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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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Holiday Movie Screenings have arrived!

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The holiday season is upon us and several Toronto cinemas will be screening some seasonal film favourites across the city for those looking to relish in some holiday winter classics!  From an adventurous boy who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole in The Polar Express to the charming interconnecting stories in Love Actually, there will be no shortage of holiday films to choose from!

Here is a look at what is playing at Cineplex Yonge and Eglinton.

The Polar Express – Saturday December 9th

Ballshoi Ballet: The Nutcracker – Sunday December 10th

Love Actually – Monday December 11th

For a full list of screenings available in the Toronto area, please go to http://www.toronto.com/things-to-do/holiday-movie-screenings-in-toronto/

 

 

 

 

 

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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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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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Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day Ceremonies

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On November 11th, Canadians will gather to honor and remember the Canadian men and women who served and sacrificed for this country. Here are some of the ceremonies and events taking place in Toronto, marking this very special day.

Friday, November 10th

University of Toronto – Service of Remembrance

Where: Soldiers Tower, 7 Hart House Circle

Time: 10:15am to 11:00am

https://alumni.utoronto.ca/alumni-networks/shared-interests/soldiers-tower/service-of-remembrance

Saturday, November 11th 

Where: Toronto Old City Hall Cenotaph, 60 Queen Street West

Time: 10:45am

https://web.toronto.ca/city-government/awards-tributes/tributes/toronto-remembers-the-wars/

The Toronto Zoo’s Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony

Where: The Toronto Zoo, 2000 Meadowville Road, Waterside Theatre

Time: 10:55am to 11:15am

https://www.todocanada.ca/city/toronto/event/toronto-zoos-annual-remembrance-day-ceremony/

Fort York National Historic Site

Where: 250 Fort York Boulevard

Time: 10:45am

https://www.fortyork.ca/news-a-events/events.html

 

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Free Admission to Historic Museums all month long

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Thanks to a generous donation by Mackenzie Investments, nine of Toronto’s historic museums will be offering FREE admission until November 30th.

During the upcoming weeks, visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in Toronto history, free of charge! Take a walk through the house of Toronto’s first mayor William Lyon MacKenzie and see through the politician’s Victorian way of life. Explore 19th-century innovation and creativity at Colborne Lodge, or delve into rural life at the Montgomery Inn where visitors can explore the historical role that the Inn played to Etobicoke’s development.

On November 5th and 6th, six museums will help celebrate Toronto’s culinary history with “Canada Cooks, Toronto Eats.” Food enthusiasts will be delighted to watch live cooking demonstrations, enjoy food and drink samples, and presentations by chefs and special guests in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday.

To learn more about the museums participating, please visit:

https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=956c8be3abc0c510VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&WT.rd_id=museums

 

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The Annual Heddington Halloween Display Returns!

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Every year visitors flock to Heddington Avenue to gaze at the marvelous displays of life-sized pop culture posters, pumpkins and ghoulish exhibits that transform the Heddington community into a one night Halloween spectacle. This annual event led by Barb Gordon, the creative mind behind the project, attracts visitors from all age groups, young and old, which has garnered media attention from BlogTO and NOW Magazine.

In partnership with the residents of Heddington Avenue and The Eglinton BIA, the annual event serves as an official community fundraiser for the Sick Kids Foundation. With over 20 houses set to be decorated for the event, donations will be accepted onsite or through Barb’s personal Sick Kid’s foundation page.

https://www.sickkidsdonations.com/registrant/FundraisingPage.aspx?RegistrationID=3868569#&panel1-4

Interested to view Barb Gordon’s previous Heddington Avenue displays? Check out her website below to browse through the gallery of photos from past Halloween themes which include Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Indiana Jones and the Simpsons!

http://www.barbgordonsings.com/halloween.html

Just a 30 minute walk from our Roehampton residences, this Halloween event will be well worth the exercise! So grab your costume and head on over to Heddington Avenue to marvel the displays on Halloween night!

EVENT DETAILS

Date: Tuesday October 31, 2017

Time: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Location: 2 to 133 Heddington Avenue

 

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Friday Night Live at the ROM

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Immerse yourself in art and culture while listening to live DJ’s as Friday Night Live at the ROM returns for the months of October and November!

This popular Toronto event allows visitors the rare opportunity to party up close and personal with Trex while divulging in tasty foods and beverages. Each week The ROM will host a new party theme, allowing partygoers the opportunity to dress and dance for the occasion while exploring stunning galleries and featured exhibits.

Friday Night Live runs every Friday from now until November 24.

For ticket information and to view past FNLROM photos, please go to https://www.rom.on.ca/en/whats-on/rom-friday-night-live#/gallery/recent

 

 

 

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Restaurant Spotlight – Kūkŭm Kitchen

With an overwhelming selection of restaurants available in the Yonge and Eglinton area, it can be a daunting task to narrow down just one restaurant that will satisfy your palate.

Ku-kum Kitchen: Now Open

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Kūkŭm Kitchen, a recent and welcomed addition to the Mount Pleasant and Davisville neighborhood, has been garnering positive reviews as Toronto’s latest Indigenous food venture. Chef Joseph Shawana, a former partner in the Snakes and Lattes success, transforms this culinary space into a rich blend of Indigenous ingredients inspired by his Manitoulin island upbringing. Using French culinary techniques and sticking to 10 ingredients or less, the dishes featured on Shawana’s menu include pan seared halibut, farmed elk chops, braised venison and foraged pine needle and citrus sorbet.

Touches of First Nations decor and art are scattered throughout the restaurant, including Cree marked bathroom doors, handwoven table runners by Indigo Arrows, and a beautiful colorful mural displayed on the back wall of the restaurant.

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Photo by Vince Talotta/The Toronto Star 

Chef Shawana spoke with the Daily Hive about his personal connection with Indigenous cuisine.

“Growing up my mother would make something out of nothing. She’d teach me how to take one ingredient and make multiple things with it. I’m doing that on this menu.” Jason Finestone, The Daily Hive http://dailyhive.com/toronto/ku-kum-kitchen-toronto-2017

Interested to read more? Check out food blogger Stephanie Dickson’s review of what makes Kūkŭm Kitchen stand out!

http://www.stephaniedickison.com/articles/2017/8/23/kkm-kitchen-celebrating-canadian-indigenous-cuisines

Have you checked out this restaurant? Leave a comment and photo below to let us know what you think!

 

 

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Surf into Fitness!

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Looking for a unique and challenging twist to your workout routine? SURFSET Toronto, located 7 minutes from the Yonge and Eglinton subway station, combines real surf movements with a variety of fitness classes, all aimed at building your core strength in a full body workout that will physically challenge your body in new ways. Drawing from real movements of surfing, the SURFSET classes are structured to push past your body’s plateau to gain balance, muscle and optimal fat burn to create a lean surfer physique.

Interested to read what other first timers had to say? Girl on the Go blogger Victoria Hui explains her experience with SURFSET Toronto and explains what it is like to be a surf fitness newcomer.

http://destinationfemme.com/girl-on-the-go-why-you-should-getonboard-at-surf-set-toronto/

Grab your surfboard, step outside your comfort zone and challenge your mind and body!

For more information on classes offered, please visit http://www.surfsetto.com/

Interested in trying a SURFSET yoga class for a good cause?

On Friday September 22nd, join the community of Surfset as they strike a vinyasa pose on a surfboard in support of the True Patriot Love Foundation, a national charity supporting military families. Following the class, attendees can stick around for some Panago pizza and a chance to win some cool prizes!

For full event details and ticket information, please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/surfset-brainwaves-yoga-mindfulness-pizza-for-the-true-patriot-love-foundation-tickets-35972739432#

 

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