canada day monday events 2012

Canada Day Holiday Monday events in Toronto 2012

Canada Day Holiday Monday events in Toronto 2012:

OUTDOORS | Canada Day Canoe Tour
It would be hard to think of a nicer way to spend your Monday - long weekend or not - than on the water in a canoe, paddling across the harbour towards the Toronto Islands. The tour includes checking out various lagoons along the way, and a stop at Bird Island, and Centre Island, where there will be a one hour stop. Your lifejacket and paddle are included, of course, as well as a short primer on how to make it happen, including safety tips. Scenery and exercise are a great Summer combination.
Harbourfront Canoe and Kayak Centre 283A Queen's Quay West 12 - 3pm $30

FILM | Free Films at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema - CANADA DAY WEEKEND
This afternoon, the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema offers free screenings of two films for your Canada Day long weekend enjoyment. These folks have also chosen some awesome Canadian content to add an extra kick to the proceedings: Strange Brew, the comedy cult-classic featuring SCTV's McKenzie brothers, and Michael Dowse's 'mockumentary' Fubar. It's a great way to unwind in the afternoon, especially if you've maxed out on sunshine (as if such a thing is possible).
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West) 1PM

FOOD | The Brewer's Backyard
This event is the third in the "Brewer's Backyard" series, and it looks to be a good one. Three breweries will be represented: Black Oak, Cheshire Valley and Kensington Brewing. This event has been generating some buzz as being a great way to get to know what's out there in the microbrewery world, as opposed taking a gamble in your local pub or LCBO--the Brewer's Backyard has curated a "short list" each time that narrows the choices. Food from The Burger Bar and Rock Lobster will be available, too.
Evergreen Brick Works, Koerner Gardens (550 Bayview Avenue) 12 - 4PM

PHOTOGRAPHY | The Garden of Earthy Delights
Toronto photographer, Chris Hutcheson will have an exhibit of his latest works, entitled The Garden of Earthy Delights on display at Cabbagetown's Jet Fuel Coffee Shop for the month of July and beginning today (with an exhibit opening tomorrow). This exhibit focuses on burlesque, and features shots of vintage performers, like Satan's Angel and Tiffany Carter, but also Toronto and Montreal-based performers. Hutcheson is an established TO photographer who has done work for Canadian Opera Company, and the Ontario Arts Council.
Jet Fuel Coffee Shop (519 Parliament Street)


Confessions Underground
International Fashion Festival

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