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Canada defeats U.S. 5-3 at world juniors

Team Canada has defeated the United States 5-3 on Wednesday in world junior hockey championship action in Montreal. 

Max Domi scored two goals for Canada en route to a first-place finish in its preliminary round group.

Rackspace, Lumos Could be Interesting in 2015, Muses Cowen

... have made price cuts in their cloud computing offerings, could potentially announce a partnership with Google or Microsoft, Synesael muses.

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Why Big Blue Is Still A Big Bruise

Low margins in the Cloud: IBM is still playing catchup in Cloud computing. The smaller players are moving quickly and don't have a lot of overheads.

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Rackspace Could Partner With Google And Microsoft GOOGL MSFT RAX

The company has replaced its proprietary cloud operating system with ... does well in building and managing hybrid cloud computing environments.

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Looking Back at the Year in Cloud Computing

CIO.com columnist Bernard Golden reviews an eventful year in cloud computing. He also grades the 2014 predictions he made at this time last year.

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01/09/2015 Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival Downtown

Join Mickey and friends as they rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin, and Disney/Pixar's Toy Story in Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival. Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, rock, country and more! Featuring over 25 Disney stars, you won't be able to resist dancing, singing and laughing with this band of characters in a jam session to remember! Come join them at Disney Live! Mickey's Music Festival for a lively concert experience guaranteed to deliver enough rockin' memories to last a lifetime. Buy tickets online on our website by calling our box office, or in person at the Sony Centre.

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01/09/2015 "La Mossa del Pinguino"/"The Penguin's Move" (Italian contemporary film with English subtitles) Downtown

Bruno is a thirty-year-old man from Rome with a wife and an infant son. Unfortunately he still hasn't found his path in life. After his latest failure, which cost him most of his savings, he has an outlandish and bold intuition: he discovers the little-known winter sport of curling and decides to start a team to participate to the selections for the 2006 Turin Winter Olympics. And so it begins, the march of the Assault Penguins, a rag tag team ready to fight its way through a plethora of obstacles and improbable situations all the way to the podium. Will these underdogs make it?

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01/09/2015 The Toronto Maple Leafs vs. The Columbus Blue Jackets Downtown

Toronto's NHL Team, The Maple Leafs, faces off against The Columbus Blue Jackets.

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01/09/2015 Free Friday Night Printmaking Workshop for Adults - Focus on Printmaking with Lauren Renzetti Central West Free

Focus on Printmaking with Lauren McKinley Renzetti. Delve into the world of relief and monoprinting using Styrofoam, Plexiglas and water based inks. This is an action packed workshop introducing several ways of printmaking that are fun and easy to do – it will inspire you to want to learn more! Our adult classes offer a great studio atmosphere by professionals in their field with an emphasis on individual instruction.

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01/09/2015 Canada's Bridal Show Downtown

The biggest bridal show in the country will feature many of the leading forces in the wedding industry, with many different exhibitors and a fashion show for some of the hottest wedding fashions on the market. In addition to all wedding products and services on display, there will also be contests and every dollar spent with participating exhibitors can be used to earn Bride rewards. Please see website for more information.

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01/09/2015 4th Annual Toronto Tango Marathon Central West $20 - $29

Join us for the 4th Annual Toronto Tango Marathon. It is an amazing weekend of Argentine Tango in Toronto, with beautiful music, great venues, lots of dancing, and delicious refreshments. We have invited outstanding DJs to keep you dancing to the wee hours. Get ready for 3 days and 3 nights of non-stop Tango! DJs for 2015 Hernan Prieto (Buenos Aires) Xavier Vanier (New York, NY) Edmond Bardhi (Ann Arbor, MI) Francis Pancho Cloutier (Montreal, QC) Berenice Gonsen (Toronto, ON) Jani Autio (Toronto, ON) The first 50 people that purchase a full pass will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win a full pass to the 11th Toronto Tango Festival (June 11-14, 2015).

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01/09/2015 4th Annual Toronto Tango Marathon Central West $20 - $29

Join us for the 4th Annual Toronto Tango Marathon. It is an amazing weekend of Argentine Tango in Toronto, with beautiful music, great venues, lots of dancing, and delicious refreshments. We have invited outstanding DJs to keep you dancing to the wee hours. Get ready for 3 days and 3 nights of non-stop Tango! DJs for 2015 Hernan Prieto (Buenos Aires) Xavier Vanier (New York, NY) Edmond Bardhi (Ann Arbor, MI) Francis Pancho Cloutier (Montreal, QC) Berenice Gonsen (Toronto, ON) Jani Autio (Toronto, ON) The first 50 people that purchase a full pass will automatically be entered into a draw for a chance to win a full pass to the 11th Toronto Tango Festival (June 11-14, 2015).

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01/09/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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01/09/2015 00:00:00 Jesus Christ Superstar Central West

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice Directed by Alan Kinsella Synopsis: Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is coming to Toronto for the Holiday Season! Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ground-breaking rock musical is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart!

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01/09/2015 00:00:00 Entr'acte Downtown Free

The third exhibition of the RBC Emerging Artists Project features a group exhibition of works by OCADU alumni, faculty and students. Including Franco Arcieri, Michelle Forsyth, Anda Kubis, Rebecca Ladds, Alex McLeod, Hazel Meyer and Lisa Myers. Curated by Andrea Fatona and Caroline Langill.

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01/09/2015 00:00:00 Avenue Q Central West, Southwest $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! *Not intended for children!

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01/09/2015 00:00:00 Waiting Room Downtown

What are you willing to risk to save a life? A doctor embarks on a ground-breaking medical experiment despite the objections of his colleagues. Meanwhile, a couple are torn about whether the doctor has what it takes to save their baby. This is a play about life in the waiting room of a major children's hospital. This is a play about medical compassion and risk. This is a play about families who find the will to keep going. This is a play about the needs of the heart and the extremes of medicine. This is a play about breaking the rules. This is a play about hope.

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Autodesk Revit

Use the power of Cloud Computing. Upload and share 3D laser scan data on the cloud. Learn more today.

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Changes in European Data Protection Regulation: A look at the GDPR

For instance, it will tackle data protection in relation to social networks and cloudcomputing, including secure file transfer and the right to be forgotten.

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01/08/2015 The Toronto Raptors vs. The Charlotte Hornets Downtown

Toronto's NBA Team, The Raptors, play The Charlotte Hornets.

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01/08/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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01/08/2015 00:00:00 Jesus Christ Superstar Central West

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice Directed by Alan Kinsella Synopsis: Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is coming to Toronto for the Holiday Season! Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ground-breaking rock musical is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart!

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01/08/2015 00:00:00 Entr'acte Downtown Free

The third exhibition of the RBC Emerging Artists Project features a group exhibition of works by OCADU alumni, faculty and students. Including Franco Arcieri, Michelle Forsyth, Anda Kubis, Rebecca Ladds, Alex McLeod, Hazel Meyer and Lisa Myers. Curated by Andrea Fatona and Caroline Langill.

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01/08/2015 00:00:00 Avenue Q Central West, Southwest $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! *Not intended for children!

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01/08/2015 00:00:00 Waiting Room Downtown

What are you willing to risk to save a life? A doctor embarks on a ground-breaking medical experiment despite the objections of his colleagues. Meanwhile, a couple are torn about whether the doctor has what it takes to save their baby. This is a play about life in the waiting room of a major children's hospital. This is a play about medical compassion and risk. This is a play about families who find the will to keep going. This is a play about the needs of the heart and the extremes of medicine. This is a play about breaking the rules. This is a play about hope.

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The fall of Aereo

Consumer advocates say the case bodes ill for the development of startup-based technology in the cloud computing and/or streaming TV sectors.

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Cloud computing advantages accelerated in 2014

Companies discovered new cloud computing advantages in 2014, but analysts say there is still plenty of room for growth.

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2015 will be all about the cloud

The Cloud world is evolving fast, furiously gaining greater momentum as we go into 2015 and leaving legacy/on premise systems light years behind.

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01/07/2015 Next Stage Theatre Festival Downtown $10 - $19

The Next Stage Theatre Festival (NSTF) is the premiere winter theatre event in the city. Produced by the Toronto Fringe, NSTF is a platform for past Fringe artists to take groundbreaking work to the next level – and a gathering place for discerning culture lovers in the city. While some of the shows have appeared at previous Fringe Festivals, most are new works by established Fringe artists who have demonstrated the passion and tenacity to take their work to the next stage. Featuring dance, drama, comedy, sketch and storytelling.

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01/07/2015 The Toronto Maple Leafs vs. The Washington Capitals Downtown

Toronto's NHL Team, The Maple Leafs, faces off against The Washington Capitals.

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01/07/2015 Snack Music Downtown $10 - $19

Fiery grassroots storytelling where Real People (You) share their personal True Stories, and professional animators replay your stories using phantasmagorical puppetry. Free snacks & live music. Part of the Next Stage Festival - 12 days of the best indie theatre in Canada.

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01/07/2015 Canada Cocktail Party Downtown $10 - $19

Celebrate the Canada's Top Ten Film Festival and the 20th anniversary of TIFF's national outreach programme, Film Circuit, at the Canada Cocktail Party, featuring a performance by We Are the City (the band behind the Canada's Top Ten festival selection Violent), discounted access to Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition, and an installation by Canada's Top Ten alumni Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver (Asphalt Watches).

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01/07/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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01/07/2015 00:00:00 Montgomery's Inn Winter 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. The market operates year-round; Indoors from November-May and outdoors from May-November.

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01/07/2015 00:00:00 Holodeck Follies - Star Trek-Inspired Comedy Variety Show Central West $1 - $9

On the first Wednesday of each month, The Dandies boldly go where no variety show has gone before: Holodeck Follies – a Star Trek parody for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike! Holodeck: An entertainment suite where your imagination comes alive Follies: A variety spectacle, or a spectacle of mishaps Former guests include: Wordburglar, Karyn Ellis, Garrett Jamieson, DebsandErrol, Candice Sand, NerdsWithGuitars, Fratwurst, Copy Red Leader, The Weaker Vessels, and Two Weird Ladies.

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01/07/2015 00:00:00 Waiting Room Downtown

What are you willing to risk to save a life? A doctor embarks on a ground-breaking medical experiment despite the objections of his colleagues. Meanwhile, a couple are torn about whether the doctor has what it takes to save their baby. This is a play about life in the waiting room of a major children's hospital. This is a play about medical compassion and risk. This is a play about families who find the will to keep going. This is a play about the needs of the heart and the extremes of medicine. This is a play about breaking the rules. This is a play about hope.

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01/06/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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01/06/2015 00:00:00 Waiting Room Downtown

What are you willing to risk to save a life? A doctor embarks on a ground-breaking medical experiment despite the objections of his colleagues. Meanwhile, a couple are torn about whether the doctor has what it takes to save their baby. This is a play about life in the waiting room of a major children's hospital. This is a play about medical compassion and risk. This is a play about families who find the will to keep going. This is a play about the needs of the heart and the extremes of medicine. This is a play about breaking the rules. This is a play about hope.

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01/03/2015 Toronto Marlies vs. San Antonio Rampage Downtown

Toronto Marlies vs. San Antonio Rampage! 10th Anniversary Bobblehead Giveaway Nazem Kadri - First 3300 fans.

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01/02/2015 Canada's Top Ten Film Festival Downtown $10 - $19

Celebrate the best in Canadian cinema with Canada's Top Ten Film Festival. Join us for the year's best features, shorts and student shorts, along with engaging conversations and special events. Canada's Top Ten feature films include Mommy, Maps to the Stars, Tu dors Nicole, and more. Filmmakers will be in attendance including Sturla Gunnarsson, Harold Crooks, Maxime Giroux, David Cronenberg, Andrew Huculiak, Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Stéphane Lafleur!

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01/02/2015 Toronto Marlies vs. San Antonio Rampage Downtown

Toronto Marlies vs. San Antonio Rampage! Guys & Girls Night Out: $5 Beer Night - 14oz Molson Canadian & Coors Light Draft Beers

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Italian ISP 'Enter' Joins OpenStack-based European Cloud Team Alliance

The Cloud Team Alliance was founded in June 2013 by Proximus and Numergy, a French company specializing in Cloud computing infrastructure.

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01/04/2015 Murder at the ROM - A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt for Adults Downtown

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you'll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator's appointment book to solve the mystery. On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don't collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. This event is not associated with the ROM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com.

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01/04/2015 The Mummy's Curse - A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt for Adults Downtown

A rare Incan mummy has been found and the night it was to be unveiled at the ROM, its finder was murdered. You are on the trail of the killer, but there are only two hours to solve the crime. Was it the jealous rival? The brilliant wife? Or was it the mummy's curse? Join the crew of detectives and sleuths to find out the truth. On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don't collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. This event is not associated with the ROM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com.

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01/04/2015 00:00:00 Jersey Boys Downtown

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the Tony#174;, Grammy#174; and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can't Take My Eyes Off You.” Richard Ouzounian from the Toronto Star says “4 Stars! You'll cheer in your seats! This is the real thing”.

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01/04/2015 00:00:00 Blades On Stage: A Broadway Holiday Spectacular On Ice Downtown

Canada's finest skating artists are being brought from the ice rinks into the legitimate theatre. Elvis Stojko, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Violetta Afansieva & Pete Dack are among the luminaries who will star in this brand new show specifically created for the Princess of Wales Theatre. The massive stage of this state-of-the-art theatre will be frozen to allow these world champions and Olympians to present their brilliant moves to an audience enjoying the comfort of a real theatre. They will be interpreting many of the standards of musical theatre, with a few holiday favourites thrown in. Blades on Stage promises spectacular holiday entertainment for the whole family.

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01/04/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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01/04/2015 00:00:00 Jesus Christ Superstar Central West

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice Directed by Alan Kinsella Synopsis: Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is coming to Toronto for the Holiday Season! Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ground-breaking rock musical is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart!

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01/04/2015 00:00:00 Avenue Q Central West, Southwest $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! *Not intended for children!

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Computerphile

Cloud Computing in the 40's! Prof Brailsford on how computing 'jobs' were sent over Trans-Atlantic cables in WWII Part 2 of our series on Alan Turing,.

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Living On the Edge With Fog Computing

I know, it's another buzz term. It just feels like we haven't had one in a while. That being said, something interesting is happening in the cloud world.

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01/03/2015 Learn To Skate Lessons Central East, Southeast $80 - $89

With the help of our skilled instructors, children learn to skate as they build their confidence on the ice and in the great outdoors. Each Learn To Skate course is eight classes long and offered in three age groups: Parent-and-Tot for beginners aged 4–6, Learn-to-Skate for 6–9 years olds, Beyond the Basics for 9–12 year olds. Classes take place on the outdoor Ice Rink at Evergreen Brick Works. Unless temperatures or precipitation impact ice maintenance, sessions are conducted in almost all weather conditions. If a class must be cancelled, a timely notice will be sent to all participants along with a rescheduled date.

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01/03/2015 Free Intro to Reiki Class Central West Free

Stephanie Norwich, M.Ed.(Counselling), Reiki Master presents a beautiful and inspiring reiki talk followed by a question period. Topics include the reiki treatment, its benefits, its usage and much more.

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01/03/2015 Kensington Krawl Food Tour Downtown

Taste your way through Toronto's most unique and eclectic neighbourhood on a culinary excursion in Kensington Market. As we stroll, you will learn about the history and heritage of the market, view interesting sights and landmarks, meet local shopkeepers and chefs, and indulge in variety of delicious foods and drinks. Includes 6 generous tastings + alcoholic beverage

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01/03/2015 00:00:00 Jersey Boys Downtown

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the Tony#174;, Grammy#174; and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can't Take My Eyes Off You.” Richard Ouzounian from the Toronto Star says “4 Stars! You'll cheer in your seats! This is the real thing”.

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01/03/2015 00:00:00 Blades On Stage: A Broadway Holiday Spectacular On Ice Downtown

Canada's finest skating artists are being brought from the ice rinks into the legitimate theatre. Elvis Stojko, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Violetta Afansieva & Pete Dack are among the luminaries who will star in this brand new show specifically created for the Princess of Wales Theatre. The massive stage of this state-of-the-art theatre will be frozen to allow these world champions and Olympians to present their brilliant moves to an audience enjoying the comfort of a real theatre. They will be interpreting many of the standards of musical theatre, with a few holiday favourites thrown in. Blades on Stage promises spectacular holiday entertainment for the whole family.

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01/03/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

via City of Toronto All Events

01/03/2015 00:00:00 Jesus Christ Superstar Central West

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice Directed by Alan Kinsella Synopsis: Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is coming to Toronto for the Holiday Season! Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ground-breaking rock musical is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart!

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01/03/2015 00:00:00 Entr'acte Downtown Free

The third exhibition of the RBC Emerging Artists Project features a group exhibition of works by OCADU alumni, faculty and students. Including Franco Arcieri, Michelle Forsyth, Anda Kubis, Rebecca Ladds, Alex McLeod, Hazel Meyer and Lisa Myers. Curated by Andrea Fatona and Caroline Langill.

via City of Toronto All Events

01/03/2015 00:00:00 Murder at the ROM - A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt for Adults Downtown $30 - $39

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you'll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator's appointment book to solve the mystery. On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don't collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. This event is not associated with the ROM.

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01/03/2015 00:00:00 Avenue Q Central West, Southwest $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! *Not intended for children!

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Three storage trends that will cause billions to change hands

It was missing the three things: fast computing power enabled by Moore's law, widespread Internet access, and a well-developed mobile ecosystem.

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Linux and open source 2014: It was the best of years, it was the worst of years

Everyone in IT knows that the cloud is the future, albeit many of them still aren't happy about it, ... 5) Docker redefines data-center and cloud computing.

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Why Google and Microsoft Streaming "The Interview" Is So Smart

Cloud computing is a rapidly growing industry, and the rivalry between ... or Microsoft, as well as more leaked data from Sony's computer systems.

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01/02/2015 Cedar Ridge Contemporary Show 2015 Central East, Southeast Free

Dara Aram's painting, photographs, installations and sculpture portrays the personal, political and environmental devastation of war. Khadija Baker's participative storytelling installations centre on the uncertainty of home as it relates to persecution, identity, displacement and memory. Fethi Karakecili approaches aesthetic experience as political message through the dialogue between traditional folk dance and western contemporary ballet examining homeland and diasporic identity. Hendren Chalak revisits his home in Abril, Kurdistan where photographs of memories both lost and found explore the lifelong connection to ones birthplace.

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01/02/2015 00:00:00 Jersey Boys Downtown

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the Tony#174;, Grammy#174; and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can't Take My Eyes Off You.” Richard Ouzounian from the Toronto Star says “4 Stars! You'll cheer in your seats! This is the real thing”.

via City of Toronto All Events

01/02/2015 00:00:00 Blades On Stage: A Broadway Holiday Spectacular On Ice Downtown

Canada's finest skating artists are being brought from the ice rinks into the legitimate theatre. Elvis Stojko, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Violetta Afansieva & Pete Dack are among the luminaries who will star in this brand new show specifically created for the Princess of Wales Theatre. The massive stage of this state-of-the-art theatre will be frozen to allow these world champions and Olympians to present their brilliant moves to an audience enjoying the comfort of a real theatre. They will be interpreting many of the standards of musical theatre, with a few holiday favourites thrown in. Blades on Stage promises spectacular holiday entertainment for the whole family.

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01/02/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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01/02/2015 00:00:00 Jesus Christ Superstar Central West

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice Directed by Alan Kinsella Synopsis: Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is coming to Toronto for the Holiday Season! Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ground-breaking rock musical is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart!

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01/02/2015 00:00:00 Entr'acte Downtown Free

The third exhibition of the RBC Emerging Artists Project features a group exhibition of works by OCADU alumni, faculty and students. Including Franco Arcieri, Michelle Forsyth, Anda Kubis, Rebecca Ladds, Alex McLeod, Hazel Meyer and Lisa Myers. Curated by Andrea Fatona and Caroline Langill.

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01/02/2015 00:00:00 Avenue Q Central West, Southwest $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! *Not intended for children!

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10 Things to Expect From the Cloud Hosting Sector in 2015

... previously that new industry consortiums are now coming into being as vendors contend to be at the forefront of cloud-based computing services.

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Innovate, Compete, Succeed with VMware's Expanded Portfolio

... company's Q4 portfolio, including the renamed vRealize Suite and Horizon Air Disaster Recovery for end-user computing. Waldo also ... Your Cloud.

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Six Rules for a Modern Private Cloud

To this day, a private cloud is still one of the most popular cloud delivery methods out ... Cloud computing continues to evolve at a scorching pace.

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Hacking, rent vs. buy, cloud, and other top development topics of 2014

Other trends and topics stand out for 2014: security, cloud computing, open source, JavaScript, and the ill-focused push to teach everyone to code.

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Rackspace Appoints Kevin Costello to Board of Directors

... operational guidance that helped transform the company into a leading global provider of cloud computing and commerce management solutions.

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01/01/2015 The Great Canadian Chill Downtown $20 - $29

The Coolest Event On Earth comes to Yonge-Dundas Square on New Year's Day. The Sears Great Canadian Chill is bringing the traditional polar bear dip to the heart of the city once again. Participants will be taking the plunge into a custom built pool filled with icy cold water in support of the Sears Canada Charitable Foundation. In addition to the traditional dip, the Chill includes family fun activities, entertainment, crazy costumes and prizes for top fundraisers. Register online on our website, and join the fight to #EndKidsCancer!

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01/01/2015 Murder at the ROM - A Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt for Adults Downtown

A curator has been murdered and a trail of clues left behind, connected to secrets in the collections. As you solve clues, you'll begin to piece together a tale of greed, lust, pride and revenge. There are multiple suspects, one victim and you, the sleuths, must crack a cryptic code left in the curator's appointment book to solve the mystery. On an Urban Capers Scavenger Hunt, you don't collect items, but rather answers to tricky and humourous questions. Teams of two to six compete over the course of two hours. This hunt is designed for adults, but children as young as 10 have participated. This event is not associated with the ROM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.urbancapers.com.

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01/01/2015 10TH Annual Toronto Polar Bear Dip in Support of Habitat for Humanity GTA Central West $20 - $29

Over 400 brave participants will once again dive into the icy waters of Lake Ontario at the 9th annual Toronto Polar Bear Dip at Sunnyside Beach on Wednesday, January 1, 2014. Hosted by the Toronto Polar Bear Club, this event will raise money to build safe and decent Habitat homes with low-income Toronto families. Since 2005 the Toronto Polar Bear Dip has raised nearly $170,000 for Habitat for Humanity Toronto—funds that have gone directly towards purchasing building materials to build more Habitat Toronto homes for families in need. This year's fundraising goal is $40,000. Visit our website to sign up & start fundraising today.

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01/01/2015 00:00:00 Jersey Boys Downtown

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the Tony#174;, Grammy#174; and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can't Take My Eyes Off You.” Richard Ouzounian from the Toronto Star says “4 Stars! You'll cheer in your seats! This is the real thing”.

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01/01/2015 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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01/01/2015 00:00:00 Jesus Christ Superstar Central West

Jesus Christ Superstar Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber Lyrics and Book by Tim Rice Directed by Alan Kinsella Synopsis: Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is coming to Toronto for the Holiday Season! Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's ground-breaking rock musical is loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life. Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart!

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01/01/2015 00:00:00 Entr'acte Downtown Free

The third exhibition of the RBC Emerging Artists Project features a group exhibition of works by OCADU alumni, faculty and students. Including Franco Arcieri, Michelle Forsyth, Anda Kubis, Rebecca Ladds, Alex McLeod, Hazel Meyer and Lisa Myers. Curated by Andrea Fatona and Caroline Langill.

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01/01/2015 00:00:00 Avenue Q Central West, Southwest $50 - $59

AVENUE Q tells the story of Princeton, a bright-eyed college grad who moves to NYC with big dreams and a tiny bank account. The only apartment he can afford is way out on Avenue Q, where everyone's looking for the same things he is: a decent job, a stable relationship, and a "purpose." Eventually, Princeton learns to embrace the ups and downs of city life and realizes that "the real world" isn't so bad, after all! *Not intended for children!

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Reaping business value from a hybrid cloud strategy

For all the hype and hyperbole that has surrounded the cloud, unlike other passing technology trends, cloud computing is undoubtedly here to stay.

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2015 Technology Predictions from MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin' Cloud

MSPmentor, The VAR Guy and Talkin' Cloud's staff recently put together their own set of predictions for what trends, technologies ... Cloud computing?

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12/31/2014 Dwayne Gretzky New Years Eve 2015 Central East $30 - $39

Capping off their biggest year to-date with their biggest show to-date. Includes many surprises, special guests, and a healthy sprinkling the weird and wild themes that made Dwayne's 2014 one to remember And spinning records in between sets: DJ LAZY RAY Toronto's top crate-diggin' dynamo, Lazy Ray will keep the party grooving with a healthy dose of classics and contemporaries from his extensive vinyl collection. Tickets are on sale now at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Ticketmaster, and Danforth Music Hall.

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12/31/2014 Dwayne Gretzky New Years Eve 2015 Central East $30 - $39

Capping off their biggest year to-date with their biggest show to-date. Includes many surprises, special guests, and a healthy sprinkling the weird and wild themes that made Dwayne's 2014 one to remember And spinning records in between sets: DJ LAZY RAY Toronto's top crate-diggin' dynamo, Lazy Ray will keep the party grooving with a healthy dose of classics and contemporaries from his extensive vinyl collection. Tickets are on sale now at Rotate This, Soundscapes, Ticketmaster, and Danforth Music Hall.

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First Trust ISE Cloud Computing Index Fund (SKYY) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 23 ...

will begin trading ex-dividend on December 23, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $1E-06 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 31, 2014.

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The Cloud Revolution: Dropping Voice Prices Will Deliver Big Impact

Given the slew of communications and collaboration-related cloud ... I had an epiphany: Cloud is the computing equivalent of the Industrial Revolution.

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Arista Networks (ANET), Cisco Systems Inc. (CSCO) Saga: Everything You Need To Know

Arista is a cloud-computing network company. The Santa Clara-based company was formed around 10 years ago by former Cisco employees.

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96% Of Healthcare Organizations Use The Cloud

Forty-six percent said better allocation of IT resources is the biggest benefit of cloud computing; followed closely by cost savings at 39 percent.

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12/31/2014 New Year's Eve Gala Dinner Cruise Downtown $100 +

Ring in the New Year with style aboard one of the largest ships in Toronto. Enjoy a night of great food, great music and spectacular views as you cruise into 2015 aboard the Northern Spirit. Tickets include a delicious buffet-style deluxe dinner prepared fresh by our Chef, reserved seating, a sparkling wine toast at midnight and our professional DJ who will have you dancing your way into the New Year. Discover a winter wonderland out on the harbour and see the Toronto's skyline light up and sparkle during the 4 hour cruise. Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city's Harbourfront from April to New Year's Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season.

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12/31/2014 Lungs Downtown

Lungs gives us a no-holds-barred look at a lifetime of love in a time of global anxiety and political unrest. What will be the first to destruct – the planet or the relationship? Winner of the Toronto Theatre Critics' Award for Best Production of a Play in the 2013-2014 Toronto season.

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12/31/2014 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship Preliminary Round - Czech Republic vs. Russia Downtown

Watch hockey's future stars play in the 39th World Juniors Hockey Championship, co-hosted by Toronto and Montreal.

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12/31/2014 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship Preliminary Round - Sweden vs. Switzerland Downtown

Watch hockey's future stars play in the 39th World Juniors Hockey Championship, co-hosted by Toronto and Montreal.

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12/31/2014 00:00:00 Guided Nature Walks Northeast Free

Join us in Rouge Park for a wilderness walk close to home with one of our fun and friendly volunteer leaders. We have something for everyone, whether you are looking for wildlife, trees and plants, want a family or senior friendly walk or a fitness hike. We walk year round, rain, shine or snow. Visit www.rougepark.com/hike for monthly schedules, meeting point and driving details, RSVP info and tips on getting ready for the trail.

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12/31/2014 00:00:00 Jersey Boys Downtown

“TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE!” raves the New York Post for JERSEY BOYS, the Tony#174;, Grammy#174; and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical about Rock and Roll Hall of Famers The Four Seasons: Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi. This is the true story of how four blue-collar kids became one of the greatest successes in pop music history. They wrote their own songs, invented their own sounds and sold 175 million records worldwide—all before they were 30! JERSEY BOYS features their hit songs “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don't Cry,” “Rag Doll,” “Oh What a Night” and “Can't Take My Eyes Off You.” Richard Ouzounian from the Toronto Star says “4 Stars! You'll cheer in your seats! This is the real thing”.

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12/31/2014 00:00:00 Blades On Stage: A Broadway Holiday Spectacular On Ice Downtown

Canada's finest skating artists are being brought from the ice rinks into the legitimate theatre. Elvis Stojko, Shae-Lynn Bourne, Violetta Afansieva & Pete Dack are among the luminaries who will star in this brand new show specifically created for the Princess of Wales Theatre. The massive stage of this state-of-the-art theatre will be frozen to allow these world champions and Olympians to present their brilliant moves to an audience enjoying the comfort of a real theatre. They will be interpreting many of the standards of musical theatre, with a few holiday favourites thrown in. Blades on Stage promises spectacular holiday entertainment for the whole family.

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12/31/2014 00:00:00 The Heart of Robin Hood Downtown

In this spectacular rendition of the fabled tale, Robin and his very unmerry gang of cutthroats may steal from the rich, but it's never occurred to them to give anything back to anyone! But, as the wicked Prince John threatens all, bold Marion steps up to protect the poor… and convert the thuggish Robin from outlaw to hero. Originally commissioned by Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company, our rollicking production of this 2013 U.K. hit is filled with magic, adventure, romance, laughter and music, performed by the acclaimed group Parsonsfield! Just be aware: Don't blink or you'll miss the shark!

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12/31/2014 00:00:00 Montgomery's Inn Winter 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. The market operates year-round; Indoors from November-May and outdoors from May-November.

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12/31/2014 00:00:00 Gingerbread Make and Bake Downtown, Central West $1 - $9

Extra fun for Kids at Fort York (ages 4 and up) While you enjoy a tour of Fort York your kids can join the cooks in the Officers' Mess kitchen to create traditional gingerbread cookies. In this hands-on workshop, kids will use period cooking utensils and tools to sift flour, crush cinnamon, cloves or allspice, pound sugar and grate nutmeg and ginger as they prepare an 1800's gingerbread recipe. Samples can be taken home -if they last that long! Workshop is limited to 15 participants. Included with regular admission - sign up in the Museum Store when you arrive.

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10 Cloud Security Considerations for Healthcare

Cloud security vendor Porticor offers 10 issues for healthcare organizations to consider as they assess adoption of cloud computing strategies.

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Bulletproof At The Fore In The Cloud

In the booming cloud services sector, Bulletproof (BPF) is at the fore as recurring revenue ... There are three segments of the cloud computing market.

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IT Digest: Oracle's cloud sales rise 45% from previous year

The tech giant started disclosing cloud revenue two quarters ago. ... Workday, Amazon's Web services unit and other cloud-computing providers.

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Facebook's Weird, Warm Data Centers Reach the Mainstream

It is adopting some of the much more radical computing infrastructure ... of infrastructure operations for Amazon's AWS cloud computing systems.

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12/30/2014 Kensington Krawl Food Tour: Christmas Edition Downtown

'Tis the season to eat, drink and be merry! Just like our "Kensington Krawl", join us on this festive tour to enjoy the very best of Kensington Market with select tastings and seasonal specialties including artisanal cheeses, charcuterie, gourmet sandwiches and lots more. Get warm and cozy with some hot apple cider and mulled wine along the way! Cost includes 6 generous tastings and an alcoholic beverage For more information and to get tickets, visit savourtoronto.com

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