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Amahl and the Night Visitors: A "Spirit of the Season" Holiday Concert

Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 3:00pm


St. Matthew's Cathedral
875 Queen St. E. (Queen and Logan)
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 36.8964" N, 79° 20' 34.422" W

Amahl and the Night Visitors, a one-act opera by Gian Carlo Menotti, tells the story of a poor widow and her spirited son who are visited one night by three Kings, needing shelter as they cross the desert following a marvellous star. When Amahl decides to send his own special gift to the child they seek, a miracle happens.

This performance will be followed by a concert of seasonal music, soloists, and a jazz ensemble. The cast includes Denise Williams and Lawrence Cotton, led by musical director William Shookhoff. There will be two performances on Sunday December 21 at St. Matthew's Cathedral (875 Queen St. E.), at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are Adults $20 / Seniors, Students, Children $15 / Quartet (2 Adults, 2 Children) $50.

G Day for Girls

Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


The Chan Centre for Performing Arts
6265 Crescent Road
Vancouver, BC
49° 16' 10.6176" N, 123° 15' 18.9936" W

G Day is a new global social movement anchored by day-long events that celebrate and empower girls ages 10 to 12 as they enter adolescence.

G Day events are unique, modern, community-based rites of passage that emphasize Sisterhood, self-esteem, leadership and the magic and mystery of the female experience. 

Tickets $75 for girls, $25 for family members

Info and tickets:


Politics doesn't stand a chance in the Ford family psychodrama

Photo: AshtonPal/flickr

Here's what I find unforgivable about the Fords; it took till now to figure it out. It's not their right-wing politics. There's lots of that around. It's not the bullying, bullies can be dealt with. Nor their huge ambition and sense of political entitlement. It's not Rob's moral foibles or unsavoury social life or his crassness.

Sunday in the Park Festival 2014

Sunday, August 10, 2014 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Regent Park
620 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 36.7596" N, 79° 21' 48.5496" W

The Sunday in the Park Festival is the longest running annual event in Regent Park and this year is even more special. We are celebrating our 23rd Anniversary on Sunday in the recently reopened New Regent Park.

This year's event will bring an impressive line-up of local entertainers, performers, food vendors, marketplace and a large community barbecue.

The Yonge Street Mission and other amazing partner agencies, local businesses and residents coordinate and run this annual event with the help of many wonderful volunteers.

For more information, please contact:

Theresa Simmonds,

The Yonge Street Mission

416-929-9614 ext 3250




The Yonge Street Mission's 10th Annual Community Book Fair

Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 10:00am - Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 1:00pm


H.B. Martin Centre for Urban Education
306 Gerrard Street East
Toronto, ON
43° 39' 43.9848" N, 79° 21' 58.554" W

Over 30,000 books will be freely shared at The Yonge Street Mission’s (YSM) 10th Annual Community Book Fair. There will be books of all genres, for all ages from June 14-19, 2014! Come celebrate literacy, education and reading enjoyment by picking up books for you and your friends and family, there will also be free Starbucks coffee. 306 Gerrard Street East, inside the H.B Martin Centre for Urban Education. For more information visit, email or call 416-929-9614



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'A Family by Any Other Name' explores queer relationships

A Family by Any Other Name

by Edited by Bruce Gillespie
(TouchWood Editions,

What does "family" mean to you? The new anthology, A Family by Any Other Name, asks this question and focuses on the perspectives of queer relationships and families. These personal essays discuss stories on coming out, same-sex marriage, adopting, having biological kids, polyamorous relationships, families without kids, divorce and dealing with the death of a spouse, as well as essays by straight writers about having a gay parent or child. 


Ten progressive movie picks for the holidays

Photo: flickr William Hook

You can change the arts and culture conversation. Chip in to rabble's donation drive today! 

Over the holidays, there’s nothing quite like cozying up with a special someone, or a couple of friends, to watch a flick on the big or medium screen; or if you’re like my family, crowded around the laptop. (No, we didn’t join the Black Friday mobs battling for a TV this year -- we’re making do!)

Regardless of how we consume film, rabble rousers want more than the typical Hollywood fare, right?  


SweetsNTreats Festival

Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 12:00pm - Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 6:00pm


Sugar Beach
11 Dockside Dr Canada
Torono, ON
43° 38' 37.8384" N, 79° 22' 1.7004" W

SWEETS AND TREATS FESTIVAL - Sept. 21 & 22, 2013

Presented by Toronto Festival of Ice Cream and Desserts

Free Admission • Rain OR Shine • Sugar Beach, Toronto


Taste some of Toronto’s best sweets, from the food trucks and vendors as well as other delectable treats. There will also be a beer and wine garden and buskers performing throughout the day. This all-ages event features tons of activities for the kids. To add to the excitement there will be a midway of rides and inflatables.


Saturday, Sept. 21 - noon to 9 p.m.

Barrie Rhythmfest 2013

Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 10:00am - 10:00pm


Heritage Park
Simcoe Street
Barrie, ON
44° 23' 14.7624" N, 79° 41' 24.018" W

Celebrate the universal language of rhythm!  Barrie's 3rd annual interactive festival will feature entertainment, workshops, food, and merchandise from around the world.  Grab an instrument and be part of it!

Rhythmfest is held on the 2nd weekend of August. Come and visit our beautiful city and check out these amazing performers and be entertained beyond your wildest dreams. RHYTHMFEST is entertaining and interactive. Come and bring your drums and your dancing shoes and join in the fun. RHYTHMFEST 2013 will be held on August 10. Save the date and come and join in the fun at Heritage Park on the luscious shores of Kempenfelt Bay.


2013 Barrie Rhythmfest


| April 26, 2013
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