21C - TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY MUSIC FESTIVAL
May 20th - 24th
The Royal Conservatory of Music
WELCOME TO 21C 2015! We are thrilled to welcome Kaija Saariaho, one of the world’s great composers, alongside nights with Stewart Copeland (The Police), the Gryphon Trio, DJ Skratch Bastid, and other fresh, dazzling new voices. In partnership with Soundstreams, we celebrate Saariaho’s extraordinary compositions in three different concerts at this year’s festival. Enjoy
FESTIVAL PASSES & SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL TICKETS START AT ONLY $21!
21C MUSIC FESTIVAL ALL ACCESS PASSES: $136
Valid for best available seats, at all 21C Music Festival concerts, in all venues.
CONCERT + HOTEL PACKAGES AVAILABLE
SPIRIT OF YORKVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Friday May 22nd AT 7 P.M. and Saturday May 23rd FROM 1-4 P.M.
Pilot Tavern at 22 Cumberland Street
On Friday May 22nd and Saturday May 23rd musicians, artists and public figures from Toronto’s Village years, will strum to the beat of the first annual Spirit of Yorkville Music Festival – bringing together renowned musicians from the 60`s and 70`s to revel and reminisce in the `good old days`.
The festival will consist of two evening concerts: Friday Night Rocks starts at 7 PM with an All-Star house band and hit list performers. Our Saturday afternoon Folk Fest from 1 – 4 PM; presents a large line-up of Folk and Blues Roots musicians including the fabulous Ken Whitely and his band. Saturday Night Rolls with a multi-talented line-up featuring musicians flying in from both the east and west coasts of Canada including; Luke and the Apostles, Johnnie Lovesin, Cathy Young, George Olliver, Greg Godovitz and many more.
Tickets start at $15 and are now on sale at spiritofyorkville.com
For more information or to schedule an interview with David DePoe, Chair of the Yorkville Village Alumni Association, please contact David at 416-515-7354, his cell at 416-839-7145 or e-mail him at email@example.com
ANTHONY PASSERO SALON - ULA ZUKOWSKA EVENT
Monday, May 25th from 6 pm - 8 pm
The Anthony Passero Salon - 114 Cumberland St. 2nd Floor
HEMINGWAY`S 35TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT
May 27th - All Day and Night
Hemingway’s - 142 Cumberland Street
Wednesday May 27, Giveaways all day and night! For 35 years, owner and proud Kiwi, Martin McSkimming has brought the adventurous soul of New Zealand North to Toronto. Together with their GM, Gary Tanguay, and Chef Gus Antoine, Hemingway’s rolls out 2 menus a year featuring world-renowned New Zealand lamb and several wonderful Kiwi wines. Hemingway’s (142 Cumberland St) toasts its 35th anniversary with delicious appetizers and giveaways all day and night.
CRAFT ONTARIO SHOP FASHION EVEN - COStyle
May 7 to 28, 2015
118 Cumberland Street
Craft Ontario Shop announces its first ever fashion event COStyle, in store from May 7 to 28, 2015, featuring contemporary wearable craft including a selection of pieces from designer Anu Raina’s t.o2 apparel collection.
A longstanding Yorkville institution, Craft Ontario Shop is known in Toronto as one of the premier destinations for purchasing one-of-a-kind, handmade objects. COStyle marks the first fashion-focused feature in the shop offering a diverse collection of seasonal apparel, jewellery, millinery and leather accessories.
We are particularly delighted to be offering a selection of amazing pieces from designer Anu Raina`s t.o2 collection. A graduate of the Textiles program at Sheridan College, Anu has quickly made her mark on the Canadian fashion scene. Her t.o2 collection is an expression of her experience of falling in love with Toronto and is characterized by stylized and abstracted city grids, scenery and iconography. “The rich memories of my first fall and exploration of the city’s colours and textures with my young son have always been a great source of inspiration for me.”
Anu will be joining us for a special in-store appearance on Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 from 1-4pm.
LEONARDO GALLERIES - SILENT ART AUCTION - CANADIANS FOR CHILDREN AT HEALTH RISK
Friday, May 29, 2015 6 - 8:30 p.m.
112 Scollard Street
CAN YOU DO LUNCH?
Thursday, June 4th, 2015
The Four Seasons Hotel -
Worldwide, AIDS remains the leading cause of death for women aged 18-49.
On June 4, 2015, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) will host the third annual Can YOU Do Lunch? fundraising luncheon in Toronto at the Four Seasons Hotel Toronto. This event is aimed at uniting Canadian women – mothers, daughters, sisters, colleagues and friends – in the global AIDS response.
Bloor-Yorkville BIA is a Community Partner of this event held in Yorkville, as many of members have donated Silent Auction prizes to help CANFAR reach their fundraising goal of $55,000 - $60,000 from this event.
About CANFAR: CANFAR was founded in 1987, and raises awareness to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV and AIDS. CANFAR is the only organization in Canada that operates for the sole purpose of privately funding HIV and AIDS research, and finances AIDS researchers throughout Canada.
Can YOU Do Lunch? offers Canadian women at all levels, from Bloor Street to Bay Street, a 90-minute break from their hectic schedules for some pampering, networking, a gourmet lunch, and the opportunity to indulge in an exclusive shopping experience! To top it all off, the proceeds from Can YOU Do Lunch? fund vital Canadian HIV and AIDS research – research that could potentially lead to a cure.
Co-Chairs, Valerie Pringle, CANFAR’s National Spokesperson, and Jennifer Tory, RBC Group Head, Personal and Professional Banking. They will be joined by women representing media, business, government, the diplomatic corps, corporate, and legal professions as well as our incredible speakers for this year, Ashley and Kari Murphy. Their incredible journey began with a phone call when a Children’s Aid worker told Kari about a baby with AIDS who needed palliative care. That baby was Ashely. You will not want to miss their story of hope and the power of positivity.
Tickets: $100 Table: $1,200
SUMMER MUSIC IN THE PARK
Fridays 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and Saturdays and Statutory Holidays between 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, from June 5 – September 12 (weather permitting).
Village of Yorkville Park
As a Designated Tourist District, Bloor-Yorkville is excited to host residents and visitors for another season of the Summer Music In The Park music series taking place throughout the summer in the Village of Yorkville Park, located at Bellair St. and Cumberland St. Stroll through the neighbourhood, have a seat and tap your feet to the smooth summer sounds ranging from piano virtuoso Attila Fias and his trio, Celtic/American with David Leask, jazz with Raz Hilland Trio, Latin with Farrucas Duo, to blues / R&B with Irene Torres & The Sugar Devils.
The Summer Music in the Park concert series takes place Fridays 11:30 am – 2:30 pm and Saturdays and Statutory Holidays between 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm, from June 5 – September 12 (weather permitting).
FRIDAYS : 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM PERFORMANCES
June 5th – FARRUCAS DUO
June 12th – ATTILA FIAS TRIO
June 19th – THE LOCOS
June 26th – DAVID LEASK
July 3rd – JOHNSON CHUNG TRIO
July 10th – KENNY V DUO
July 17th – CHRISTOPHER PLATT TRIO
July 24th – LESTER MCLEAN TRIO
July 31st – IRENE TORRES & THE SUGAR DEVILS
August 7th – BUSTY AND THE BASS QUINTET
August 14th – RAZ HILLAND TRIO
August 21st - GLADSTONE AVENUE DUO
August 28th – BRENDAN CASSIDY TRIO
September 4th – CHRIS ROBINSON TRIO
September 11th – ANDY EARLE DUO
SATURDAYS & STATUTORY HOLIDAYS: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM PERFORMANCES
June 6th – SEAN DOWHANIUK TRIO
June 13th – CHRISTOPHER PLATT TRIO
June 20st –ATTILA FIAS DUO
June 27th – BRENDAN CASSIDY TRIO
July 1st – CASCABEL DUO
July 4th – THE LOCOS
July 11th – KENNY V DUO
July 18th – DAVID LEASK
July 25th – JOHNSON CHUNG TRIO
August 1st – CASCABEL DUO
August 3rd – SEAN DOWHANIUK TRIO
August 8th – BUSTY AND THE BASS QUINTET
August 15th – DAVID LEASK
August 22rd – IRENE TORRES & THE SUGAR DEVILS
August 29th – FARRUCAS DUO
September 5th – AKIM TRIO
September 7th – DONALD GUINN TRIO
September 12th (12:30-3:30) RAZ HILLAND QUARTET
Rick Kaczmarek, Director of Marketing, Bloor-Yorkville BIA
416-928-3553 ext. 24
THE HEALTHY LIVING EXCHANGE
Saturday, June 6th 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Soul 7 - 17 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 1000
Healthier Children, A Better World
Soul 7 and our Healthy Living Partners stand in solidarity with Sick Kids’ vision of “Healthier Children, A Better World.”
In support of that vision, we are hosting The Healthy Living Exchange on Saturday June 6, 2015 from 10:00am - 6:00pm at 17 Yorkville Avenue, Suite 100.
Products and services focusing on healthy living, complementary therapies,
optimal nutrition, healthy aging, and functional fitness will be showcased.
Admission is FREE with any donation to the Sick Kids Hospital.
CHIARANDINI: YORKVILLE HIPPIES
June 13 TO June 20, 2015
Gallery Gevik, 12 Hazelton Avenue
Internationally renowned Canadian artist, Albert Chiarandini, had his studio near Yorkville. He made the hippies one of the central themes of some of his most iconic works. Chiarandini befriended the young men and women, looking beyond the colourful surface and searching deep into their personalities and their philosophy.
Chiarandini’s hippie paintings are now in the permanent collections of the Georgina Arts Centre & Gallery, the Joseph D. Carrier Art Gallery, the Market Gallery, and the University of Ottawa, as well as in private hands. They will be brought together for the first time for an exhibition at Gallery Gevik, to pay tribute to this underground culture from Toronto’s past. There will also be artifacts of the period: never-before published photographs of Yorkville in the 1960’s, and colourful clothing and jewellery on loan from their erstwhile owners. The exhibition will capture the energy and vibrancy of the hippie movement which, during the 1960s, converted thousands of young people to the cult of peace, love, freedom, and happiness.
The show also offers the “Toronto Sound”, music from Yorkville bands of the 60’s.
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!