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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.


Warriors' Day Parade 2018

The 97th Warriors' Day Parade - The 97th annual Warriors' Day Parade honouring our veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces will be held on the grounds of the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto on August 18, 2018 at 10:30am. Veterans, members of the Canadian Armed Forces and First Responders will be on parade. All members of the public invited to view this spectacular event. The 2018 Warriors' Day Parade will be held in Commemoration of The 100th Anniversary of the end of WW I and the 70th Anniversary of the First ever UN Peacekeeping Mission – (UNTSO) United Nations Truce Supervision Organization. www.thewarriorsdayparade.ca. . Canadian National Exhibition

LGBTQ+ Beauty Seminar

LGBTQ Beauty Seminar Learn the tips and tricks to get the beautiful skin and flawless makeup application. Skincare and Makeup goes beyond gender lines and age. It’s all about feeling the best version of yourself. Come join us in a safe space to learn how to enhance and boost your inner beauty. The class is exclusively designed to help LGBTQ members. Skincare specialist Yasir Akhtar: with over 12 years of experience in the world of skincare and makeup, from fashion shows to TV, he has worked with many LGBTQ celebrities. Currently working as a territory manager for Revlon/Elizabeth Arden. Makeup specialist Bryan Byer: With over 15 years of working with makeup, he has educated hundreds of individuals on the perfect makeup tricks. He is the winner of Simco LGBTQ awards 2016.) Every confirmed attendee will receive a complimentary sample pack with a complimentary 15 minute professional facial service gift card. Your name will be added to the draw basket worth over $500 worth of beauty and fragrances. Most importantly 20% of all the proceeds will be donated to the local Transgender association. Tickets available at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lgbtq-beauty-seminar-tickets-46941425066. Queen Gallery. downtown

Cartooning and Character Design

Cartooning and Character Design - Join us for a fun night of Cartooning and Character design with artist Faez Alidousti! No drawing experience required! During this workshop, Faez will walk you through creating a character using simple shapes and facial expressions. You will be able to observe a demonstration, learn how to build your own character and write your funny caption for some gag panels. Finally, you will create your own cartoon using a caption. All materials and 1 drink ticket included (wine, coffee, or tea). You can find more about Faez’ work here: http://www.alfazedstudio.com/. Queen Gallery. Queen Street

CosArt: An evening of art for good

CosArt: An evening of art for good - The Cosentino Toronto City Showroom will transform into an exclusive art gallery for the first-ever CosArt event being held on May 10th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Two rising Canadian artists, Dan Pelonis and Christopher Walsh, will showcase pieces from their collections, which will be available for purchase throughout the evening. Donations will be collected at the door with 100 per cent of the proceeds going directly to The Children’s Breakfast Clubs, a local charity working with over 20 community partners to provide balanced, nutritious, and culturally appropriate breakfast programs for low-income children in some of Toronto’s most disadvantaged communities. Please RSVP: https://bit.ly/2uTqYCc Date: Thursday, May 10th, 2018 Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00pm Location: Cosentino Toronto City Showroom 665 Caledonia Rd, Toronto, ON M6E 4V8 Website: https://bit.ly/2uTqYCc . . 665 Caledonia Rd

Alumnae Theatre Company presents Queen Marie

Alumnae Theatre Company presents Queen Marie - "Queen Marie" is a larger-than-life musical by Shirley Barrie that explores the life and times of Marie Dressler, a tenacious and flamboyant actress/comedienne from rural Cobourg, Ontario who became internationally famous in the 1930s. Marie began her career touring with travelling theatre companies, then moved on to vaudeville and Broadway comedy roles, and rose to stardom in Hollywood films with Charlie Chaplin, Greta Garbo, and Wallace Beery. This funny, vibrant production of "Queen Marie", directed by Rosemary Doyle, features a cast of 26 (including 10 who portray Marie at different points of her life), plus musicians and dancing girls. Performances April 13-28: Wed-Sat 8:00pm; Sundays 2pm. Additional 2pm matinee on Tuesday April 17. Tickets $25 regular / Wed 2-for 1 / Sun PWYC / $5 student tickets on HipTIX. . Alumnae Theatre Company.downtown

Toronto Craft Beer Fest 2018

Toronto Craft Beer Fest - Celebrate independent craft brewers at the third annual Toronto Craft Beer Festival. June 22nd to 24th at Ontario Place West Island. We added an extra day due to popular demand in 2017! Visitors can enjoy a wide variety of over 25 finely made craft beers and craft ciders, along with delicious food, fun games, activities, and non-stop live music. The Toronto Craft Beer Festival wants to help Second Harvest provide healthy, fresh meals to those in need. Over the past two years a portion of ticket sales have been used to donate funds to Second Harvest and supply over 15,000 meals. Please note, this is a 19+ event. Friday June 22, 3:30pm to 10:00pm Saturday June 23, 1:00pm to 10:00pm Sunday June 24, 1:00pm to 7:00pm Purchase tickets at www.tcbf.ca . . Ontario Place West Island

Art Gems Live Art Auction 2018

12th annual Art Gems live art auction being held by Creative Works Studio in support of mental health - Art Gems, a live art auction featuring impressive works by local artists, is being held on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 beginning at 5:00 PM at the Berkeley Church. All proceeds will support the Creative Works Studio, an art studio that gives those living with severe and persistent mental illness to heal and recover through the creative arts. Help support this worthy cause while also supporting the city’s buzzing art community. The pieces that will be up for auction during the event were created by some of Canada’s most established contemporary artists as well as Art Gems studio members in partnership with St. Michael’s Hospital. For more information and for tickets visit: www.artgems.ca.. Art gems. Berkeley Church

Toronto Light Festival 2018

The 2nd Annual Toronto Light Festival - From January 19 to March 4, 2018 sundown to 9 p.m. (Sunday to Wednesday) sundown to 10 p.m. (Thursday to Sunday), residents of and visitors to Toronto are invited to the Distillery Historic District to experience one of the largest open-air lighting galleries in North America. With Over 27 light art installations, ranging from interactive displays, to light projections, to awe-inspiring sculptures and thought-provoking messages will be present. . Travon Smith . Distillery Historic District

Blanket the Country in Warmth 2017

Blanket the Country in Warmth 2017 - Know that good feeling you get someone shares good vibes with you through a warm message, whether it be via text, phone call, or scrolling through social media? We're hoping you can help us spread that warm feeling across Canada this month as part of Urban Barn's annual Blanket the Country in Warmth initiative which is supporting several shelters across Canada. Blanket the Country in Warmth has achieved much more than its donation numbers. It has rallied Canadians to show community support and spread warmth and good vibes, donating more than 58,000 blankets to shelters across the country since 2012. This year, Urban Barn wants to make a bigger impact by blanketing the country in warmth figuratively and literally - asking Canadians to support by donating a blanket in-store or online and by sharing a warm message on the Blanket the Country in Warmth website, in-store, and on social media by tagging @UrbanBarn and #Blanketthecountry. Urban Stores: Queen West, King St. East, Richmond Hill Shelter: Covenant House Toronto . Urban Barn. King St. East