canadiary Toronto

Diary of Events and Happenings in Toronto, Ontario.

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

Monster Jam Photo Opportunity with Max D Monster Truck

Monster Jam Photo Opportunity with Max D Monster Truck - Dates: Thursday, June 20, 2019 Hours: 2 pm to 6 pm Location: Toys”R”Us Canada Etobicoke (690 Evans Avenue) Admission: Free What: On Thursday, June 20, Max D Monster Truck from the Monster Jam show will at the Toys"R"Us Canada location in Etobicoke. Fans of the Monster Jam show can enjoy a fun photo opportunity sitting in the driver's seat of Monster Jam's famous Max D. Website: . Toys”R”Us Canada . 690 Evans Avenue

Wine & Watercolour Night

Wine & Watercolour Night - Join us for the Wine and Watercolour Workshop at Queen Gallery to learn new techniques, improve your brushwork. Our workshop is offered to all skill ranges in the calm and fun of the gallery space. 

This is a great opportunity for any body interested in starting a new skill or adding on to your watercolour technique! All the material needed will be provided at the workshop all you need to bring is your creativity!

 Check out for more information: . Queen Gallery

Meat Grinder

Meat Grinder - Queen Gallery proudly presents Meat Grinder. A group exhibition by four talented Iranian artists. “When we put our Chines brushes on English canvases, French colours grimace to Florence frescos. Nutrition from Macdonald’s hamburgers bring our brains’ black cells on the Arabic Sheesha and make Habermas’ suicidal philosophy. A kind of sophistication that grafts Rene Magritte’s covalent band into Nietzsche’s bowel cancer until it depilates his girl-charmer side-whiskers potentize of chemotherapy and made it wig similar Marilyn Monroe hire for Donatello’s Prophet Pumpkin Head. Artistic amoebas disperse it just as suddenly and abruptly as the atomic and neutronic bombs did in the time of the cold war and Andy Warhol; forcing Henry Kissinger to write a poem for Morgan Schuster and the Habsburg monarchy. It’s as if the rotten eggs of our bowls, sing the song of “kiss me again” when it is being crushed under our multi-polar backbones; to inject life to our meat grinder." Reception: Wednesday, July 3rd 7:00 - 9:00 PM, 2019. Queen Gallery.

Limitless Group Exhibition

Limitless Group Exhibition - Queen Gallery is proud to present the works of ten Iranian artists in its 2019 Contact Photography Festival Group Exhibition: Limitless.  The exhibition theme explores the photographic journey of a group of Iranian artists and their experiences with the limits of art. Each artist has taken a different approach of the theme, bringing in a fresh insight into their own artworks and the definition of art. In an attempt to separate themselves from the familiar Persian motifs, these artists expand the scope of what contemporary Iranian art represents. Date: May 15th, 7-9 pm, 2019 Tickets: Free Address: Queen Gallery, 382 Queen Street East Website: Email: [email protected] . 382 Queen Street East