In today's Urban Planner: go on a Photo Safari, treat your tastebuds and support a good cause at Taste Matters, and see what York University's film students have been up to at CineSiege.
PHOTOGRAPHY: You may have an app for everything, but how cool would it be to have a real-life professional photographer on hand to help you hone your snapping skills? Today, go on a Photo Safari through the streets of Toronto, with photographer Dan Milnor and Blurb Canada. See the world through a photographer’s eyes while learning about lighting, timing, and composition in this hands-on outing. Distillery District. Meet at the security booth at the north end of Trinity Square (9 Trinity Street), 3–6 p.m., FREE.
FOOD AND DRINK: Tour more than two dozen wineries, restaurants, and breweries under one roof as part of Taste Matters. Proceeds from the night go toward Eva’s Initiatives, which operates three homeless shelters in the Greater Toronto Area and works to get at-risk and homeless youth off the streets, permanently. Liberty Grand, Exhibition Place (25 British Columbia Road), 6–9 p.m., $100.
FILM: Some of York University’s most talented young filmmakers showcase their work tonight at CineSiege. On the program are top picks from three genres: short fiction, documentaries, and alternative works. The finalists were picked from a shortlist of 19 by a panel of five judges, including Karen Gordon, the movie columnist for CBC’s Metro Morning; experimental filmmaker Rick Hancox; and documentarian Alan Zweig. TIFF Bell Lightbox (363 King Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.
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