NXNE Port Lands is back!

There’s never been a better time to be a music lover in Toronto! NXNE Port Lands music festival is back for its second great year. They’ve added an extra day to pack in as much music as possible. Featuring 30 acts representing the best in indie rock, hip hop and soul, this year’s festival will take place from Friday, June 23rd to Sunday, June 25th at the Port Lands (Pier 35 off of Cherry Street). Get your tickets while you can!


“Since our inception, NXNE has proudly built up the reputation of curating a festival that always includes a strong element of discovery.” says Michael Hollett, President and Managing Director of NXNE. “With this year’s Port Lands lineup, we have brought together some of the biggest performers in the world, as well as a fantastic group of artists who are about to be launched into the musical stratosphere.”

Photo credit: @NXNE


NXNE Portlands features three days of non-stop music on two stages. Headliners include Passion Pit, KAYTRANADA and Post Malone. Some multi-day summer music festivals mean standing out in the blazing sun, paying a steep price for something as basic as water, and having little else to do if you’re not into the band that’s performing. NXNE Port Lands solves all of these problems. The festival goes out of its way to ensure lots of shade and seating, limitless free water, tons of food trucks, stand up comedy, plus a carnival midway with rides and games, art installations and much more!

Photo credit: @NXNE


If you’re looking for a fun way to get out of the sun, visit the Stand Up Comedy Tent. It’s programmed by the pros at Comedy Bar and features some of the best up and coming comedians. When hunger strikes, take a tour of the many food trucks featuring everything from ice cream from Heavenly Dreams, to local and sustainable braised lamb sandwiches at the Heirloom, and everything in between. You may want to check out the midway rides before you eat. Climb atop the twirling Paratrooper ride, check out the music, and snap some great pictures from the top of the ferris wheel or challenge yourself with some carnival games like Long Range Basketball, Tubs of Fun, Dragon Darts, Cover the Spot or Mini B-ball. Whatever you choose to do, boredom is definitely not an option.

Photo credit: @NXNE


Summer always seems to fly by before you know it. Make the most of the sunny weather this year and have as much fun as you can! The NXNE Port Lands music festival is the perfect way to kick off the season. Single day tickets are available, but for the best value opt for weekend-long general admission or VIP passes. This year you also have the option of leaving your wallet at home thanks to their new comfortable-to-wear cloth chipped wristband. The band allows you to get through lines faster while not having to carry any cash. You can enable a credit card when you sign up with your wristband. Up to two wristbands can be added to the same card.


Getting to the Port Lands site is easy. It’s located off Cherry Street at Pier 35,  just south of the Gardiner and the Distillery District. There is regular TTC service and free valet bike parking on site! Two major bike trails meet at the Port Lands — the Lower Don Recreation Trail (North-South) and the Martin Goodman Trail (East-West). If want to drive, there is also plenty of parking.


If you make it out to NXNE Port Lands this year, we hope you have a great festival experience!


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Don’t miss the Toronto Festival of Beer: Spring Sessions!

 

Attention Toronto beer lovers! The Toronto Festival of Beer is back for it’s Spring Sessions this Victoria Day weekend. Don’t leave town for cottage country because for two glorious days (May 20th and 21st) Fort York will transform into an epic cottage in the city and kick off summer in style!

 

Photo credit: The Toronto Festival of Beer

Photo credit: The Toronto Festival of Beer

 

What better way to welcome in summer than with a great selection of cold beer and great food from the finest food trucks in the city! As Les Murray, President of Beerlicious Inc says:

 

Spring Sessions of Toronto’s Festival of Beer is going to be an incredible time to stay in the city. We have Canadian rockers Elliott Brood and The Trews headlining our festival, along with a fantastic selection of brews to sample and a great roster of local restaurants and food trucks for people to enjoy. We’re also bringing back the cottage in the city theme this year, with fire pits, outdoor games and lawn chairs to tie the theme together – you don’t want to miss it!

 

Pair your favourite brew with a hot and juicy Mustache Burger or some great Canadian poutine from Smoke’s Poutinerie. This is no ordinary poutine! Fresh, hand-cut fries are covered in cheese curds and smothered in Smoke’s signature gravy with lots of delicious options to throw in for added flavour. Choose beef, pork, chicken or veggie varieties. Be sure to save room for dessert! Indulge in the big taste of Tiny Tom Donuts or dig into hand-rolled Chimney Stax, baked in custom made rotisserie ovens from Chimney Stax Baking Co.

 

Photo credit: The Toronto Festival of Beer

Photo credit: The Toronto Festival of Beer

 

It goes without saying that a big part of the Festival is the the beer. From cutting edge craft breweries (like Barrie’s Flying Monkeys), to Toronto favourites (like Mill Street Brewery, Great Lakes Brewery and Brickworks Ciderhouse), and tried and true classics (like Budweiser) — there is something for everyone at this year’s Festival of Beer. But the real source of the fun is the laid back, cottage vibe and the games like Giant Jenga, Giant Soccer Darts and Bocce! You can kick back and chill by the fire pit, roasting marshmallows, or take in some great live music. This is how long weekends were meant to be spent!

 

Photo credit: The Toronto Festival of Beer

Photo credit: The Toronto Festival of Beer

 

When you’re sitting around the campfire, you don’t want just anybody to pick up a guitar and muddle their way through a song or two. The Festival of Beer understands this and they’ve taken care of the music, too!  On Saturday, May 20th, Elliott Broodwill be playing an acoustic Campfire Session, and on Sunday, May 21st, The Trews stoke the party and the fire with the second Campfire Session acoustic set. Choose your ticket for either May 20th or 21st. In addition to admission to the event, and seeing some great live acoustic music, your ticket also gets you 5 sampling tokens and a commemorative sampling mug.

 

Greenrock Property Management hopes the Toronto Festival of Beer: Spring Sessions will help you have an amazing Victoria Day weekend in the city! Please enjoy yourself responsibly. For information on Greenrock Rental Communities in Toronto, please visit our website.

Check out Electric Island Music Festival!

 

If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to celebrate a long weekend this summer, you don’t have to head to a cottage or leave the city. Plan a visit to Hanlan’s Point on the Toronto Islands to catch the Electric Island Music Festival. The festival takes place, each and every long weekend from now until Labour Day. It’s only a short ferry ride away, but it feels like you’re entering a different world.

 

Photo: electricisland.to

Photo: electricisland.to

 

Now in it’s fifth year, the Electric Island Festival just seems to get bigger and better. This isn’t the typical Toronto Island experience you’re used to. The festival peacefully takes over and transforms the island with unique decor elements and art pieces. As Electric Island partner Joel Smye says, “every year we seem to grow and add new pieces and try and create a better experience. That’s ultimately the goal.”

 

Photo: electricisland.to

Photo: electricisland.to

 

It all kicks off this Victoria Day long weekend, on Monday, May 22nd. Expect an eclectic mix of electronic artists from around the globe. They’ll perform on two stages with two different sounds. On the first stage, catch Andrew Choe, Night Vision, Brooklyn-based DJs Bedouin, Eats Everythingfrom Bristol UK, Dutch artist Joris Voon and finally, Berlin’s Ben Klock who will close the weekend’s festivities. On the second stage you can see Mexico’s Rebolledo, Red Axes from Tel-Aviv, and headliner Leon Vynehall of Brighton, UK. Click on any of the highlighted performers to hear a sample of their sound.

 

Photo: electricisland.to

Photo: electricisland.to

 

This busy but laid-back music festival is filled with fun-loving people and strives to create a fun atmosphere. As Smye says:

 

If you haven’t been to a dance music party, this is a great place to start. It’s not overly wild, it’s not out of control, it’s just a nice day in a park. It would be tough to have a bad time here.

To ensure that everyone has a good time, there are a number of prohibited items. They include alcohol (will be available for sale), drugs (including prescription containers), glass, tents, lawn chairs, laser pointers and outside food. Don’t worry about going hungry — there will be a variety of great food trucks to grab a bite from. This is a rain or shine event, so remember to bring sunscreen, a rain poncho and an empty, refillable water bottle to fill up once you’re inside.

 

Photo: electricisland.to

Photo: electricisland.to

 

You can purchase tickets for single festival events or purchase a season pass which gives you access to all 5 days of shows. The Festival takes place every long weekend, all summer long, beginning Monday, May 22nd. If you can’t make it this weekend, mark your calendar for Saturday, July 1st; Monday, August 7th; and the event’s farewell to summer on Labour Day weekend on Sunday, September 3rd and Monday, September 4th.

 

The Electric Island Music Festival is an amazing celebration of summer, electronic music and community. To learn more about Greenrock Property Management and our Rental Communities in Toronto, please visit our website.

 

 

Hot Docs is back!

 

The 24th edition of The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival returns for another season from April 24th to May 7th, 2017. Hot Docs is the largest festival of its kind in North America and will screen 230 incredible documentary films from 58 countries in 2017. It all happens right here, at home, in Toronto.


 

“Now especially, audiences are seeking voices and stories that will help them make sense of a turbulent world,” says Hot Docs executive director, Brett Hendrie. “This year’s festival will bring Toronto’s audiences insights and inspiration from the world’s most talented documentary filmmakers.” The festival is multifaceted and full of special events. Check out what’s in store this year:

 

Opening Night Gala

 

The Hot Docs Festival kicks off in style on April 27th. It begins with a VIP cocktail reception at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West). The reception is followed by the opening night’s selected screening of Bee Nation. In this doc Saskatchewan students compete in the first province-wide First Nations Spelling Bee and try to earn a spot at the national championships. After the screening, the celebration continues at the ROM. If you choose to attend this special event you can expect time to discuss the film over cocktails and canapés. Get your tickets for this special evening now. The evening is in support of Docs for Schools, a province-wide program that provides curriculum materials and free doc screenings for grades 7 to 12.



Food and Film


Hot Docs knows the classic combination of dinner and a movie can’t be beat. On Saturday, April 29th, experience a 5pm screening of City of Ghosts, the story of fearless citizen journalists risking their lives to expose the atrocities committed by ISIS in their home city. After the film enjoy a 3-course, family-style meal at Dish Cooking Studio (587 College Street). Join Academy Award nominee and director of the film, Matthew Heineman at the table, along with women from Newcomer Kitchen (a nonprofit organization supporting Syrian refugee women). Limited tickets are available now.



The Films


With 230 documentary films from across the globe screening in only 11 days, it’s impossible to see them all. It can be hard to know where to start. It will take some careful planning to catch the films that may mean the most to you. You can check out some selected, highlighted films here, download the screening schedule or search by subject, by date or by title.


More Docs


If you can’t get out to this year’s festival, or you just can’t get enough docs. You can subscribe to the Doc Soup series. The series involves a monthly screening of docs, fresh from the festival circuit, throughout the fall and winter. Whenever possible, directors are in attendance live or via Skype for post-screening Q&As. If you need your docs right now, there are hundreds of titles from past Festivals and Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema selections available in the Collection, for on-demand viewing.


Don’t miss out! The Hot Docs Festival is a showcase like no other in North America and you don’t have to travel far from home to take it all in, especially when you live in in one of Greenrock’s premier rental communities in Toronto. For information on how to make a Greenrock Community your home, please visit our website.

Greenrock Family Easter Traditions

Greenrock Family Easter Traditions
Greenrock Family Easter Traditions

 

Easter is almost here! While spring is a time for fresh new beginnings, Easter can be a time for observing old traditions. To help you get to know yourGreenrock family a little better, we are beginning something new. It’s an ongoing series about the community of people behind Greenrock. We spoke with members of the Greenrock family to get some insight into their personal Easter traditions. We learned about what Easter means to them, how they celebrate, and their favourite Easter foods. We wanted to learn about what they love most this time of year.

 

We spoke with Gloria Mogavero, CEO of Greenrock Real Estate Advisors. Gloria is Ukrainian Catholic. For Gloria and her family, Easter is an important religious time. Gloria observes Ukrainian Easter, which she noted, “does not usually fall on the same day as the ‘Canadian’ Easter, as the Ukrainians follow the Gregorian calendar and not the Julian”.

 

 

Ukrainian Catholic Easter is a solemn time of sacrifice that begins with Lent and ends with Good Friday and the celebration on Easter Sunday. The traditional Easter Sunday celebration includes preparing an Easter basket with food items that each have a symbolic religious significance. In Gloria’s words:

 

Each Easter basket is blessed and must contain Paska (braided Easter bread), baked ham, Kobasa (sausage), beets and horseradish, salt, butter, cheese and hard boiled eggs. The basket is usually covered with a cloth embroidered by a family member. The blessed food must be shared with each family member on Easter Sunday. Eggs are also decorated and placed in the basket and on the table. We do not always prepare a basket but we still partake of all the traditional food including a staple, perogies.  It has been written that as generations pass, cultural traditions are lost but it is the food that carries on. This is a time when I treasure the memories of my heritage.

 

 

Traditions evolve as time and generations pass. What remains constant is getting together with loved ones and sharing traditional food. Food has a wonderful way of connecting us to our past and to each other.

 

For Fred Roper, Building Operator at Greenrock’s Post Media Place, religious traditions play no part in his family’s Easter celebration. Fred’s family has gotten a little smaller over the years, with the loss of loved ones, but that only makes them closer. Fred tell us; “our family takes the time to appreciate having one another. We all take the time to discuss the great times with relatives [and] even our pets.” Dogs are very special in the Roper family. They are considered full family members. As Fred puts it;  “they are very important to us, they are a very special link. They bring family and friends together.”  Fred’s family typically gathers over Easter and shares some traditional Easter food. For Fred, his “favorite dishes at Easter are turkey with turkey gravy and mashed potatoes” which are made by his brother in-law. He’s also a big fan of the desserts his sister makes, like her brownie cheesecake swirl loaf.

 

Photo courtesy of Fred Roper
Photo courtesy of Fred Roper

 

Sometimes Fred will bring over the antique radios that he likes to restore. His favourite is an RCA from 1949 that plays old 45 records. We think that says it all. Traditions are all about taking the old and making it new again, using yesterday to connect us to each other, today.

Easter is a special time of year, even for those who don’t have any secular or religious traditions. It can simply be a celebration of Spring and a chance to enjoy quality time at home. For Crystal Rawding, Property Manager at Greenrock’s Village Green, Easter is:

 

A new beginning filled with warmer weather, bright colours and renewed energy. Having a reason to spend quality time with family and friends is also always welcome.

Crystal’s family is not religious, and her family doesn’t have any traditional Easter routine, but she cherishes her Easter memories:

 

One of my most special memories is my Mom dressing us (kids) all up in our Easter attire, including the bonnet.  I’m sure it was not as special for my brother, who also begrudgingly wore a new hat and had to put his favourite baseball cap away for the entire day.

However you choose to spend your time this Easter, your Greenrock family wishes you and your family a happy holiday, full of old traditions and new beginnings. For information on Greenrock Communities, please visit our website.

Donate to the Spring H.O.P.E Food Drive

Donate to the Spring H.O.P.E Food Drive

Donate to the Spring H.O.P.E Food Drive

 

It’s almost time for the Spring H.O.P.E. (Housing Owner and People Everywhere) Food Drive! This annual food drive, now in it’s 18th year, will take place on Wednesday April 19th, 2017 with the goal of collecting over 100,000 pounds of nutritious, non-perishable food items to help people in our community going through tough times. Greenrock Property Management has participated in this worthy initiative for years and will proudly do so again in 2017. Join us! For every pound of food collected, Greenrock will match $1.00 in donation to the food bank.

 

The Spring H.O.P.E. Food Drive is the largest door-to-door food drive in Canada. It is organized by the Greater Toronto Apartment Association (GTAA) in support of the Daily Bread Food Bank, The Mississauga Food Bank and the North York Harvest Food Bank. Greenrock Property Management is proud to join with over 1,000 apartment buildings in the GTA to assist our friends and neighbours who find themselves in need during the lean summer months when food bank shelves start getting light.

 

Most people who accept support from food banks do so temporarily. They visit the food bank when they need some help, usually for 6 months to a year, often due to illness or loss of employment. Over 30 percent of the recipients of the food collected are children, so please donate all you can to help ensure your neighbours are healthy, happy and well fed.

 

 

You can help the Spring H.O.P.E Food Drive reach its goal in a variety of ways. Make an online donation at www.springhopefooddrive.ca, bring food down to your superintendent or site office in advance of the food drive on April 19th, or donate when our building staff and/or volunteers canvass door-to-door through your building. If you will not be at home between 6:30pm and 9pm on Wednesday April 19th, you can leave your donations in a bag outside your door that evening. If you’d like to volunteer to help collect donations in your building on the evening of the drive, please let your Superintendent know.

 

Greenrock Property Management  is proud to support the Spring H.O.P.E Food Drive once again. We hope you’ll join us this year by making a donation and we’d like to thank you in advance for making a difference! Together we will feed those in need and support our community.

Discover the Toronto Storytelling Festival

Discover the Toronto Storytelling Festival

 

Sit back and listen to the tale of the Toronto Storytelling Festival. It began back in 1979 and has since grown into one of the largest celebrations of the art of voice and story in all the world. From March 24th to April 2nd, 2017, at venues across the city, you can hear some great stories, told straight from the mouths and hearts of some of the finest storytellers from across the country and around the world.

 

Photo courtesy of The Toronto Storytelling Festival

 

The festival was founded in 1979 by Dan Yashinsky to bring together the finest traditional and avant-garde narrators.  It evolved out of a gathering called 1001 Nights of Storytelling, which is now North America’s longest-running adult storytelling series. Mr. Yashinsky tells us that his own love of storytelling was sparked and kindled by nights around the campfire, shortly after arriving in Canada in 1972.

 

I founded the festival in 1979 because I wanted to create a place for people in Toronto to exchange stories by word-of-mouth.  I came to Toronto in 1972 from California, and had the good fortune to work at a camp called Bolton Camp.  It served kids from the inner city. Sitting around the campfire, listening to and telling spooky yarns turned me into a storyteller, and I wanted to recreate that experience of listening when I came back to the city at the end of the summer.  It was pure magic to me: the fire, the kids listening with wide eyes and wider souls, the stories unfolding in the night air. I started hosting an open mic at Gaffers Cafe in Kensington Market in 1978, and then planned and plotted with the late Joan Bodger to create a full-scale festival. Our first one happened on April 1, 1979, and I guess that was an appropriate date for something as wild and foolish as bringing back the oral tradition in modern times. Now, almost forty years later, and a whole life-time since Bolton Camp, I’m still enjoying the experience of gathering to tell and hear stories told by word-of-mouth and word-of-heart.

Dan Yashinsky’s experience of falling in love with storytelling around the campfire may be a beautiful one, but it is by no means a unique tale. Telling stories by the light of the fire has been happening since we discovered fire and our voice. It is perhaps the quintessential human experience. It is who we are. As Yashinsky puts it:

 

Storytellers chronicle the times we live in, and also prepare us to dream new possibilities. When we tell traditional folktales and fairytales, we launch powerful symbols and images of the most extreme elements of human existence. Our imaginations dwell in this ecosystem of dream and transformation, and we visit that realm to gain new and useful knowledge for living in the so-called real world. When we tell life stories, or share personal experiences and true narratives, we become witnesses for our collective moment of history. Whether funny or tragic, these life stories become chapters in the far greater book that is our shared history as a species on one small planet.

Stories are so much more than the sum-total of their words, or a way to pass the time. Whether it’s listening to a local teller from around the corner, or gaining insights from tellers from around the world, there can be much to gain from listening to stories well told. In Mr. Yashinsky’s words:

 

Storytelling is the most subversive art in contemporary society.  It teaches us that we possess – with our memories, tongues, ears, and ability to experience wonder – the tools to create and sustain our own culture. We can make and share our own mind-movies. We can decolonize our imaginations. We can spark new ideas and reclaim the best of the old ones. And all the while, we can revel in language, savor words spoken with passion and thoughtfulness, catch the music of the human voice.  Storytelling, for me, is an ephemeral art that carries weight in the real world. You can’t double-click on wisdom. For that, you need to listen to the storytellers.

Lean in and listen to some great stories, told by great storytellers at the 38th annual Toronto Storytelling Festival. Tickets for all venues are available now. If you’d like to dive in a little deeper, consider a Festival Pass or sign up for Storytellers’ Camp. The camp involves three inspiring days with the world’s finest storytellers who will share their passion, technique and experience, to help take beginner and advanced storytellers to the next level, and connect with their peers. After all, isn’t connection what it’s all about?
Greenrock Property Management wants to help you connect with your community. For information about Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village, please visit our website.

 

Big Blue March Break at the ROM

Big Blue March Break at the ROM

 

Take a break from the everyday and dive into an ocean of fun, adventure and discovery at the ROM’s Big Blue March Breakfrom March 11th to 19th. This museum-wide journey gives visitors the opportunity to experience and explore the fascinating world beneath the waves of our Canadian oceans.

 

credit: ROM

credit: ROM

 

There is something for curious visitors of all ages at Big Blue March Break. Learn to hunt like a dolphin by donning a pair of customized echolocation goggles. See how archaeologists solved the mystery of the fateful voyage of the Franklin Expedition using 19th century Inuit testimony, scattered artifacts and state-of-the-art technologies. Explore your creative side with sea-inspired origami, or make a mini-mural on the giant digital colouring wall and design and decorate you own “sea-life” cookie. Commemorate your family’s trip with the Big Blue March Break photo booth. As Chris Kennedy, Senior Manager of Festival Programs at the ROM tells us:

We’ve thought of EVERYONE for Big Blue March Break – the younger set will enjoy our Early Learner’s Lounge, or our theater performance, in partnership with the Toronto Fringe Festival.  Award winning Sculptor Mark Verge (AKA Jungle Jack) will create one-of-a-kind balloon art installations. Visitors of all ages will fall in love with the beautiful creatures that will be on display from our friends at Hands On Exotics.

Big Blue March Break also features some first and final chances to catch some special programming. This is your last chance to see Wildlife Photographer of the Year. This amazing exhibition of 100 stunning new photographs that beautifully capture the diversity of the natural world closes March 19th. On March 11th, visitors can be the first to experience Out of the Depths: The Blue Whale Story. Experience the massive scale of this magnificent animal for yourself, by coming face to face with an 80-foot blue whale skeleton – one of the largest and most complete ever assembled. Through interactive and hands-on activities, visitors can gain insight into the history and mind-blowing biology of the largest creature to have ever existed on this planet.

 

There is so much to see and do during Big Blue March Break. Count on premium programming, exciting exhibitions, virtual reality, theatre performances for the family, as well as interactive art projects and original insights and stories from ROM experts. The ROM is the ideal destination to enjoy some fun and exciting education during your March Break staycation.

 

The ROM is easily accessible by subway from Greenrock Property Management’s centrally located Greenrock at Davisville Village and an 18 minute walk from Greenrock at Village Green. For more information about our family friendly rental communities in Toronto, please click here.

Winterlicious is coming!

Winterlicious is coming!

If there’s one wintertime event in Toronto we can’t get enough of, it’s Winterlicious. Prepare your tastebuds for the ultimate feast, with your pick of delicious fare at hundreds of restaurants near Toronto apartments. Learn more about the event in today’s post, compiled by the blog team at Greenrock Property Management.

 

A city-wide culinary celebration

 

More than 220 of the very best restaurants in the city are participating in Winterlicious 2017, happening January 27th through February 9th. As a part of the festivities, these local eateries will be offering three-course prix fixe menus for jaw-droppingly affordable prices.

 

Where to dine nearby

 

Kickstart your Winterlicious experience with dinner close to home. Near Village Green Apartments (50 Alexander Street, 40 Alexander Street, 55 Maitland Street), make reservations to dine at the incredible Bar Buca (75 Portland Street), about a 20-minute train or bus ride away. Find fantastic prices in a festive environment at Rodeo Brazilian Steakhouse Rodizio (95 Danforth Avenue), a 10-minute drive from Wingreen Court Apartments (2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Wingreen Court ). Residents at Eastbourne Avenue Apartments (166 Eastbourne Avenue), meanwhile, will want to check out The Monkey Bar & Grill (3353 Yonge Street), only a 15-minute bus ride away.

 

Mark your calendar

 

Nine special ticketed events will frame the upcoming Winterlicious festival. You can’t go wrong with any of the offerings, which include themes like Elements of Soul – 150 Years of Caribbean Influence, Celebrating 150 Years of Canadian Cuisine and Syria: A Living History. Tickets can be ordered in advance online.

 
Don’t miss Winterlicious, a favourite winter event for the Greenrock Property Management blog team and hundreds of Toronto residents. For more information about Toronto apartments, such as the ones listed today and others, pleasevisit our website.

Don’t miss Next Stage Theatre Festival!

Don’t miss Next Stage Theatre Festival!

Don’t miss what’s left of the 2017 Next Stage Theatre Festival. Catch this one-of-a-kind fringe theatre  experience happening near Davisville Village Apartments (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street, 225 Davisville Avenue) before it’s gone. Learn more about the event, celebrating 10 years this winter, in today’s blog post from Greenrock Property Management.

 

Your spot for emerging stars

 

Ever wonder where your favourite Toronto performers got their start? The Next Stage Theatre Festival has spent the last 10 years providing the city’s best and brightest up-and-coming performers a place and space to do hone craft. Considered Toronto’s premier winter theatre event, you won’t want to miss the final days of the 10th anniversary festival, ongoing now through January 15th at the Factory Theatre (125 Bathurst Street).

 

Coming up next at the festival

 

With the Factory Theatre only a 20-minute drive from Davisville Village Apartments, it’s easy to catch a few shows before the Next Stage Theatre Festival wraps up. Don’t underestimate the fun of adult puppetry. Get ready to laugh at My Big Fat German Puppet Show, which has multiple showings left between now and closing day. Date Me is a hilarious improvised play inspired by online dating. The show is only 30 minutes long, so you can squeeze it in amidst your busy January schedule. Hear veteran Toronto storytellers do their thing at Two Truths and a Lie. During this show, three storytellers tell three unbelievable stories, one of which is completely made up. Can you spot the lie?

 

Important details

 

Grab your friends and get ready for some fringe fun! A complete schedule of the remaining days of the event can be found online. You can also get your tickets online, or by phone by calling 416-966-1062. Want to hang out with your friends before or after the show? Check out the heated Steam Whistle Tent for drinks, conveniently located within the theatre courtyard.

Don’t miss the Next Stage Theatre Festival, featured today by the arts and entertainment enthusiasts atGreenrock Property Management. For more information about spacious Davisville Village Apartments, please visit our website.