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Canadian economy shrinks in second quarter, worst since 2009 financial crisis

The Canadian economy contracted in the second quarter, putting in its worst performance in seven years.

Statistics Canada says real gross domestic product fell at an annualized rate of 1.6 per cent in the three-month period, due in large part to the wildfire in Fort McMurray.

That's the biggest quarterly decline since the second quarter of 2009 when Canada was in the midst of a global financial crisis.

09/09/2016 Cabbagetown Art & Crafts Central East Free

Cabbagetown Art & Crafts is Part of the area-wide Cabbagetown Festival. The whole area is a series of linked events, of which the Art & Crafts is central.

09/09/2016 Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox Downtown

The Toronto Blue Jays are hosting the Boston Red Sox at the Rogers Centre. Come out and show your support for the home team. Let's go Blue Jays!

09/09/2016 Veg Food Fest Downtown Free

The biggest vegetarian food festival in North America celebrates 32 years of delicious food from around the world that you never thought could be vegetarian. Come and enjoy tasty dishes, presentations, live music, cooking demonstrations, plenty of veg-friendly products and a weekend long celebration of the best the veg world has to offer.

09/09/2016 Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival Downtown Free

Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival is the first jazz festival in Toronto to headline young freelancing musicians and provide gigging and networking opportunities for their careers. This year we'll be kicking off with a two-set show at The Rex. The evening will feature two of the top jazz groups in the GTA. Then the next day, join us at Mel Lastman Square, where we'll have an estimated 118 student performers, and 21 JUNO special performers. We welcome jazz enthusiasts of all ages and undergraduate students! Program Features: “Legendary Jazz Series - JUNO Special” “Afternoon Showcase” “Trade Show” “Master Classes - JUNO Special”

09/09/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings!

09/09/2016 Taste of the Kingsway Central West Free

Celebration of Great Taste! Discover international cuisines, quality entertainers, and fresh food markets - all conveniently located, exit Royal York Station on the subway line. This annual fall festival runs along Bloor Street West between Prince Edward Drive and Montgomery Rd, isn't the same old food festival - this is a culinary experience! The Taste of the Kingsway is renowned for the quality of entertainers showcased on our two grand stages with continuous live entertainment from well-known artists, performers and musicians. Food, rock climbing wall, street performers, buskers, clowns, face painters, boxing & fitness demonstrations, community exhibits, did we say food!

09/09/2016 Toronto Veg Food Fest 2016 Downtown Free

Toronto's Veg Food Fest is celebrating 32 years of delicious vegan food. Enjoy free samples, live music, cooking demonstrations, presentations, new products and scrumptious food. The Toronto Vegetarian Association works to inspire people to choose a healthier, greener, more compassionate lifestyle through plant-based eating. TVA has been promoting the benefits of meatless diets for 71 years. Please visit www.vegfoodfest.com and stay up to date on vendors, schedule, exhibitors, entertainment and more.

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Killer Tunes Central West $80 - $89

Now Playing a brand new mystery: Killer Tunes! It's awards night and all your favourite music superstars - past and present - are here to claim top prize. Call Box Office for reservations at 416-486-7469 or 1-800-668-3323 (NOT DEAD) or visit www.MysteriouslyYours.com

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Eat Fresh and Shop Local at Sherway Farmers' Market! Southwest Free

Discover a tradition that has been in operation for over 20 years and shop local at Sherway Farmers' Market! Find fresh, seasonal and local produce and locally made food products from the market's vendors at a great price every Friday, rain or shine, in the far northeast parking lot of Sherway Gardens, bordering on the Queensway and Sherway Gardens Road, just east of Hwy 427.

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Friday Night Jazz Downtown $20 - $29

We invite you on a musical underwater adventure in the heart of downtown Toronto. Join us for live music paired with cash bars located throughout the aquarium.

09/09/2016 00:00:00 West Side Story Central West

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet! From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Recommended for audience members 14 and up.

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

09/09/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

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

09/09/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Time Travel Trail Adventure Downtown

Have you ever wanted to go back in time? Now you have your chance as you explore the The Time Travel Trail with your very own time-traveling tour guide! Discover the hidden secrets of Toronto's past that you won't find in any history book on this 90-minute wacky and interactive adventure through time. This tour departs from the courtyard in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame (30 Yonge St).

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Best Of Second City Downtown $20 - $29

Featuring the next generation of talent, The Best of The Second City features an ever-changing selection of our favourite and funniest sketches from the past fifty years, as well as the improvisation for which Second City is famous.

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Central East

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production debuting next year: LUZIA The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show's creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. LUZIA's creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).

09/09/2016 00:00:00 The Container Central East $30 - $39

When the doors of the container shut behind you, let your eyes adjust as you meet five complex individuals. The only thing they have in common is their goal: to get to England and start a new life. Witness them torn between greed and generosity, watched over by the mysterious Agent who orchestrates their journey. With freedom so close, what price would you pay? Clare Bayley's provocative depiction of migrant smuggling won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for its unflinching and empathetic portrayal of the very human stories behind the statistics. Theatre Fix is proud to present the critically-acclaimed Canadian premiere production, returning to Toronto for a limited engagement.

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

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

09/09/2016 00:00:00 f8 Photography Collective Presents..an f8 Retrospective Central West Free

f8 Photography Collective presents..an f8 Retrospective Joseph D. Carrier Gallery Atrium and Lower Gallery September 8-October 3 Opening reception: Friday 9 Sept, 6:30-9:30 pm f8 Photography Collective celebrates its sixth year together with a special reprise exhibition. f8 artists are Margit Koivisto, Maureen Littlewood, Catherine MacKinnon, Michael MacLaverty, Natalia Shields, Felicity Somerset, Rod Trider, and John Wallace. Guest artists are Robert Greatrix, Joe Calleja, Jude Marion and Selby Shanly. For a private viewing, please contact John Wallace at [email protected] or at 416-690-2077 For enquiries please contact gallery curator Rosa Graci at 416-789-7011 ext 300. Visit us at www.f8photographycollective.com

09/09/2016 00:00:00 Girls Girls Girls: Sarah Letovsky Solo Exhibition Southeast Free

In a new series of paintings and works on paper, Sarah Letovsky focuses on the expressive nature of paint to explore ideas of subjectivity, tension, and hidden thought and feeling. Letovsky uses the painting process to create a force of opposites; her brushstrokes are at once gestural and deliberate, spontaneous and confined, bringing the figure forward with an empathetic gaze and pushing it back into abstraction with explosive colour, flat space, and restrained texture.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in China early Tuesday to begin his first official visit there, with both countries keen to forge ever-stronger economic ties.

China, the world’s new economic superpower, sees the dawn of a new Trudeau era in Canada as a “new opportunity” to strengthen ties between the two countries, Chinese ambassador Luo Zhaohui said in an interview last week.

Ritz suggested there is still room for Canada to forge a free trade deal with China.

Toronto police are concerned for the safety of a missing 13-year-old girl from the city’s east end.

Cheyenne Beardsworth-Hyne was last seen in the Riverdale Park area, near Gerrard Street East and the Don Valley Parkway, around midnight on Monday.

09/08/2016 Play the Parks - Festive Summer Streets - McGill Granby Parkette Downtown Free

Join us for Play the Parks, as it returns for its 4th season! Enjoy free after-work concerts in the Downtown Yonge BIA district all summer long. Soak in the sun and hear music curated by Massey Hall from upcoming Toronto artists as they play the parks. McGill Granby Parkette will be celebrating the spirit of summer and the global communities that ignite Toronto's streets with vibrant energy. Featuring a diverse array of exciting sounds from all corners of the globe. For more information and artist line-ups, visit our website, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook, @DowntownYonge.

09/08/2016 Play the Parks - Funky Lunchtime Soul - College Park Courtyard Downtown Free

Join us for Play the Parks, as it returns for its 4th season! Enjoy free lunchtime concerts in the Downtown Yonge BIA district all summer long. Soak in the sun and hear music curated by Massey Hall from upcoming Toronto artists as they play the parks. College Park will be hosting artists who are blazing new paths with their fresh perspective on jazz, funk and soul. A fun lunch-hour escape for funky souls to enjoy a captivating high-voltage blend of their favorite sounds. For more information and artist line-ups, visit our website, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook, @DowntownYonge.

09/08/2016 Bike Clinics Downtown Free

Free Bike Clinics All Summer Long Continuing to support Active Transportation, the Downtown Yonge BIA is pleased to present the 2016 series of bike clinics, happening from June to September. Come bring your bike by for a free tune-up from Ya Bikes!, receive information about bike safety and register your bike with Toronto Police, cool giveaways and more! For a full list of dates, times and locations and updates please visit www.downtownyonge.com/planning/active_transportation or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

09/08/2016 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.

09/08/2016 00:00:00 Pay What You Wish Thursday Night Socials Northeast, Northwest

Have some tea and sit by the fire in the kitchen, play board games and chat with neighbours and friends. Drop by the community quilt group and see what they are creating – add a stitch or two, if you wish. Children may explore hands-on activities and crafts. Thursday Board Games Night – For All Ages Last Thursday of each month 6 to 8 p.m. Part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights. 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 play the featured games of the month as well as the classic games in the Discovery Gallery.

09/08/2016 00:00:00 Rhyme N Reason - Music Studio Drop-In Program Northwest Free

This drop-in music program allows youth artists to book studio time with professional engineers and musicians, exposing them to potential careers in the music and media arts industry. Participants have access to a recording booth, beat-making room, rehearsal spaces, iMac workstations with production software and a lounge, as well as a knowledgeable staff, plus DJ Chef provides dinner and discussion.

09/08/2016 00:00:00 West Side Story Central West

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet! From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Recommended for audience members 14 and up.

09/08/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

09/08/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

09/08/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

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

09/08/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

09/08/2016 00:00:00 Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Central East

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production debuting next year: LUZIA The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show's creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. LUZIA's creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).

09/08/2016 00:00:00 The Container Central East $30 - $39

When the doors of the container shut behind you, let your eyes adjust as you meet five complex individuals. The only thing they have in common is their goal: to get to England and start a new life. Witness them torn between greed and generosity, watched over by the mysterious Agent who orchestrates their journey. With freedom so close, what price would you pay? Clare Bayley's provocative depiction of migrant smuggling won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for its unflinching and empathetic portrayal of the very human stories behind the statistics. Theatre Fix is proud to present the critically-acclaimed Canadian premiere production, returning to Toronto for a limited engagement.

09/08/2016 00:00:00 Form Follows Fiction: Art and Artists in Toronto Downtown Free

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

09/08/2016 00:00:00 f8 Photography Collective Presents..an f8 Retrospective Central West Free

f8 Photography Collective presents..an f8 Retrospective Joseph D. Carrier Gallery Atrium and Lower Gallery September 8-October 3 Opening reception: Friday 9 Sept, 6:30-9:30 pm f8 Photography Collective celebrates its sixth year together with a special reprise exhibition. f8 artists are Margit Koivisto, Maureen Littlewood, Catherine MacKinnon, Michael MacLaverty, Natalia Shields, Felicity Somerset, Rod Trider, and John Wallace. Guest artists are Robert Greatrix, Joe Calleja, Jude Marion and Selby Shanly. For a private viewing, please contact John Wallace at [email protected] or at 416-690-2077 For enquiries please contact gallery curator Rosa Graci at 416-789-7011 ext 300. Visit us at www.f8photographycollective.com

09/08/2016 00:00:00 Girls Girls Girls: Sarah Letovsky Solo Exhibition Southeast Free

In a new series of paintings and works on paper, Sarah Letovsky focuses on the expressive nature of paint to explore ideas of subjectivity, tension, and hidden thought and feeling. Letovsky uses the painting process to create a force of opposites; her brushstrokes are at once gestural and deliberate, spontaneous and confined, bringing the figure forward with an empathetic gaze and pushing it back into abstraction with explosive colour, flat space, and restrained texture.

09/07/2016 ROMwalks: Whiskey, Wharf and Windmill Central East Free

Walking through the distillery district discover the commercial, industrial and residential structures built on the borders of the historic town of York that have been adapted for over the last 2 centuries. ROMwalks are walking tours which encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most walks are free and walks go Rain or Shine! Visit: www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/event/downloads/romwalkbrochure2016.pdf for information on all walks including Private Group ROMwalks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors.

09/07/2016 Toronto Animal Services' Chip (mobile licence, rabies and microchip) Truck Central East

Toronto Animal Services' Chip Truck is a mobile licence, rabies and microchip clinic for your pet. There is no appointment necessary. And the Chip Truck is open to everyone. Just grab your cat or dog and come to the Chip Truck. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be properly contained in a carrier. Please bring photo identification with your address.

09/07/2016 Fashion on Yonge Downtown Free

Fashion on Yonge hits the runway for its fourth year. Come gather inspiration for your autumn wardrobe as Fashion on Yonge offers a glimpse of all the best Fall 2016 collections with three runways shows. While you're there indulge in a sampling of delicious food, beverages and beauty services offered by businesses in the Downtown Yonge area. Arrive early to watch the models get styled, be treated to some live music, prizes and more!

09/07/2016 The 11th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Central West $10 - $19

The 11th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) returns to Downtown Toronto, at The Royal Cinema. This year's Festival includes nine feature-length and 17 short films in Official Competition for the CTFF Jury and Audience Awards, to be announced on Closing Night – September 17. Tickets can be purchased online and on-site one hour before each screening at The Royal Cinema. For more information about the Festival, please call The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival Office Line on: 416-534-8308 or our mobile line: 647-739-4294 or visit our website caribbeantales.ca and through our email [email protected]

09/07/2016 The 11th Annual CaribbeanTales International Film Festival - Opening Gala Central West $20 - $29

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) opens its 11th edition with an Opening Gala on Wednesday, September 7, including a cocktail reception and the Canadian Premiere of Diary of a Badman, Jamaica/USA 2016. In an unconventional twist to this year's theme of Caribbean Love, the opening night of the CaribbeanTales International Film Festival will feature an equally atypical dramatic film, Diary of a Badman, 107 minutes, directed by Diemiruaya Deniran and starring Jacinth Sutphin, who is also the producer of the film. This year's Festival includes nine feature-length and 17 short films in Official Competition for the CTFF Jury and Audience Awards, to be announced on Closing Night – September 17.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 Holodeck Follies - Improvised Star Trek & Variety Show Southeast $10 - $19

Gathering the most interesting talent from across Toronto's diverse entertainment community, Holodeck Follies is a fast-paced 90-minute show filled with improvised Star Trek episodes and special guest performers from the musical, stand-up, and sketch comedy community. Each improvised episode boasts engaging musically improvised songs underscored by musical director Jason Zinger. Not all performers are versed in the Star Trek universe, or even focused on the sci-fi genre. Those performers are incorporated seemlessly into the evening, to reach the wider audience and to keep the uber-Trekkie references to a dull roar.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 ROMwalks City-wide Free

ROMwalks are walking tours which encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most walks are free. Also available are Private Group Walks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors. These group walks are arranged specifically for you and can be scheduled for any day and time. The cost is $10 per person with a minimum of 10 people. Call 416.586.8097 for more information about arranging a private group walk. All walking tours are organized by the ROM's Department of Museum Volunteers. Visit: www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/event/downloads/romwalkbrochure2016.pdf for information on all walks.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 City Place Urban Market Downtown Free

City Place Urban Market is a vibrant outdoor market which will be operating throughout the summer, located in the heart of the city bordering Spadina, Bremner, and Front Street City Place Urban Market will offer a multitude of different and delicious food trucks and food vendors as well as many different retail vendors selling everything from handmade of a kind goods to Toronto Blue Jays merchandise. Come and join us throughout the summer and help celebrate our community.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market Southwest Free

Built in 1830, Montgomery's Inn was once part of a 400-acre farm which supplied food for the Montgomery family, guests of the Inn and for retail sale. Much of this land continued to be farmed by tenant farmers through the 1940s. Though the farm is long gone, the Inn remains and has been restored as a museum. Today we celebrate the Inn's agricultural roots by once again offering farm-fresh produce for sale at the Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market. Our vendors sell local and organic veggies, fruit, meat, cheese, eggs, honey, preserves, baked goods, fresh bread and prepared foods that you can take home or enjoy on the premises. Enjoy live music in our new picnic area. Open year-round. May-November is outdoors. November-May indoors.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 Play the Parks - Shapeshifting Classical - Mackenzie House Downtown Free

Join us for Play the Parks, as it returns for its 4th season! Enjoy free lunchtime concerts in the Downtown Yonge BIA district all summer long. Soak in the sun and hear music curated by Massey Hall from upcoming Toronto artists as they play the parks. At Mackenzie House, old-world traditions meet contemporary new possibilities. This series reflects on the legacy of both Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, and on classical music: We look back to what defines the classical music rooted in Mackenzie's city, and forward, to what defines the music and the Music City Toronto has become. For more information and artist line-ups, visit our website, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook, @DowntownYonge.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

09/07/2016 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.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

09/07/2016 00:00:00 Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Central East

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production debuting next year: LUZIA The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show's creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. LUZIA's creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).

09/07/2016 00:00:00 The Container Central East $30 - $39

When the doors of the container shut behind you, let your eyes adjust as you meet five complex individuals. The only thing they have in common is their goal: to get to England and start a new life. Witness them torn between greed and generosity, watched over by the mysterious Agent who orchestrates their journey. With freedom so close, what price would you pay? Clare Bayley's provocative depiction of migrant smuggling won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for its unflinching and empathetic portrayal of the very human stories behind the statistics. Theatre Fix is proud to present the critically-acclaimed Canadian premiere production, returning to Toronto for a limited engagement.

09/07/2016 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.

09/06/2016 00:00:00 East York Farmers Market Southeast Free

Farmers Market established in 2000, selling only fruit, vegetables and products from Ontario.

09/06/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

09/06/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

09/06/2016 00:00:00 Álvaro Siza: Gateway to the Alhambra Northeast $10 - $19

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

09/06/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

09/06/2016 00:00:00 Street Food Series At Nathan Phillips Square (Select Tuesdays Only) Downtown Free

Lunch time food truck rally at Nathan Phillips Square.

09/06/2016 00:00:00 Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Central East

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production debuting next year: LUZIA The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show's creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. LUZIA's creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).

09/06/2016 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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09/05/2016 TIFF Books on Film: Cheryl Stayed on Wild Downtown $30 - $39

Cheryl Strayed reflects on Jean-Marc Vallée's acclaimed adaptation of her best-selling 2012 memoir. A self-destructive woman (Reese Witherspoon) attempts to leave behind her years of drug abuse with a solo, 1,000-mile hike along the Pacific Crest Trail, in this adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's best-selling memoir from director Jean-Marc Vallée (Dallas Buyers Club).

09/05/2016 00:00:00 Pour Boy Monday Night Trivia Central West $10 - $19

Group trivia with a variety of questions. music, science, geography in all areas of trivial matters. 10% of all sales and group fees go to Horizon Children Centre.

09/05/2016 00:00:00 The Voice of Toronto's Waterfront Downtown Free

The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their fifth year on Toronto's Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will be performing impromptu a cappella renditions of classic summer hits and offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors. The 2016 Singing Ambassadors are Asha James, Dan Lord, Erin Horan, Ewura-Abena Bourne, Hugh Ritchie, Jackson Smylie, Reuven Grajner and Stephanie Hotchkiss. They are split into two quartets that will perform ten a cappella summertime favourites in key locations and busy daytime spots along the Waterfront. Each song has been arranged as full and 1.5 minute songs by internationally-published com¬poser, arranger and per¬former Aaron Jensen.

09/05/2016 00:00:00 Best Of Second City Downtown $20 - $29

Featuring the next generation of talent, The Best of The Second City features an ever-changing selection of our favourite and funniest sketches from the past fifty years, as well as the improvisation for which Second City is famous.

09/04/2016 4th Annual Long-Weekend Music Blast City-wide

Keys To The Studio musicians play out the summer's end at the 4th-year-in-a-row Long-Weekend Music Blast. You are invited to come dance and be moved by the fun, fascinating and fearless music of Keys musicians who are representatives from the community with neurocognitive disabilities and their professional collaborators. Check out the unique joy of a Keys show and expand your notions of diversity this Labour Day Weekend on Sunday evening.

09/04/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings!

09/04/2016 00:00:00 ROMwalks City-wide Free

ROMwalks are walking tours which encompass the diverse aspects of Toronto's vibrant neighbourhoods including history, architecture, arts of all varieties, education and more. Most walks are free. Also available are Private Group Walks that are perfect for clubs, community groups, or out-of-town visitors. These group walks are arranged specifically for you and can be scheduled for any day and time. The cost is $10 per person with a minimum of 10 people. Call 416.586.8097 for more information about arranging a private group walk. All walking tours are organized by the ROM's Department of Museum Volunteers. Visit: www.rom.on.ca/sites/default/files/event/downloads/romwalkbrochure2016.pdf for information on all walks.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 Lakeview Market Downtown Free

At the heart of Harbourfront's summer festivals you will find the Lakeview Market. Strategically located where the action is, the Lakeview Market is surrounded by the Stage in the Round, the World Café and venues that offer diverse programmes in music, dance, theatre, films and workshops throughout the summer weekends. The Lakeview Market is an integral part of the festival programme and our summer festival season is as much about music, dance and cultural arts as it is about shopping for unique wares.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 Matilda The Musical Downtown

Matilda The Musical is the multi award- winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Dodgers, inspired by the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 Ballroom Latin Salsa Dance Central West $10 - $19

All ages Ballroom Latin and Salsa Dance practice with Ballroom Dance class included. Runs every Sunday 1:30pm-5pm Cost 10$ per person Music is salsa Latin and ballroom. Some lines dances are included Free parking.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 West Side Story Central West

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet! From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Recommended for audience members 14 and up.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19

Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art is a richly imaginative exhibition that presents creatures of air, water, fire, and earth in a breathtaking variety of artworks from the 7th to 21st centuries. Featuring manuscripts, textiles, ceramics, jewellery, glass, and metalwork — in addition to sculptures and mixed media works by contemporary Lebanese artist Mohamad-Said Baalbaki — the exhibition proves the enduring fascination with these creatures across many cultures and shares the stories that first brought them to life.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 Shakespeare in High Park : Hamlet & All's Well That Ends Well Central West

A searing battle for justice and revenge — and a young man's passionate quest for his place in the world. A wildly funny fairy-tale about a young woman who'll do anything for love — and a young man who'll do anything to escape her. For its 34th Season in Toronto's High Park, Canadian Stage presents Shakespeare's greatest tragedy Hamlet and bold and brilliant romance All's Well That Ends Well on alternating evenings throughout the summer. Pack a picnic, bring your friends and come enjoy this indispensable outdoor theatre tradition.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 The Ultimate Golden Girls Experience: Thank You For Being A Friend Downtown $50 - $59

Thank You For Being a Friend is the ultimate Golden Girls experience, delivering all the classic dialogue, razor sharp gags and taboo-breaking stories you'd expect! As a wonderful introduction to the joy of the hit television series for first timers, it'll have the uninitiated rolling in the aisles, while die-hard fans fondly remember the brilliance of The Golden Girls!

09/04/2016 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.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 The Voice of Toronto's Waterfront Downtown Free

The triple award-winning Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA return for their fifth year on Toronto's Waterfront. Eight lively ambassadors will be performing impromptu a cappella renditions of classic summer hits and offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors. The 2016 Singing Ambassadors are Asha James, Dan Lord, Erin Horan, Ewura-Abena Bourne, Hugh Ritchie, Jackson Smylie, Reuven Grajner and Stephanie Hotchkiss. They are split into two quartets that will perform ten a cappella summertime favourites in key locations and busy daytime spots along the Waterfront. Each song has been arranged as full and 1.5 minute songs by internationally-published com¬poser, arranger and per¬former Aaron Jensen.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 Flow-active's Yoga in High Park Northwest Free

Join us all summer long for free Yoga in High Park - every Sunday morning at 10am! Each class style will vary week to week, but will always accommodate beginners and is open to all ages. All classes will be located on the West side of the Chess House which is closest to the Bloor Street entrance to High Park. The location is steps from the High Park subway station, public restrooms and has both shade and sunny spots.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris Downtown $20 - $29

As the leader of the Group of Seven, Lawren Harris first rose to national prominence while living and painting in Toronto. The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) welcomes his paintings home this summer—following a critically acclaimed trip across the United States—with The Idea of North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris. The AGO's installation of this exhibition tells a much bigger story about art in Toronto, highlighting Harris's early streetscapes, his iconic northern landscapes and his lasting imprint on Canadian art and identity. It also examines Toronto's historic Ward neighbourhood—captured by Harris in his paintings and by archival photographers—and features reflections on the city's history by several contemporary artists.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 DXCommunity: Kids' Days at Union Station Downtown Free

From building mini models to sketching colourful artwork and imagining new ways of getting from point A to point B, kids will create their own DIY designs inspired by ‘journeys', the iconic Union Station building and other Toronto city spaces. DX Kids' Days encourage youth and people of all ages to take part in hands-on design learning while connecting with others in Toronto's design and creative community. Young audiences are encouraged to become creative problem-solvers and design thinkers at every age. Design Exchange is committed to delivering accessible design experiences and education and aims to provide the tools necessary to connect design learning to the ordinary and extraordinary. DX will provide all the materials.

09/04/2016 00:00:00 Cirque du Soleil: Luzia Central East

Cirque du Soleil is thrilled to announce a new production debuting next year: LUZIA The name LUZIA fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show's creation. LUZIA is a show inspired by the richness of the Mexican culture. LUZIA's creative team comprises 16 creators under the artistic guidance of Guy Laliberté (Guide) and Jean-François Bouchard (Creative Guide).

09/04/2016 00:00:00 Kensington Market Sweet & Savoury Food Tour Downtown $40 - $49

Take a trip around the world in one lunch as we sample a variety of cuisine in the multi-cultural enclave of Kensington Market, including a stop in Chinatown. You'll get to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of this colourful National Historic Site as we chow down on sweet and savoury delights hailing from Chinese and Latin American kitchens, among others! Come with an appetite, as you'll have enough samples for lunch. Exclusive: Includes a typical 'Canadian' dish with a custom Tasty Tours twist designed for the tour!

09/04/2016 00:00:00 The Container Central East $30 - $39

When the doors of the container shut behind you, let your eyes adjust as you meet five complex individuals. The only thing they have in common is their goal: to get to England and start a new life. Witness them torn between greed and generosity, watched over by the mysterious Agent who orchestrates their journey. With freedom so close, what price would you pay? Clare Bayley's provocative depiction of migrant smuggling won the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award for its unflinching and empathetic portrayal of the very human stories behind the statistics. Theatre Fix is proud to present the critically-acclaimed Canadian premiere production, returning to Toronto for a limited engagement.

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All I Think About Is Money

“I’ve lived in the city all my life. I grew up on the Upper East Side, and when I was ten years old I was rich, I was an aristocrat, riding around in taxis, surrounded by comfort, and all I thought about was art and music. Now I’m thirty-six, and all I think about is money.”
—Wallace Shawn, My Dinner with André (1981)

09/03/2016 Waterfront Artisan Market Downtown Free

The Waterfront Artisan Market brings together chefs, designers, artisans, and entrepreneurs to showcase their best. Located in HTO Park on Queens Quay West the Market will take place during six summer weekends. A place to discover Toronto's food and artisan entrepreneurs while enjoying the beautiful waterfront.

09/03/2016 Toronto Island Maple Leaf Downtown Free

The Toronto Island Maple Leaf is a sanctioned disc golf tournament that will draw Amateur and Professional disc golfers from Ontario and across the United States and Europe to compete on the oldest and most venerable disc golf course in Canada, right here on Toronto Island. Home to the 1987 World Championships, the Toronto Island course (established in 1980) and the Toronto Island Maple Leaf are the highlight of the annual disc golf schedule in Ontario. Many world champions, past and present, will compete for disc golf supremacy on the Island. September 3-5 will witness the 9th annual Maple Leaf tournament and the competition will showcase some of the best disc golfers on the beautiful Toronto Island disc golf course. Come and be amazed.

09/03/2016 Ashkenaz Festival Downtown

North America's premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns to Harbourfront Centre. Over 250 artists and 80+ events showcase the vibrancy of Jewish music and art – from traditional styles to cutting-edge, cross-cultural fusion.

09/03/2016 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Central West

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. What's included? 6 generous food and drink tastings!

09/03/2016 Best of the West Food Tour Central West

Take a bite out of Dundas West and Ossington, a foodie enclave filled with hip restaurants, eateries, food shops and bakeries. For our "Best of the West" food tour, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a diverse range of tastings from some of the best establishments in the neighbourhood. Your guide will take you on a leisurely stroll to explore these culinary highlights from gourmet food shops, bakeries, eateries to sit-down restaurants and more. Along the way, you will hear about the recent changes and learn about the background of this burgeoning area. What's included? 6 generous tastings!

09/03/2016 Pet Loss Support Group Downtown Free

If you have experienced the loss of your animal or are anticipating the loss of your animal, know that you are not alone in the grief that you are feeling. The purpose of this group is to create a safe and supportive environment where everyone's grief matters. Participants will have an opportunity to express their loss and share memories of their companions. The group meets the first Saturday of each month.

09/03/2016 00:00:00 Killer Tunes Central West $80 - $89

Now Playing a brand new mystery: Killer Tunes! It's awards night and all your favourite music superstars - past and present - are here to claim top prize. Call Box Office for reservations at 416-486-7469 or 1-800-668-3323 (NOT DEAD) or visit www.MysteriouslyYours.com

09/03/2016 00:00:00 Lakeview Market Downtown Free

At the heart of Harbourfront's summer festivals you will find the Lakeview Market. Strategically located where the action is, the Lakeview Market is surrounded by the Stage in the Round, the World Café and venues that offer diverse programmes in music, dance, theatre, films and workshops throughout the summer weekends. The Lakeview Market is an integral part of the festival programme and our summer festival season is as much about music, dance and cultural arts as it is about shopping for unique wares.

09/03/2016 00:00:00 Matilda The Musical Downtown

Matilda The Musical is the multi award- winning musical from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Dodgers, inspired by the beloved novel by Roald Dahl. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs by Tim Minchin, Matilda The Musical is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Winner of over 50 major international awards, including 12 for Best Musical, Matilda continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway and in London's West End.

09/03/2016 00:00:00 City Place Urban Market Downtown Free

City Place Urban Market is a vibrant outdoor market which will be operating throughout the summer, located in the heart of the city bordering Spadina, Bremner, and Front Street City Place Urban Market will offer a multitude of different and delicious food trucks and food vendors as well as many different retail vendors selling everything from handmade of a kind goods to Toronto Blue Jays merchandise. Come and join us throughout the summer and help celebrate our community.

09/03/2016 00:00:00 West Side Story Central West

Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet! From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time. Arthur Laurents' book remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The score by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim is widely regarded as one of the best ever written. The world's greatest love story takes to the streets in this landmark Broadway musical that is one of the theatre's finest accomplishments. Recommended for audience members 14 and up.

09/03/2016 00:00:00 Marvellous Creatures: Animals in Islamic Art Central East $10 - $19