Urban Planner: April 17, 2009
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Urban Planner: April 17, 2009

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Bike stands designed by Emily Oppenheim and Steve Reaume. Image courtesy of OCAD.

DESIGN: Mayor David Miller and Ontario College of Art and Design president Sara Diamond announce the winners of the school’s recent Gateway Bike Stand Challenge. The five winning designers receive a total of $13,000 in prize money and the first-prize winner gets to have his or her work fabricated and installed (and used!) on an actual street corner. Ontario College of Art and Design auditorium (100 McCaul Street), 12 p.m., FREE.
ART: Gallery 44 holds its annual Photopia Spring Art Sale and Party with a delicious prize lottery and music from the Charlie Finlay Trio. The fundraising sale boasts the work of more than a hundred Toronto photographers (on until April 25). Donations to the lottery prize draw include dinner at Foxley, services at Toronto Image Works, a night at the Gladstone Hotel, and much more. Gallery 44—Centre for Contemporary Photography (401 Richmond Street West, suite 120), 7–10 p.m., FREE (lottery tickets $10).
FOOD: Oh, hundred-mile dieters: eat your heart out! Green Enterprise Toronto presents the second annual Brewers Plate, a celebration of local sustainable tastiness. Toronto’s favourite craft brewers team up with Toronto’s favourite kitchens for perfect pairings and a divine spring feast. Hart House (7 Hart House Circle), 6:30 p.m., $96.86.
PARTY: It’s possible that nothing goes together better than country music, legion halls, and beer. Toronto’s home of legion hall country and western dance parties, Saddle Up!, turns an astounding two years old. Join them for their second anniversary party at the Canadian Corps Hall, with classic country, rockabilly, and bluegrass tunes to sling and swing to. Canadian Corps Hall (201 Niagara Street), 10:30 p.m., $5.
MUSIC: Speaking of beer and music, Steam Whistle Brewing offers a solid bill of home-grown indie darlings. Tonight’s presentation of the Steam Whistle Unsigned series features Woodhands, The Carps, Famous Players, Golden Girls, and Montrealers Creature. The Phoenix Concert Theatre (410 Sherbourne Street), 9 p.m., $10.