12 TREES OF CHRISTMAS
November 12 - December 14/2014
Gardiner Museum, 111 Queen’s Park
For the past 26 years, the Gardiner Museum`s annual 12 Trees exhibition has dazzled adults and children alike with fabulous Christmas trees created by Toronto`s top designers. This year, the one-of-a-kind trees are inspired by the neighbourhoods of Toronto, from Chinatown to Leslieville, with designs by CBC`s Steven and Chris, Hilary Farr of TV`s Love It or List It, Kimberley Newport of Pink Tartan, Holt Renfrew, Teatro Verde, and more. Don`t miss this annual Yorkville tradition at Canada`s national ceramics museum!
MORE ABOUT 12 TREES
Each tree has been generously sponsored by individuals and companies around the Greater Toronto Area, and will be on view from November 12 to December 14, 2014, after which they will be sent to various charities in the community where the spirit of giving is spread throughout the city. The trees are also the focus of the 12 Trees G Party, the Museum`s annual fundraising gala, on Thursday November 27, an evening of music, food, wine and ceramic art.
A BLACK TIE CHRISTMAS
Designer: Pink Tartan, Kimberley Newport-Mimran
Neighbourhood: Bloor-Yorkville (The Mink Mile)
Wrapped in glamour, the Pink Tartan "Mink Mile" Christmas tree will speak to the aesthetic of Kimberley Newport-Mimran`s Toronto-based fashion brand. Keeping to a chic and classic palette of black and white, the tree will be adorned with all things luxurious. Fashioned in black feathers and draped with ribbon, string pearls and statement jewels, the Mink Mile tree will celebrate the city`s most well-noted luxury retail stretch and represent every fashion lover`s quintessential wish list, surrounded by luxurious ceramics from the fashionable ages of yore at the Gardiner Museum.
This tree sponsored by American Express (a 12 Trees Exhibition Partner)
THE FOUR SEASONS
Designer: Teatro Verd, Shawn Gibson &
With each season, Yorkville takes on the mood and fashion of the seasons. Our tree explores these familiar transitions. Start at the bottom of the tree with the bronzy brown story of Autumn, move into a silvery icy winter, a rosy spring, and a golden summer - a tree of balance and beauty. Like Vivaldi`s famous Four Seasons concertos, we celebrate nature, and so too do many of the ceramics in the Gardiner`s collections.
This tree sponsored by the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto
SANTA SPEEDO RUN
1:30 pm - Saturday, December 13/2014
Hemmingway`s Restaurant - 142 Cumberland Street
The 9th edition of the Toronto`s Santa Speedo Run will once again depart from Hemingway`s Restaurant - 142 Cumberland St. at 1:30 pm with a breezy fun run through Yorkville. Clad in nothing but running shoes and Speedo bathing suits, entrants will be raising money for the Toys and Games Fund at the Toronto Hospital for Sick Children.
Cash & cheque donations are welcome.
FINE ART JAMS - IN THE HEART OF YORKVILLE
First Monday of each month (second Monday after holidays)
The Heliconian Club - 35 Hazelton Avenue
Creative Inspiration and Knowledge - an interactive series including art demonstrations, workshops, critiques and talks by professionals
THE ROYAL CONSERVATORY PRESENTS: KOERNER HALL 2014/2015 CONCERT SEASON
Various dates and times
Koerner Hall, TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning, 273 Bloor Street West
Tickets on sale now for Koerner Hall`s 2014/2015 Concert Season, including pop, dance and world music concerts, as well as more jazz, the 21C Music Festival lineup, and specially curated new series. Please visit the website below for more information and complete concert programs.
HEALTH STARTS HERE WEDNESDAYS
Wednesday Evenings between 4 - 7 pm
Whole Foods Market - 87 Avenue Road
Looking for delicious inspiration to kick-start a healthy new year? Stop by the store each Wednesday evening between 4-7pm to taste a Health Starts Here inspired recipe. If you like what you taste, grab a printed copy of the recipe, shop for the ingredients and give it a try at home!
THE BOOK LOVER`S BALL - 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Toronto Reference Library - 789 Yonge Street
Toronto Public Library Foundation and TD Bank Group invite you to attend the first ever gala at the newly revitalized Toronto Reference Library. Dine in the stacks, connect with fellow book lovers and celebrity authors, and discover new spaces in an after-hours exploration of Canada’s only public reference library.
Funds raised at the 10th anniversary of The Book Lover’s Ball will go to Toronto Public Library Foundation to help Toronto’s Library grow a city of readers, develop a city of learners and connect a city of creators.
YORKVILLE GALLERY WALK
Join Marg King and group leaders in touring local Art Galleries in Yorkville. Meet exhibiting artists, hear gallery curators commentary and meet other Art Walk visitors.
The walk is always on the first Thursday of every month (except January), Gather at 6:00 p.m, at Hazelton Lanes, lower level. (The Rotunda). The walk starts at 6:30 p.m. sharp and ends at approximately 8:00 p.m. See website for complete details. Cost: Free!