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Defence Minister wraps up successful visit to Kuwait

OTTAWA – Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan today wrapped up a successful visit to Kuwait where he met with Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) personnel currently deployed in the region as part of Canada's contribution to the multinational Coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

CNSC invites comments on draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures

The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) is asking the public to provide comments on draft REGDOC-2.9.1, Environmental Protection: Environmental Policy, Assessments and Protection Measures
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

Grassy Mountain Coal Project: Federal Funding Allocated for the Environmental Assessment

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency has allocated $745,983.07 to 13 applicants to assist their participation in the environmental assessment by a review panel of the proposed Grassy Mountain Coal Project in southwest Alberta.
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

Taxpayer relief deadline is December 31, 2015 for requests related to 2005

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) reminds taxpayers and registrants (for both GST/HST and non-GST/HST purposes) that they have until December 31, 2015 to make a taxpayer relief request related to 2005.
Canada Revenue Agency

TSB deploys a team of investigators to two marine incidents in Wood's Harbour, Nova Scotia

TSB deploys to marine accident
Transportation Safety Board of Canada

NORAD celebrates 60 years tracking Santa

RSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. - The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of tracking Santa's yuletide journey!
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Assessment of Transport Canada's responses to recommendations to improve safety of children travelling by air

TSB publishes assessment of recommendationsresponses.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Canada joins the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition

Today, speaking at a Paris Climate Conference event organized by the World Bank, the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada was joining the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Two Canadian Science Projets to be Launched to the International Space Station

The launch of the Orbital Sciences Cygnus resupply craft to the International Space Station is planned for December 3, 2015, at approximately 5:55 PM (EST). Cygnus will be captured by Canadarm2 when it arrives at the Station on December 6. Cygnus's cargo includes two Canadian experiments: MARROW and Vascular Echo.
Canadian Space Agency

Helping Small Businesses Adopt WHMIS 2015

Helping Small Businesses Adopt WHMIS 2015
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety

Library and Archives Canada announces launch of 2016–2017 funding cycle for Documentary Heritage Communities Program

Library and Archives Canada announces launch of 2016–2017 funding cycle for Documentary Heritage Communities Program
Library and Archives Canada

News Conference: TSB to release investigation report into the collision between an OC Transpo bus and a VIA Rail train in Ottawa, Ontario

TSB to hold news conference for release of final rail investigations report.
Transportation Safety Board of Canada

Canada pledges $30 million to finance climate projects in the least developed countries

Today, speaking at a Paris climate conference event for the Global Environment Facility (GEF), the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced Canada's contribution of Can$30 million
Environment and Climate Change Canada

Parks Canada and New Brunswick Community College Partner to Help Build Student Job Skills

Parks Canada and New Brunswick Community College Partner to Help Build Student Job Skills
Parks Canada

12/09/2015 Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs Downtown

The Toronto Raptors face the San Antonio Spurs.

12/09/2015 Festival of Carols Central East

Join the Choir for a rousing welcome to the holiday season with a concert of traditional and contemporary carols and music for Christmas. The Choir will be joined again this year by the acclaimed 30-piece Canadian Staff Band and by organist David Briggs. Add your voice to the traditional audience carols that will ring out with brass accompaniment.

12/09/2015 The 11th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Downtown $20 - $29

On December 9th, join Andy Kim and a stellar lineup of Canadian artists at the 11th Annual Andy Kim Christmas, benefiting CAMH. Tickets, artist lineup and more information are available on our website.

12/09/2015 Ismaili Centre International Lecture Featuring Dr. Samantha Nutt Central East $20 - $29

The Aga Khan Council for Canada and War Child are pleased to announce that Dr. Samantha Nutt will be the featured presenter for the annual Ismaili Centre International Lecture. Dr. Nutt will participate in a moderated discussion, Perspectives on Global Development, followed by questions from the audience. The evening program will be followed by a reception and book signing (Damned Nations). Light food and beverage will be provided.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Click, Bait and Switch - Fall 2015 Mainstage Review Downtown

The Second City's Fall 2015 Mainstage Revue. Just when you thought you knew what was coming… Like life itself, The Second City's newest show is full of twists, turns and surprises. Toronto's premier comedy troupe presents a hilarious new batch of satirical sketches, songs, and improvisations.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys Central East $20 - $29

Featuring doors photographed over two decades in Iran, France, Morocco, and Italy, the evocative installation Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey. Arresting photographs of closed doors — printed at life size and mounted on canvas — are arranged in maze-like configurations, recalling the labyrinthine streets of an unnamed old city. The exhibition is co-curated by Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum and Peter Scarlet, a veteran film curator and film festival programmer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and New York City. In early 2016 the Aga Khan Museum and TIFF will co-present a series of Kiarostami's films in the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium and at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys Central East $20 - $29

Featuring doors photographed over two decades in Iran, France, Morocco, and Italy, the evocative installation Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey. Arresting photographs of closed doors — printed at life size and mounted on canvas — are arranged in maze-like configurations, recalling the labyrinthine streets of an unnamed old city. The exhibition is co-curated by Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum and Peter Scarlet, a veteran film curator and film festival programmer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and New York City. In early 2016 the Aga Khan Museum and TIFF will co-present a series of Kiarostami's films in the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium and at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Christmas Market Walking Tour Central West $10 - $19

Explore Toronto's Distillery District during this festive time of year and discover the history of the area from its foundation to present day. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Toronto Christmas Market (we'll even point out of few tasty and unique vendors to visit after the tour). The tour is a great way to learn fascinating stories about the site with friends and family and visits two award-winning local businesses - Soma Chocolate and Mill Street Brewery for a brief talk and sample at each stop. Top off the tour with a complimentary hot chocolate!

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Kinky Boots Downtown

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony#174; Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony#174; Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony#174; Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Wormwood Downtown $50 - $59

A young Canadian man travels to Ukraine to observe the elections following the Orange Revolution, only to become an unexpected player in its fractured politics, its tumultuous history and the fate of a beautiful woman. As he falls deeper in love with the mysterious young woman, the more tenuous his grasp of her country and its complicated past becomes. A stirring story about reconciling one's ideals with a complex political reality from Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Andrew Kushnir. Directed by Richard Rose Starring Benedict Campbell, Luke Humphrey, Chala Hunter, Amy Keating, Victor Mishalow, Nancy Palk, Ken James Stewart, and Scott Wentworth.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Salon III Southeast Free

This two month-long exhibit will showcase a dynamic roster of many artists working with diverse subject matter, media and styles. The Salon exhibition style was established in 1667 in France by the Academie des Beaux-Arts and held in the Louvre. To accommodate the vast quantity of work submitted by students of the Academie, artworks were displayed from floor to ceiling with little space separating frames. This style has since been incorporated throughout history in museums and galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario's display of its European collection.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Urban Sketchers Art Show Southeast Free

This year, the Toronto Urban Sketchers embarked on a collaborative project to sketch some of the disappearing landmarks of the city of Toronto such as Honest Ed's, the Cookbook Store, Captain John's Restaurant boat and more. They will be exhibiting their sketches and showcasing a resulting illustrated book which will be also available during the exhibition from December 7 to December 19 at the gallery. We would like to invite you to the launch of the exhibition on Saturday December 5, 2015 where their original artwork will be featured. You'll also get a chance to peruse through their sketchbooks and see them sketching live. It's also an opportunity to find a unique gift right in time for the holidays. See you there!

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market Central West Free

Buy direct from local farmers and food artisans. Organic fruit and vegetables, organic wine, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat, honey and more!

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Christmas at Colborne Lodge Central West $1 - $9

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 A Roaring Twenties Christmas Downtown

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider warmed on the art deco gas range.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Magical Winterland Nights at Casa Loma Central West

Explore the Magic of Casa Loma.. at night! Wander through the dazzling lighting display in the gardens and witness famed illusionist entertainer Professor Wick's holiday themed magic show. Families are invited to visit Santa in his castle workshop, scour the castle on a scavenger hunt, visit with wintery holiday mascots, sing along with live carollers, enjoy savoury chilli, s'mores, hot cocoa and much more! Casa Loma will be hosting a toy drop off location for the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish with one dollar from each adult admission during the month of December donated to the program.

12/09/2015 00:00:00 Magical Winterland Nights at Casa Loma Central West

Explore the Magic of Casa Loma.. at night! Wander through the dazzling lighting display in the gardens and witness famed illusionist entertainer Professor Wick's holiday themed magic show. Families are invited to visit Santa in his castle workshop, scour the castle on a scavenger hunt, visit with wintery holiday mascots, sing along with live carollers, enjoy savoury chilli, s'mores, hot cocoa and much more! Casa Loma will be hosting a toy drop off location for the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish with one dollar from each adult admission during the month of December donated to the program.
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 A Roaring Twenties Christmas Downtown

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider warmed on the art deco gas range.
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Christmas at Colborne Lodge Central West $1 - $9

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Montgomery's Inn Farmers' Market Central West Free

Buy direct from local farmers and food artisans. Organic fruit and vegetables, organic wine, cheese, bread and prepared foods as well as ethically raised meat, honey and more!
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Urban Sketchers Art Show Southeast Free

This year, the Toronto Urban Sketchers embarked on a collaborative project to sketch some of the disappearing landmarks of the city of Toronto such as Honest Ed's, the Cookbook Store, Captain John's Restaurant boat and more. They will be exhibiting their sketches and showcasing a resulting illustrated book which will be also available during the exhibition from December 7 to December 19 at the gallery. We would like to invite you to the launch of the exhibition on Saturday December 5, 2015 where their original artwork will be featured. You'll also get a chance to peruse through their sketchbooks and see them sketching live. It's also an opportunity to find a unique gift right in time for the holidays. See you there!
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Salon III Southeast Free

This two month-long exhibit will showcase a dynamic roster of many artists working with diverse subject matter, media and styles. The Salon exhibition style was established in 1667 in France by the Academie des Beaux-Arts and held in the Louvre. To accommodate the vast quantity of work submitted by students of the Academie, artworks were displayed from floor to ceiling with little space separating frames. This style has since been incorporated throughout history in museums and galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario's display of its European collection.
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Wormwood Downtown $50 - $59

A young Canadian man travels to Ukraine to observe the elections following the Orange Revolution, only to become an unexpected player in its fractured politics, its tumultuous history and the fate of a beautiful woman. As he falls deeper in love with the mysterious young woman, the more tenuous his grasp of her country and its complicated past becomes. A stirring story about reconciling one's ideals with a complex political reality from Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Andrew Kushnir. Directed by Richard Rose Starring Benedict Campbell, Luke Humphrey, Chala Hunter, Amy Keating, Victor Mishalow, Nancy Palk, Ken James Stewart, and Scott Wentworth.
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Kinky Boots Downtown

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony#174; Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony#174; Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony#174; Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Christmas Market Walking Tour Central West $10 - $19

Explore Toronto's Distillery District during this festive time of year and discover the history of the area from its foundation to present day. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Toronto Christmas Market (we'll even point out of few tasty and unique vendors to visit after the tour). The tour is a great way to learn fascinating stories about the site with friends and family and visits two award-winning local businesses - Soma Chocolate and Mill Street Brewery for a brief talk and sample at each stop. Top off the tour with a complimentary hot chocolate!
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys Central East $20 - $29

Featuring doors photographed over two decades in Iran, France, Morocco, and Italy, the evocative installation Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey. Arresting photographs of closed doors — printed at life size and mounted on canvas — are arranged in maze-like configurations, recalling the labyrinthine streets of an unnamed old city. The exhibition is co-curated by Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum and Peter Scarlet, a veteran film curator and film festival programmer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and New York City. In early 2016 the Aga Khan Museum and TIFF will co-present a series of Kiarostami's films in the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium and at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
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12/09/2015 00:00:00 Click, Bait and Switch - Fall 2015 Mainstage Review Downtown

The Second City's Fall 2015 Mainstage Revue. Just when you thought you knew what was coming… Like life itself, The Second City's newest show is full of twists, turns and surprises. Toronto's premier comedy troupe presents a hilarious new batch of satirical sketches, songs, and improvisations.
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12/09/2015 Ismaili Centre International Lecture Featuring Dr. Samantha Nutt Central East $20 - $29

The Aga Khan Council for Canada and War Child are pleased to announce that Dr. Samantha Nutt will be the featured presenter for the annual Ismaili Centre International Lecture. Dr. Nutt will participate in a moderated discussion, Perspectives on Global Development, followed by questions from the audience. The evening program will be followed by a reception and book signing (Damned Nations). Light food and beverage will be provided.
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12/09/2015 The 11th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Downtown $20 - $29

On December 9th, join Andy Kim and a stellar lineup of Canadian artists at the 11th Annual Andy Kim Christmas, benefiting CAMH. Tickets, artist lineup and more information are available on our website.
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12/09/2015 Festival of Carols Central East

Join the Choir for a rousing welcome to the holiday season with a concert of traditional and contemporary carols and music for Christmas. The Choir will be joined again this year by the acclaimed 30-piece Canadian Staff Band and by organist David Briggs. Add your voice to the traditional audience carols that will ring out with brass accompaniment.
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12/09/2015 Toronto Raptors vs. San Antonio Spurs Downtown

The Toronto Raptors face the San Antonio Spurs.
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Ministers meet with Syrian refugees in Jordan

Today, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health and Chair of the Ad Hoc Committee on Refugees, and the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, concluded a very successful visit to Jordan.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Communities Across Canada Preparing to Welcome Syrian Refugees

As the Government of Canada has stepped up efforts to welcome 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada, communities from coast to coast to coast are also preparing to welcome Syrian refugees with open arms.
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

12/08/2015 The Phantom of the Opera Downtown

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, comes to Toronto as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography.
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12/08/2015 The Phantom of the Opera Downtown

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, The Phantom of the Opera, comes to Toronto as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts exciting new special effects, scenic and lighting designs, staging and choreography.

12/06/2015 Paris Calling: Climate Progress Report from COP21 Downtown Free

Join us as we Skype in UN climate change conference delegates as this historic summit takes place. U of T professor Danny Harvey will be on hand to discuss what needs to be accomplished at COP21. Free, please register at climatefast.ca.

12/06/2015 Paris Calling: Climate Progress Report from COP21 Downtown Free

Join us as we Skype in UN climate change conference delegates as this historic summit takes place. U of T professor Danny Harvey will be on hand to discuss what needs to be accomplished at COP21. Free, please register at climatefast.ca.
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12/08/2015 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils Downtown

The Toronto Maple Leafs face the New Jersey Devils

12/08/2015 What Happens in Pompeii, Stays in Pompeii: Sexuality in the Roman World Downtown

Go behind closed doors in the ancient metropolis of Pompeii. From bathhouses and prostitutes, to villas and erotic artwork, Dr. Paul Roberts explores the private side of life in the Roman world. Speaker: Dr. Paul Roberts, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Dr. Paul Roberts specialises in the day-to-day life of the ordinary people of the Roman world. His particular research interests include glass, pottery, bronze and the mummy portraits of Roman Egypt. Lecture includes a post-event reception with one host drink.

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Click, Bait and Switch - Fall 2015 Mainstage Review Downtown

The Second City's Fall 2015 Mainstage Revue. Just when you thought you knew what was coming… Like life itself, The Second City's newest show is full of twists, turns and surprises. Toronto's premier comedy troupe presents a hilarious new batch of satirical sketches, songs, and improvisations.

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys Central East $20 - $29

Featuring doors photographed over two decades in Iran, France, Morocco, and Italy, the evocative installation Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey. Arresting photographs of closed doors — printed at life size and mounted on canvas — are arranged in maze-like configurations, recalling the labyrinthine streets of an unnamed old city. The exhibition is co-curated by Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum and Peter Scarlet, a veteran film curator and film festival programmer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and New York City. In early 2016 the Aga Khan Museum and TIFF will co-present a series of Kiarostami's films in the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium and at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys Central East $20 - $29

Featuring doors photographed over two decades in Iran, France, Morocco, and Italy, the evocative installation Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey. Arresting photographs of closed doors — printed at life size and mounted on canvas — are arranged in maze-like configurations, recalling the labyrinthine streets of an unnamed old city. The exhibition is co-curated by Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum and Peter Scarlet, a veteran film curator and film festival programmer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and New York City. In early 2016 the Aga Khan Museum and TIFF will co-present a series of Kiarostami's films in the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium and at TIFF Bell Lightbox.

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Christmas Market Walking Tour Central West $10 - $19

Explore Toronto's Distillery District during this festive time of year and discover the history of the area from its foundation to present day. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Toronto Christmas Market (we'll even point out of few tasty and unique vendors to visit after the tour). The tour is a great way to learn fascinating stories about the site with friends and family and visits two award-winning local businesses - Soma Chocolate and Mill Street Brewery for a brief talk and sample at each stop. Top off the tour with a complimentary hot chocolate!

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Kinky Boots Downtown

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony#174; Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony#174; Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony#174; Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Wormwood Downtown $50 - $59

A young Canadian man travels to Ukraine to observe the elections following the Orange Revolution, only to become an unexpected player in its fractured politics, its tumultuous history and the fate of a beautiful woman. As he falls deeper in love with the mysterious young woman, the more tenuous his grasp of her country and its complicated past becomes. A stirring story about reconciling one's ideals with a complex political reality from Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Andrew Kushnir. Directed by Richard Rose Starring Benedict Campbell, Luke Humphrey, Chala Hunter, Amy Keating, Victor Mishalow, Nancy Palk, Ken James Stewart, and Scott Wentworth.

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Urban Sketchers Art Show Southeast Free

This year, the Toronto Urban Sketchers embarked on a collaborative project to sketch some of the disappearing landmarks of the city of Toronto such as Honest Ed's, the Cookbook Store, Captain John's Restaurant boat and more. They will be exhibiting their sketches and showcasing a resulting illustrated book which will be also available during the exhibition from December 7 to December 19 at the gallery. We would like to invite you to the launch of the exhibition on Saturday December 5, 2015 where their original artwork will be featured. You'll also get a chance to peruse through their sketchbooks and see them sketching live. It's also an opportunity to find a unique gift right in time for the holidays. See you there!

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Christmas at Colborne Lodge Central West $1 - $9

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.

12/08/2015 00:00:00 A Roaring Twenties Christmas Downtown

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider warmed on the art deco gas range.

12/08/2015 00:00:00 A Roaring Twenties Christmas Downtown

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider warmed on the art deco gas range.
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12/08/2015 00:00:00 Christmas at Colborne Lodge Central West $1 - $9

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.
by

12/08/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Urban Sketchers Art Show Southeast Free

This year, the Toronto Urban Sketchers embarked on a collaborative project to sketch some of the disappearing landmarks of the city of Toronto such as Honest Ed's, the Cookbook Store, Captain John's Restaurant boat and more. They will be exhibiting their sketches and showcasing a resulting illustrated book which will be also available during the exhibition from December 7 to December 19 at the gallery. We would like to invite you to the launch of the exhibition on Saturday December 5, 2015 where their original artwork will be featured. You'll also get a chance to peruse through their sketchbooks and see them sketching live. It's also an opportunity to find a unique gift right in time for the holidays. See you there!
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12/08/2015 00:00:00 Wormwood Downtown $50 - $59

A young Canadian man travels to Ukraine to observe the elections following the Orange Revolution, only to become an unexpected player in its fractured politics, its tumultuous history and the fate of a beautiful woman. As he falls deeper in love with the mysterious young woman, the more tenuous his grasp of her country and its complicated past becomes. A stirring story about reconciling one's ideals with a complex political reality from Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Andrew Kushnir. Directed by Richard Rose Starring Benedict Campbell, Luke Humphrey, Chala Hunter, Amy Keating, Victor Mishalow, Nancy Palk, Ken James Stewart, and Scott Wentworth.
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12/08/2015 00:00:00 Kinky Boots Downtown

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony#174; Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony#174; Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony#174; Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
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12/08/2015 00:00:00 Christmas Market Walking Tour Central West $10 - $19

Explore Toronto's Distillery District during this festive time of year and discover the history of the area from its foundation to present day. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Toronto Christmas Market (we'll even point out of few tasty and unique vendors to visit after the tour). The tour is a great way to learn fascinating stories about the site with friends and family and visits two award-winning local businesses - Soma Chocolate and Mill Street Brewery for a brief talk and sample at each stop. Top off the tour with a complimentary hot chocolate!
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12/08/2015 00:00:00 Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys Central East $20 - $29

Featuring doors photographed over two decades in Iran, France, Morocco, and Italy, the evocative installation Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey. Arresting photographs of closed doors — printed at life size and mounted on canvas — are arranged in maze-like configurations, recalling the labyrinthine streets of an unnamed old city. The exhibition is co-curated by Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum and Peter Scarlet, a veteran film curator and film festival programmer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and New York City. In early 2016 the Aga Khan Museum and TIFF will co-present a series of Kiarostami's films in the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium and at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
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12/08/2015 00:00:00 Click, Bait and Switch - Fall 2015 Mainstage Review Downtown

The Second City's Fall 2015 Mainstage Revue. Just when you thought you knew what was coming… Like life itself, The Second City's newest show is full of twists, turns and surprises. Toronto's premier comedy troupe presents a hilarious new batch of satirical sketches, songs, and improvisations.
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12/08/2015 What Happens in Pompeii, Stays in Pompeii: Sexuality in the Roman World Downtown

Go behind closed doors in the ancient metropolis of Pompeii. From bathhouses and prostitutes, to villas and erotic artwork, Dr. Paul Roberts explores the private side of life in the Roman world. Speaker: Dr. Paul Roberts, Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford Dr. Paul Roberts specialises in the day-to-day life of the ordinary people of the Roman world. His particular research interests include glass, pottery, bronze and the mummy portraits of Roman Egypt. Lecture includes a post-event reception with one host drink.
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12/08/2015 Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New Jersey Devils Downtown

The Toronto Maple Leafs face the New Jersey Devils
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Minister Dion reiterates Canada's support to safety and security of people of Ukraine

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced that explosive ordnance disposal equipment has been transferred to the Ukrainian Armed Forces in western Ukraine. This non-lethal equipment ‎will enable the Ukrainian Armed Forces to safely dispose of unexploded ammunition, such as artillery shells, thereby contributing to the safety and security of Ukrainians living in the affected regions.
Global Affairs Canada

Ministers Dion and McKenna to hold media availability

The Honourable Stéphane Dion, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, will hold a media availability on the margins of the Conference of the Parties (COP21) in Paris, France.
Global Affairs Canada

12/07/2015 LOFT Christmas Concert Downtown $30 - $39

LOFT's Annual Christmas Concert features a wonderful night of music of Christmas songs and performance. This signature fundraising event has helped raise over $80,000 to provide housing and support services to over 4,500 individuals who are marginalized by mental illness, addiction and homelessness. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by contacting Amy Tran at [email protected], 416-979-1994 ext. 233. Hope to see you there!

12/07/2015 Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Downtown

The Toronto Raptors face the Los Angeles Lakers

12/07/2015 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.

12/07/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Urban Sketchers Art Show Southeast Free

This year, the Toronto Urban Sketchers embarked on a collaborative project to sketch some of the disappearing landmarks of the city of Toronto such as Honest Ed's, the Cookbook Store, Captain John's Restaurant boat and more. They will be exhibiting their sketches and showcasing a resulting illustrated book which will be also available during the exhibition from December 7 to December 19 at the gallery. We would like to invite you to the launch of the exhibition on Saturday December 5, 2015 where their original artwork will be featured. You'll also get a chance to peruse through their sketchbooks and see them sketching live. It's also an opportunity to find a unique gift right in time for the holidays. See you there!

12/07/2015 00:00:00 Toronto Urban Sketchers Art Show Southeast Free

This year, the Toronto Urban Sketchers embarked on a collaborative project to sketch some of the disappearing landmarks of the city of Toronto such as Honest Ed's, the Cookbook Store, Captain John's Restaurant boat and more. They will be exhibiting their sketches and showcasing a resulting illustrated book which will be also available during the exhibition from December 7 to December 19 at the gallery. We would like to invite you to the launch of the exhibition on Saturday December 5, 2015 where their original artwork will be featured. You'll also get a chance to peruse through their sketchbooks and see them sketching live. It's also an opportunity to find a unique gift right in time for the holidays. See you there!
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12/07/2015 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.
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12/07/2015 Toronto Raptors vs. Los Angeles Lakers Downtown

The Toronto Raptors face the Los Angeles Lakers
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12/07/2015 LOFT Christmas Concert Downtown $30 - $39

LOFT's Annual Christmas Concert features a wonderful night of music of Christmas songs and performance. This signature fundraising event has helped raise over $80,000 to provide housing and support services to over 4,500 individuals who are marginalized by mental illness, addiction and homelessness. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by contacting Amy Tran at [email protected], 416-979-1994 ext. 233. Hope to see you there!
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NEB issues Inspection Officer Order in response to Pine River Gas Plant release

The National Energy Board (NEB) has issued an Inspection Officer Order in response to the release of an unconfirmed volume of vapour at the Pine River Gas Plant on November 26, 2015. The vapours released originated from a gas "sweetening" system, a process that is used to remove carbon dioxide and hydrogen sulfide from natural gas.
National Energy Board

Death of an inmate at Beaver Creek Institution – medium security unit

On November 26, 2015, Charles Edward Sinobert, an inmate at Beaver Creek Institution died at the Regional Hospital in Bath, Ontario.
Correctional Service Canada

Tribunal Initiates Final Injury Inquiry—Carbon and Alloy Steel Line Pipe from China

The Canadian International Trade Tribunal (the Tribunal) today initiated an inquiry to determine whether the dumping and subsidizing of carbon and alloy steel line pipe originating in or exported from the People's Republic of China have caused injury or retardation or are threatening to cause injury. This final injury inquiry was initiated further to a notice received from the Canada Border Services Agency stating that preliminary determinations had been made respecting the dumping and subsidizing of the above-mentioned goods.
Canadian International Trade Tribunal

Her Majesty's Canadian Ship Montréal returns from multi-national exercises with NATO partners

HALIFAX, N.S. – Her Majesty's Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montréal returned from Western European waters today after participating in multi-national joint exercises. The ship returned to Halifax following Task Group Exercises, Exercise Joint Warrior and Exercise At Sea Demonstration (ASD) 2015.
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces

Mayor Tory to kick off Toronto's Month of Giving

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CNSC removes the Gunnar Remediation Project phase 2 hold point as it pertains to the remediation of the tailings deposits

Following a public hearing, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) announced today its decision to remove the Gunnar Remediation Project Phase 2 hold point as it pertains to the remediation of the tailings area at the Gunnar Legacy Uranium Mine Site.
Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission

CRTC executes first inspection warrant as part of telemarketing investigation

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) today announced that it executed an inspection warrant to enter and inspect a property in Brampton, Ontario, on November 24, 2015, as part of an ongoing investigation of a significant telemarketing operation. This company is alleged to be making unauthorized calls to Canadians for the purpose of selling anti-virus software to numbers registered on the National Do Not Call List (DNCL).
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Annual Closure of Canadian Coast Guard Seasonal Search and Rescue Bases

November 27, 2015 - Québec, Quebec The Canadian Coast Guard will proceed with the annual closure of its seasonal search and rescue bases in Québec, Tadoussac, Kegaska, Rivière-au-Renard and Havre-Saint-Pierre around November 30, 2015. The Cap-aux-Meules base will close on December 30, 2015.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Mayor Tory to lead Toronto delegation to climate conference in Paris

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Outdoor skating rinks opening across Toronto

You will soon be able to lace up your skates and visit an outdoor rink in Toronto this weekend. The city is opening 35 outdoor rinks as of Saturday including Nathan Phillips Square, Greenwood Park, Colonel Samuel Smith Park, Dieppe and Rennie Parks. As long as the weather cooperates they’ll be open until March 20th. The other 15 rinks will open next Saturday. For more information visit here.

Lighting the Way to the Holidays from Coast to Coast to Coast

Government of Canada launches the 31st edition of Christmas Lights Across Canada
Canadian Heritage

12/06/2015 00:00:00 The Magical Toyland at Casa Loma Central West

This December join us to celebrate and take part in the holiday magic at Casa Loma! We are excited to host a wide range of activities and exciting performances that are sure to be fun for the whole family. Enjoy two brand new magic shows created by famed illusionist entertainers. As always kids are invited to visit Santa in his castle workshop, scour the castle on a scavenger hunt, participate in creative arts and crafts, visit with wintery holiday mascots, decorate tasty treats, sing along with live carolers and much more! Casa Loma will be hosting a toy drop off location for the CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish with one dollar from each adult admission during the month of December donated to the program.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Winter Village & Winter Welcome Hub at Evergreen Brickworks Central East Free

Join us at the Hub for all things Evergreen and Winter Village. Check out artifacts found around the Brick Works through out the seasons. Take a tour around the site on our daily site tours. Feeling adventurous? Learn about the site on your own through our scavenger hunts or follow the map to story-enteer your way around the Brick Works. Board Games, group games and ball hockey games will also be available on site. Also, enjoy festive seasonal drinks at the Sipping Container. The hub will have all the schedules and information you need to make the most of the winter village.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 A Roaring Twenties Christmas Downtown

Experience a 1920s Christmas on a guided tour of Spadina. Holly wreaths, garlands of evergreens and mistletoe festoon the house based on the memories of the Austin family grandchildren. In the kitchen visitors will enjoy holiday treats made from original recipes and sip mulled cider warmed on the art deco gas range.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Christmas at Colborne Lodge Central West $1 - $9

Warm up by the hearth at Colborne Lodge and take in the sights and smells of a Victorian Christmas. Enjoy the natural greenery decorations, toast the season with a glass of hot mulled cider by the wood stove and nibble on special holiday treats.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Flashman Versus Evil: A Grudge Match - Recreated 1930s Radio Play Central West

Family fun is on the air! Watch with delight as we re-create a live, 1930s radio show- commercials included! The 4th installment of our series finds Flashman drugged and under the spell of the evil queen Cerulean. Will he escape her evil clutches or remain her prisoner forever? This holiday season listen in as his friends brave bomb-laden jewellery, irony-laced barbs and goa- riding henchmen -- all to save Flashman and the universe!
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Christmas Wreath and Centrepiece Making Workshops at Colborne Lodge Central West

WREATH Start your Christmas preparations by creating your very own Christmas wreath using nature's bounty. This 2-hour workshop is a popular pre-Christmas get-together activity for groups of friends and families. Set in picturesque High Park, the house offers a cozy historic ambiance for this seasonal craft. A tour of the decorated parts of the house and light refreshments are included. CENTREPIECE Create your own Christmas Centrepiece using natural materials. This 2-hour workshop is a great pre-Christmas get-together activity for groups of friends and families. Set in picturesque High Park, the house offers a cosy historic ambience for this seasonal craft. A tour of the decorated parts of the house and light refreshments are included.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Salon III Southeast Free

This two month-long exhibit will showcase a dynamic roster of many artists working with diverse subject matter, media and styles. The Salon exhibition style was established in 1667 in France by the Academie des Beaux-Arts and held in the Louvre. To accommodate the vast quantity of work submitted by students of the Academie, artworks were displayed from floor to ceiling with little space separating frames. This style has since been incorporated throughout history in museums and galleries, including the Art Gallery of Ontario's display of its European collection.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Seminar Downtown

Four aspiring young writers have paid big bucks to seek wisdom at the feet of the fearsome Leonard—once a celebrated novelist, now a cantankerous editor, teacher and grandstanding chronicler of third-world war zones. Under Leonard's recklessly brilliant but brutally unorthodox teaching style, competition for his approval is intense. Alliances are made and broken, tactical schemes are hatched—how far are the students willing to go to make it to the top?
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Wormwood Downtown $50 - $59

A young Canadian man travels to Ukraine to observe the elections following the Orange Revolution, only to become an unexpected player in its fractured politics, its tumultuous history and the fate of a beautiful woman. As he falls deeper in love with the mysterious young woman, the more tenuous his grasp of her country and its complicated past becomes. A stirring story about reconciling one's ideals with a complex political reality from Tarragon Playwright-in-Residence Andrew Kushnir. Directed by Richard Rose Starring Benedict Campbell, Luke Humphrey, Chala Hunter, Amy Keating, Victor Mishalow, Nancy Palk, Ken James Stewart, and Scott Wentworth.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Kinky Boots Downtown

Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots takes you from a gentlemen's shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan. Charlie Price is struggling to live up to his father's expectations and continue the family business of Price & Son. With the factory's future hanging in the balance, help arrives in the unlikely but spectacular form of Lola, a fabulous performer in need of some sturdy new stilettos. With direction and choreography by two-time Tony#174; Award-winner Jerry Mitchell (Legally Blonde, Hairspray) and a book by Broadway legend and four-time Tony#174; Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (La Cage Aux Folles), Kinky Boots is the winner of 6 Broadway Tony#174; Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys Central East $20 - $29

Featuring doors photographed over two decades in Iran, France, Morocco, and Italy, the evocative installation Abbas Kiarostami: Doors Without Keys takes visitors on a multi-sensory journey. Arresting photographs of closed doors — printed at life size and mounted on canvas — are arranged in maze-like configurations, recalling the labyrinthine streets of an unnamed old city. The exhibition is co-curated by Amirali Alibhai, Head of Performing Arts at the Aga Khan Museum and Peter Scarlet, a veteran film curator and film festival programmer based in Abu Dhabi, UAE and New York City. In early 2016 the Aga Khan Museum and TIFF will co-present a series of Kiarostami's films in the Aga Khan Museum Auditorium and at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Time and Its Reflection Central East Free

For her first solo show in Toronto, TIME AND ITS REFLECTION, France Jodoin's work focuses on interpreting and contemporizing the art of landscapes. Working with oil on linen, Jodoin transports you to another time and place. A master of colour and composition, she paints intuitively, often starting each piece with a background of rich colour, and then seeing where the inspiration takes her; landscape, seascape, cityscape or still life floral. Jodoin then integrates a dramatic use of light and dark. Her work is impressionistic by nature, yet each piece has lingering abstract quality, representing the emotional and instinctual reaction we all experience when we encounter a moment for the first time.
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 Jesus Christ Superstar Central West

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. Christ's final days are dramatized with emotional intensity, thought-provoking edge and explosive theatricality. Propelled by a stirring score, by turns driving and majestic, satirical and tender, Jesus Christ Superstar illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit with a passion that goes straight to the heart!
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12/06/2015 00:00:00 It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Central West