May 10 for free admission and arts and crafts.

05/09/2015 Mayfair in Rosedale Park Central East Free

Come to the 70th annual Mayfair in Rosedale Park – a special day of fun for the entire family! Exciting carnival rides, midway games for kids (great prizes!), face painting, track and field, fish pond, candy floss, popcorn, bingo, raffle, silent auction and more! Ride-all-day bracelets for all mechanical rides are $40, available only by advance sale April 20th to May 6th. Get sale locations online or by phone.

05/09/2015 Mother's Day Chocolate Workshop Central West $40 - $49

Spoil your mother with this interactive indulgence in chocolate heaven! Learn about chocolate history and tasting, then get creative making your own hibiscus-infused chocolate truffles with our host chocolatier Odile (Odile Chocolat). What to Expect - Taste and learn about different chocolates - Roll your own hibiscus-infused chocolate truffles - Dip strawberries in couverture chocolate - Take home your hand-made treats - Happy times for all!

05/09/2015 Mother's Day Chocolate Tour Downtown $40 - $49

Is Mama Dearest just the sweetest? Then treat her to a special experience on Toronto's original chocolate tour! What to expect: - Sampling of chocolates & chocolatey goodies - Guided tour on the history of chocolates & more - Introduction to 4 stores of varying focus - Chat with store owners & chocolatiers - Fun yum times for all! Walking Difficulty: Medium. Wear comfortable shoes & be prepared for quite a bit of walking!

05/09/2015 Toronto Zoo's 16th Annual International Migratory Bird Day Northeast $20 - $29

This year's theme is "Restoring Habitat, Restore Birds". One and two hour guided bird watching tours of the Rouge Valley and around the Zoo site will be conducted on the hour from 8 am to 3 pm. Also, various bird-related organizations will be setting up displays at the Conservation Connection Centre (just outside the Indo-Malaya Pavilion) from 9 am to 4 pm. In addition, students from the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus will be on hand with a variety of fun activities in celebration of Science Rendezvous, a national event aimed at showcasing and sparking an interest in science. To pre-register for tours, or to obtain more information, contact Elaine Christens at 416-392-5960 or e-mail her at [email protected]

05/09/2015 Science Rendezvous Downtown Free

Explore your world! Check out the robots, enjoy interactive experiments and take in a fire show – all at Science Rendezvous sponsored by Ryerson University. This is one of several events across the country. Be sure to mark your calendars. Free and suitable for everyone – ages 3 to 103.

05/09/2015 Finale: All Canadian Central West $20 - $29

"A little Suite on Canadian Folk songs" by Harry Somers will open the program. Clarinetist Michael Westwood will join forces with the orchestra performing Ian McDougal's "Clarinet concerto" under the direction of maestro John Palmer. The program will also feature the world premiere of a new composition by Toronto based composer Frank Horvat and a "Suite of Latin Dances" by John Palmer who is also the conductor for this event. Michael Westwood holds a Master's degree in clarinet performance from the University of Toronto. A product of the studio of the late great clarinet pedagogue and master Avrahm Galper, Michael Westwood has collaborated with a great number of leading Canadian classical musicians over the past two decades.

05/09/2015 21st CSCE Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition Downtown Free

The Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition is an annual competition hosted by a different university each year. Hundreds of undergraduate engineering students from across the nation will converge in Toronto this May to share their designs and ideas at the Exhibition. Teams of students spend months prior to the competition designing and constructing their canoes, and training for the final races. Come join hundreds of the brightest undergraduate engineers from universities all over Canada to support and celebrate their achievements.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns Central West Free

The Stop's Farmers' Market at Wychwood Barns operates year-round and focuses on local, sustainable, organic, and artisanal products. We encourage our farmers to grow as sustainably as possible, and many of our farms are certified organic. All of our non-farmer vendors shop for their ingredients from the Market. The range of produce available varies from season to season, connecting customers to the natural growing cycle of our region. The market provides fresh, local food to our community while supporting local producers. There's also great music, community information booths, and lots of brilliant chefs making special treats every week, including at The Stop's Market Cafe.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Shakespeare in Action – TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club City-wide Free

It's a free readers' theatre program for kids ages 7-12! Join Shakespeare in Action for storytelling adventures! Explore the world of magic, witches, ghosts, silly mix-ups, and swordplay in some of the greatest stories ever told! Jump into plays like "Romeo & Juliet," "Macbeth," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and "The Tempest." Read aloud, play drama games, and make friends with other Shakespeare fans! The TD Shakespeare for Kids Library Club is led by professional actors and educators.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Hooked Downtown, Central West $30 - $39

Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past are "Hooked". Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles – their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni. Hooked is based on a book of riveting poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University. As Hooked developed and took shape, it was performed in front of intimate audiences in people's homes for the past several years. Theatre Passe Muraille gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Season Sponsor BMO Financial Group.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Spring Birding Workshop Central West $40 - $49

Learn the basics of birding from naturalist and long time birdwatcher, Zak Smith. This workshop will teach how to identify birds by sight and sound, how to use a field guide and binoculars to their maximum potential, and where to look for them in Toronto's biggest park and beyond. Practice your new skills with a guided birding hike to a few of the birding hotspots in High Park and look for some of the Park's common, rare and migratory spring birds early Saturday morning. The hike is moderate in difficulty.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Days of Wine and Roses Downtown $40 - $49

Days of Wine and Roses is set in the fast-moving milieu of Madison Avenue, with social drinking almost as an occupational necessity, and one that fast-rising young Joe Clay adopts with too ready ease. The girl he meets and marries shares his proclivity and it soon becomes apparent that their habit has become a serious problem. Their failure to acknowledge this plunges them headlong into the shattering events of the play.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Creditors Southeast

A modern melodrama of obsession, honour and revenge, Creditors is August Strindberg's least produced play, but considered one of his most mature. With a new adaptation by Scottish playwright David Greig, Creditors was originally produced by Donmar Warehouse in London, 2008. The Coal Mine is an independent theatre space curated by Ted Dykstra and Diana Bentley. This production of Creditors, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, will cap the inaugural season of sharp, smart, in-your-face theatre.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) Central East $30 - $39

Moliere's Masterpiece and the very last play the legendary author wrote. Théâtre français de Toronto is pleased to end its 47th season on a high comedic note with Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid). Annual fundraising gala will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 6 pm.

05/09/2015 00:00:00 Evergreen Brick Works Site Tours Central East Free

Evergreen Brick Works is an environmental community centre that inspires and equips visitors to live, work and play more sustainably. Evergreen Brick Works is a global showcase for green design, urban sustainability and a vibrant public space, named one of the world's top 10 geotourism destinations by National Geographic. Take a weekend Guided Tour and discover the site's history, geology and its transformation from glaciers and 100 years of brickmaking into an award-winning community environmental centre.

Media Advisory - Mayor John Tory to provide an update on tackling youth unemployment

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Media Advisory - City of Toronto and Friends of the Pan Am Path to announce Art Relay programming

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05/07/2015 Alice In Wonderland Downtown $30 - $39

As part of the 150th anniversary of the beloved tale by Lewis Carroll of what lies down the rabbit hole, this new children's opera by composer Dr. Errol Gay and librettist Michael Patrick Albano, brings the adventures of Alice and the White Rabbit to life through the beautiful 150 voices of the CCOC children, ages 3-21. This creative duo spins new life into Alice through their unique combination of melody and wit. Along with renowned tenor Benoȋt Boutet as the “White Rabbit,” the enchanting voices of the children will be accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra, conducted by CCOC Executive and Artistic Director, Ann Cooper Gay. Stage direction is by Michael Patrick Albano. For Audiences of all ages. Approximately 60 minutes.
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05/07/2015 Alice In Wonderland Downtown $30 - $39

As part of the 150th anniversary of the beloved tale by Lewis Carroll of what lies down the rabbit hole, this new children's opera by composer Dr. Errol Gay and librettist Michael Patrick Albano, brings the adventures of Alice and the White Rabbit to life through the beautiful 150 voices of the CCOC children, ages 3-21. This creative duo spins new life into Alice through their unique combination of melody and wit. Along with renowned tenor Benoȋt Boutet as the “White Rabbit,” the enchanting voices of the children will be accompanied by a professional chamber orchestra, conducted by CCOC Executive and Artistic Director, Ann Cooper Gay. Stage direction is by Michael Patrick Albano. For Audiences of all ages. Approximately 60 minutes.

Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

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City of Toronto taking action to coordinate road closures during busy construction season

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Monumental photographic mural installed at Toronto waterfront

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05/08/2015 Eastern Breeze International Film Festival (EBIFF) Downtown $10 - $19

EBIFF is an annual film festival which previews short and mid-length films of all genres - including documentary, animation, fiction and experimental - from around the world which contain an eastern taste or philosophy. This is a public film festival that takes place every May in Toronto. Eastern Breeze International Film Festival aims to give new talent an opportunity to have their work screened for cinema fans who would be unable to find these films in their local movie theatres. EBIFF strives to highlight the enigmatic eastern arts and cultures, introducing the existential humanist, and soulful characteristics of these bracing cultures in the context of a modern, Western Canada.

05/08/2015 North American Craft Beer Experience Downtown

Come and experience some unique and superior brews from some of the best craft breweries in Canada, plus a taste from the U.S. as well! This is a pay as you go event. Sample vouchers are available on both levels of the church and cost $1 each. Most beers are one voucher for a 4oz sample. Check out our website for more information and tickets.

05/08/2015 Susan Oxtoby on The Wishing Tree Downtown

The curator of Discovering Georgian Cinema, Susan Oxtoby, discusses some of the chief thematic and stylistic characteristics of this rich cinematic tradition prior to the screening of The Wishing Tree. Check out the full programme schedule at tiff.net/georgian #Georgiancinema The Wishing Tree: Spanning the four seasons and interweaving some twenty-two stories, this episodic pastorale set in a pre-revolutionary Georgian village draws inspiration from Brueghel and the famous Georgian painter Pirosmani to create a striking visual allegory that is rich in detail and manifold in meaning.

05/08/2015 Windblown Art: Today's and Tomorrow's Masters Southeast

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the promise of Canada's top youth musicians together with the polished expertise of Ontario professional wind players, performing a wide range of music drawn from popular, movie and dance pieces as well as classical works. Clarinets, saxes, trumpets, trombones, flutes and more - played by the masters.

05/08/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

05/08/2015 00:00:00 Friday Night Jazz Downtown

Join Ripley's Aquarium on the second Friday of every month for an unforgettable evening of live jazz music and refreshments paired with an underwater adventure! Don't miss a Jazz Night! Upgrade your one day ticket to an Annual Pass and keep coming back all year long. You may apply the cost of your ticket to an Annual Pass if you upgrade the same day.

05/08/2015 00:00:00 Hooked Downtown, Central West $30 - $39

Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past are "Hooked". Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles – their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni. Hooked is based on a book of riveting poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University. As Hooked developed and took shape, it was performed in front of intimate audiences in people's homes for the past several years. Theatre Passe Muraille gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Season Sponsor BMO Financial Group.

05/08/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.

05/08/2015 00:00:00 Creditors Southeast

A modern melodrama of obsession, honour and revenge, Creditors is August Strindberg's least produced play, but considered one of his most mature. With a new adaptation by Scottish playwright David Greig, Creditors was originally produced by Donmar Warehouse in London, 2008. The Coal Mine is an independent theatre space curated by Ted Dykstra and Diana Bentley. This production of Creditors, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, will cap the inaugural season of sharp, smart, in-your-face theatre.

05/08/2015 00:00:00 Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) Central East $30 - $39

Moliere's Masterpiece and the very last play the legendary author wrote. Théâtre français de Toronto is pleased to end its 47th season on a high comedic note with Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid). Annual fundraising gala will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 6 pm.

05/08/2015 00:00:00 Sherway Farmers' Market Southwest Free

Shop local at Sherway Farmers' Market and discover a tradition that has been in operation for over 20 years! Find fresh, seasonal and local produce and locally made food products from the market's vendors at a great price. Featuring Ontario grown fruit and vegetables plus farm-fresh eggs, fresh baked goods, honey, deli meats, lamb, cheese, locally grown mushrooms and much more! Open every Friday, rain or shine, in the far northeast parking lot of Sherway Gardens.

05/08/2015 00:00:00 Sherway Farmers' Market Southwest Free

Shop local at Sherway Farmers' Market and discover a tradition that has been in operation for over 20 years! Find fresh, seasonal and local produce and locally made food products from the market's vendors at a great price. Featuring Ontario grown fruit and vegetables plus farm-fresh eggs, fresh baked goods, honey, deli meats, lamb, cheese, locally grown mushrooms and much more! Open every Friday, rain or shine, in the far northeast parking lot of Sherway Gardens.
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05/08/2015 00:00:00 Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) Central East $30 - $39

Moliere's Masterpiece and the very last play the legendary author wrote. Théâtre français de Toronto is pleased to end its 47th season on a high comedic note with Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid). Annual fundraising gala will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 6 pm.
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05/08/2015 00:00:00 Creditors Southeast

A modern melodrama of obsession, honour and revenge, Creditors is August Strindberg's least produced play, but considered one of his most mature. With a new adaptation by Scottish playwright David Greig, Creditors was originally produced by Donmar Warehouse in London, 2008. The Coal Mine is an independent theatre space curated by Ted Dykstra and Diana Bentley. This production of Creditors, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, will cap the inaugural season of sharp, smart, in-your-face theatre.
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05/08/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.
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05/08/2015 00:00:00 Hooked Downtown, Central West $30 - $39

Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past are "Hooked". Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles – their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni. Hooked is based on a book of riveting poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University. As Hooked developed and took shape, it was performed in front of intimate audiences in people's homes for the past several years. Theatre Passe Muraille gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Season Sponsor BMO Financial Group.
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05/08/2015 00:00:00 Friday Night Jazz Downtown

Join Ripley's Aquarium on the second Friday of every month for an unforgettable evening of live jazz music and refreshments paired with an underwater adventure! Don't miss a Jazz Night! Upgrade your one day ticket to an Annual Pass and keep coming back all year long. You may apply the cost of your ticket to an Annual Pass if you upgrade the same day.
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05/08/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.
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05/08/2015 Windblown Art: Today's and Tomorrow's Masters Southeast

Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hear the promise of Canada's top youth musicians together with the polished expertise of Ontario professional wind players, performing a wide range of music drawn from popular, movie and dance pieces as well as classical works. Clarinets, saxes, trumpets, trombones, flutes and more - played by the masters.
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05/08/2015 Susan Oxtoby on The Wishing Tree Downtown

The curator of Discovering Georgian Cinema, Susan Oxtoby, discusses some of the chief thematic and stylistic characteristics of this rich cinematic tradition prior to the screening of The Wishing Tree. Check out the full programme schedule at tiff.net/georgian #Georgiancinema The Wishing Tree: Spanning the four seasons and interweaving some twenty-two stories, this episodic pastorale set in a pre-revolutionary Georgian village draws inspiration from Brueghel and the famous Georgian painter Pirosmani to create a striking visual allegory that is rich in detail and manifold in meaning.
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05/08/2015 North American Craft Beer Experience Downtown

Come and experience some unique and superior brews from some of the best craft breweries in Canada, plus a taste from the U.S. as well! This is a pay as you go event. Sample vouchers are available on both levels of the church and cost $1 each. Most beers are one voucher for a 4oz sample. Check out our website for more information and tickets.
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05/08/2015 Eastern Breeze International Film Festival (EBIFF) Downtown $10 - $19

EBIFF is an annual film festival which previews short and mid-length films of all genres - including documentary, animation, fiction and experimental - from around the world which contain an eastern taste or philosophy. This is a public film festival that takes place every May in Toronto. Eastern Breeze International Film Festival aims to give new talent an opportunity to have their work screened for cinema fans who would be unable to find these films in their local movie theatres. EBIFF strives to highlight the enigmatic eastern arts and cultures, introducing the existential humanist, and soulful characteristics of these bracing cultures in the context of a modern, Western Canada.
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Media Advisory - City of Toronto gears up for busy construction program in 2015

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Gardiner Expressway closed this weekend for spring maintenance

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Residents and businesses in the Ryerson area invited to attend Pan Am/Parapan Am Games information session

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Annual Ecuadorian art exhibition launched at Toronto City Hall

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05/07/2015 00:00:00 Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) Central East $30 - $39

Moliere's Masterpiece and the very last play the legendary author wrote. Théâtre français de Toronto is pleased to end its 47th season on a high comedic note with Moliere's Le Malade Imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid). Annual fundraising gala will take place on Thursday, May 21 at 6 pm.
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05/07/2015 00:00:00 Creditors Southeast

A modern melodrama of obsession, honour and revenge, Creditors is August Strindberg's least produced play, but considered one of his most mature. With a new adaptation by Scottish playwright David Greig, Creditors was originally produced by Donmar Warehouse in London, 2008. The Coal Mine is an independent theatre space curated by Ted Dykstra and Diana Bentley. This production of Creditors, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, will cap the inaugural season of sharp, smart, in-your-face theatre.
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05/07/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.
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05/07/2015 00:00:00 Spring Sketchbook Central West $100 +

Look closely at the sprouting spring woodlands and savannahs to create intricate sketchbook pages. With the skilled instruction of botanical artist Nellie Sue Potter you will learn how to draw and identify specimens such as spring ephemeral flowers and buds, new leaves and other treasures found in High Park in mid-May. This course is suitable for all levels and will include time indoors and outdoors.
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05/07/2015 00:00:00 Hooked Downtown, Central West $30 - $39

Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past are "Hooked". Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles – their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni. Hooked is based on a book of riveting poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University. As Hooked developed and took shape, it was performed in front of intimate audiences in people's homes for the past several years. Theatre Passe Muraille gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Season Sponsor BMO Financial Group.
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05/07/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmers' Market Central East Free

Join us year-round to meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, prepared food, and more! Come for your groceries, stay for dinner with your family. Free parking is available on site. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic.
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05/07/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.
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05/07/2015 00:00:00 Noon at Met Downtown Free

Metropolitan United is an historical church, housing the largest pipe organ in Canada. These professional noontime recitals, usually by organists but sometime by other musicians, create an opportunity to enjoy this 19th century building, to take time out of one's busy day to relax, surrounded by beauty, both architectural and musical. There is no proselytizing. Just a welcome atmosphere downtown to get out of the fray and sit down, while cares take a back seat.
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05/07/2015 4th Annual Gala Featuring soulfired Shlomi Shabat Live Downtown

Dance the night away in the spirit of Lag B'Omer Hillula, at Motek's 4th annual Gala, featuring the Soul of Israeli Sound, Shlomi Shabat, accompanied by a 12 piece ensemble.
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05/07/2015 Toronto: The Cradle of Women's Sports Downtown Free

It took until after WWI before women's sports got off the ground in Canada. Bruce Kidd, former Olympic athlete, explores how a small group of Toronto women created local and provincial organizations and the Women's Amateur Sport Federation of Canada, and won Canadian women the right to enter international competition. History Matters takes an entertaining and slightly idiosyncratic look at sports history to mark the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto. Presented in collaboration with ActiveHistory.ca.
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05/07/2015 Digifest 2015 Downtown

The world's top digital and design innovators are coming to Toronto for Digifest! Presented by George Brown College, Digifest is Canada's premier international, digital culture festival, focused on the future of digital innovation. Digifest 2015 will address the theme of “Money, Privacy, Pleasure” and showcase the most innovative trends driving digital change today. This year's programming and events will highlight the latest digital tools that are facilitating creative solutions and connecting people and networks that impact economies, personal privacy and daily life. For the full schedule and to register, visit our website.
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05/07/2015 CMAcreative Conference Downtown $100 +

At CMAcreative, speakers from Pixar, AGO and Canadian Olympic Committee will explore and newest ways of thinking to help inspire and motivate you to triumph over the challenges that the new purchase journey demands. From the latest content creation to experiential phenomena to creative thinking and problem-solving, we gather experts from across the continent to share how they created and deployed imaginative campaigns. CMAcreative will focus on the development process and results. This conference includes content marketing, experiential marketing, creative development, new ways to reach creative solutions, new creative tools and platforms and showcase examples of great B2B and B2C marketing campaigns both home and abroad.
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05/07/2015 Pitch Perfect with Live Performance! Downtown $30 - $39

To celebrate the release of the eagerly awaited Pitch Perfect 2, come join us for this special screening of the original 2012 hit, featuring a live performance from University of Toronto a cappella sensations TBA (Tunes. Beats. Awesome)! Pitch Perfect: An all-girl a cappella group takes their dysfunctional act to the national stage, in this smash-hit musical comedy. For more information, visit our website.
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05/07/2015 Death Cab For Cutie Downtown

For nearly two decades, Death Cab for Cutie has been hailed as one of contemporary music's most compelling and creative collectives. Born in Bellingham, Washington in 1997, their fifth studio release, 2005's PLANS, proved the band's popular breakthrough, earning RIAA platinum certification as well as spawning the chart-topping singles, “Soul Meets Body” and “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.” Death Cab for Cutie made a stunning #1 debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200. "Codes and Keys" in 2011 saw a top 3 entry on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 as well as the band's fourth straight GRAMMY#174; nomination for “Best Alternative Music Album."
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05/07/2015 Death Cab For Cutie Downtown

For nearly two decades, Death Cab for Cutie has been hailed as one of contemporary music's most compelling and creative collectives. Born in Bellingham, Washington in 1997, their fifth studio release, 2005's PLANS, proved the band's popular breakthrough, earning RIAA platinum certification as well as spawning the chart-topping singles, “Soul Meets Body” and “I Will Follow You Into The Dark.” Death Cab for Cutie made a stunning #1 debut atop the SoundScan/Billboard 200. "Codes and Keys" in 2011 saw a top 3 entry on the SoundScan/Billboard 200 as well as the band's fourth straight GRAMMY#174; nomination for “Best Alternative Music Album."

05/07/2015 Pitch Perfect with Live Performance! Downtown $30 - $39

To celebrate the release of the eagerly awaited Pitch Perfect 2, come join us for this special screening of the original 2012 hit, featuring a live performance from University of Toronto a cappella sensations TBA (Tunes. Beats. Awesome)! Pitch Perfect: An all-girl a cappella group takes their dysfunctional act to the national stage, in this smash-hit musical comedy. For more information, visit our website.

05/07/2015 CMAcreative Conference Downtown $100 +

At CMAcreative, speakers from Pixar, AGO and Canadian Olympic Committee will explore and newest ways of thinking to help inspire and motivate you to triumph over the challenges that the new purchase journey demands. From the latest content creation to experiential phenomena to creative thinking and problem-solving, we gather experts from across the continent to share how they created and deployed imaginative campaigns. CMAcreative will focus on the development process and results. This conference includes content marketing, experiential marketing, creative development, new ways to reach creative solutions, new creative tools and platforms and showcase examples of great B2B and B2C marketing campaigns both home and abroad.

05/07/2015 Digifest 2015 Downtown

The world's top digital and design innovators are coming to Toronto for Digifest! Presented by George Brown College, Digifest is Canada's premier international, digital culture festival, focused on the future of digital innovation. Digifest 2015 will address the theme of “Money, Privacy, Pleasure” and showcase the most innovative trends driving digital change today. This year's programming and events will highlight the latest digital tools that are facilitating creative solutions and connecting people and networks that impact economies, personal privacy and daily life. For the full schedule and to register, visit our website.

05/07/2015 Toronto: The Cradle of Women's Sports Downtown Free

It took until after WWI before women's sports got off the ground in Canada. Bruce Kidd, former Olympic athlete, explores how a small group of Toronto women created local and provincial organizations and the Women's Amateur Sport Federation of Canada, and won Canadian women the right to enter international competition. History Matters takes an entertaining and slightly idiosyncratic look at sports history to mark the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in Toronto. Presented in collaboration with ActiveHistory.ca.

05/07/2015 4th Annual Gala Featuring soulfired Shlomi Shabat Live Downtown

Dance the night away in the spirit of Lag B'Omer Hillula, at Motek's 4th annual Gala, featuring the Soul of Israeli Sound, Shlomi Shabat, accompanied by a 12 piece ensemble.

05/07/2015 00:00:00 Noon at Met Downtown Free

Metropolitan United is an historical church, housing the largest pipe organ in Canada. These professional noontime recitals, usually by organists but sometime by other musicians, create an opportunity to enjoy this 19th century building, to take time out of one's busy day to relax, surrounded by beauty, both architectural and musical. There is no proselytizing. Just a welcome atmosphere downtown to get out of the fray and sit down, while cares take a back seat.

05/07/2015 00:00:00 Two Distinguished Exhibitions: Celebrating Two Passions of British Artist Howard Hodgkin Northeast

The two exhibitions celebrate Hodgkin's fascination with India. "Visions of Mughal, India" features historical works from Hodgkin's personal collection. These include stunning elephant portraits, detailed paintings and drawings of flora and fauna, depictions of daily life, royal portraits, and illustrations of epics and myths produced in the Mughal court between the late 16th and early 19th centuries. "Inspired by India" displays Hodgkin's very own powerful and expressive hand and his deep connection to India. The exhibition features eight paintings created by the artist between 1970 and 2014. These vivid, boldly coloured works demonstrate Hodgkin's one-of-a-kind style and confirm his status as one of Britain's best painters.

05/07/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Botanical Garden Organic Farmers' Market Central East Free

Join us year-round to meet organic farmers and buy local produce, bread, meat, cheese, honey, prepared food, and more! Come for your groceries, stay for dinner with your family. Free parking is available on site. Toronto Master Gardeners are also on hand, providing an Advice Clinic.

05/07/2015 00:00:00 Hooked Downtown, Central West $30 - $39

Drugs. Sex. Alcohol. Controversy. Seven scandalous women of the past are "Hooked". Meet Myra Hindley, Unity Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Elizabeth Smart, Carson McCullers and Jane Bowles – their tumultuous lives reignited by Nicky Guadagni. Hooked is based on a book of riveting poems by Canadian poet Carolyn Smart, Professor of Creative Writing at Queens University. As Hooked developed and took shape, it was performed in front of intimate audiences in people's homes for the past several years. Theatre Passe Muraille gratefully acknowledges the ongoing support of Season Sponsor BMO Financial Group.

05/07/2015 00:00:00 Spring Sketchbook Central West $100 +

Look closely at the sprouting spring woodlands and savannahs to create intricate sketchbook pages. With the skilled instruction of botanical artist Nellie Sue Potter you will learn how to draw and identify specimens such as spring ephemeral flowers and buds, new leaves and other treasures found in High Park in mid-May. This course is suitable for all levels and will include time indoors and outdoors.

05/07/2015 00:00:00 Lost in Light - Photography by Gilles Goyette Downtown Free

Gilles Goyette is first and foremost a poet whose language is sometimes sound, sometimes words and in this new body of work, photography. He has placed his camera to be witness to the same corner over days, weeks, months ... suns rising and setting, and the movement of those who wander into and out of this frame. In this exhibition a thousand moments play before our eyes, surprising and delighting with their unique and unrepeatable gestures.

05/07/2015 00:00:00 Creditors Southeast

A modern melodrama of obsession, honour and revenge, Creditors is August Strindberg's least produced play, but considered one of his most mature. With a new adaptation by Scottish playwright David Greig, Creditors was originally produced by Donmar Warehouse in London, 2008. The Coal Mine is an independent theatre space curated by Ted Dykstra and Diana Bentley. This production of Creditors, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie, will cap the inaugural season of sharp, smart, in-your-face theatre.

05/07/2015 00:00:00 Le Malade imaginaire (The Imaginary Invalid) Central East $30 - $39