toronto events october 9

Radar: Heritage Toronto Awards, The CN Tower Show, NewTown, Pipe Dreams, OCADU Poster Design Exhibit

HISTORY | 2012 Heritage Toronto Awards
Heritage Toronto, a local charity that seeks to preserve and advocate for the city's historical sites, celebrates the 38th Annual Heritage Toronto Awards tonight at the Royal Conservatory of Music's Koerner Hall. Hosted by CBC Fresh Air's Mary Ito, the list of finalists up for the top prizes include the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre restoration project by the Ontario Heritage Trust and Taylor Hazell Architects, as well as Mark Osbaldeston, author of Unbuilt Toronto 2: More of the City That Might Have Been. An eclectic mix of novelists, filmmakers, historical societies, and building projects compete for the awards, which all put the preservation of the city's heritage at the forefront. Tickets are available at the Royal Conservatory box office.
Koerner Hall, Royal Conservatory of Music (273 Bloor Street West) 7:30PM $30 general, $15 student

THEATRE | This Must Be The Place: The CN Tower Show
The Theatre Passe Muraille writes a theatrical love letter to the city it calls home in This Must Be The Place, a story about a specific intersection, as well as the intersection of people's lives Toronto. Taking place at a scramble, where people pass at an intersection for no more than 45 seconds, this Jonathan Seinen directed piece tells the stories of passersby as their lives collide on the street. The play is created by the folks at the Architect Theatre Collective with tickets available through the theatre's website.
Theatre Passe Muraille (16 Ryerson Avenue) 7:30PM $30-$35 regular, $25-$30 student/senior/artist

BOOKS & LIT | The Toronto Launch of NewTown
Dallas-born Toronto author A.G. Pasquella launches his second book NewTown, a space farce about an oddball society that must uncover the secrets of a mysterious new place, at The Victory CafĂŠ tonight. Pasquella invites his writer friends, such as Michael Murray of Hazlitt, Shari Kasman of Matrix, and poet/writer Jacqueline Valencia to read at the book launch, which will feature signings, music, drinks and copies of the book for purchase. The event takes place on the second floor of The Victory and the party goes until 10PM.
The Victory CafĂŠ (581 Markham Street) 7PM Free


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