In accordance with the first day of the Chinese lunar calendar, New Year’s day lands on Saturday, January 28th this year. Celebrations typically begin 7 days prior to New Year’s Eve. Chinese New Year’s is meant to signify a rest before the new year, as well as the traditional start of spring. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, which is tenth in the Chinese zodiac. For those born in a previous year of the Rooster, this could mean a year of bad luck lies ahead. If you were born in 1909, 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, or 2017 you should seek out luck this year in the form of numbers (5, 7, 8) or colours (gold, brown, and yellow). While there are many different traditional celebrations, such as decorations, lantern lighting, and family dinners, this is how the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts will be celebrating the Chinese New Year. Continue reading
The Nutcracker is Back in Town!
The holiday season is made up of many annual traditions. For some it’s skating at Nathan Phillips Square, for others it’s enjoying a hot chocolate at the Toronto Christmas Market, and for many, it’s taking in a show of the Nutcracker. Since 2008 the Toronto International Ballet Theatre has been putting on a whimsical production of the classic tale for theatre-goers. This year’s one night performance will be taking place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, and it will be nothing short of mystical. Continue reading
The Architect’s Picks: Favourite Cultural Landmarks in the Neighbourhood
When it comes to the design of The St. Lawrence Condos at 158 Front, we have architectsAlliance and the brilliant mind of Peter Clewes and his team to thank for that. aA has tackled many notable projects throughout the city have certainly made their mark on Toronto. Naturally, this makes them an expert when it comes to our area and the city in general. We took some time to chat with Peter, their principal architect, about some of his favourite cultural hotspots in our neighbourhood and went ahead and mapped them out. See what his top picks are and what he has to say about each of them below!
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Sony Centre
Staying in, watching Netflix, and listening to music makes for a very relaxing evening. But sometimes, just sometimes, isn’t it nice to go out and experience the real thing? And by real thing, we don’t mean just the movies – we mean live performances! Toronto is a hub of cultural events that take place on stage – the symphony, theatre, and of course, our favourite bands. Aren’t we lucky that so many of the city’s amenities are located just outside our front door? Let’s get to know one of them up close and see what events we can look forward to in the coming months at The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts. Continue reading