City Living

Born in the country, at a crossroads with 10 houses, I eventually made it to the BIG city in the late 70’s. Now I can’t imagine living anywhere else. So much to see, to do, cultures to learn about, food to eat…. Plus, with the somewhat reliable TTC, there’s no need for a car to get you to most places you want to go.

Music:

Music at Koerner Hall – one of the finest venues in town! No bad seats in the house and amazing acoustics that you have to hear to believe.

Music in Churches – free noon hour concerts in churches across the city. Support the artists, visit the churches (even if you don’t worship there).

  • Nov 24/19. Jazz Vespers, Christ Church Deer Park. A Charlie Brown Christmas. John Sherwood (piano), Scott Alexander (bass), Brian Barlow (drums)

Docs N Talks:

Bloor Hot Docs Theatre (aka Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema) – finally a member and it’s totally worth it!

  • Oct 23/19. Suresh Doss Celebrates 100 Episodes of CBC Metro Morning. Accompanied by fantastic food from Rick’s Good Eats, Chengdu Noodles (Niagara) and Nani’s Gelato.
  • Oct 29/19. Music on Film. Focus on Mavis Staples. Followed by performance by Shakura S’Aida and her discussion with Mervon Mehta.
  • Nov 6/19. Midnight Traveler. Hassan Fazili’s documentary on his family’s escape from Afghanistan. Followed by panel discussion.
  • Nov 8/19. Hot Docs Podcast Festival. Deconstructed with Mehdi Hasan. With special guests Ahmed Hussen and Jagmeet Singh.
  • Nov 15/19. Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble.
  • Nov 15/19. Margaret Atwood: A Word after A Word after A Word is Power.
  • Nov 19/19. Music on Film. Focus on Daniel Hope, renowned violinist. Followed by performances by students of the Glenn Gould School.
  • Jan 19/20. Music on Film. Focus on Laurie Anderson. She will take part in a discussion with Mervon Mehta after the screening.
  • Jan 28/20. Music on Film. Focus on Indigenous activism through story and song. Followed by discussion with Mervon Mehta and Susan Aglukark.

Theatre:

Hart House Theatre – enjoying a season of live theatre in the heart of UofT

  • Nov 30/19. Portia’s Julius Caesar – an old story through new eyes, explore the role of women in classic story-telling, ancient Roman society and politics.
  • Feb 1/20. Legally Blonde – follow Elle Woods as she tackles sexism, snobbery and self-discovery in pursuit of her dreams of law school and the perfect outfit.
  • Mar 7/20. Oh What a Lovely War! – presented in association with Hart House’s 100th Anniversary and salutes the House’s historic connection to the military efforts in the Great War.

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