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Week of July 7, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Jul 6th, 2014

Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

Jenn gets a lesson on the science of Rock and Roll at the Ontario Science Centre on Monday.

On Tuesday, we’ll have a performance from Polaris Prize nominee Basia Bulat!

And later in the week we’ll sit down with Justin Bieber’s guitarist and musical director Dan Kanter.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

Week of June 30, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Saturday, Jun 28th, 2014

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

It’s all about the game day grub on Monday as we cook up some delicious World Cup-worthy eats.

On Wednesday, we’re dressing up your dresses–you can’t miss that.

And on Friday, off of FX Canada’s hit The Strain, actor Drew Nelson stops by the BT studios.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

WorldPride this weekend: What you need to know

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jun 27th, 2014

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The 10-day WorldPride 2014 festival is gearing down, but not before a blow-out weekend that will see the big parade and a slew of other events sure to draw huge crowds.

Here are the marquee events and related road closures you should know about heading into the big weekend.

Friday

  • MTV Presents POP GOES PRIDE: A live concert hosted by MTV’s Lauren Toyota and Phoebe Dykstra featuring pop acts like Carly Rae Jepsen, Dragonette, and Fefe Dobson, to name a few.

Location: TD Wellesley Stage, 15 Wellesley St. E.

Starting Time: 7 p.m.

  • WorldPride 2014 Trans* Pride March: A grassroots, community-focused event that provides a safe space for trans people to rally and stand together as one.

Location: North Stage Intersection of Church Street & Isabella Street

Starting Time: 8 p.m.

Saturday

  • Pride and Remembrance RUN: The premiere sporting event during Toronto Pride week features the Pride 5K run and 3K walk.

Location: Church and Wellesley

Starting Time: 10 a.m.

  • WorldPride 2014 Toronto Dyke March: Described as a “political demonstration of critical mass,” the Dyke March celebrates diversity and solidarity among individuals who identify anywhere within the dyke spectrum.

Location: Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Ave.

Starting Time: Rally at 1 p.m. March at 2 p.m.

  • WorldPride SMART Party: This free event features legendary Miss Honey Dijon and electro-superstars AUSTRA!

Location: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E.

Starting Time: 8 p.m.

Sunday

  • Family Pride: A kid-friendly zone with activities and entertainment for children and families.

Location: Church Street Public School, 83 Alexander St.

Starting Time: 10 a.m.

  • WorldPride 2014 Parade: The big parade is the culmination of WorldPride 2014 and it takes over Yonge Street on Sunday.  The Grand Marshall for the parade will be Toronto’s Rev. Dr. Brent Hawkes, who has been a longtime activist for human rights and performed the first ever same sex marriage in 2001.

Route: From the corner of Church and Bloor streets all the way down Yonge Street to Yonge-Dundas Square. (See map below)

Starting Time: 1 p.m.

WorldPride 2014 Parade Route Map

WORLDPRIDE ROAD CLOSURES

Church Street Pride Festival: Church Street from Carlton Street to Hayden Street will be closed from Friday at 3 p.m. to Monday at 7 a.m.

Pride and Remembrance Run: Wellesley Street from Jarvis Street to and including Queen’s Park Circle will be closed on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Dyke March: The Dyke March will start at Carlton Street between Jarvis and Sherbourne, run west along Carlton Street to Yonge Street, run north on Yonge Street to Charles Street East, and east on Charles Street East to George Hislop parkette. The march is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Roads used for the march will be closed between 1 and 5 p.m.

Pride Parade: Roads on the parade route (see map above) will be closed Sunday for varying periods between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Courtesy: City of Toronto

What’s open and closed on Canada Day

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jun 27th, 2014

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Here’s a list of what’s open and closed on Canada Day — Tuesday, July 1.

Closed on Canada Day

  • LCBO and Beer Stores
  • Libraries
  • Government offices
  • No mail delivery
  • Banks

Open on Canada Day

  • TTC will run on a holiday schedule
  • GO Transit will run on a Saturday schedule
  • Garbage collection
  • Most malls, including Eaton Centre (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.), Vaughan Mills (10 a.m. – 7 p.m.), Square One Shopping Centre (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) and Bramalea City Centre (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.), but Yorkdale mall is closed
  • Tourist sites and attractions

Week of June 22, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Jun 22nd, 2014

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

He’s one of our favourite guests; IndyCar driver James Hinchcliffe will be our co-host on Tuesday.

We’re celebrating WorldPride on Thursday with the Village People–that’s a BT exclusive.

And on Friday, it’s funnel cakes and roller coasters as we’re broadcasting live from Canada’s Wonderland.

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

Road closures in Toronto: June 20-23

BT Toronto | posted Friday, Jun 20th, 2014

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Below is a list of road closures in Toronto on June 20-23.

Events

World Pride Festival opening ceremonies
Friday, 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

The following road closures will be in effect:

  • Bay Street, from Queen to Dundas streets
  • Hagerman Street, from Elizabeth to Bay streets
  • Elizabeth Street, from Dundas to Hagerman streets
  • Albert Street, from Bay to James streets
  • James Street, from Queen to Albert streets

TTC Bay Street buses will be on diversion in the area.

The event on Friday starts at 6:30 p.m. and runs until around 10:40 p.m.

The Village Welcomes the World
Friday at 6 p.m. to Monday at 2 a.m.

Church Street from Wood Street to Gloucester Street will be closed.

North by Northeast Music Festival
Friday to Sunday

On Friday, Yonge Street will be closed from Dundas to Queen streets from 7 p.m. to midnight, while on Saturday and Sunday the closure will be in effect from 6 p.m. to midnight.

Port Union Village Waterfront Festival
Saturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Port Union Road south of Lawrence Avenue from Shoalhaven Drive to Bridgend Street will be closed.

Journey to Conquer Cancer Run/Walk 5K
Sunday, 8 a.m. to noon

Road closures will be in effect in the area bounded by McCaul, Bloor, Bay and Gerrard streets.

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Drivers can stay up-to-date on construction details and updates by visiting the City of Toronto website.

Upcoming construction can also be viewed on the T.O. INview map.

Week of June 16, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Jun 15th, 2014

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

After her supporting roles on Parks and Recreation, House of Lies, and Saturday Night Live, comedian Jenny Slate stops by Monday as she steps into the spotlight with Obvious Child.

On Wednesday, Chatelaine west-coast style contributor Susie Wall is in studio.

Plus, we’re showing you easy ways to grill with seafood on Friday–you can’t miss that!

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

Week of June 9, 2014

BT Toronto | posted Sunday, Jun 8th, 2014

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Coming up on Breakfast Television this week:

On Monday, Michael Bublé’s sister Brandee stops by to chat about her new children’s book.

Actress Shenae Grimes stops by Wednesday.

And to round things off Friday, we have fashions from Jenn’s clothing sponsor, Want Boutique!

Be sure to watch BT weekdays 5:30 to 9 a.m. on City, right here at BTtoronto.ca, or on our Breakfast Television mobile app for iOS and Android!

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