A TASTE FOR LIFE - HOPE MADE DELICIOUS
April 22nd, 2015
Various Bloor-Yorkville Restaurants
Make a difference in the lives of men, women and families living with HIV just by dining out!
On April 22nd, 65 restaurants across the city will donate a 25% of sales to help Fife House provide residential programs and housing services for men, women and families living with HIV/AIDS in Toronto. The five Yorkville area restaurants joining in “A Taste for Life” are:
• A LA CARTE AT THE GARDINER (Lunch), 111 Queen’s Park, 416-586-8096
• FOCACCIA, 17 Hayden Street, 416-323-0179
• SASSAFRAZ, 100 Cumberland Street, 416-964-2222
• TONI BULLONI, 156 Cumberland Street, 416-967-7676
• WISH RESTAURANT, 3 Charles Street East, 416-935-0240
Participate by making a reservation at a “Taste” restaurant. Make sure to mention that you are coming for “A Taste for Life.” Invite your friends, family and co-workers to join you to support this worthwhile cause. Plus, everyone who dines out will have a chance to win great prizes!
Last year, “A Taste for Life” raised over $105,000 and attracted more than 3,500 at 60 restaurants across Toronto. Help make 2015 their best year yet! For a full listing of participating restaurants, visit www.fifehouse.org
Fife House is an innovative, client-focused provider of secure and supportive affordable housing and services to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Toronto Area. Recognized as a North American leader in its delivery of services, Fife House is focused on enhancing quality of life, building on individual strengths and promoting independence – recognizing that access to secure and affordable housing is a key determinant for the health and well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS.
In 2014/2015 Fife House served 600 residents and clients. They provided support services to more than 200 residents/clients through our Supportive and Transitional Housing Programs and to an additional 360 clients, including families, through their Homeless Outreach Program.
HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL - 2015
April 23 - May 3, 2015
Various theatres throughout the Bloor-Yorkville area and downtown core
Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, will present its 22nd annual edition from April 23 – May 3, 2015.
An outstanding selection of 210 documentaries from 44 countries will be featured at this year’s Hot Docs.
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, we will have a Bloor-Yorkville Pre-Show Slide shown at all film screenings at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, ROM, Isabel Bader Theatre & Hart House Theatre.
The 2015 Hot Docs Opening Night Party will be held on Thursday, April 23rd 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.
PERSONAL BEST PHYSIOTHERAPY - OPEN HOUSE
Wednesday, April 22, 5:00 pm. - 6:30 p.m.
Personal Best Physiotherapy - 1240 Bay St. Suite 206
Join Us For Personal Best Physiotherapy Open House,
Pilates and Massage Therapy
"Feel Good and Stay Active"
Our Feeling Good Menu:
1) Our exceptional certified instructor Kamal will guide you through memorable Pilates session demo that`s just right for you!
2) Enjoy a complimentary 5 minute Chair Massage with RMT Jesse and get that muscle tension reduced!
3) Taste the yummy vegan treats free as our guest. A taste you`ll never forget...
Bring a friend! We`ll be happy to share how we could help improve your wellness, so you could start Feeling Good and Staying Active.
SPIRIT OF YORKVILLE
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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!