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Celebrating Toronto history and more

Bicentennial Celebration: Battle of York
Apr 27 to Apr 28
Various Locations

Official ceremonies organized by the City of Toronto to commemorate the 200 anniversary celebrations include an Sunrise Ceremony, a walking tour, military parade, a grand concert and a symbolic return of books.

For more information, check out the City of Toronto website.

Being Sir John A.
Apr 23 to Apr 28
Red Sandcastle Theatre (922 Queen Street East)

This one-man show is presented by Salon Theatre, which is gearing up to the 2015 Bicentennial of Sir John A. Macdonald's birth by promoting events in the arts, education, tourism and other sectors and wants to create an ongoing celebration befitting Canada's greatest statesman.

For more information, check out the Red Sandcastle Theatre website.

The War of 1812
Apr 17 to May 18
Young Centre for the Performing Arts

When America declares war on Britain and her empire, a Native confederation led by the Shawnee chief Tecumseh defends its own territory by joining in the defence of Canada. After three years of bloodshed on land and lake, the Yankees have burned York, the Yorkees have burned Washington, and everyone has burned the Natives. This look at Canadian history through the eyes of its Aboriginal people presents the first chapter in Michael Hollingsworth's 21-part play.

For more information, check out the Young Centre for Performing Arts website.

Trees Across Toronto
Apr 27
Millken Park and Windfields Park

Trees Across Toronto is the city's native tree and shrub planting program that responds directly to the tree canopy goal and is a major step forward in reclaiming some of our underdeveloped and "un-treed" lands. It is Toronto's signature tree planting event that takes place each year on the last Saturday in April.

For more information, check out the City of Toronto website.

Spring Art Show and Sale
Apr 24 to May 5
Todmorden Mills Heritage Site

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the art club, and meet some of the artists at the reception on Sunday evening.

For more information, check out the Don Valley Art Club website.

Play the Walk
Apr 25 to Apr 28
Starting Point: Gladstone Hotel

Part of Gladstone Hotel's Grow Op exhibition, this exercise will take you on a path of self-discovery along the West Queen West Triangle. Instructions include a seed bomb and maybe some planking.

For more information, check out the Play the Walk Tumblr page.


carried away on the crest of a wave
Apr 16 to May 26
Tarragon Theatre

A singular, cataclysmic event -- the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami -- illustrates the interconnectedness of all things. From an escort in Thailand to a Catholic priest in India to a housewife in Utah, this play asks, "what happens when the events that tie us together are the same that tear us apart?"

For more information, check out the Tarragon Theatre website.

Chaara Table Tennis Fundraiser
Apr 28
Spin Toronto

Support Chaara's mandate to support the most needy charities and have fun while doing it.

For more information, check out the Chaara Table Tennis Fundraiser.

In Concert: Jorge Maza Group
Apr 28 (1 PM)
Lula Lounge

The group is sure to have you dancing up a storm!

For more information, check out the Lula Lounge website.