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Having fun isn’t hard, when you’ve got a library card

The library isn’t just a place to borrow books; there are also activities and events at your nearest TPL location.

 

The Northern District location of the Toronto Public Library is only a 12-minute walk from our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House communities, and provides weekly activities, events, and programs for babies, kids, teens, adults, and seniors.

 

Every month they hold workshops for adults on skills like budgeting and money management or how to use programs like Microsoft Excel and Adobe Photoshop. On Thursday afternoons from 2pm to 3pm they feature entertainment like musical performances, and author visits.

 

For kids, they have Shakespeare club, After School club, P.A. Day movie screenings and more. Your local library has activities for the whole family to enjoy.

 

TPL has also recently launched an online movie streaming service called Kanopy—all you need is your library card.

 

Check out the Toronto Public Library website for more details:

https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/

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Keeping your dates local

Here’s our list of the best places in the 305 Roehampton and Hampton House neighbourhood to take your date.

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Board Games

Snakes and Lattes makes coffee or drinks a little more exciting. The board game café has a library of games to play with your date and is only a seven-minute walk away.

 

Escape Room

Only a 15-minute drive away, Casa Loma has three different escape games to choose from. Go on an adventure and work together with your date to escape from Casa Loma.

 

Dinner

Our neighbourhood is full of romantic restaurants. Walk out to Yonge St. or Eglinton Ave. to find some of our favourites including Cibo, Grazie, La Carnita and Prohibition.

 

Desert

Walk eight minutes to get to Sweet Jesus and treat your date to something delicious and Instagram worthy. Don’t forget to tag us @KGBetterLiving!

 

Laughter is the Best Medicine

It’s that time of year. January is stretching on and it’s easy to curl up with Netflix and a bottle of wine.

But why hide indoors when there are so many fun things to do in our neighbourhood?

Beat the winter blues by laughing out loud to hilarious stand-up performances at Absolute Comedy. Located on Yonge St, just north of Roehampton, Absolute Comedy is just down the street from our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House communities. Tickets range in price from $8 to $20 depending on whether you’re seeing amateurs, pros, or a mix. Each week has a different host and a different headliner to keep you coming back for new jokes and more laughs. Your night of fun-filled entertainment is just an eleven-minute walk away.

 

For more information, check out Absolute Comedy’s website here:

https://www.absolutecomedy.ca/toronto

Midtown Mystery

At Mysteriously Yours you can eat, laugh, and collect clues to solve the hilarious murder mystery that unfolds before you. Mimico Vice, a brand new story set in 1987 is now playing on Friday and Saturday nights in your neighbourhood.

 

 

Located on Yonge St just a few blocks south of Eglinton, Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre is walking distance from our Roehampton community. Enjoy a three course meal beforehand or just come for the show. Solve the mystery by keeping track of the clues and the cast of characters that mix and mingle with the audience. A detective leads the investigation but you can jump right in and do the questioning yourself or just sit back and watch the show.

Check out their website for details:

MysteriouslyYours.ca

Ice, ice, baby! Skating in your area

Unplug, unwind and head outside! Grab your skates, your friends and family, and head to your neighbourhood skating rink.

Uptown

Mel Lastman Square

On Yonge Street, a few blocks north of Sheppard Avenue, Mel Lastman Square holds an outdoor rink that’s open daily for public leisure skating.

Coffee shops nearby, including Starbucks and Second Cup, offer a place to cozy up indoors for some hot chocolate after your time on the ice.

Check the Mel Lastman Square outdoor rink schedule here:

https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/956/index.html

 

Midtown

Eglinton Park

One of the best tobogganing spots in the city can be found at Eglinton Park, situated on Eglinton Avenue West, just east of Avenue Rd.

The park’s outdoor rink is open for leisure skate six days a week and also holds drop-in shinny games for children, youth, and adults.

Check the North Toronto Memorial Community Centre outdoor rink schedule here:

https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/complex/189/index.html

 

 

For a full list of Toronto city rinks check here:

https://www.toronto.ca/data/parks/prd/facilities/outdoor-rinks/index.html

Snakes and Lattes Midtown has arrived!

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Set aside your piece of technology and hop on over to the new location of Snakes and Lattes where patrons will be treated to a huge selection of good old fashion board games to peruse and play!

The popular and expanding chain of cafes boasts an incredible library of board games, from classics such as Monopoly and Scrabble to the strategic favourites Settlers of Catan and Dominion, providing an impressive library of games for everyone to enjoy.

This new two-storey Yonge and Eglinton location houses over 200 seats, two bars, a take-out window and a retail section.

For more information and to view the list of games available at this new midtown location, please visit https://www.snakesandlattes.com/location/midtown/

Snakes and Lattes

45 Eglinton Avenue East

Toronto, ON M4P 1G6

 

 

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Cozy up to your favourite book this November

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The fall and winter seasons are a great excuse to stay indoors, cuddle on the couch and immerse yourself in literature!

The Toronto Public Library, with a variety of locations in Toronto, offers a plethora of new and old books to peruse and explore! And with a location at the corner of Yonge and Eglinton, its a must see visit for any book lover.

Here are some of the library locations to check out. Don’t forget your library card!

Northern District Branch – 40 Orchard View Boulevard

Mount Pleasant – 599 Mount Pleasant Road

Forest Hill – 700 Eglinton Avenue West

Lawrence Park – 3083 Yonge Street

 

 

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Black Friday comes to Yonge and Eglinton!

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Black Friday is just around the corner and the Yonge and Eglinton centre will be featuring a variety of sales and specials to pack in this popular shopping event!

Head on over to the Yonge and Eglinton centre to browse the various stores offering discounted deals on some of your favorite items! Sales will be ending soon so don’t miss your chance to score some amazing deals!

Yonge Eglinton Centre

2300 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4P 1E4

https://www.yongeeglintoncentre.com/sales/

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Brunch Highlight: Uncle Betty’s Diner

Uncle Betty’s Diner, a staple eatery at the heart of Yonge and Eglinton, has been serving up delicious premium diner fare since 2011. Owned by husband and wife duo Robert Lewocz and Samara Melanson, this fun casual eatery offers an assortment of non-traditional breakfast and brunch options, so popular that Host John Catucci featured the diner’s egg’s benny infused doughnut concoction on Food Network’s You Gotta Eat Here.

In addition to the mouthwatering and daring brunch options, there is also plenty of desserts that will satiate your sweet tooth needs, including homemade chocolate twinkies, an assortment of 16 ice cream flavors and the Diner’s famous donut ice-cream sandwich, which was voted best by the Toronto Post.

Interested to watch how John Catucci handles Uncle Betty’s signature eggs benny? Watch this episode of You Gotta Eat Here below!

http://www.foodnetwork.ca/shows/you-gotta-eat-here/video/episode/uncle-bettys-diner-the-armview-diner-pagliaccis/video.html?v=64705603799

Uncle Betty’s Diner

2590 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4P 2J3

http://unclebettys.com/

 

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Uptown Yonge Presents: The Annual Tree Lighting ceremony!

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On Friday November 24th, join the Uptown Yonge community for their 7th annual tree lighting ceremony! Spectators will enjoy an evening of sparkling lights, hot chocolate, and holiday tunes, all in the cozy backdrop of St Clements Yonge Parkette.

Date: Friday November 24th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Where: St Clements – Yonge Parkette, 14. St Clements Avenue

https://www.facebook.com/events/145659202852944/

 

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