Revue Cinema – Free Screening to Celebrate 100 years and More

Posted on October 11, 2012



“On Thursday, Oct. 18, we’re having a birthday, including a free screening of Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning film Hugo in 3D.

The evening starts at 6:30 p.m., with entertainment by two magicians, mentalist Mysterion and illusionist  Ken Margoe. Test your movie trivia knowledge and win great prizes. Meet some very special guests. And enjoy a piece of birthday cake. All for free!

The movie starts at 8:15 p.m.

The Revue has much to celebrate:  

  • A century of showing movies. Yes, this year, the theatre at 400 Roncesvalles Ave. turned 100.
  • A generous and much needed $91,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium  Foundation, which allowed the cinema to install a new digital projector in August. Without the upgrade, the cinema’s days would have been numbered. 
  • Five years operating as Toronto’s only not-for-profit community-based cinema. We’re looking forward to another five years under a new lease, signed earlier in the year.

With this show, we want to thank the Trillium Foundation and all of our loyal supporters and patrons. You have been crucial for the cinema’s survival at a time when there are more entertainment choices than ever and the industry is changing dramatically.

Why Hugo?  “It seems fitting that we celebrate our 100 years with a movie that celebrates the early days of cinema,”says Daniel Demois, co-manager of The Revue.  “The fantastic 3-D in the movie is also the perfect way to showcase what our new digital projection system is capable of.”

Scorsese honours the work of Georges Méliès, an illusionist, who explored film in pursuit of new effects. That’s one reason we’ve invited Mysterion (who offers a full show at The Revue on Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m.) and Margoe to help us celebrate the magic of movies.

A Retrospective

 Starting Friday, Oct. 19, we’ll be screening a weeklong series of great movies – much-loved list-toppers, game-changers and films that are just plain fun. We’ll also have experts introducing many of the movies, with stories about the stars, the filmmakers, special effects, the impact on fashion and particular genres.  

On the schedule: Singin’ in the Rain, Raiders of the Lost Ark, E.T., Jason and the Argonauts; Vertigo, North by Northwest, The Wizard of Oz, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920 silent), Casablanca, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Funny Face, Saturday Night Fever, Taxi Driver, The Mad Magician (3D from 1954), It Happened One Night and The Big Lebowski.

Enjoy some entertaining and informative intros from critics Geoff Pevere, Linda Barnard, Risa Shuman and Chris Alexander.”



To learn more about the iconic Revue Cinema please visit:

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation – Toronto West Halloween Fest

Posted on October 11, 2012



“What will you be on Sunday, October 28th?

St. Joseph’s Health Centre Foundation is getting ready for the first annual Toronto West Halloween Fest on Sunday October 28 – Toronto’s newest, best and most exciting Halloween event. Join our event host Dina Pugliese from Breakfast Television on Citytv and support great health care close to home at St. Joseph’s Health Centre. Here’s what you can expect.

The best-dressed neighbourhood parade
Adults and kids of all ages will come together for the best-dressed neighbourhood parade starting at 3 pm. Expect entertainment along the parade route that will start at St. Joe’s and will end at the bridge overpass to Lakeshore Blvd. that will take party-goers to a family-friendly Halloween celebration at the Palais Royale. Join the parade for just $20 per adult and $5 for children ages 3 to 15 (kids under three are free).”


To find out more information please see:

Upcoming West Bend Community Association Meeting

Posted on October 11, 2012



TWBCA “Setting Directions” Meeting
Wednesday, October 17, 2012   7-9pm
@Indian Road Public School – 2nd floor staff lounge


“In our October 17th meeting we will be setting our priorities for the next year.  We’ll be electing a board and setting up committees to stay on top of local issues and events.  Please note the meeting is next week, not tomorrow as published in the Villager.  Our meetings take place on the third Wednesday of the month

There are several large developments planned for the neighbourhood that could have a significant impact on our community.  We want to ensure the developments are appropriate for the community and prevent against bad developments that make a quick buck for the developer but leave the community with long-term negative impacts.  We also have a duty to protect zoning bylaws put in place less than five years ago as a direct result of a public process that we were involved in.

A multi-tower condo development  up to thirty storeys is proposed for the site between FreshCo and The Crossways Mall.  The size and density are significantly more that what is appropriate for the site.  There is also considerable concern about the potential impact on traffic, especially since the plan does not directly integrate with the subway or GO transit despite its location immediately between both stations.

The Province is planning to build two storey walls between our neighbourhood and the East.  The walls will permit Metrolinx to run the maximum number of diesel trains the line will support without any further consideration for the noise and pollution they will create.  We insist that as Metrolinx adds new services to the rail corridor they consider cleaner and quieter non-diesel trains.  Moving to electric trains will ensure that pollution decreases as the capacity of the corridor increases, and there would no longer be a need to scar the neighbourhood with a permanent 5 metre solid wall.  Noise Barriers have many disadvantages and only one specific benefit.  Even for the intended purpose of noise reduction, the actual effectiveness (and cost) is very easy to miscalculate.  Walls will do nothing to reduce airborne pollution, which will only increase with the volume of diesel trains.”


To learn more about the WBCA please visit:

Toronto Waterfront Marathon Dufferin St Lane Changes and Weekend Road Closures

Posted on October 11, 2012





“The City’s Special Events Section has proposed to alter the current arrangement of one-way
northbound lane at Dufferin Street to one-way southbound lane. The arrangement of altering the
existing one-way northbound lane to a temporary southbound lane shall take place for only one
day i.e. Sunday October 14, 2012. The conversion shall take place from 6 am to 4 pm at the above
noted date to facilitate the events taking place at CNE grounds. ”


Weekend event with road closures in Toronto

One special event this weekend will involve road closures. Residents and visitors are encouraged to come out and enjoy this event. Businesses in the areas affected are open to pedestrian traffic but some roads will be closed to vehicles.

Festivals and other special events are important to the city, injecting hundreds of millions of dollars annually into Toronto’s economy, and they are enjoyed each year by local residents.

In addition to road closures related to special events, there is a significant amount of road work taking place in the city. People are encouraged to take public transit as a greener, faster and more affordable way of getting to their destinations.

Those who need to drive in the general vicinity of special events should allow extra time to get to and from their destination. A more complete list of events and road work is available at In addition, the City recently introduced T.O. INview, a map that shows information about planned capital construction work taking place across the city. The new site can be accessed at

Waterfront Marathon – Saturday and Sunday closures:
• Bay Street from Queen Street to Dundas Street will be closed from Saturday, October 13 at 12 noon to Sunday, October 14 at 7 p.m. to accommodate the finish line activities for the race.
• University Avenue from Front Street to Dundas Street will be closed on Sunday, October 14 from 4 a.m. to 11 a.m. to accommodate the start line activities for the race.
• A series of full road closures will take place on Sunday, October 16 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. for the race. These closures will occur in the area bounded by Bloor Street in the north, Victoria Park in the east, Lake Ontario in the south and Windermere Avenue in the west.  Other roads in this area will be closed periodically to accommodate the event.

For more details on specific road closures during the event, visit:


Closing Time – Swimming Pool Rules For End Of The Season

Posted on October 11, 2012



As the weather cools and the days get shorter, swimming pool owners across Toronto are starting to think about closing their pools for the season. While Toronto residents might be staying out of the water for a while, fish and other aquatic life remain active and can be harmed by pool water that is not disposed of properly.

• When releasing water onto your own property, ensure that water does not flow onto your neighbours’ properties or into a ravine.
• Chlorine/bromine pools can be emptied into the storm sewer when the chlorine/bromine concentration has been reduced to zero. To reduce the concentration to zero, either do not add chemicals for a week or use dechlorinating tablets.
• Water from saltwater pools can be emptied onto your own property, into a sanitary sewer, or removed by a certified waste hauler. Saltwater from pools must not be released into the storm sewer.

More information about how to close your pool:

Bloor By The Park BIA – Toast To Autumn

Posted on October 11, 2012



The Bloor by the Park BIA is hosting its annual Toast to Autumn event October 19, 20, 21.  Keep an eye out for great deals and specialty menus at local businesses.



October 19, 20, 21


Pet Photo Contest

Submit your photo in store by Oct 17 to Pet Valu at Bloor & Indian Rd

OCTOBER 20th Only

First ever Storage Auction – Family Fun with Children’s Crafts

All Day Treatery featuring Local Delicacies

Live Entertainment – Hourly Giveaways


Lithuanian House, Hall B, 4 – 6 pm



To learn more about the Bloor By The Park BIA and about a Toast To Autumn see:

October 2012