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Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.

Elf on the Shelf Mascot Tour

Admission: Free Location, Date and Time: • Saturday, November 16th – Dufferin Mall / 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm What: Toys"R"Us will hold, in partnership with Elf on the Shelf, a scavenger hunt and interactive in-store contest for a chance to win an Elf on the Shelf prize pack. Customers will have the chance to locate seven hidden Elf Scout photos hidden throughout the store to reveal a special message from Santa! Website: Contact information: Samiha Fariha [email protected] Samiha Fariha. Dufferin Mall

Music Night with Jessica Chaikowsky

Jazz performance at Queen Gallery with Jessica Chaikowsky! About this Event Whether with 18-piece big bands, trios or somewhere in between, Jessica’s love and passion for jazz standards can’t help but shine through. Her contagious smile and warm voice carry audiences along on a journey through various songbooks of familiar tunes. She brings some extraordinary talent with her to Queen Gallery, Juno nominees Don Scott on guitar and Michael Herring on upright bass. Space is limited for this event; make sure to purchase your tickets before we're sold out! Seating is first come, first served :) A complimentary glass of wine on arrival is included. Door opens at 6: 45 PM More information: . .Queen Gallery

Perspective: through the eye of the beholder

Queen Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by the incredibly talented Kathryn Kirkpatrick. “Perspective: through the eye of the beholder” is an exhibition of realist paintings narrating the nuanced perspective of the artist and her unique perception of the world around her. Kathryn Kirkpatrick is a visual artist and practicing litigation lawyer, with formal educational background in ballet, visual art, teaching and law. Kathryn uses art as a form of communication: of ideas, images, experiences, reactions and moments in time. Using simple lines and monochromatic images, Kathryn explores the complex relationships between art, language and societal constructs. Kathryn’s work has been exhibited in numerous shows in Canada and NYC. “As an artist, I can control (at least to some degree) what the viewer sees and when, but I cannot control how the viewer sees or perceives the work. Perception is influenced by a myriad of factors: it is entirely subjective and contextual, and determines one’s perspective. While I choose to depict an image according to my perspective, the viewer will only ever truly see it, and perceive it, through his/her own individual perspective. Essentially, “art” is in the visual and intellectual eye of the beholder.” – Kathryn Kirkpatrick Join us for the exhibition opening reception on November 13, 7 - 9 pm. Kathryn will join us to discuss her artistic journey, technique and her artworks. . .downtown

LEGO Frankenstein’s Monster Make & Take

Description: Children of all ages will be invited to help Dr. Frankenstein bring his monster to life. Across all Toys“R”Us stores in Canada, guests will have the opportunity to build their very own LEGO® creation – Frankenstein’s Monster. PLUS! Each registered child will get a special LEGO®. Hidden Side Halloween Bag that glows in the dark! The event is open to R Club members only. To qualify for the event, please register as an R Club member by October 21. To sign up for an R Club membership or to learn about the membership, visit the Toys""R”U website here: WHEN: Saturday, October 26 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Toys""R""Us Canada All stores Website: Samiha Fariha Torchia Communications [email protected] Office: 416-341-9929 ext. 224 / Cell: 647-268-6687 Alex Wu Torchia Communications [email protected] 416-341-9929 ext. 239. Alex Wu.

Be the Ultimate Brawler!

This Saturday October 12, join the battle and play against other Bakugan brawlers at your local Toys”R”Us store. Each participant will receive a FREE* Bakugan Poster and could also enter for a chance to win** a SUPER RARE Bakugan Starter Pack. *Max. 50 per store. Parental supervision required at all times. **Enter in-store during event times for a chance to win. Must be 13 years of age or older. Full rules & regulations available in-store upon entry. Locations: Toys”R”Us Canada Toronto (900 Dufferin St) *Event happening at most Toys”R”Us locations throughout Ontario. Admission: Free Website: Contact information: Samiha Fariha [email protected] Samiha Fariha. 900 Dufferin St

Artist Talk - Khosro Berahmandi

Artist talk presented by Khosro Berahmandi for the exhibition: Seven Red Holes. About the Artist: Khosro Berahmandi is a painter of Iranian origin. He moved to Canada in 1983 and lives and works in Montreal. Khosro studied Visual Arts at Concordia University in Montreal and University of Paris VIII. An accomplished and prolific artist, Khosro Berahmandi has held over forty solo and group exhibitions over the past thirty years in Canada, the United States and Europe. He has also engaged in many multidisciplinary art projects with other artists in Canada and the United States. Along with his art, Khosro works as the artistic director of the Festival Accès Asie of Montreal that celebrates Asian Heritage Month in Canada. The art of Khosro Berahmandi reveals a singular universe from which emerges his prodigious, captivating and personal mythology. Khosro Berahmandi’s creative work fosters an original aesthetic that plunges the viewer into an endless labyrinth of enigmatic and aggregate beings that challenge and fascinate our eyes. Mahrokh Ahankhah. downtown

Wonder Event

Wonder Event - Dates: Saturday, August 24, 2019 Hours: 1 pm to 3 pm Location: Toys”R”Us - 690 Evans Ave, Etobicoke, ON M9C 1A1 Admission: Free What: Bring your kids and discover toys that will inspire their creativity and imagination! Nickelodeon Lemonade Slime Demo & Play Participants can make their very own lemonade Slime-y creations while using the basic principals of CREATIVITY and CHEMISTRY! Crayola Model Magic® Make and Take Participants can create an individualized and unique pencil topper! PLUS receive a FREE Crayola Pencil Crayon to showcase their make and take! Build A Bot Demo & Play We are taking the fun of Tech Pets to the NEXT LEVEL by showing participants how to build them on their own! Each Build a Bot has a variety of hidden S.T.E.M. facts, it’s so entertaining that kids won't even know they learned about ENGINEERING and ROBOTICS! What's in the Box? Challenge Join your favorite celebs and play the game that everyone is talking about! Children can challenge other participants or their friends & family to blind guess what's in the box! Products chosen will have a SCHOOL or LEARNING focus! Science4you - Water Science The Water Science kit teaches kids how to create giant soap bubbles, make a fantastic tornado, make a water phone and more! This educational toy boosts brainpower in CREATIVITY, SCIENCE and more! Website: . Toys“R”Us Canada. 690 Evans Ave

Quality Time - Art workshop for parents and children!

Quality Time - Art workshop for parents and children! A special time to learn a new skill and create art together! Our workshop is offered to all skill ranges in the calm and fun of the gallery space. 

This is a great opportunity for parents and children to start learning a new skill or adding on to your watercolour techniques! All the material needed will be provided at the workshop all you need to bring is your creativity and fun spirits! Each adult can accompany no more than two children at a time. Unaccompanied children will not be accepted at the premises. $50 for one adult and one child! More than one child or adult? $30 per child! $35 per adult! Age range: 7-14 years old. 

Our instructor, Nina Rastgar, is a highly skilled artist with an extensive background in facilitating workshops; she has participated in numerous art exhibitions with a prolific portfolio of watercolour, acrylic and other mediums. Check out our other events on or visit our Instagram page: @queengallerytoronto to see our previous workshops and events! . Mahrokh Ahankhah.

Car Seat Clinic

Car Seat Clinic - Dates: Sunday, July 14, 2019 Hours: 1 pm to 4 pm Location: Toys”R”Us Canada Etobicoke (690 Evans Avenue) Admission: Free Trained technicians will demonstrate their skills at Toys”R”Us Sherway Gardens during a car seat installation clinic. Toys”R”Us customers are encouraged to come down to the store to take part in this exciting event. Activities: New mothers or families with kids will learn how to properly install their car seat or booster seat in their vehicle Website: . Toys”R”Us Canada . 690 Evans Avenue