92nd Annual OCAD Graduate Exhibition

Thursday, May 3, 2007

OCAD Building

I’ve been to this before and there’s usually a lot of amazing stuff to see and sometimes purchase! Definitely worth the trip down to McCaul – especially if you haven’t acutally been in the new building-on-stilts (which I personally love).

Friday May 11th 11am-8pm
Saturday May 12th 11am-6pm
Sunday May 13th 11am – 6pm

OCAD, 100 McCaul St., Toronto

The Graduate Exhibition takes place at OCAD’s main campus at 100 McCaul Street (at Dundas) on May 11 to 13. NEW THIS YEAR: Open late Friday May 11 from 11 am until 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Admission is pay-what-you-can.


A worthy cause: Making Justice Work for Women

Thursday, May 3, 2007

METRAC’s fundraiser – Lerners Balancing the Scales: Making Justice Work for Women

Thursday May 10, 2007 at SPIN Gallery (1100 Queen Street West)

6:30-9:00 PM Silent Auction (DJ Party entry included) – $25 tickets ($35 at the door)

9:00 PM DJ Party only, featuring the soulful sounds of dj vashti – $10 cover at the door

Come to for the Silent Auction, DJ Party, or both!

To purchase tickets: simply fill out the Metrac Form and return to METRAC or order over the phone directly (416-392-4760)

To contact METRAC: 416-392-3135 (main line) or info@metrac.org
More information: http://www.metrac.org

The Metropolitan Action Committee on Violence Against Women and Children (METRAC) is a community-based, not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing and ending violence against women, youth, and children. Proceeds of this event will support METRAC’s Community Justice Program work to help vulnerable women and children experiencing violence know their rights in the legal system.

Summer in the City at Yonge-Dundas Square

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

For those of you looking to schedule your summer (although I think we should all put our crackberries and palm pilots away in the summer and just enjoy the outdoors), here are some great events happening in the “heart” of the downtown core …

YD Square

(Toronto, Canada) This summer, YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE (YDS) presents a vibrant schedule of free events, including concerts, movies and cultural markets. With big-screen blockbusters and award-winning musical artists in concert, YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE brings a lively beat to the heart of the city!

Best Buy presents CITY CINEMA
Free Outdoor Film Screenings, every Tuesday at Sunset (approximately 8:30 pm)
June 26 – August 28, 2007
This summer, YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE brings outer space to an outdoor place with FUTURISTIC FLICKS, a summer-long schedule of movies that feature aliens, spaceships and inter-galactic battles. The free Tuesday night screenings include classics, masterworks and cult favourites—there’s even a rare screening of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis, featuring a provocative and contemporary music backdrop created by Canadian producer, composer, remixer and dj Andrew McPherson of world fusion project Eccodek, fellow member Delivery Boy and special instrumental guests. Each feature screening is preceded by an installment of the classic 1940
serial Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe.

Tuesday, June 26 Forbidden Planet (1956)
Tuesday, July 3 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
Tuesday, July 10 Sleeper (1973)
Tuesday, July 17 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)
Tuesday, July 24 Blade Runner (1982)
Tuesday, July 31 Brazil (1985)
Tuesday, August 7 Gattaca (1997)
Tuesday, August 14 Matrix (1999)
Tuesday, August 21 Minority Report (2002)
Tuesday, August 28 Trip Hop Metropolis (1927)

Best Buy presents SUMMER SERENADES
Free Lunchtime Concerts every Wednesday, 12:30-1:30pm
May 23 – September 12, 2007
While there may be no such thing as a free lunch, we’ve got something just as good … free lunchtime concerts, every Wednesday throughout the summer. Some of Canada’s brightest talents from jazz, folk and roots take to the stage.
Wednesday, May 23 Matthew Barber
Wednesday, May 30 Lynn Miles
Thursday, June 7 Jody Raffoul NB: this show is scheduled for Thursday
Wednesday, June 13 Julie Crochetiere
Wednesday, June 27 Marieve Herington
Wednesday, July 4 Matt Andersen
Wednesday, July 11 Diana Panton
Wednesday, July 18 Jon Levine
Wednesday, July 25 Carlos Morgan (a.k.a. Carll Parkes)
Wednesday, August 1 Emilie-Claire Barlow
Wednesday, August 8 Elizabeth Shepherd Trio
Wednesday, August 15 Royal Wood
Wednesday, August 29 Treasa Levasseur
Wednesday, September 5 Jake Rude
Wednesday, September 12 Basia Bulat

Best Buy presents Global Grooves
Free Concerts every Friday, 8-10pm
June 22 – September 7, 2007
Celebrate Toronto’s vibrant, multi-cultural heart! Each week, Global Grooves transforms YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE into a funky hot spot with contemporary world music artists in concert every Friday night. This free concert series features some of Canada’s best contemporary world music artists:
Friday, June 22 Afrodizz
Friday, June 29 Colectivo
Friday, July 6 Nick “Brownman” Ali & CRUZAO
Friday, July 13 Johannes Linstead
Friday, July 20 Plan C
Friday, August 3 Canefire
Friday, August 10 Amanda Martinez
Friday, August 17 Tasa
Friday, August 31 Kaba Horo
Friday, September 7 Souljazz Orchestra

Arts at the Heart (This program runs in conjunction with community festivals and other events)
Weekend Artisan Market every Weekend and Holiday throughout the Summer
May 18 – October 7, 2007
Saturday, May 26 DesiFest – South Asian festival
Saturday, June 9 NXNE indie marketplace
Saturday June 30 Mexico: Cultural & Gastronomic Festival
Sunday July 1 Multicultural Canada Day Festival
Saturday July 14 & Sunday July 15 Bangladesh Festival
Friday, July 27 & Saturday, July 28 Just For Laughs comedy festival
Saturday, August 4 & Sunday, August 5 Turkish Bazaar
Saturday, August 11 & Sunday, August 12 Toronto African Dance Festival
Saturday, August 18 & Sunday, August 19 Panorama India
Friday, August 24 – Sunday, August 26 Toronto Fashion & Design Festival
Admission to all these events at YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE is FREE! More information can be found at http://www.ydsquare.ca All programming is subject to change.

YONGE-DUNDAS SQUARE is a unique focal point of the downtown Toronto community. The Square is designated for use as a public open space and as an event venue that can accommodate events of all sizes. You’ll discover a wide range of activities on the Square: community celebrations, theatrical events, concerts, receptions, promotions – events that appeal to residents and tourists alike and provide a showcase for local businesses. YDS Board of Management is a Board of the City of Toronto and would like to acknowledge the financial support of the City.