Here’s a quick recap from Toronto-based artist Sam Shuter’s first solo art show, “The Introduction”. The event was a huge success with a portion of her art sales being donated to The Remix Project, a local charity helping to support “at-risk” youth in the arts. Keep an eye on Sam as she continues to build a buzz as an emerging artist.
For more info: samarashuter.com
Previously: Sam Shuter x The Artist Project
It’s that magical time of year where the city is bursting with tantalizing fragrances that’ll whisk you away and wet your palate. Winterlicious 2014 is upon us!
For two weeks, starting January 31st to February 13th, over 200 restaurants city-wide will be participating in the Prix Fixe promotion for lunch and dinner menus. That means you could eat a delectable, three-course, gourmet dinner for just under $50.00 or lunch, for under $20.00.
The city produces Winterlicious and Summerlicious every year to highlight our colourful array of global cuisine prepared by some our finest chefs and restaurants. It also gives us a chance to experience different dishes and expand our tastes, without breaking the bank.
And we can’t forget the always popular Culinary Event Series which offers amazing cooking and dining experiences. Spice Route, Ciao Wine Bar, Rosewater, along with many other restaurants, will be providing interactive demonstrations and lessons on everything from Italian braising to creating a divine gnocchi. You’ll leave with a head full of knowledge and gut full of grub.
Restaurants are now accepting reservations and are quickly coming to capacity!
For ticket info CLICK HERE
Posted by Samira Zia Rehman
The 2nd annual Over the Rainbow “Love Denim Drive” returns from February 1 – 16th, encouraging customers to share the Valentine’s Day love by donating a pair (or two!) of previously worn jeans in-store to receive a 20% off discount on their purchase.
All pre-loved denim will be donated to the United Way to support their efforts of strengthening our city and supporting people in need who are living in poverty, whether it be individuals, families or entire communities.
BONUS: When in-store, customers who tweet or post a photo tagging @Rainbowjeans416 #LoveDrive will receive an additional 5% off their purchase!
For more info: rainbowjeans.com
Toronto’s youth need guidance, resources, access and empowerment, all of which UforChange provides. UforChange is an arts-based educational program for young people living in Regent Park, St. James Town, and across the GTA. They recently posted a video where you get to meet Helen and Valen, two alumni from the program. Take a minute to hear their stories, and be sure to share this with anyone who you may think can benefit from the program.
For more info: uforchange.org
Previously: UforChange Arts Showcase
This Sunday, January 19th marks the official launch of “Teenagers”, a new web-series based out of Toronto. The show follows a group of teenagers in their last year of high school as they confront teen angst, sexuality, and racism. The cast includes Degrassi alum Chloe Rose and features music from Toronto artists such as Shi Wisdom & Lincoln Blache. We’ll have to wait and see if this is a Degrassi style spin-off, but in the meantime, check out the trailer.
For more info: teenagerswebseries.ca
With minus -30 degree weather outside, we thought you’d appreciate The Canadian Tire Ice Truck story. For the first time ever, Canadian Tire built a truck out of 1400 pounds of ice, a Motomaster Eliminator Battery (frozen to -40 degrees celcius), and drove it 1.5km through the streets of Hensall. You can’t get much more Canadian than that! Take a look at the Behind-The-Scenes video to see how they did it.
For more info: canadiantire.ca/icetruck