Alleycatz hosts their second cooking event!

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Explore your taste buds and delve into some of the world’s most flavorful dishes as Chef Matan Volach hosts his second cooking event at Alleycatz! Chef Volach will prepare a 3-course international meal while exploring and teaching new techniques, tips, and tricks to food enthusiasts in a class setting. The exciting menu includes Mediterrean spiced lentil soup, a roasted beet almond arugula salad in a strawberry basil vinaigrette and Indian chickpeas.

Chef Matan has over 10 years of experience in the food industry, teaching cooking classes at Whole Foods and Fortinos while educating audiences on healthy cooking practices.

Don’t miss this fun event that will be sure to educate and broaden your food experience!

When: December 3, 2017

Where: Alleycatz 2409 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4P 2E7

Price: $50

Time: 11:30 am – 3:00 pm

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/made-for-jew-tos-second-hands-on-cooking-event-tickets-38988325130?aff=ebapi

 

 

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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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Get ready for The Toronto Christmas Market!

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The distillery district will once again be transformed into a holiday winter wonderland as the Toronto Christmas market returns for another year of Instagram worthy photos! Ranked one of the world’s best Christmas markets, the distillery district will offer everything from signature Christmas cocktails such as mulled wine and hot toddies to a variety of tasty local and international treats like the Das Kartoffelhaus, a German potato pancake spiraled around a skewer, served with applesauce and sour cream!

Grab a smoked turkey leg and walk through the cobblestone lanes and walkways decorated with bright lights and sparkly canopies, where spectators can gaze at the city’s largest real Christmas tree in the center of the square! From Ferris wheels to a carousel to a life-sized gingerbread house, to outdoor and indoor beer gardens, the distillery district offers Christmas inspired activities for all ages to enjoy!

The Toronto Christmas market runs from November 16th to December 23rd.

For full market details, please go to http://www.torontochristmasmarket.com/

 

 

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In Person with Tiffany Pratt: This Can Be Beautiful

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Vibrant, multifaceted designer Tiffany Pratt will be at the Yonge and Eglinton Indigo on Tuesday November 7th to sign copies of her new book, This Can Be Beautiful: Simple DIY Projects To Style Your Home And Redesign Your Life. The Designer, stylist and HGTV Host for “Home to Win” and “Buy It, Fix It, Sell It,” shines her expertise on how to make the world a more beautiful place through creative projects designed for your home, wardrobe and more!

Interested to learn more about Tiffany Pratt? Visit her website to check out her gallery of colorful interior designs and styles and read the reviews of her book!

http://www.tiffanypratt.com/

Where: Indigo Yonge & Eglinton

2300 Yonge Street

Date: Tuesday November 7 at 7pm

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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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