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The Tranzac’s Southern Cross Lounge. Photo by Andrew Louis/Torontoist.
In today’s Urban Planner, the Tranzac holds an important meeting, Becoming Toronto gives a Fort York tour and talks about the Toronto Purchase claim, comics mix business and pleasure at BeerProv, and The Strumbellas play their Cameron House residency.
MEETING: The Tranzac (Toronto Australia New Zealand Club) is holding its Annual General Meeting this evening, and encourages all past, present, and potential members to attend. Kiwi or Aussie roots aren’t a requirement for membership (the Tranzac is now primarily “a non-profit member supported community organization with a focus on promoting arts, music and theatre“), and they’ve got some important news to deliver, so if you’ve an interest in or fondness for the club (which is remarkably like a large cottage in the middle of downtown T.O.), do consider attending. Tranzac (292 Brunswick Avenue), 7:30 p.m., FREE.
LECTURE: The Becoming Toronto series holds its final event of the season at Historic Fort York, a lecture entitled “When the Landlords Became Tenants,” wherein speaker Professor Donald B. Smith will talk about the “contact” period of Toronto’s early history and the land deal that became known as the Toronto Purchase. A representative from the New Credit First Nation will follow up with how the Mississaugas have fared since the deal, including this past year’s resolution of the Toronto Purchase Claim. Fort York (Blue Barracks, 100 Garrison Road), 7:30 p.m., $9.
COMEDY: Tonight’s show at Comedy Bar is going to hurt some livers; it’s the fifth edition of BeerProv, where improvisers compete by thinking fast, and drinking fast. The contestants include Mantown‘s Bob Banks (who we’ve seen drink to the point of disgorgement on stage before), Key Party‘s Paloma Nunez, and Sketcherson Andy Hull; host Jim Robinson and musical accompanist Chris New will be on hand to keep the proceedings…coherent. Comedy Bar (945 Bloor Street West), 9 p.m., $5.
MUSIC: There are some buzz-worthy British bands in town tonight—2010 Mercury Prize nominees Foals (Lee’s Palace, 9 p.m. doors, $15) and 2007 Mercury Prize winners Klaxons (Mod Club, 8 p.m. doors, $20)—but we’re on a historic venue kick in today’s Urban Planner, and always love seeing shows at the Cameron House. Tonight, The Strumbellas play their Monday night residency show (tomorrow night, they’re also playing a free set at the Horseshoe Tavern as part of Nu Music Nite). Cameron House (408 Queen Street West), 9 p.m. doors, FREE.