If the end of the provincial election has created a political void in your life, you might consider heading to the Metro Hall Rotunda tonight as March of Dimes Canada and Community Living Toronto host a Toronto Mayoral Candidates’ Meeting focusing on issues most relevant to people with disabilities. Confirmed candidates include Olivia Chow, David Soknacki, Karen Stintz, and John Tory. Space is limited, and only one member per family will be admitted to the event. Accessible seating is available. RSVP in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whether spoken word, blank verse, ballads, haikus, or limericks are your thing, words(on)stages welcomes you to the second instalment of words(on)pages, its reading series at The Central. The event organizers aim to bring together people from all corners of the poetry community for an evening of readings and performances. The night will feature work from Julie Joosten, Aisha Sasha John, and Matt Miller. Have some words you wish to share? Open mic sign-up begins at 7 p.m.
Toronto-based Sarah Burton has toured North America with her unique sound, combining elements of folk, rock, country, swing, and blues. After playing a show with Royal Wood at the Almonte Town Hall, Burton was inspired to put down the guitar and create a piano-based album. The majority of that project, Make Your Own Bed, was recorded in Almonte, on the very piano that inspired its sound. Burton and friends celebrate the launch with a special performance at the Lula Lounge. Derek Downham (Arrows), the album’s producer, opens the evening.
Just a few days before Toronto hosts an estimated 1.2 million people for WorldPride, some of our city’s own most talented queer-identified youth take to the stage in PrideCab. Chy Ryan Spain directs seven members of the Buddies Queer Youth Arts Program in an evening of original, multidisciplinary work created by the ensemble.