Welcome to the January edition of the We’ve Been Expecting You eNewsletter – a monthly newsletter customized for members of the hospitality, tourism and service sectors. Each newsletter includes:

  • an e-guide to events for quick reference
  • helpful information on what there is to see and do in Toronto
  • details on the We’ve Been Expecting You initiative

In this issue:



Below are just a few of the January events taking place in Toronto this month! See a more complete list of what is happening.


Culinary Events


Winterlicious is Coming

image of bowl of stacked vegetables with soup being poured from above.Explore Toronto’s food culture at this year’s Winterlicious from January 25 to February 7. Are you ready to try something new? With three course prix fixe lunch and dinner menus at nearly 200 restaurants and 13 culinary events, there’s so much for your taste buds to experience. Tickets to the Culinary Event Series are on sale now. Reservations for the Prix Fixe Promotion begin January 10.

Visit toronto.ca/winterlicious for more information.


Winter Craft Beer Fest

Illustration. Beer mug with red toque. Winter Craft Beer Festival text.Don your stompin’ boots, pull on a toque and wear your puffiest parka because it’s time to hoist a pint or two with the Craft Brewers of Ontario while the snowflakes are falling. Dare to join us for this crazy Canuck fun! Mark your calendars (January 26 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and come out to the Winter Craft Beer Festival outside Steam Whistle Brewing in Roundhouse Park. Beer. Food. Fun. Be there!

Link to the website craftbeerfest.ca.


Festivals and Events


Ice Breakers

Large orange ball of wire/tubes. Public art installation rendering. People interacting with the installation.Winter is better with art, and the third annual Ice Breakers Exhibition presented by PortsToronto is a great reason to bundle up and enjoy the season.  The public art exhibition graces Toronto’s waterfront along Queens Quay West from January 19 to February 24. Visitors can explore and interact with the colourful and vibrant installations that are several metres tall. The event is a collaboration between Winter Stations and the Waterfront Business Improvement Area (WBIA), along with PortsToronto.

The temporary exhibit will have five public art installations juried from an international design competition. There are two winning teams from Toronto, one from Hamburg, Germany, and one from Athens, Greece, as well as a student installation contributed by Ryerson University. This year’s theme “Signal Transmission” inspired some very creative interpretations for visitors to experience.

For more information visit icebreakers.winterstations.com.


Toronto Light Festival

Light installation. Peace symbol. In Distillery District.

The 3rd Annual Toronto Light Festival returns to The Distillery District this January 18 to March 3. Visitors can expect to be taken on a new visual journey and imaginative cerebral adventure, designed to entertain and inspire.

The Festival will transform the neighbourhood into one of the largest open-air galleries in North America, lighting up the long winter nights with distinctive works from local and international light artists.

This winter, come out of the dark and into the light.

For more information visit www.torontolightfest.com.


Winter Fun at Ontario Place

Strings of lights. CN Tower in background. People skating

Ontario Place’s winter season is currently on until March 17, 2019. For the second year in a row, the West Island of Ontario Place features the Winter Light Exhibition, eighteen illuminated, interactive light exhibits that shape and transmit light, created by notable artists across Ontario.

Additional activities include free public skating on a synthetic rink and community bonfires where guests can make s’mores. BeaverTails food truck offers savoury poutine or sweet pastries. New this year, DJ skate parties featuring some of Toronto’s best DJs. Additional food and beverage are available for purchase as well as skate and helmet rentals.

The Cinesphere, the world’s first permanent IMAX®, will feature a variety of exciting and classic films including Purple Rain and the Incredibles 2: The IMAX® Experience and many more.

Entrance to the park is free. For Cinesphere tickets and the most up-to-date programming, visit: www.ontarioplace.com/whatson.


DesignTO Festival

event wordmark, pink, orange background. 'Where art & design meet', Design TO Festival

DesignTO is where art and design meet from January 18 to 27, 2019. DesignTO, formerly the Toronto Design Offsite, brings you over 100 events, immersive installations, fantastic exhibitions, engaging talks, incredible prototypes, and so much more. Plus, with an extra weekend, there’s no reason to miss any of the amazing programming 2019 has in store for you.

10 days of art and design are coming soon! Visit the DesignTO website to view the complete festival schedule, and start planning your design week today!


Film and Literature


What’s on at TIFF this Month

James Gray - still from 'Fight Club'TIFF starts the year with a masterclass by American filmmaker James Gray, who will be discussing his career, his creative process, and his forthcoming, highly-anticipated science-fiction epic, Astra. Six of the director’s films will be shown at TIFF Bell Lightbox in the days following his visit. Soon after this retrospective, TIFF will host an expansive series that shines a light on the remarkable year in cinema that was 1999.

1999: Movies at the Millennium revisits popular North American classics such as Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut and David Fincher’s Fight Club, as well as films from other parts of the world that made their mark that year like Abbas Kiarostami’s The Wind Will Carry Us or Pedro Almodóvar’s All About My Mother.

For dates, more information on both these series, and to purchase tickets, please visit tiff.net.


Getting Around


TTC Connects You to Events in the City this January

Winter. New Streetcar - condo tower in background.Happy New Year from the TTC! This month there are lots of great events taking place in Toronto. The TTC can get you to and from these events easily. Avoid traffic and parking woes by taking transit.

This January, let the TTC take you to:

  • Winter Light Exhibition at Ontario Place running until March 17
  • DJ Skate Night at the Harbourfront Centre Natrel Rink on Saturday nights until February 16
  • Evergreen Brick Works’ Saturday Farmers Market running year-round

The TTC encourages you to plan your trip in advance at ttc.ca. Get around the city with an adult fare of $3.25, seniors and students pay $2.10. Purchase a Group Day Pass on weekends for one day of unlimited travel for just $12.50. Children 12 and under always travel for free.


Recreation


DJ Skate Nights at Harbourfront Centre

DJ Skate Night at Harbourfront Centre - Arial view at night

Toronto’s block party on ice continues!

Sharpen your skates and come down to the waterfront as the city’s number one outdoor winter party returns with another stellar lineup of DJs that will bring the heat to your Saturday nights. The rumours are true – DJ Skate Nights is the best party in town and a surefire cure for the winter blues!

Runs most Saturday nights to February 16, 2019. Weather permitting. Programming subject to change. For details: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/djskatenights/.


Attractions and Exhibits


January at the Aga Khan Museum

4 images side by side. Man in dark coat. Woman smiling. 2 women in front of White House. Closeup of man looking quizzical.Kick off the new year at the Museum with an inspiring talk from renowned Bangladeshi architect, Marina Tabassum, winner of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and the Jameel Prize 5. She joins us January 19, as part of the DesignTO Festival, to discuss how climate, culture, and community engagement have shaped her work.

Brighten the dark January days with some laughs during our new series Comedy from The Other Side of Fear, featuring comics who turn experiences of life in America into brave and funny truth-telling. First up is Mo Amer, one of Rolling Stone’s “10 Comedians You Need to Know.” Last year his comedy special, The Vagabond, debuted on Netflix. Amer performs at the Museum on January 25 and 26.

On January 24, at 1 p.m., take a lunchtime break to learn how Mughal emperors validated their power through portraiture, weaponry, and adornments. Curator Dr. Filiz Çakır Phillip will guide you on this visual journey in a talk called The Art of Chivalry.

Visit agakhanmuseum.org for details.


Royal Ontario Museum

Image info: Zuul courtesy of Sinking Ship Entertainment. Close up of dinosaur head
Image info: Zuul courtesy of Sinking Ship Entertainment

Come face to face with Zuul, the gnarly-faced, horned armoured dinosaur with a sledgehammer-like tail in the ROM original exhibition Zuul: Life of an Armoured Dinosaur. On January 29, join palaeontologists Tom Holtz and Victoria Arbour as they discuss the co-evolution of tyrannosaurs and armoured dinosaurs such as Zuul in the lively debate-style presentation Dinosaur Fight Club. On January 31, explore the making of the Zuul exhibition with Peter May of Research Casting International at the free ROM Daytime presentation titled Unearthing a Giant: The Making of Zuul.

Opening on January 26, the exhibition Gods in My Home brings together Chinese ancestral paintings and traditional popular prints, and examines the unexplored connection between these two seemingly separate genres in the context of Chinese Lunar New Year.

For more information please visit rom.on.ca.


New Exhibit at the Market Gallery: Toronto Through the Eyes of Women Artists

Illustration. Abstract art, multi colour - Cityscape in background.
Image info: Cityscape by Margaret Priest, 1982, City of Toronto Art Collection

The City of Toronto Art Collection contains nearly 3000 works collected by the City between the 1850s and today, and of the roughly 900 artists represented, a little more than a quarter are women. The Market Gallery has never produced an exhibit focusing exclusively on their work – until now. Featuring works by Canadian artists such as Marion Long, Paraskeva Clark and Doris McCarthy, Toronto Through the Eyes of Women Artists highlights how women artists have depicted and engaged with Toronto over the past 160 years.

On display until April 27, regular admission applies.


Friday Night Jazz at Ripley’s

Can of Ripleys branded beer

Explore the waters of the world Friday, January 11 with live jazz music by Hey Love as you sip on a drink (alcoholic and non-alcoholic available) under the sea. From 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. enjoy live music, cash bars and unforgettable views. Also don’t forget to try our very own Lagoon Lager!

Friday Night Jazz is included with our current Sharks After Dark or Express Anytime general admission. Annual pass members receive free admission.


Ryerson Image Centre Showcases the Remarkable Private Photography Collection of Howard and Carole Tanenbaum

Image info: Mary Ellen Mark, Three Acrobats, Vazques Brothers Circus, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997 (printed 2005), gelatin silver print. Copyright Mary Ellen Mark. Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection. Three women in acrobat costumes staring at camera - black and white.
Image info: Mary Ellen Mark, Three Acrobats, Vazques Brothers Circus, Mexico City, Mexico, 1997 (printed 2005), gelatin silver print. Copyright Mary Ellen Mark. Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Photography Collection.

This winter, the Ryerson Image Centre (RIC) presents more than 200 photographs from the extraordinary and eclectic collection of Howard and Carole Tanenbaum. The exhibition, True to the Eyes, highlights a range of humanistic photographs in many genres, from anonymous vernacular imagery to masterworks by such notable photographers as Southworth & Hawes, William Notman, Ernest J. Bellocq, Brassaï, Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Mary Ellen Mark, Jim Goldberg, Rafael Goldchain, and Edward Burtynsky. The exhibition is accompanied by free talks, tours and events, including a panel discussion featuring Howard and Carole Tanenbaum, Howard Greenberg, and Stephen Bulger, with Paul Roth on February 13, at 7:00 p.m., and an exhibition tour with Paul Roth and Carole Tanenbaum on March 20 at 6:00 p.m.

Admission to the gallery is free. Free exhibition tours daily at 2:30 p.m. More information at www.ryersonimagecentre.ca.


Textile Museum of Canada

Image info: Bev Koski, Ottawa #1 (2014), 8 x 4.5 x 8.5cm. human figure in blue, bubble wrap, full body suit. crouching, pointing.
Image info: Bev Koski, Ottawa #1 (2014), 8 x 4.5 x 8.5cm.

Located only steps away from St. Patrick Station and open 7-days a week, the Textile Museum of Canada’s exhibitions address a wide range of social and cultural topics through textiles.

Their current exhibitions are Beads, they’re sewn so tight (until May 26, 2019) which features the work of four contemporary Indigenous beadwork artists, and Crosscurrents: Canada in the Making (until March 31, 2019) – a social history of cultural exchanges through textiles in Canada over the past 150 years.

Ongoing programming at the Museum includes Textile Teach-Ins: bi-monthly free workshops offering instruction on textile techniques, and weekly Docent tours – every Sunday at 2 p.m.!

In the new year, the Museum will also be hosting Manidoominensagemin Toronto, a Beading Symposium from January 25 to 27.

Check out the website for more information about purchasing tickets – textilemuseum.ca.


Design TO at Harbourfront Centre

Design TO Festival wordmark - black text/white background.Harbourfront Centre is a hub of activity for the 9th annual DesignTO Festival with seven exhibitions and a public talk, spanning craft, installation, film, art, and more.

In the Artport Gallery, is ‘Surface Tension.’ Co-presented and curated by DesignTO. January 18 to March 3.

‘Nordic Glass’ highlights a new generation of Danish, Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian glass artists and designers focused on self-expression, experimentation and entrepreneurship. Curated by Marlee Choo & Melanie Egan. September 22 to June 2.

‘Skew-Whiff’ is a group exhibition exploring skewed views, misalignment or sideways-thinking to create new works. Curated by Emma Piirtoniemi. January 18 to June 2. This exhibition is closed on Mondays.

‘In still life’ is a collaborative project between ceramic artist Kaley Flowers and glass artist Jared Last. The work explores a future where bio hacking, cybernetics, and hobby farming collide to establish a new realm of design. January 18 to June 2. Window installation is viewable at all hours.

A solo exhibition of work by Michelle Forsyth explores the role of textiles in the artist’s diverse multidiscplinary practice. Curated by Melanie Egan. January 18 to June 2.

‘to the strangers i love deeply’ is an installation by textile-based artist denirée isabel exploring the ethereal nature of transparent, malleable, and reflective objects to move between reality and fiction. Curated by Melanie Egan. January 18 to June 2. Window installation is viewable at all hours.

A large-scale installation by ceramics-based artist Shaun Peter Mallonga. Curated by Marlee Choo. January 18 to June 2.

For more information about each exhibition visit: www.harbourfrontcentre.com/visualarts.


Live Performance


Top Girls at Alumnae Theatre

Alumnae Theater Company logo/wordmark. Red on white background.In January, Alumnae Theatre Company’s mainstage takes on Caryl Churchills’s Top Girls. At its centre, Marlene throws a dinner party to celebrate her promotion at Top Girls Temp Agency. Her guests? Five powerful wonder women from the historical past. Marlene strives to join their ranks, and does – but at what cost?

Director Alysa Golden helms this magical yet realistic play, which brilliantly dramatizes the quest to define success and women’s struggle to achieve it. Golden’s vision highlights a connectedness between the women from history and today, as Churchill raises questions of how do women access and hold their power at home and in the workplace and how much progress have we really made?

Boasting a cast of fiery, talented women, Top Girls remains a classic, with new resonance to be found in our current social climate. Runs January 18 to February 2, 2019.

Alumnae Theatre – 70 Berkeley Street. Tickets ($25) online at www.alumnaetheatre.com. This production is wheelchair accessible. Sunday matinees are pay-what-you-can.


A Frightfully Chilling Elektra returns to COC this Winter

Lone female performer on front stage - ensemble cast in background. Photo credit: Susan Bullock as Elektra (foreground) in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Elektra, 2007, photo; Michael Cooper.
Photo credit: Susan Bullock as Elektra (foreground) in the Canadian Opera Company’s production of Elektra, 2007, photo; Michael Cooper.

Richard Strauss’ twisted psycho-drama, Elektra, returns to the Canadian Opera Company this winter with star soprano Christine Goerke in the title role. The one-act opera is a modern take on the Greek myth of Elektra, whose single-minded quest for revenge takes family dysfunction to a whole new level. Fury and obsession spiral into horrific consequence as Elektra careens down a path of total destruction, all set to an unrelenting modern score. American director James Robinson revives this psychologically complex production set in a nightmarish world with expressionist design elements influenced by artists Francis Bacon and Edvard Munch. Elektra runs for seven performances from January 26 to February 22 at Toronto’s Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.

Visit coc.ca for details.


Nightwood Theatre’s Grace

4 people standing. staring at camera. grey background.Exquisitely told in a stunning blend of documentary theatre, striking visual projections and choreography, Grace is a searing piece that ignites a pertinent discussion on the failures and limitations of the legal system. “There was no justice, there was just a legal outcome.” In the wake of a young woman’s disclosure of childhood sexual assault, a family presses charges. A true story about survival, hope, and the pursuit of justice at a time when provability still usurps truth in our courtrooms.

Grace by Jane Doe – January 8 to 26, at Streetcar Crowsnest. A Nightwood Theatre production in association with Crow’s Theatre. Directed by Andrea Donaldson, starring Michaela Washburn, Rose Napoli, Brenda Robins and Conrad Coates.

Tickets $25 to $40 at crowstheatre.com.


21C Music Festival at the Royal Conservatory of Music

 

Man with white beard - smiling. Terry Riley credit Ray Tarantino.
Photo info: Terry Riley. Credit Ray Tarantino

The 10th anniversary concert season continues at Koerner Hall with 21C Music Festival, January 16 to 20. This sixth edition of the festival will celebrate the American minimalist composer Terry Riley. More than a half of the music presented during the festival will be premieres – 6 world, 1 North American, 9 Canadian, 4 Ontario, and 1 Toronto, by 13 Canadian composers. Other highlights include Royal Conservatory alumnus Stewart Goodyear appearing in two entirely different programs: first with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra playing the world premiere of his own new piano concerto and the second – a world premiere performance of his own compositions and his take on rock songs; the return of Sō Percussion; focus on Glenn Gould School students; and returning partners Continuum and Esprit Orchestra.

For more information and tickets, please visit www.rcmusic.com/performance.


New Year, New Canadian Musical at Soulpepper

Illustration. Girl with red hair, blue dress. Standing beside white dog. Hill with trees in the distance.In January, Soulpepper Theatre Company is pleased to finally share Rose, a brand new world premiere musical that has been three years in the making! This is Soulpepper’s biggest and most ambitious production to date – with a sweeping 15 person cast and all new original music. From Sarah Wilson and Mike Ross, co-creator of Spoon River (Critics Pick – New York Times) comes this inspiring and joyful musical about acceptance, love, and finding your own path, even when that path isn’t what you thought it would be. Perfect for everyone 5 to 105.

In the idyllic mountain town of Somewhere, everyone knows exactly who they are and what their place is. Except for Rose. Rose is different, and she knows it.  Rose has big questions about the world around her, and sets out to find the answers for herself. Rose runs January 17 through February 24.

Soulpepper is pleased to offer relaxed performances of Rose on January 27 and February 2 which offers an inclusive audience environment and experience. To learn more: visit soulpepper.ca; follow on Twitter; or call the Young Centre Box Office at 416-866-8666.


January 2019 at the TSO

Still from Star Wars: A New Hope, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford / Like Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo.
Image info: Star Wars: A New Hope, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford

From Mozart, Sibelius, Wagner, and John Williams, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) kicks off 2019 with epic music!

January 10 to 13, French conductor Ludovic Morlot leads the TSO in Sibelius Symphony 2 and familiar music by Kurt Weill. Superstar violinist Leila Josefowicz performs Stravinsky’s thrilling Violin Concerto.

Pinchas Zukerman Plays Mozart (January 16 to 19) showcases the flair and artistry of one of today’s finest classical musicians. Zukerman doubles as soloist and conductor in this all-Mozart program.

Launching its Star Wars Film Concert Series, the TSO presents A New Hope – In Concert, January 23 to 26. The Orchestra delivers the iconic music of John Williams under the baton of guest conductor Sarah Hicks as the movie is projected on the big screen.

On January 31 to February 2, the first act (in a concert version) of Die Walküre – the second opera in Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelungs cycle—is the “pièce de résistance” of Sir Andrew Davis Conducts Wagner, which also includes more Wagner and music by Alban Berg.

Visit www.TSO.CA or call 416-598-3375 for details!


Toronto’s Winter Performance Festival

Next Stage word mark superimposed over face. Lips below.The Next Stage Theatre Festival is the curated, boutique festival produced every winter by the Toronto Fringe. As the theatre event of the season, it is an experience not to be missed.

The 2019 festival is a collection of twelve of the best independent shows from Toronto and beyond. All shows take place at Toronto’s historic Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street), with the exception of one site-specific show, which takes place in an office building at 77 Mowat Avenue.

The festival includes world premieres of new works by award-winning playwrights, a new Canadian musical, a nostalgic dance retrospective on the life and times of Gene Kelly, and a show of illusions by a world-renowned magician.

Onstage January 9 to 20 – view full listings for all twelve Next Stage shows at www.fringetoronto.com or call 416-966-1062. Single Tickets: $12 to $15; passes: $52 to $96.


One Thing Leads to Another at Young People’s Theatre

Young People’s Theatre’s critically-acclaimed, award-winning show for babies returns due to overwhelming demand! Catch One Thing Leads to Another before it goes on a national tour! An innovative work of theatre created specifically for infants, this production transforms everyday objects into fabulous, fanciful, theatrical phenomena as it engages, stimulates and delights babies and adults alike. In The Studio January 12 to 25. Recommended for ages 3-12 months, but suitable for up to 24 months.

Book online or call 416-862-2222 x2.


No Time To Kill at Mysteriously Yours

Time to Kill show poster. Clockworks in backgroundNow playing until end of March No Time To Kill!  A Time Travelling Murder Mystery.

Join us at the Chelsea Hotel for the Scientific Symposium on Time Travel as we count down the seconds until the arrival of Professor Chronos and the unveiling of his time machine.  But when Professor Chromos ends up dead and the time machine goes missing, there’s no time to lose!  Luckily Sherlock Holmes and his trusty partner Dr. Watson are on the case. Together they must unravel the mystery before it’s too late!

The intrigue begins when you meet some colourful characters around dessert time. Then, someone you’ve just met dies, or a body is discovered. A detective is called in to lead the investigation. The suspects are spread throughout the room, sitting right at the tables with you. So, you get to participate and see if you can solve… whodunit?!

Join the fun as you participate to solve a hilarious whodunit at the Chelsea Hotel with Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre, Toronto’s only interactive murder mystery dining experience!

Call Box Office at 416-486-7469 or visit MysteriouslyYours.ca.


This Is That Live

This and that wordmark. Black background, two men sitting in chairs.Hosts of CBC’s This Is That, Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring, offer audiences a brand new version of their hit touring live show as they embark on the This Is That Farewell Tour. The show is in two acts: the first half is a mix of the duo performing new and fan-favourite material from the past 9 seasons of their award-winning radio show. In the second half, they turn the writing responsibilities over to the audience and improvise brand new stories on the spot.

Performance takes place at the George Weston Recital Hall, Toronto Centre for the Arts, on January 19, at 8 p.m. For more information visit www.tocentre.com.


Tafelmusik

Gold mask, blue background.Hear the period musicians of tomorrow in a free concert with Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir. We are proud to train musicians in the art of period performance. This season, we host our seventh annual Tafelmusik Winter Institute, ending with a free public concert on January 10, 2019 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, Trinity-St. Paul’s Centre.

From January 16 to 20 at Jeanne Lamon Hall, you’re invited to The Harlequin Salon, a dazzling Roman soirée, complete with mischievous servant, famous prima donna, and a composer or two! In this multimedia production, you will meet Pier Leone Ghezzi – caricaturist, painter, and host of some of 18th-century Rome’s most popular salon parties. Tafelmusik is delighted to invite you to one of his famous soirées, where you will encounter the famous prima donna Faustina Bordoni, and discover whether Ghezzi’s mischievous Harlequin servant can thwart his master and pursue his own love interests! For tickets call 416-964-6337 or visit tafelmusik.org.


What’s Bringing People to Toronto


Zamboni on Nathan Phillips Square ice rink. Toronto sign. people waiting on side to skate.Here are some of the events and performances taking place in January:

For more information on live performances across the city, visit www.whatsontonight.ca. Or check out the venue event listings directly at:

No matter what kind of music you enjoy or what kind of venue you like best, there’s always something playing in Toronto. Visit the City’s Music page for links to concert listing and information on the music sector.

Catch a game.

Visit the websites of the major conference centres for information on other events, conferences and shows: Exhibition Place, Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC) and the International Centre (in Mississauga).


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