Grant Us Peace

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It will be a remarkable twinning: the greatest tragedy in the Christian world marked by the greatest musical piece ever written. On Good Friday, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, the Festival Choir at Metropolitan United Church will perform the great B-minor Mass by Johann Sebastian Bach.   Whether Christian or not, everyone knows […]

Paintalicious Face Painting

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Face Painting for Everyone….not just kids! Spring is right around the corner and what are some of the things that come to mind that your kids will be soooo looking forward to?  Carnivals, the beach, vacations AND that one thing that is at every family friendly event, FACE PAINTING! Let’s all join in the fun! […]

Toronto’s 25th French Book Fair

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From November 29th to December 2nd, at the Toronto Reference Library (789 Yonge St.), the Salon du livre de Toronto will be hosting its 25th edition. Close to one hundred publishers from Ontario, Québec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, France and Belgium will be represented. Workshops will be offered for students from kindergarten to grade 12. The […]

The 41st annual Cabbagetown

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The festival takes place Saturday and Sunday September 9th and 10th in downtown Toronto. This FREE event is packed with activities for everyone. From live entertainment and a Kid’s Zone to mouthwatering festival foods and a range of vendors, this street festival is not to be missed!   Join the opening ceremonies Saturday morning featuring […]

Arts and Craft Contributors Are Living The Life

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Contributed  by Duncan Fremlin, Broker RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd. www.morethanahome.ca   Our Cabbagetown Festival continues to thrive and even grow, largely because of the Arts & Crafts Market in the park.  Over the years, it has been a treasure trove of new and exiting creations, designed and created by some of the most interesting people […]

A magical place once called Takaronto

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Contributed by Paul-François Sylvestre. The name Toronto comes from the Iroquois word Takaronto, meaning “where trees take root in the water”. The first performance of the 50th season of Théâtre français de Toronto is entitled Ici, les arbres s’enracinent dans l’eau (Here, trees take root in the water). It runs from October 26 to 28, […]

The Alumnae Theatre Company is 100 Years Young!

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Contributed by Elizabeth Verwey ATC started off performing on the Hart House Theatre stage in 1918, and they’ve been at Firehall No. 4 (Berkeley Street) since 1972.  We’re dedicated to the production of adventurous, high-quality theatre not readily seen elsewhere, and to the promotion and skill development of women in theatre.   The Alumnae Theatre […]

Paul-François Sylvestre Trillium Book Award Finalist

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Paul-François Sylvestre’s book on the 5five decades of French-language theatre in Toronto is one of the five finalists for the prestigious Trillium Book Award. Cinquante ans de « p’tits bonheur » au Théâtre français de Toronto was published by Éditions du GREF. Ontario’s minister of Culture, Eleanor McMahon, will announce the winners in the Anglophone […]

The POWER of ART

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Contributed by Sarah Phelps Are you an art lover, collector, or browser? If you haven’t experienced the joy and inspiration that a piece of art can bring you, you are missing out. Finding a painting, drawing, photograph, or sculpture, that you connect with on a deeper level, can be a very positive and often life-changing […]