VR Empathy Series #1 - First Nations in Canada
Nov
15
to Nov 29

VR Empathy Series #1 - First Nations in Canada

House of VR and the Centre for Social Innovation proudly present 'VR EMPATHY SERIES'.

Experience the future of storytelling by exploring VR as a tool for empathy. 

The VR Empathy Series at House of VR is a monthly showcase of the best VR Empathy content, followed by talks from award-winning creators and field experts. Beginning with a focus on Indigenous issues on reserves and the plight of Syrian refugees, the VR Empathy Series will educate the general public on the true power of VR.

TIckets: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/vr-empathy-series-1-first-nations-in-canada-tickets-39415159804

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Open Streets TO
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

Open Streets TO

Open Streets TO is coming BACK to our Mirvish Village BIA! This is the second event this summer.

This is the largest, free recreation program in Canada. Open Streets TO will close Bloor St to cars to allow people to walk, run and play through the streets. There will be 40,000 + people at the event dates.

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Open Streets TO
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Open Streets TO

Open Streets TO is coming to our Mirvish Village BIA! This is the largest, free recreation program in Canada. Open Streets TO will close Bloor St to cars to allow people to walk, run and play through the streets. There will be 40,000 + people at the event dates.

Open Streets is happening Sunday August 20th and Sunday, September 17 from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Garden Rescue with Harbord Village Gardeners
Aug
10
9:30 AM09:30

Garden Rescue with Harbord Village Gardeners

Drop by Mirvish Village BIA / Honest Ed's on Thurs. Aug. 10 to rescue perennials from land soon to be dug up for construction. The Harbord Village Gardeners will gather at Lennox and Markham Street. Please bring your digging and carrying equipment. Millweed and other hardy perennials can be saved. A souvenir of the street as it was!

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Tour de Bloor Passport
Jul
4
to Oct 13

Tour de Bloor Passport

This Spring, Cycle Toronto's Bloor Loves Bikes team has been working hard to bring you the Bike and Buy: Tour de Bloor Passport. This passport marks a new chapter in community relations on Bloor Street, and demonstrates that cyclists do indeed shop locally.
Present your passport at participating businesses to win great prizes!

1. After you shop and spend, ask the merchant to stamp or initial your passport

2. Collect them all — 20 businesses or more to enter our draw

3. Submit a photo of your stamped passport to passport@cycleto.ca

Visit Cycle Toronto for more information. Download the passport here.

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Annex Family Festival
Jun
11
11:00 AM11:00

Annex Family Festival

Join us at the Annex Family Festival on Bloor Street West between Spadina Ave. and Bathurst St. 

Mirvish Village BIA will have a typewriter set up for locals and festival goers to write their experiences, stories and poems inspired by Mirvish Village. Please drop by to write a few words and to say hello.

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Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

CONCIOUS LIVING

Join us for a charming & magical evening with local holistic practitioners, healers, artisans, and others interested in personal growth, holistic health and spirituality.

December 29th is a New Moon. The New Moon is a portal for new beginnings. This is a great time to set intentions for things you'd like to create, develop, cultivate and make manifest in 2017.

Date: Thursday, December 29th, 2016

Free Admission | Hours: 6 to 11 pm

Click here to get your free ticket: Eventbrite
Location: Southern Accent, entire 2nd floor

595 Markham Street (Bloor West & Bathurst), Toronto, ON

 

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE EVENT?

- Healers offering Reiki and Chakra Balancing 

- Medicine Song Oracle Readings with Brenda MacIntyre

- Iridology reading with Cheryl Millett

- Learn about Medicinal Herbs with Talal/ The Urban Apothecary

- Learn about Essential Oils

- Experience Tarot Card Reading with Emmanuelle Salvador

- Organic coffee & tea by Vinita/ Organo Gold

- Semi-precious stones & accessories made of cashmere, silk and cotton by Robin Noble

- Thai Yoga Massage by Tiffany/ My Inner Temple

PERFORMANCES & PRESENTATIONS

- Music journey, flute and guitar with Fedor Bondar & Elena Klymenko

- Crystal Singing Bowls with Mammad Monation

- Esay, body movements & natural motion with David Boyarkin

- Colours for health & wellness with T. Lisa Graham

- Living your best life with EFT tapping by Geron Lee

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Oct
15
to Nov 27

Welcome to Blackhurst Street

"Welcome to Blackhurst Street” is an exhibition that commemorates and celebrates the Black history of Bathurst and Bloor using archival material and original artwork. The exhibition also examines the current state of the community and its future role in shaping our City. Conceptualized as an immersive exploration of black artistry, activism, and entrepreneurship the installation weaves together elements of visual art, photography, archival documents, video, sound, and found objects from the Contrast Archives, Honest Ed’s, the Mirvish Family Collection, and other sources. 

This exhibition adds to an ongoing series of community initiatives at Markham House supported by Westbank Projects Corp. since September 2015. Past community partnerships include Wavelength Music, Contact Photography Festival, Park People, Nuit Blanche and Jayu. Welcome to Blackhurst Street” is made possible by Chinedu Ukabam, A Different Booklist, ERA Architects, Monograph Design, and the Ontario Black History Society.
 

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Nuit Blanche - Browsing, Kelly Jazvac

Bringing the scale of outdoor signage indoors, Jazvac has wrapped and animated the inside of the former David Mirvish Books with a massive new collage of salvaged billboards. The collage is kept in motion by a network of industrial fans and blowers typically used in building restoration. Asking viewers to come indoors in order to reflect upon the outdoors, Browsing considers past and future uses of cultural space in downtown Toronto.

Location David Mirvish Bookstore

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Oct
1
to Dec 31

Nuit Blanche - The Theatre, Matthew Montieth

For nearly half a century Honest Ed’s shop windows have defined the street walls of Bloor and Bathurst. Conceived in the same whimsical spirit as the store’s pun-filled signage, Honest Ed’s translated the grandiose displays of large department stores into their own unmistakable brand and turned five and dime shopping into an aesthetic event. Matthew Monteith’ s large-scale photo, which stretches the length of Honest Ed’s Alley, inverts the shop windows to render the street as an urban stage.

Location Honest Ed's Alley

 

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Nuit Blanche - Maison/Home

Imagine a place in your childhood, remote, safe, warm, light on, a shelter, a doll’s house. Alice is knocking on the door… or is it Hansel and Gretel? Now imagine a cluster of multicoloured simple shaped houses with white plumes of smoke gently flickering over their roof and fading away into the DARK.

Scattered among the boxed-shaped houses, tall and luminous structures of forgotten dolls stand guard, shining ghosts, a reminiscence of Lewis Caroll’s vision of our past, present and future. At the far end of the installation, a disproportionate music box is standing, waiting for people to interact, adding a musical score to the scene. Sounds of whining dolls and lullabies. We stopped and looked down.The memory path was shining with flickering lights. Indoor installation of large light boxes with printed antique dolls scattered along a path of lit houses.

Claude Miceli & Jean-Christian Knaff are visual artists/designers who live and work in Toronto. They were part of Nuit Blanche Toronto 2009 and 2015.

Location Markham House

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Oct
1
to Oct 2

Nuit Blanche - Conversational Partners, Allie Brenner & Laura Snider

Communication technology is ever evolving. Modifying the ways we interact and negotiate socially in our daily lives, Conversational Partner creates a space for art viewer to become the participant, reconsidering the constructed space and ways we engage within it. The public is encouraged to engage with modules of a tin can phone sculptures, which will create a performance through interactivity, as well as an auditory or sound costuming of the space.

Location Honest Ed’s Parking Lot

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Sep
21
to Oct 8

Detroit - Where We Used to Live by Bill Schwab

Detroit - Where We Used To Live

At its peak around 1950, Detroit was home to 1.85 million people. Fueled by the auto industry going back to Henry Ford’s extraordinary pay offer of $5 a day in 1914, the middle class rose and prospered. Houses were built almost on top of each other. Stores thrived. Church pews filled on Sundays.

That was the Detroit where photographer Bill Schwab was born into a second-generation auto family. That was Detroit before riots in 1967 and white flight to the suburbs took its toll on the population followed by factory automation, City Hall inaction, the Great Recession and the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history.

At night, Bill travels areas in a fast state of flux, finding large swathes of ruralization and deterioration against a backdrop of skies dramatic in color and mood. Street lights, porch lights, window lights, bridge lights, moonlight shine quietly.

Bill Schwab is a fine art photographer with a world-wide collector base. His work is part of many private, corporate and museum collections, including Detroit Institute of Arts, George Eastman House, 20th Century Fox, Royal Caribbean and MGM Grand. Schwab also founded North Light Press in 2005 with a mission to support and publish the work of emerging and established photographers. In addition, Schwab teaches various traditional processes at North Light Photographic Workshops. And, he is founder and host of Photostock, an annual summer solstice gathering of photographers, collectors and enthusiasts featuring workshops, presentations, reviews and demonstrations. Schwab lives between Dearborn and Harbor Springs, Mich.

Charlotte Hale Gallery

588 Markham Street

Toronto

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Jun
30
5:00 PM17:00

PART II - Bike Month | Workshop & Screening

FREE

5:00 p.m. Workshop | Urban Cycling Solutions
Markham House, Patio

An hour long Q&A with Curbside rep Levi Cassidy. Learn how cycling can be specific to your city, even your neighborhood. The workshop includes the opportunity to try out a Brompton folding bike,Baboe cargo bike, Simcoe city bike and an electric bike.


6:30 p.m. Film | American Flyer (1985)
Markham House, 2nd Floor

When Dr. Marcus Sommers (Kevin Costner) realizes that he and his troubled, estranged brother David (David Grant) may be prone a fatal brain disease that runs in their family, he decides to make peace with hissibling, and invites him on a trip to the Rockies. There, the brothers bond over their shared enthusiasm for cycling and decide to enter a grueling bike race through the mountains. However, Marcus' health soon begins to fail, and David must compete without his brother at his side.

Markham House
610 Markham Street
Toronto, ON

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Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Trove Presents: Celebrate LGBT Youthline

Celebrate!


Join us Friday June 24th as we celebrate Pride month at Trove!
Shop | Celebrate | Donate
Let’s celebrate the power of community and the freedom to be YOU – a stylish you, of course!


We will be donating 25% of every in-store and online purchase to LGBT Youth Line.
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line is a peer to peer phone, email and instant message support service for queer, trans and questioning youth for ages 26 and under in Ontario.

Receive a FREE Pride sticker or window decal upon purchase or donation.
Oh yes, and FREE popsicles available with purchase at our Bloor West Location!
*Stickers, window decals and popsicles available while supplies last.
Trove Trove
2264 Bloor St. W 791 Bathurst St.
10 – 7 11 – 7
See you there!
The Trove Team
Trove.ca
Visit our E-Store at Trove.ca to donate to the LGBT Youth Line now!

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Jun
23
5:00 PM17:00

PART I - Bike Month | Workshop & Film

FREE

5:00 p.m. Workshop | Tune-Up's
Markham House, Patio

An hour long, hands-on demonstration in the basics of bicycle maintenance. A great help to city cyclist interested in learning more about chains, brakes, and fitting.


6:30 p.m. Film | Breaking Away (1979)
Markham House, 2nd Floor

Dave (Dennis Christopher) and his working-class friends Cyril (Daniel Stern), Moocher (Jackie Earle Haley) and Mike (Dennis Quaid) spend their post-high school days in Bloomington, Indiana, sparring with snooty students from the local university, chasing girls and--in Dave's case--dreaming of competitive bicycle racing. The four friends face opposition from all corners as they decide to make Dave's dreams come true in the university's annual bicycle endurance race.

 

Markham House
610 Markham Street
Toronto, ON

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May
28
12:00 PM12:00

Mirvish Village BIA | Street Festival

The local Mirvish Village Business Improvement Area has organized a spring Street Fest full of fun and excitement! On Saturday, May 28, 2016, from 12-8 pm all are invited to join us and our artisans for some great deals and vintage finds.

Enjoy some tasty bites from local restaurants and a great roster of live jazz music for this year’s events. Explore the unique and interesting businesses of Mirvish Village! There are many treasures tucked away in Mirvish Village, much like a shopping trip to Honest Ed’s, it’s an adventure.

Music Performances By:

CLUB DJANGO TORONTO  |  12 PM  -  4 PM

SEAN STANELY BAND AND LADY DIOR  |  4 PM – 7 PM

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