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Delicious Winterlicious

Calling all foodies! Toronto’s Winterlicious is back! The food event starts next weekend and features some of our favourite local spots. From January 26 to February 8 various restaurants in your neighbourhood will be offering three-course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. Don’t forget to call ahead and book your reservation.

 

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Midtown

Close to our 305 Roehampton and Hampton House Communities

 

North 44

$53 Dinner

Cuisine: French, Contemporary, International

A favourite for both Torontonians and visitors, North 44 describes its atmosphere as sophisticated but relaxed.

 

Tabule

$23 Lunch $33 Dinner

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Tabule is run by a husband and wife so it’s no surprise that the atmosphere is cozy and comfortable. They offer plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

 

 

Prohibition

$23 Lunch $33 Dinner

Cuisine: Contemporary, Gastro Pub

Relatively new to the midtown area, Prohibition is a trendy place with a party atmosphere.

 

Uptown

Close to our Harrison and Oakburn Communities

 

Wildfire Steakhouse

$28 Lunch $43 Dinner

Cuisine: American, Steakhouse

Wildfire has a relaxed and friendly environment, and boasts great service for all of their guests.

 

Auberge du Pomier

$33 Lunch $53 dinner

Cuisine: French

Auberge du Pomier is the perfect blend of rustic and modern, with wood burning fireplaces and a 500 label wine list.

 

Oliver & Bonacini

$23 Lunch $33 Dinner

With a large airy dining room and an open kitchen, Oliver & Bonacini provides an urban and downtown atmosphere in uptown Toronto.

 

 

 

Check out the full list of participating restaurants here:

https://www.toronto.ca/explore-enjoy/festivals-events/winterlicious/

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How to have a happy New Year

Here are our tips for having a safe and fun night out and avoiding a New Year’s nightmare.

Check your event

Due to the extreme cold, outdoor events might be shortened or cancelled. At Nathan Phillips Square the New Year’s Eve festivities have been adjusted to start right before midnight. A DJ set and countdown will still take place, followed by a fireworks display to ring in the New Year.

 

Bundle up

Forecasts for New Year’s Eve predict a high of -15C and a low of -20C which will feel more like -26C with the wind chill. The City of Toronto is encouraging anyone attending outdoor festivities to dress warmly, cover all extremities, stay active and be on the lookout for signs of cold stress.

 

Plan your ride

On New Year’s Eve, the busiest time for Uber is between midnight and 3am. Be prepared for higher prices and longer wait times. On their website uber suggests using uberPOOL to share your ride and your fare with other people going in the same direction.

Between 7pm on Sunday night and 7am on Monday morning, travelling on the TTC will be free. Train service on all TTC lines has also been extended until at least 3am.

GO Transit will also be free after 7pm and running on their

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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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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