Urban Planner: July 9, 2012
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Urban Planner: July 9, 2012

In today's Urban Planner: professional speakers at Motivational Mondays, and amateur lecturers at Trampoline Hall. Also, the Toronto Fringe Festival continues.

Marguerite Orane speaks at a recent Motivational Mondays night. Photo by Michael H. Ballard.


TALK: A relatively new speaker series, Motivational Mondays, features approximately half a dozen people from a wide variety of public speaking disciplines—poets, comics, lecturers, etc.—giving excerpts from their keynote speeches and acts. The line-up for tonight’s edition: Tim Hurson, Michael H. Ballard, Sarah Munsch, Michael Santonato, Renee Paser-Paul, Silja Siller, and Lou Schizas. Trane Studio (964 Bathurst Street), doors at 6:30 p.m., $10.

TALK: This month’s edition of Trampoline Hall, as selected by guest curator Xenia Benivolski, features Matt Soucie talking about steamrooms, Jeremy McCormick waxing eloquent on the Dufferin Mall (we’re guessing not the Galleria), and Henri Faberge expounding on naval culture (which informed his Feint of Hart series at Hart House.) What few at-the-door tickets there are will go on sale at 6:30 p.m. For the full skinny on Trampoline Hall’s ticketing and door policies, go here. The Garrison (1197 Dundas Street West), 8 p.m., $5.

THEATRE: Whether you want to see a musical or sketch comedy, stirring drama or weird performance, the Toronto Fringe Festival has over 150 different shows, with something for just about every taste—and the best way to narrow down which shows to see is by checking out our 2012 Fringe coverage.


Urban Planner is Torontoist‘s guide to what’s on in Toronto, published every weekday morning, and in a weekend edition Friday afternoons. 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].

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