Queen West Restaurant Study Community Meeting

Posted on April 26, 2013

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Queen West Restaurant Study  Community Meeting

Toronto City Planning staff are holding a Community Meeting to inform the community of the direction of the Queen West Restauran Study and give an opportunity to the  community to have input on the recommendations coming out of the Study.

Monday, April 29th, 2013, 7-9 PM at May Robinson Auditorium, 20 West Lodge Avenue.

Please contact Councillor Perks’ Office at 416-392-7919, councillor_perks@toronto.ca, if you have any questions or comments.

Parkdale Village BIA – 'Spring Into Parkdale' April Sidewalk Sale

Posted on April 5, 2013

 


 

“The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to Spring into Parkdale on April 20-21, 2013!

Put on your best sneakers, grab a friend and take a stroll down Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this Spring for a weekend filled with sidewalk sale deals and free fun for the family.

Meet the shop owners and community groups that make up our thriving neighbourhood and enjoy some special attractions such as rickshaw rides, free crafty workshops and tulip giveaways. ”

 

Parkdale Village BIA – ‘Spring Into Parkdale’ April Sidewalk Sale

Posted on April 5, 2013

 


 

“The Parkdale Village Business Improvement Area (PVBIA) invites you to Spring into Parkdale on April 20-21, 2013!

Put on your best sneakers, grab a friend and take a stroll down Parkdale Village’s Queen Street West this Spring for a weekend filled with sidewalk sale deals and free fun for the family.

Meet the shop owners and community groups that make up our thriving neighbourhood and enjoy some special attractions such as rickshaw rides, free crafty workshops and tulip giveaways. ”

 

Revue Cinema / No Casino Toronto – Special Event Movie Night – Sunday, April 7/13

Posted on April 5, 2013

 

Owning Mahowny Movie Night

“The campaign against a mega casino in Toronto holds a screening to Owning Mahowny, the true story of a Toronto banker’s gambling addiction that sparked the biggest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history. The 2003 film, directed by Richard Kwietniowski, features a riveting performance by Philip Seymour Hoffman. A stellar cast, including John Hurt and Minnie Driver, round out this chilling tale of casinos, crime and corruption. Special guest Gary Stephen Ross, the author of Stung, on which the film is based, will attend Tickets available on line at http://nocasinotoronto.com/owningmahowny/ . This film is R rated.”
 

Special guest: Gary Stephen Ross, the author of Stung, on which the film is based.
Come out and show your support for stopping a mega casino in Toronto.


Sunday April 7, 2013
Doors open at 3:30pm and film begins at 4pm
Seating is Open
Revue Cinema
400 Roncesvalles Avenue, (map)

 

 

For more information on the Revue Cinema please see:  http://revuecinema.ca/home

For information on No Casino Toronto please see: http://nocasinotoronto.com/

Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement – An Evening with Giller Prize winning author, Linden MacIntyre

Posted on April 5, 2013

An Evening with Giller Prize winning author, Linden MacIntyre.

In support of the Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement, Giller Prize Winner and host of ‘CBC News: the fifth estate’ will read from his latest best-selling novel, Why Men Lie.

When: Thursday, April 18th at 7:30 pm
Where: 6 Noble Street, Pia Bouman School for Ballet and Creative Movement
Hosted by: Johanna Schneller, Globe and Mail
For ticket and event information please visit: www.piaboumanschool.org or call 416-533-3706
The Pia Bouman school is a not-for-profit dance school in Parkdale, for more information please see:

Four Villages Community Health Centres – Colour It Up! – Free Nutrition Workshops For Women 50+

Posted on April 5, 2013

 

 

“COLOUR IT UP 50+: A nutrition program offered to women age 50 and up to help you eat more vegetables and fruit through hands-on food preparation, tips on healthy snacks and recipe ideas. Thursdays, April 18 to May 23 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at Four Villages Bloor Site. To  register contact Caroline at 416-604-0640 ext. 1044. Deadline to register is Monday April 15.”

 

For more information on Four Villages Community Health Centres please visit:

http://www.4villageschc.ca/index.html

 

City of Toronto – Poet Laureate Springs Into Multiple April events

Posted on April 5, 2013

 

“George Elliott Clarke, the City of Toronto’s Poet Laureate, will participate in several National Poetry Month events in April as well as a launch of his new book of poetry.

“Our Poet Laureate is an active and exemplary emissary of Toronto and our world class literary community,”said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City’s Economic Development Committee. “National Poetry Month provides him with an excellent platform to draw attention to our thriving arts sector throughout the city, across the country and overseas.”

Clarke will participate in the following events in April:
-April 2: Kickoff for National Poetry Month at the Q Space at College and Borden
-April 3: Judging at the fifth annual Battle of the Bards for Poetry NOW at Harbourfront Centre
-April 4: Performing a short reading in support of the Mayor’s Poetry City Challenge at the Toronto City Council meeting at 9:30 a.m.
-April 11: With poet and playwright Pamela Mordecai at Brock University
-April 15: Poets Pamela Mordecai and Andrea Thompson at a National Poetry Month reading at the Toronto Reference Library
-April 24: Launching his new book of poetry, “Illicit Sonnets”, in London, England
-April 26-28: Joining parliamentary Poet Laureate Fred Wah and 13 other Canadian Poet Laureates at the Edmonton Poetry Festival.

Clarke is a respected Toronto-based poet, dramatist, novelist and professor who was appointed by City Council in November 2012 as Toronto’s fourth Poet Laureate. In addition to the many awards and accolades Clarke has received, his dedication to education and his tremendous support of Canadian writers and the literary community has been nationally recognized by his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Canada’s National Poetry Month recognizes poets in their communities and the contribution of poetry to the arts in Canada and welcomes residents to join the poetry world. More information about National Poetry Month is available athttp://poets.ca/wordpress/programs-2/national-poetry-month.

More information is available athttp://www.toronto.ca/culture/poet_laureate.htm.

Music Counts Community Music Grants

Posted on April 5, 2013

MusiCounts and TD Bank Group have established a new program called the MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants program.  $200,000 is available this year in grants.

Program Description
MusiCounts has joined together with TD to expand programming designed specifically to create opportunities for youth in underserved communities across Canada. MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants will provide musical instruments and equipment to community centres, after-school programs and other community non-profit organizations serving local communities that have great potential yet are in need of funding to ensure their sustained growth.

These grants have the potential to be transformational and impact thousands of young Canadians and support diverse music programs in communities from coast to coast.

Timing
Applications will be accepted starting February 14th through to May 15th, 2013. Grant recipients will be announced in late June, 2013.

Funding
MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants will be offered in allotments ranging from $10,000 to $25,000 to deserving programs. In total, $200,000 in grants will be awarded to the selected recipients this year.

Eligibility
MusiCounts TD Community Music Grants will be open to non-profit organizations that operate outside of Provincial Departments of Education. Both non-profit and/or registered charitable organizations with pre-existing music programs and/or non-profit organizations that want to introduce a music program to complement their current programming are eligible for grant consideration.

The following types of organizations, activities or purposes are not eligible for grant consideration:
– School music programs
– Programs serving residents of communities outside of Canada
– Individuals
– Private foundations
– Political organizations
– Athletic teams or social groups
– Organizations that discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, disability or religion
– Organizations or events which are not open to members of the general public
– Research organizations or projects
– Fundraising events (e.g., golf tournaments, school events)
– Scholarship organizations

Criteria
The MusiCounts TD Community Music Grant recipients will be selected based on the following criteria:
– Economic need of the non-profit/charitable organization.
– Number of youth impacted by the music program.
– Dedication of pre-existing staff & facilities to house/manage the music program.
– Overall impact the MusiCounts TD Community Music Grant will make within the local community.

 

For more information please see: http://musicounts.ca/td-community-music-grants/

Sorauren Park Town Square Public Consultation

Posted on April 5, 2013

 

Everyone is welcome to come out on Wednesday April 17, 2013, 7:00-8:30 pm for the Sorauren Park Town Square Public Consultation at the Parkdale Community Recreation Centre – Small Gymansiun (75 Lansdowne Avenue).  For more information please see the above flyer or visit the Sorauren Park/Wabash Building Society Website to find out how you can get involved or donate :

http://soraurenpark.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/town-square-public-consultation-april-17/

 

City of Toronto – April Consultations Seek Public Input On New Arts and Culture Funding

Posted on April 5, 2013

April consultations seek public input on new arts and culture funding

 

This month, the City of Toronto is asking the public for input on how to spend and measure the impact of the new arts and culture funding that has recently become available from Third Party Sign Tax retroactive revenues.

Four public consultations will take place:
Saturday, April 6: 1 to 4 p.m., St. Lawrence Hall, 157 King St. E.
Monday, April 8: 6 to 9 p.m., Lakeshore Assembly Hall, 1 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Dr.
Tuesday, April 9: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Cedarbrae Library Auditorium, 545 Markham Rd.
Thursday, April 18: 6 to 9 p.m., Toronto Centre for the Arts, 5040 Yonge St.

In addition to these public consultations, an online survey is available until April 30 at
http://fluidsurveys.com/s/city-of-toronto-cultural-services-creative-capital-investment/ 

These public consultations are being presented by the City of Toronto and the Toronto Arts Council with the support of the Creative Capital Advisory Committee and the Beautiful City coalition.

The public’s input will become part of a multi-year cultural funding implementation plan that will be presented to the City’s Economic Development Committee in May.

More information about Council’s recent decision on the new funding for arts and culture is available at

http://app.toronto.ca/tmmis/viewAgendaItemHistory.do?item=2013.ED20.5 

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