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Glenn Gould Studio Event Listings




For 49 years, Youth Media Alliance (YMA) has been recognizing the importance of quality television and digital content for Canadian kids. Through its annual Awards of Excellence, YMA celebrates the outstanding achievements that make Canada a world leader in the production and delivery of screen-based contents for young viewers. YMA’s Awards of Excellence, recognized widely as a stamp of quality, can also mean increased marketability for a production.

The 2023 edition of the English-Language Awards will celebrate English Canadian children & youth-oriented productions, originally broadcast or released online in English between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. 16 awards will be handed out. This gala serves to further YMA's objective to recognize and promote quality in screen-based media for our Canadian young audiences.

The awards ceremony will be co-hosted by Anisha Joshi, Creo Walters, and Mercedes Gaztambide from CBC’s Street Cents reboot.




For over 75 years, the Highland Dancers’ Association of Ontario has organized the  Ontario Closed Championships.  There are seven Highland Dance Championships based on ages:  7 to 9 years, 10 & 11 years, 12 & 13 years, 14 & 15 years, 16 & 17 years, 18 to 20 years and 21 years & over.   The Champions, First, and Second Runners-Up go on to represent Ontario at the Canadian Championships. 

Dressed in colourful tartan kilts, the dancers will perform the four traditional Highland dances; the Highland Fling, Gillie Calum or Sword Dance, Sean Truibhas and the Strathspey and Half Tulloch Reel. 

The event begins at 8:00 am and runs all day.

Free Admission

THURSDAY, JUNE 8TH, 2023                             7PM - 9PM

The Breathing Lands - Canada's Ancient Peatlands Can Save Us

Journey to Canada's ancient peatlands that hold more carbon than the Amazon Rainforest. Now threatened by mining for critical minerals.
Join Wildlands League on a journey to the ancient peatlands of the Hudson Bay Lowlands. These incredible wetlands have been cooling the planet for thousands of years and hold more carbon than the Amazon Rainforest.

They may be humanity's greatest ally in the fight against climate change but only if we can keep them undisturbed.

New mines and industry roads are being proposed and these ‘Ring of Fire’ mining plans would irrevocably damage the region’s sensitive wetlands.

You will hear from leading scientists, Indigenous leaders and conservationists and enjoy a first look at an incredible episode and drone footage by The Water Brothers. Speakers include:

Dr. Sarah Finkelstein, Professor, University of Toronto
Dr. Constance (Connie) O’Connor, Wildlife Conservation Society of Canada, Director of Ontario Northern Boreal Program
Dr. Carrie Gray, Boreal Conservation Specialist, National Audubon Society
Lawrence Martin, Lands and Resources Director, Mushkegowuk Council
Vern Cheechoo, Executive Director, Mushkegowuk Council
Alex Mifflin, Host and Lead Researcher, The Water Brothers
Tyler Mifflin, Director and Videographer, The Water Brothers

We also happily welcome back the deep dulcet tones of retired radio show host Peter Garland. He’ll be our voice throughout the evening.

Purchase your ticket now for this amazing opportunity to learn about Canada's secret weapon against climate change and what you can do to help keep it intact. And bring your best goose call!

This event is made possible in part through the support of the George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation.

Purchase tickets HERE

SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2023                          7:30 PM


Featuring music of the incomparable Leonard Bernstein, Oscar Peterson, and The Beatles. The TCB will also perform a swing interpretation of Symphonie Fantastique by Hector Berlioz, Nishimura’s Wilderness, and Sandridge’s Havana Nights.

TCB’s final concert for the 2022-23 season returns to the beautiful Glenn Gould Studio. Join us for an evening of exciting live concert

Purchase Tickets HERE

FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2023                                            7:30 PM


Celebrate the legacy of CBC’s flagship literary program, Writers & Company, at this special onstage event. Join host Eleanor Wachtel for a live taping of the show’s last original episode, in honour of its 33-year history and her esteemed broadcasting career, spanning more than four decades. Since launching in 1990, Writers & Company has earned wide acclaim for its in-depth interviews with the world’s most brilliant and exceptional writers, artists and thinkers. Don’t miss this opportunity to send off the show in style and be part of history in the making. The live event will be recorded for Writers & Company’s last original broadcast in late June.

Joining Eleanor onstage will be Matt Galloway, host of CBC’s The Current, along with novelists Gary Shteyngart and Brandon Taylor.

Gary Shteyngart was born in Leningrad and emigrated to the U.S. in 1979, at age seven. He’s mined his Soviet upbringing and immigrant experience in his prize-winning satirical fiction—including The Russian Debutante’s Handbook, Absurdistan and Super Sad True Love Story—as well as his comic and poignant memoir, Little Failure. His latest novel is Our Country Friends. 

Brandon Taylor’s exciting 2020 debut novel, Real Life—shortlisted for the Booker Prize—drew on his upbringing in rural Alabama and his experience as a queer Black graduate student in the Midwest. His bestselling story collection, Filthy Animals, was shortlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Taylor has just published a new novel, The Late Americans. 

Seating is General Admission - Purchase Tickets HERE

SUNDAY, JUNE 18-19, 2023


SATURDAY, JUNE 24, 2023                               



Maestro Bartosz Żurakowski makes his Canadian début at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio in an evening of music to unite us all. Dance-like themes and lyrical folk melodies dominate Prokofiev’s Ouverture russe – a charismatic miniature symphony for a zealous large-scale orchestra. American violinist Andrew Sords masterfully interprets boisterous reels and tuneful airs in the charming Scottish Fantasy by Max Bruch. Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 7 is a memoir of fantasy and imagination, encompassing the composer’s life in his final farewell to symphonic form.

Bartosz Żurakowski | conductor
Andrew Sords | violinist
Daniel Vnukowski | host

7:10 p.m. Prélude: pre-concert recital.

7:20 p.m. Pre-concert talk.

Intermission discussion and Q&A with Andrew Sords and The Classical 96.3 FM radio personality Daniel Vnukowski.

Purchase Tickets HERE

MONDAY JUNE 26, 2023