Category Archives: Toronto Events

Tourist’s or resident’s guide to selected upcoming events in Toronto (Ontario, Canada)

2017 Victoria Day Fireworks in Toronto at Ashbridges Bay

My wife and I plan to enjoy the 2017 Victoria Day fireworks at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto. But do we have a problem?

Beach Chairs Stranded at Ashbridges Bay in Toronto in 2017
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My wife took this photo recently. It shows that the beach area has a pretty big puddle where a sandy beach usually welcomes the fireworks watchers.

However, there’s lots of beach farther to the east, and a fair strip of boardwalk where you can stand and watch the annual fireworks display.

Just watch your step!

You should plan to be in position by 9:45pm. Don’t even think about driving there: too many people got there early in the day, and streets will effectively be closed so people can walk away safely. If you’re not in walking distance, the best bets are biking the Martin Goodman Trail, or taking transit.

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The Auden Test comes to Toronto in Oct 2016

Theatre of the Beat will present the new play, The Auden Test, at 2174 Danforth Avenue on October 21 & 22, 2016.

The Auden Test debuts in Toronto

Johnny Wideman stars in this new play by Lawrence Aronovitch.

Some members of Theatre of the Beat after a Rehearsal at Toronto United Mennonite Church.
Some members of Theatre of the Beat; Johnny Wideman at left. Image (c) by Mike DeHaan 2013.

The play is about a painting about a Greek myth, which leads to asking what WH Auden and Alan Turing have in common. Will this test our own humanity?

Catch The Auden Test in its two-day run on Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22, 2016. Both shows start at 8pm.

Admission is by donation.

2174 Danforth Avenue is the address of the Danforth Mennonite Church, just east of Woodbine Station on the #2 subway line. It is wheelchair accessible.

Founded in 2011, Theatre of the Beat has developed a repertoire of socially conscious plays, from Gadfly to Yellowbellies.

Here are links to The Auden Test on Facebook; Theatre of the Beat‘s web site; and the Danforth Mennonite Church in Toronto.

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2016 Taste of the Danforth in Toronto

Here’s a quick note on the annual Krinos Taste of the Danforth, 2016 version, in Toronto.

Crowds under the 2016 Taste of the Danforth banner in Toronto.
Crowds under the 2016 Taste of the Danforth banner in Toronto.

My wife and I went on Sunday just after noon. The only reasonable way to go is by TTC; the #2 Bloor/Danforth line has several stations serving Taste of the Danforth. (You do realize these events close the street to vehicle traffic, right? Okay, that’s settled).

Taste of the Danforth, from West to East

We started at the west end, at Broadview. At first we found the lines for food and drink to be pretty short and manageable. I went for a lamb gyro, and my wife for a spinach pie. Good food, and we shared enough that we had some variety.

Later we had chicken shish-kebabs, and took home a dessert. Linda’s always careful to bring a sturdy, re-usable shopping bag.

We asked about socks made from bamboo – yes really! – at one store. It turns out that my wife buys Christmas presents from their factory outlet in East York or Scarborough.

The lines were longer, and the street more crowded, as we went east toward Donlands. The total distance is about 2Km.

Taste of the Danforth celebrates the shops and culture along this vibrant stretch of Danforth Avenue. It started as a collection of Greek restaurants. Other ethnic foods are now available, from at least one English pub to Thai or sushi from the Orient. A few vendors come in for the day: I noticed the CFL’s Argo team and Toronto FC soccer. Some traditional midway games were available. Live performances were presented from three stages along the route. And perhaps the most enthusiastic presentation was by Assassin’s Creed cosplayers.

This annual event runs in early August, on the weekend after Simcoe Day. I’ve written about it in 2015.

More Annual Events in Toronto Canada

My blog tracks many of the annual Toronto events that I find interesting, free or frugal. Today’s article happens to cover the annual Toronto Taste of the Danforth.

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