Urban Planner: May 30, 2009
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Urban Planner: May 30, 2009

Urban Planner is Torontoist’s daily guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every morning. If you have an event you’d like considered, email all of its details—as well as images, if you’ve got any—to [email protected].

Photo from last year’s desiFEST by Sam Obeid from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.

CULTURE: South Asian Heritage Month wraps up with RBC desiFEST, a celebration of Canadian South Asian culture. The festival will include more than twenty performers featuring music, dance, contemporary indo-jazz fusion, and world music. Singer-songwriter and Calgary native Raghav headlines the show. Yonge-Dundas Square (2 Dundas Street East), 11 a.m.–11 p.m., FREE.
COMMUNITY: Put your foot down at the First Annual Leslieville Stomp. This neighbourhood-wide party will feature resident yard sales and special offers and discounts from local businesses. Get there early at 9:30 a.m. for a free yoga class at Seven Seeds Yoga Studio or head to Leslieville Cheese Market for a free grilled cheese sandwich finger. Leslieville (Queen Street East), 8 a.m.–5 p.m., FREE.
SALE: Textileophiles will take delight in the wide selection of discounted yardages, yarns, patterns, quilt fabrics, notions, and crafts at the Textile Museum’s annual More Than Just a Yardage Sale. The event, which is a major fundraiser for the museum, is organized and run by dedicated volunteers. Textile Museum of Canada (55 Centre Avenue), 10 a.m.–1 p.m., FREE.
ARCHITECTURE: Join Derek Boles, chair of the Union Station Revitalization Public Advisory Group and chief historian of the Toronto Railway Heritage Centre, for a tour of Union Station, as part of the Festival of Architecture and Design (fAd). Union Station (65 Front Street West), 11 a.m.–1:15 p.m., $10.
MUSIC: Concert pianist Eve Egoyan (you guessed it, Atom’s sister) performs songs from her new album, Simple Lines of Enquiry, by Canadian composer Ann Southam. Tonight is a CD release celebration and world premiere concert of this collection. Enwave Theatre, Harbourfront Centre (231 Queen’s Quay West), 8 p.m., $12–15.