HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL
April 24 - May 4, 2014
Various theatres throughout the Bloor-Yorkville area and downtown core
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 21st annual edition from April 24 – May 4, 2014.
An outstanding selection of 197 documentaries from Canada and around the world will be presented to Toronto audiences and international delegates. From the Annex to Yorkville, U of T campus to Little Italy, screenings will be held at theatres around the city including the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Isabel Bader Theatre and the ROM Theatre.
This year as a Festival Partner the Bloor-Yorkville BIA will have a Pre-Show Slide at Special Presentations, Canadian Spectrum and International Spectrum during the Festival and it will also be shown at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema for a four week time period, post Festival May 16-June 13 (approx. 90 screenings). The BIA will also be a ‘Screening Sponsor’ on two screenings of “Mugshot”, which is a Canadian documentary of how mug shots originally intended to keep track of criminals, have been repurposed as art and historical evidence. The screening takes place at the Isabel Bader Theater on April 28th, at 7 pm, and April 29th at 4 pm.
The 2014 Hot Docs Opening Night Party will be held on Thursday, April 24th at the Royal Ontario Museum and the Official Hotel Partner and host hotel is the Park Hyatt Toronto Yorkville. Hot Docs Restaurant Partners in Bloor-Yorkville are: Ciao Wine Bar, MoRoCo Chocolat, Pangaea and Sassafaz.
The Hot Docs documentary Box Office, located at 2 Bloor Street West, Cumberland Terrace – Lower Level is open for ticket, package, and pass sales and ticket redemption. Tickets can be purchased in person, online at www.hotdocs.ca, or by phone at 416-637-5150. Single tickets to screenings are $14.60 each, and $19.25 each to special events. Late night screenings (after 11 p.m.) are $6.20 each or $12.40 for an All-You-Can-Eat Late-Night Pass (one ticket to each of the nine screenings). A Festival 10-Pack is $125, a Festival 20-Pack is $215, and a Bloor Cinema All Access Pass is $130. Hot Docs offers free same day tickets for all screenings before 5 p.m. to seniors (60+) and students with valid photo I.D. at the venue box offices (subject to availability).
The documentary Box Office Hours:
Monday to Friday: 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday to Sunday: 11 am - 5 pm
April 25 to May 5: 11 am - 9 pm
PRIDE OF BLOOR-YORKVILLE CONCERT – WORLDPRIDE 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014 7:30 - 10:30pm
Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland Street and Bellair Street)
Bloor-Yorkville to celebrate WorldPride 2014 Toronto with Mia Martina live in concert at “Pride of Bloor-Yorkville” event!
The Bloor-Yorkville BIA will celebrate the WorldPride 2014 Toronto on Saturday, June 21, 2014 with “Pride of Bloor-Yorkville”- a WorldPride 2014 Toronto Affiliate Concert Event. The open-air concert will be hosted by Global Toronto`s Antony Robart and will feature headliner Mia Martina performing in support of Fife House, the innovative provider of secure, affordable housing and services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Toronto Area.
With hits including the 2014 Juno-nominated “Heartbreaker”, “Danse” feat. Dev, SOCAN award winning "Burning", double platinum selling “Stereo Love” and gold status “Latin Moon”, the internationally acclaimed Canadian Dance Music artist will be making her marquee Toronto performance appearance this year at “Pride of Bloor-Yorkville”.
Mia will be joined at the Village of Yorkville Park stage by special guests “female delusionist extra-ordinaire” Miss Conception, and Toronto-based Australian DJ, producer and remixer Division 4.
“Pride of Bloor-Yorkville” presented by Bloor-Yorkville BIA
- Mia Martina, Internationally-acclaimed Canadian Dance Music Artist
- Miss Conception - “Female delusionist extra-ordinaire”
- Division 4, Toronto-based Australian DJ, producer and remixer
*Cumberland Street will be closed to vehicles from Avenue Road to Bellair Street for pedestrian traffic
Follow @BloorYorkville on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #YorkvillePride
Rick Kaczmarek, Director of Marketing
A TASTE FOR LIFE
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Participating Bloor-Yorkville restaurants (see below)
On Wednesday, April 23, 2014, Torontonians will be invited once again to take part in A Taste for Life by dining out at a `Taste` restaurant. Participating dining establishments will donate a percentage of their gross proceeds from the evening to support Fife House and people and families living with HIV/AIDS.
Participating Bloor-Yorkville restaurants:
The Indian Hut - 636 Church Street - 416-934-0235
Il Posto - 148 Yorkville Avenue - 416-968-0469
Wish - 3 Charles Street East - 416-935-0240
Sassafraz - 100 Cumberland Street - 416-964-2222
La Mexicana - 838 Yonge Street - 416-934-0712
Please call for reservations.
HAZELTON LANES ARTS FESTIVAL
Thursday, May 8 to Sunday, May 18
87 Avenue Road
CAN YOU DO LUNCH?
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 - 1:30 pm
Four Seasons Hotel - 60 Yorkville Avenue
In 2013, CANFAR launched Can YOU Do Lunch?, a spring fundraiser uniting Canadian women -- mothers, daughters, aunts, sisters, and friends -- in the global AIDS response.
Can YOU Do Lunch? offers Canadian executives from Bloor Street to Bay Street, a 90-minute break from their hectic schedules for some pampering, a touch of networking, and the opportunity to indulge in one of the greatest pleasures ever – shopping! To top it all off, the proceeds from Can YOU Do Lunch? will help fund vital Canadian HIV and AIDS research.
The Bloor-Yorkville BIA is a Community Partner for this year’s event, which will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at the Four Seasons Toronto. It will be hosted by broadcaster Valerie Pringle, who will be joined by our guest speaker Zita Cobb and influential women representing media, business, government, and legal professions.
Individual ticket $100, Corporate Table $1,200
Spring and summer accessories and fashion must-haves in our silent auction!
For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact Debbie Osske at dosske@CANFAR.com or call 1-800-563-CURE.
5TH ANNUAL YORKVILLE EXOTIC CAR SHOW
Father's Day, June 15th, 2014 from 12 noon to 5 pm
Bloor Street - Bay to Avenue Road
The Bloor-Yorkville area, Toronto’s destination neighbourhood for high-end boutiques, restaurants and hotels welcomes everyone to the 5th Annual Yorkville Exotic Car Show on Father’s Day, June 15, 2014 from 12 noon to 5 pm. This spectacular red-carpet event will take place on the “Mink Mile” section of Bloor Street, one of the most luxurious shopping streets in North America.
Bloor Street will be closed to traffic between Bay Street and Avenue Road so visitors can walk the red carpet and enjoy close up views of the cars we all dream about. Our 5th anniversary event will debut the Super Car Corral plus a Mustang Corral to celebrate the 50th anniversary of that iconic brand. A dozen Car Corrals in all will showcase the evolution of some of the world’s greatest sports cars and classics.
Admission is free so bring the whole family and join us in supporting Prostate Cancer Canada on Father’s Day and see over 120 examples of classic and exotic cars including Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche and more. This is a highly anticipated annual event in the Bloor-Yorkville community!
Rick Kaczmarek, Director of Marketing
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!
VIP EVENT AT DONNA DOLPHY
May 8th, 2014 - 5 to 8 pm
88 Scollard Street, 2nd Floor
FILMS FOR FREE AT BAY STREET VIDEO
Bay Street Video - 1172 Bay Street
Films for Free @ BSV is Bay Street Video’s way of giving back to the community, and encouraging the exploration of film.
Every couple of months a new theme is highlighted and films within that theme are made available to all who are interested in borrowing them, ABSOLUTELY FREE!
The current theme for Films for Free @ BSV is “TIFF: The Essential 100” - One hundred of the most essential films of all-time as chosen by the experts at TIFF; and they’re all available to borrow on DVD & Blu-ray, absolutely free.