Get to Know Toronto on Jane’s Walks

Join Jane’s Walks in honor the legacy of Jane Jacobs, in Toronto neighborhoods from April to the end July. Get together to know the beauty and texture of where we are and imagine what we want this home of ours to be in this citizen led walks. Themes include architecture, animals, activism, art, citizenry, commerce, community, design, film, food, gardening, gender, health, heritage, international issues, literature, military, … Continue reading Get to Know Toronto on Jane’s Walks

Borrow Musical Instruments from the Library

Borrow Musical Instruments for 3 Weeks with 2 Renewals Possible Borrow guitars Borrow percussion instruments Borrow violins Borrow keyboards Check details for terms and conditions for borrowing instruments. Where: Parkdale branch only at 1303 Queen Street West When: Check branch schedule. Cost: Free with Toronto Public Library card. Continue reading Borrow Musical Instruments from the Library

Toronto Symphony Orchestra for You

TSOUNDCHECK – free membership for those 15 to 35 years old, with access to $16 member tickets. Check the Toronto Symphony Orchestra schedule to find what you want to take in, then check a week in advance to see what tickets are available. There is usually something great seats up for grabs. Where:  Venues include: Roy Thompson Hall 60 Simcoe Street (Simcoe Street and King Street … Continue reading Toronto Symphony Orchestra for You

Art and Music Classes on Saturday Afternoons

Arts Etobicoke In the spirit of making art accessible to all, Saturday afternoon classes are offered in all media for all ages.  Registration required for these 4 to 6 week courses with up to 10 participants. After-School Art Drop-In programs both in the gallery and in North Etobicoke also available.   Call 416-622-8731, ext 224 or e-mail info@artsetobicoke.com to register or to volunteer.  Or sign-up for our Saturday Art Class … Continue reading Art and Music Classes on Saturday Afternoons

Toronto Public Library

With a staggering 100 branches and extensive electronic resources, the Toronto Public Library has something to offer everyone seeking to learn, relax and have a mental workout: from Lego to 3D printing to writing club to finding jobs to navigating through life in Canada for newcomers. Programs, classes and exhibitions for children, families, individuals, senior and newcomers help make this city inclusive and welcoming.  Materials are available in more … Continue reading Toronto Public Library

Opera Standing Room, Rush Tickets and Under 30 Discounts

Opera for as Little as $12! Take in the opulence and artistry at a fraction of the price of regular tickets.   Limit of 2 tickets per person. Under 30 discounts also available. 7:30 performances are 3 1/2 hours long with one intermission and 6:30 performances are 5 hours long with two intermissions.   Check the calendar for performance dates and times. When: 60 standing room tickets, … Continue reading Opera Standing Room, Rush Tickets and Under 30 Discounts

Assistance with City of Toronto Recreation Facilities

Financial access assistance for arts, camps, fitness, skating. swimming and other recreation amenities is available to low income residents of Toronto. Proof of residence and needs required with the application form.  Details of information and documentation needed are on the above link.  Find program and registration information. Where: find a recreation centre near you.   Information provided is for the greater Toronto area, however similar assistance … Continue reading Assistance with City of Toronto Recreation Facilities

Live Music at City Hall

Yeah!! Our mayor has a mission of making Toronto’s music scene more vibrant so to showcase local music talent City Hall will be hosting free music performances featuring them.  Get out and enjoy this beautiful indoor setting. Check this link to find out who’s playing when. Live from City Hall Toronto Cost: Free. When: early evenings, variable schedule. Where: City Hall, 100 Queen Steet West, … Continue reading Live Music at City Hall

Student Recitals and Concerts

See Glenn Gould School students playing from the heart.  Find what’s happening and when @ Concert Listings Cost: free of charge When: see Concert Listings for details, performances are afternoon and evenings.  Enjoy supporting emerging talents! Where: Conservatory Theatre and Mazzoleni Hall in the Telus Centre for the Performing Arts @ 273 Bloor Street West, Toronto,       Continue reading Student Recitals and Concerts

Free Concerts at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre

Vocal, piano, jazz, dance, chamber and world music. Watch the autumn leaves fall, snow drift by and new spring blossoms open as music fills the room. Event Listing: Find what’s happening and when @ Concert Listings. Cost: free of charge. When: from September to May, most performances are noon to 1pm, but there a few performances in the evenings as well.  Get there early and … Continue reading Free Concerts at the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre