February 2018 Archives

Celebrate Toronto Festival at Nathan Phillips Square

TORONTO IS TURNING 184... it's PARTY TIME! Coming up March 3rd-6th at Nathan Phillips Square... the Celebrate Toronto Festival is celebrating Toronto's 184th anniversary. Food trucks, tons of cool vendors selling fun stuff, a DJ skate party... it's gonna be great! The night skate party on March 5th and 6th takes place from 5 to 10pm and features DJ Caff spinning a wicked mix including tons of tunes from Toronto artists. If you don't own skates, you can rent them, and make sure to visit the Celebrate Toronto Warming Lounge for hot chocolate! Rosie :)

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Now Free Flick Mondays at The Royal Cinema

Looking for a free movie in Toronto? Now Free Flick Mondays are the bessssst.... you can see classic films, totally free, at the Royal Cinema one Monday a month. The next one coming up is Monday March 5th and it's a GOOD ONE... one of my faves actually... the 1985 coming-of-age John Hughes classic The Breakfast Club! Free tickets are available in advance here. Doors open at 6:30pm and the show starts at 7:30pm. Tickets only guarantee your spot if you arrive at the theatre by 7:15pm. Try to show up extra early because the first 100 guests get free popcorn! Rosie :)

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St. Patrick's Day Parade in Toronto 2018

SAVE THE DATE... The St. Patrick's Day Parade is March 11th! You won't need to find a pot of gold, or even be Irish, to get your eyes smiling this March. The St. Patrick's Day Parade in Toronto is free and fun for everybody. It takes place on March 11th, which is the Sunday before the actual holiday on March 17th. The celebration of all things Irish starts at noon and lasts about 90 minutes. It begins on Bloor at St. George (near the subway station) and goes east over to Yonge Street. Then it heads down Yonge to Queen and turns west finishing up at Nathan Phillips Square. It's a Toronto tradition that even if you don't attend, you want to be aware of because those major streets will be shut down that day at least for a little while. Rosie :)

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Toronto Light Fest | Distillery District

This is the second year that the Toronto Light Fest has lit up the Distillery District and it is spectacular. From a piano that plays light to a fire-breathing dragon to a pyramid made of thousands of gummy bears, this is a stunning display of light, art and creativity in one of my favourite parts of the city. And there is no charge- it's completely free. The Toronto Light Fest is on until March 4th, sundown to 9pm Sunday to Wednesday and sundown to 10pm Thursday to Saturday. Make sure you look for the bat signal. Rosie :)

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