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Culture, Arts & Ideas Thursdays

Socialize over refreshments: 1:00 pm
Lecture, cultural program or workshop: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Drop-In: $5.00 (Includes refreshments)

Socialize over refreshments in a café-style setting before enjoying a stimulating lecture, cultural program or workshop – we offer something for everyone!

For more information about our Active 55+ programs, please contact Lisa Roy at (416) 924-6211 x155 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Jewish View

Happy Purim graphicThursday March 1, 2018
Doors open: 12:30 pm, Program: 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Featuring Jack Newman, David Gale and Randy Vancourt
First there was Whoopi and Joy in The View. Now we are pleased to introduce David, Randy and Yitzchok in… The Jewish View! Join the hilarity as these comedians kibbitz, shpritz and talk narishkeit for your enjoyment. So put on a costume and join in the Purim fun! 

Read more: The Jewish View 

Daytime Passover Seder

A platter with a leaf of lettuce, a cup of wine, and egg and matzahThursday March 29, 2018
Seder Meal: 12:30
Seder: 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Admission: $8.00

Celebrate the Jewish holiday of Passover with a participatory community seder. Enjoy traditional songs, secular readings and special ceremonial foods. With special musical guests: Members of the Miles Nadal JCC Daytime Choir. Limited seating available.
Advance registration required by March 16, 2018. To register, please call: (416) 924-6211 x0
Presented in partnership with the Bernard Betel Centre

Read more: Daytime Passover Seder

A Jewish Child Redeemed: Her dramatic rescue and then what?

March 8, 2018

Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

On International Women's Day, Judie Oron, journalist and author of Cry of the Giraffe will speak about Wuditu’s captivity in Ethiopia and about the awareness campaign the two, now mother and daughter, have generated to expose the tragedy of child slavery in Ethiopia.

Healthy Brain Workshop

March 22, 2018

Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Facilitator: Joanne Tandoc, Alzheimer Society of Toronto
Looking for ways to maintain and improve your brain health? This interactive workshop will provide you with practical strategies, takehome activities and exercises you can use daily to reduce the risk of
developing dementia.

Meet the Author Event: Charlie Pachter and Me

April 26, 2018

Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

Guest speaker and author Leonard Wise discusses his new book Charles Pachter – Canada’s Artist, their 40-year friendship, how Margaret Atwood’s foreword was obtained, and how Pachter’s images of the queen, moose, and maple leaf flag have become icons of Canadian contemporary art.

Behind the Curtain with Richard Ouzounian

May 3

Doors open: 1:00 pm, Program 1:30 - 3:00 pm

50th Anniversary of Hair! In the late 1960s and early 1970s, this musical influenced a generation. No other musical in the history of Broadway and London’s West End had such a profound impact on the local zeitgeist, and its promise of the dawning a new era - characterised by peace, love and harmony – still resonates with us today.

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