10TH ANNUAL BLOOR-YORKVILLE ICEFEST
Saturday, Feb. 21 & Sunday, Feb. 22/2015
The Village of Yorkville Park
Celebrate winter in the heart of the city at Bloor-Yorkville`s 10th Annual IceFest. Taking place on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 22, 2015, from 12 noon to 5 pm, Toronto’s premier cultural district will celebrate this landmark year by transforming into a showcase of incredible ice sculptures and live ice carving demonstrations for the entire family to enjoy. This year, Bloor-Yorkville will be bringing the past back to life in ice with a “Frozen in Time” archeological and prehistoric-inspired showcase of striking ice carvings.
Bloor-Yorkville invites Toronto to watch professional ice carvers face off in the 15th Annual Sassafraz Ice Carving Competition in the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland St. & Bellair Street) and to stroll through the neighbourhood, where they will see many creative and awe inspiring ice sculptures.
IceFest provides an exciting schedule of activities for all ages including; spectacular Ice Sculptures created, on site, throughout the neighbourhood, extravagant display sculptures to be setup outside participating businesses, a magnificent “Frozen in Time” focal point ice sculpture in the Village of Yorkville Park, ‘Maple Syrup Taffy Station’, ‘Ice Kiddie Cubes’ and a ‘Shop with Heart’ fundraising event at participating retailers.
Open to the public, Bloor-Yorkville will be fundraising with participating partners and sponsors in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation as February is Heart Month.
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DOUGLAS COUPLAND - ROM EXHIBIT
January 31 - April 26,2015
The Royal Ontario Museum
Douglas Coupland is one of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists, writers and thinkers. Through diverse media ranging from Lego to found materials, painting to installation, he explores issues which affect us all: the 21st-century condition, Canadian cultural identity, the power of language and the pervasive presence of technology in modern life. With incisiveness and humour, Coupland’s work will inspire you to question contemporary issues and suggest new ways of seeing your world.
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.
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
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!