Urban Planner: July 17, 2012
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Urban Planner: July 17, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: Fairy Hikes in High Park, comedians at Kitch Bar, and André Laplante kicks off the Toronto Summer Music Festival.

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FAMILY NATURE WALKS: Looking for a way to spend quality family time while enjoying the outdoors and ditching the digital gadgets? Then you need to check out Family Nature Walks. The Fairy Hike, today’s featured walk, will take you deep into the magical woods in pursuit of resident gnomes and fairies. Fun for all ages! High Park Nature Centre (440 Parkside Drive), 1–3p.m., $2 recommended donation.

MUSIC: Renowned pianist André Laplante opens the Toronto Summer Music Festival with a solo performance, featuring selections from Bach, Busoni, Ravel, Morel, and Liszt. Like what you hear? Check out the ensuing three weeks of concerts and masterclasses that the festival has in store. Koerner Hall at the TELUS Centre for Performance and Learning (273 Bloor Street West), 7:30p.m., $75 regular admission, $67 for those over 65, $26 for those under 35.

COMEDY: Comedian Diana Love is throwing a comedy party/fundraiser tonight with some funny friends. Join Amanda Day, Hunter Collins, Julia Hladkowicz, Deborah Etta Robinson, Shawn Hitchins, and host Barry Taylor for a night of hilarity and good hospitality. Kitch Bar (229 Geary Avenue), doors 8:30 p.m., $5 suggested donation.

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