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Reading Week in the ‘6ix’

The Avro Post presents our newest series: Reading Week in the “6ix”.

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Kaela Johnson | Life

It’s finally the week Guelph-Humber students have been waiting for! The Avro Post will be posting daily articles about activities going on in Toronto for students to stay occupied during the break. The Avro Post presents our newest series: Reading Week in the 6ix.

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Here are some cool events you can do this week!


DJ Skate Nights

Who said fun can’t be free? Head to Toronto’s “block party on ice” for DJ Skate Nights!

This week’s theme is “Zamunda vs Wakanda.” The DJs will be spinning hot Afro beats in honour of the Marvel superhero film, Black Panther.

This is the event’s last run until December, you don’t want to miss it!

Location:  Harbourfront Centre, Natrel Rink,
235 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ont.
Hours of Operation: 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Audience: All ages
More information: Harbourfront Centre

Image from BlogTO.


Yonge Street Warehouse

Looking for good food without breaking the bank? Why not head to the new Yonge Street Warehouse! The food is only $5.95, and there are vegetarian and gluten aware dishes! The cocktails are $12.75 or less, and the aesthetics are priceless including a DJ that plays every night at 8 p.m.

Location:  336 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ont.
Hours of Operation: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m., seven days a week
Audience: Typically 19+
More information: Yonge Street Warehouse

All images from Instagram.


Toronto Light Festival

The Toronto Light Festival is one the largest outside galleries in North America, featuring local and international light artists. There are 13 acres and thousands of lights to explore.

“In a world with so many dark and ominous messages, we want to create a positive, magical urban world that people of all ages and backgrounds will enjoy and look forward to, ” said Mathew Rosenblatt, creator and executive director of the Festival.

There is also a fire show from Fridays to Sundays from 7 p.m. to close. The TLL has also partnered with Lyft to give a $10 credit to visitors on their first ride!

Check out the festival and have a lit time!

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Location:  Distillery District
Hours of Operation: Sunday to Wednesday: Sundown to 9 p.m., Thursday to Saturday: Sundown to 10 p.m.
Audience: All ages
More information: Toronto Light Festival

Image from BlogTO.


Glad Day Bookshop

Located Downtown, the Glad Day Bookshop is one of the oldest LGBTQ+ bookstore in the world, and they are also a restaurant, bar, and coffee shop. Their menu includes vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Glad Day also offers Drag Brunch every Sunday from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. with live drag performers while you eat your bacon and eggs!

“Story, representation and freedom of speech are critical elements of queer & trans culture and identity – our bookstore is an important place that supports, nurtures and inspires creativity and community.”

Location: 499 Church Street, Toronto, Ont.
Coffee Shop and Bar Hours of Operation: Sunday to Thursday: 9 a.m. til Late, Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Bookstore Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Audience: All ages
More Information:Glad Day Bookshop, Facebook

All images from Glad Day’s Facebook


Snakes and Lattes

Do you love playing Jenga as much as you love a grilled cheese sandwich? Snakes and Lattes is the place for you! The café offers food and drinks, including vegan and vegetarian options, and various games. Categories include trivia, classics, strategy and many more! There is an $8 admission fee to play as many games as you’d like!

Snakes and Lattes is also a retail shop where you purchase games as well.

Get your game on!

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Choose from three different locations!
The Annex, 600 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ont.
489 College Street, Toronto, Ont.
45 Eglinton East, Toronto, Ont.

Audience: All ages
More Information: Snakes and Lattes

Images from BlogTO.


Roundabout Escape Rooms

Ever wondered how it would feel to escape from prison without actually having to be in prison? Visit Toronto’s Roundabout Escape Rooms and take on the challenge with your friends!

There are rooms about escaping from prison (The Prisoner), being a ninja (The Ninja), and escaping a serial killer (Butcher’s Basement). Its newest room is titled ‘Final Destination’ and includes escaping from a plane before it crashes. The hardest room is titled ‘Back To The Mummy’ with a whopping 15% success rate and is based on being trapped in a mummy tomb before it collapses on you!
All rooms range from 45 to 60 minutes.

Grab your team and give it a try!
Location: 330 Yonge Street, 2nd Floor, Toronto, Ont., (Above Marble Slab)
Hours of Operation: Monday to Thursday: 3 p.m. to 12 a.m., Friday: 3 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday: 12 p.m. to 1 a.m., Sunday:  12 p.m. to 12 a.m.
Audience: Contact Roundabout
More information: Roundabout Escape Rooms

Image 1 from Narcity, Image 2 from GHMedia.

Cacao70

Are you a chocolate lover? If so, head to Cacao70 for a chocolate overdose!

The sweet menu includes fondues, cakes, waffles, crepes and chocolate pizzas – yes you read that correctly! If you’re looking for food to eat before or after your sweet meal, there are brunch options and sandwiches.

As they say, “a balanced diet is chocolate in both hands.”

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Locations: Distillery District, Queen Street West, Scarborough Town Centre, and York Boulevard
Hours of Operation: Depends on the location
Audience: All ages
More information: Cacao70

Images from Food Gressing.


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