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This Weekend In Toronto (May 17-19)

Kevin Yu

My parents are from Hong Kong. With very little money but many hopes and dreams, they decided to leave their home...

My parents are from Hong Kong. With very little money but many hopes and dreams, they decided to leave their home...

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Things To Do In Toronto

Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out these events!

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Curious Minds // The Toronto Sound: The Music of Yonge St. and Yorkville

Friday, May 17 // 10:00 a.m.
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, 506 Bloor Street W.

In the 1960s, Toronto developed one of the world’s most vibrant music scenes, with folk, blues and rock performers who went on to international acclaim. In this whirlwind tour of the musical culture that flourished on Yonge Street and in Yorkville through the end of the decade, Curious Minds favourite Dr. Mike Daley (The Beatles and their World; Leonard Cohen: Words and Music) will bring these legendary artists—and they world they inhabited—to thrilling new life.

Using archival video, photos and recorded music, he’ll immerse us in the sights and sounds of the historic venues where they performed and showcase the extraordinary talents of musicians like The Band, Ronnie Hawkins, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Neil Young. He’ll celebrate the world-renowned icons who got their start here in our city and the local stars whose musical talents left an enduring legacy.

This course is led by Dr. Mike Daley, a music historian and professional musician who has taught at Guelph, McMaster, Waterloo and York Universities.

Sponsored by Hollywood Suite

Fridays, May 17 - June 21

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Six-week course: $63 (Members: $54, $42, Free)

Single class: $21 (Members: $17, $14, Free)

See all Curious Minds courses for Spring/Summer 2019:

Click here for more information.

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery Spring Art & Craft Show

Saturday, May 18 // 11:00 a.m.
Historic Distillery District, 55 Mill Street

Artfest Toronto at the Distillery takes place on two holiday long weekends in the summer. The show focuses on fine art and craft with a splash of gourmet food. A curated selection of 80 artists from across Ontario, Quebec and beyond will be exhibiting their art and craft throughout the Historic Distillery District. You will discover paintings, photography, sculpture, pottery, glass art, jewellery, designer clothing and more.

Live music will infuse the atmosphere for a pleasant tone for the event. Children can drop into the Artfest Kids pavilion for a free art workshop.

The Distillery District is a restored industrial property with delightful boutiques tucked away in every nook. The 13 acre site has forty heritage buildings and is the largest collection of Victorian-era industrial architecture in North America. The district was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1988.

Cobblestone lanes will lead you on an adventure among ten streets and the central Trinity Square. You will discover a wide variety of authentic cuisine in award winning restaurants, interactive art installations, sculpture, cafes and patios. Make sure you to indulge in the new Spirit of York Distillery Co. for a tour and sampling.

Your visit to the show will be a rich experience full of wonder. This is a great event for the whole family to enjoy and celebrate the last weekend of the summer.

Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. FREE admission

Click here for more information.


Sunday, May 19 // 9:00 p.m.
The Corner, 163 John Street



'The Danger Room' is marathon style show with a variety of professional and amateur comedians testing their most dangerous and explicit material. Audience members are encouraged to boo and heckle comedians during this intimate and interactive night of comedy.



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