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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Summer on the Waterfront In Toronto! Here's What you Can Look Forward To!


 
HELP US CHOOSE THE PHOTOS FOR OUR 2013 POSTER! 

VOTE for your favourite photos among the 50 Finalists from the 2012 My Waterfront Photo Exhibit.

The four photos that receive the most LIKES will be featured in our poster for the 2013 My Waterfront Photo Contest! 
FEATURING
BAR MILANO
HARBOURFRONT CENTRE
HARBOURFRONT CHIROPRACTIC
EXPEDIA CRUISESHIPCENTRES
HILDAS CLEANERS
INNER HERO
LICKIT GELATO
LIVE TORONTO
MARIPOSA CRUISES
METROLINX
PIZZAIOLO
QUEEN'S QUAY TERMINAL
REDPATH WATERFRONT FESTIVAL
SCOTIABANK
SHOELESS JOE'S SPORTS GRILL
THE SINGING AMBASSADORS
SHOP LOCAL
THE WATERMARK IRISH PUB
WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE
WESTIN WORKOUT FITNESS
YANKEE LADY YACHT CHARTERS
 
 
 
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SHOP LOCAL
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Bar Milano
15% OFF all food purchases.
 
  
 
Harbourfront Centre
The Centre Shop
 10% OFF all gift shop
regular priced merchandise.

 
Hildas Cleaners
 10% OFF all services.

Lickit Gelato
20% OFF all food purchases.

Live Toronto
2-for-1 60 minute walking tour and FREE digital photos.

Mariposa Cruises
20% OFF one-hour Harbour Tours; Brunch, lunch and dinner cruises


Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto
10% OFF online ticket purchases. RWFWBIA promo code
  
Scotiabank
FREE unlimited transactions for
six months with new account
 
Watermark Irish Pub
15% OFF all food purchases. 


 The Westin Harbour Castle
FREE dessert with entrée
at Mizzen Restaurant,
LOWEST available daily room rate.


Yankee Lady Yacht Charters
20% OFF lunch and dinner cruises,
10% off charters.


 
REFRESHING RECIPES
 FROM SOBEYS
 
 Clementine Sangria  

 Pomegranate Sangria

Cucumber Rolls
 



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Greetings!

Here's the the newest issue of The Ripple, your Waterfront BIA e-Newsletter .

In this issue: VOTE for your favourite waterfront photos, TALL SHIPS® RETURN, 5 reasons to SHOP LOCAL and we WELCOME BACK our Singing Ambassadors!
 
Feel free to share a copy with your colleagues, friends and family by following the instructions at the bottom.

Picture yourself here on Toronto's Waterfront. Just a short 
walk south from Union Station.
ENJOY THE WATERFRONT FROM 
BAR MILANO'S PATIO
Bar Milano is located at the Queen's Quay Terminal just south of Toronto's financial district. This modern Italian restaurant boasts a multi-level waterfront patio that leads right down to Lake Ontario.
 
The "Lounge at Bar Milano" is a private event space available for social gatherings or corporate events with a private bar & waterfront patio lounge. Bar Milano is a popular patio spot in the city, visit this beautiful restaurant & enjoy the sunshine & fresh air as spring turns to summer at the Harbourfront!

Bar Milano, Queen's Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West
416 306 0424
Aleasha@fabconcepts.ca
www.facebook.com/barmilanoTO
SPEND SUMMER AT HARBOURFRONT CENTRE 

Summer is here at Harbourfront Centre as we officially open our brand new public space, Ontario Square on June 23! 
  
Before that, don't miss the Artisanal Food Market, running June 8 and 9. 

  June 20
  
June 21, we open NINE RIVERS CITY, a large-scale outdoor photography exhibition in our new Exhibition Common, along with our York Quay Centre and The Power Plant summer exhibitions. 
  
And don't miss the BIG celebrations when we officially open Ontario Square on June 23 and Canada Square on July 1 with a spectacular fireworks show on June 30.
    
Visit www.harbourfrontcentre.com for the full summer schedule. 
    
Harbourfront Centre 
KEEP YOUR BACK HEALTHY WITH HARBOURFRONT CHIROPRACTIC
  
Do you ever wonder why back pain can come and go with different activity levels? Why you can experience little to no back pain with a certain sport you love, but become debilitated after a weekend of gardening? Let us show you.

We have recently incorporated new technology at H
arbourfrontChiropractic to enhance your understanding of spinal misalignments and how they can affect how your nervous syste
m functions, and therefore your overall level of health.  

MYOVISION technology is a non-invasive technique similar to an ECG that measures the electrical activity of your spinal muscles. It is safe for everyone, including pregnant women and children.  
  
Call us today to find out how we can help you have a healthy back this summer. 

Harbourfront Chiropractic
5 Rees Street
416 260 0082
info@harbourfrontchiropractic.com
 
INDULGE IN LEGENDARY RIVERS
AND LUXURY CRUISING!
 
Luxury and river cruises include just about everything you can imagine and are the most inclusive cruises in the industry for those who want the ultimate in pampering and 6 star service.
  
It's difficult to add anything extra, but see us for savings from June 15 to July 15 for Expedia Exclusive Staterooms, Exclusive Expedia Extras like wine tastings and bicycles in port while in Paris & Normandy on a AMA Waterways River Wine Cruise or free airfare & shuttle in select ports and free gratuities on an Oceania South America Cruise, or a free pre-cruise luxury hotel with Regent Seven Seas on the Amazon Adventure, and for many of our suppliers up to $900 Onboard Cash Credits, reduced deposits, additional shore excursion credits, bonus Aeroplan miles on select sailings...and experience luxury at Expedia prices.

Interested in Luxury or River Cruising? Want to learn more? Call us today at 647-361-7545 or email harbourfront@cruiseshipcenters.com to register for these upcoming local EVENTS:

LEGENDARY - THE RIVER CRUISE Presentation featuring expert from AMA Waterways on Thursday, June 13 at Noon to 2:00PM at the Pearl Restaurant, Queen's Quay Terminal. Space is limited.

INDULGENCE - THE LUXURY CRUISE Presentation featuring experts from Windstar, Paul Gauguin, Silver Seas, and a-Rosa at The Wine Shop, 228 Queens Quay West on Thursday, June 20 at 7:00PM to 8:30PM. Space is limited.   

Expedia CruiseshipCenters, Queen's Quay Terminal   
207 Queens Quay West
647 361 7545  
GET YOUR DRY-CLEANING DONE LIKE A V.I.P.
Hildas Cleaners gives you the V.I.P. treatment! A new and unique program, we offer FREE pick-up and delivery of your laundry straight from and to your door! 

Simply get one of our FREE high quality dry-cleaning bags tagged with your personal information and let us know when you a need a pick-up! 

Also, this summer take advantage of our promotion of 15% OFF our services with your Waterfront Savings Card. 

Remember, at Hildas Cleaners we take pride in YOUR appearance!

Hildas Cleaners
410 Queens Quay West (near Shoppers Drugmart)
416 977 3636
FOLLOW YOUR HEART IN SUPPORT OF THE HEART & STROKE FIT FOR HEART PROGRAM
    
Did you know that the average Canadian spends the last 10 years of their life battling health issues? You can make changes now that will shape your future with strength and vitality instead. 

That's why Inner Hero is proudly celebrating its 10th anniversary with Follow Your Heart, a community fundraiser for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Help us raise over $5,000 to support life-saving research, education, advocacy and health promotion! You can participate by registering to raise funds for the Follow Your Heart campaign and take the <30 Days Challenge. 
 
All you need is a smartphone or tablet to download the free app that will guide you.  Don't have a smartphone or tablet?  Then use one of the other e-tools
available to help you Manage Your Risk. 

We're gratefully accepting in-kind donations from neighbouring businesses, such as healthy snacks for our events and prizes so we can reward top fundraisers.

The Heart and Stroke Foundation's Fit for Heart program is also offering some awesome prizes, including an iPod to anyone who raises $1000 or more. And if you can't participate yourself, please sponsor someone or JOIN US at the launch event on Wednesday May 15th, 7:00-8:30pm. 
 
Inner Hero
470 Queens Quay West
416 252 4269 
WELCOME SUNSHINE WITH A GELATO!  
 
Hello sunshine!  What a fantastic start to what's gonna be an excellent summer!
Lick It Gelato is approaching its 1st Anniversary and we couldn't be more excited! Our flavours are better than ever with Chili Chocolate, Chocolate Peanut Butter, Stracciatella and everyone's fave: Salted Caramel. Let's not forget our newest sugar free PB/Banana!!  Of course, for our lactose friends and those with a penchant for a fruity finish we offer 4 Sorbetti (sorbet for the newbies) daily. The Lemon is to die for... as is the Doggie Gelato!! 

On the other side is our superb espresso based drinks. Our Magnificent Mini Mocha (espresso, chocolate, cold milk, whipped cream finished with a chocolate drizzle) is $2 all summer long.  BTW... Monday and Friday is also $1 coffee day. ($2 for iced).  Freshly made gourmet sandwiches, soup, pastries and tidbits are what finishes us off.

Lick It Gelato is so very excited to be entering its first full summer! Come experience our eclectic little shop where the very best of ingredients made by the friendliest of staff will surely keep you coming back! We can't wait to serve you!!

Lick It Gelato... just lick it!
250A Queens Quay West
647 351 7177
Karolina@LickItGelato.com
www.lickitgelato.com
 
A MEMORABLE SUMMER EXPERIENCE
 
When you travel, do you wish that you could have a friend show you around? WE DO! Do you ever wish you had a camera for that perfect backdrop? WE DO! Have you ever felt like you deserve a VIP experience? WE DO!
 
The LiveToronto experience is all that bundled into a 60 or 90 minute private walking tour of the Downtown core.
Tours start at Yonge Dundas Square and make their way through the streets on customized routes, with your private guide also playing the role of your personal photographer. Every tour ends on the breathtaking waterfront at Queen's Quay Terminal.
"A priceless experience that you will cherish forever!!" 
Interested in knowing more about LiveToronto? Visit us at our summer home on the retail level at Queen's Quay Terminal, open from May to September.
We'll be providing a summer full of programming, including partnering with attractions and events to bring unique and exciting experiences to the Waterfront! Stay tuned to our twitter and Facebook pages for all the
information all summer long!  
 
LiveToronto, Queen's Quay Terminal 
207 Queens Quay West, Suite 135 
647 637 0832
THIS SUMMER IS THE SHOWBOAT'S
SEASON TO SHINE!
 
Built in Port Colborne, Ontario as a floating theater venue, Mariposa Cruises' Showboat has been a favourite choice for visitors to Toronto's waterfront since 1993. Twenty years later, The Showboat has undergone an exciting transformation at Heddle Marine Shipyard and has returned to Toronto this spring with an impressive new look.
Lengthened by 12 feet and widened by 3 feet, Showboat now has double the passenger capacity as well as she has beautiful new furniture, new state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems, temperature controlled dining room as well as many other features to enhance the cruising experience.
With her first sailing anticipated for early June - this is the Showboat's season to shine! 

Mariposa Cruises, Queen's Quay Terminal 
207 Queens Quay West 
416 203 0178 
reservations@mariposacruises.com
THE BIG MOVE: METROLINX'S PLAN TO TRANSFORM THE REGION
 
Getting around the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area can be challenging. And it's going to get worse over the next decade as our population increases-unless we act now. Metrolinx has a plan to ensure our roads and public transit systems are able to meet the needs of families, businesses and visitors. The plan is called The Big Move.
Sixteen billion dollars in investment has already been poured into the GTA because of The Big Move. The Union Pearson Express will cut the journey between the airport and downtown, and Union Station Revitalization and the Georgetown South Project will create new capacity to meet rapidly growing customer demand.
These are just a few of over 200 projects currently in progress. The Big Move's next wave of projects - worth $34 billion - will continue Metrolinx's transformation of the transportation system by expanding local transit, roads, walking, cycling, and more.
Visit bigmove.ca to find out more and join us in our plan to keep our region moving forward. 
 
Metrolinx
20 Bay Street, Suite 600
416 874 5900 
GRAB A SLICE AT A TRADITIONAL PIZZAIOLO
In old Italy, if someone wanted a great pizza, they would go to a "pizzaiolo". In other words, they would visit a well respected and professional "pizza maker". With the love and commitment of professional pizzaiolos, the delicious menu at Pizzaiolo is inspired by three generations of authentic gourmet pizza making. 
With great locations throughout the GTA, Pizzaiolo has taken generations of pizza making pride, and brought a taste of Italian history to your dinner table. 
 
With a new location at 3 Rees Street (Rees/Queens Quay) Pizzaiolo has brought its gourmet cooking to the waterfront. Offering nearly twenty slice options, as well as walk-in, delivery and catering services, this gourmet pizzeria is sure to be the right choice whether at home, at work or on the go.
Come to Pizzaiolo, taste the difference that family, tradition and experience can bring!
 
Pizzaiolo
3 Rees Street
416 360 4444
 
CONGRATULATIONS NEIL CAMERON!
 
Thirty years ago, on June 24, 1983, Queen's Quay Terminal opened their doors after the transformation that took it from a warehouse to the award-winning complex it is today.

As they celebrate their anniversary, Neil Cameron,Operations Manager, celebrates a milestone of his own. In 1983, Neil began his career at Queen's Quay Terminal as General Maintenance worker standing on the dirt floor, since converted to terrazzo. Over the years Neil grew to become an Operator, then a Maintenance Supervisor and then in January 2013, because of his unyielding dedication and knowledge, Neil was promoted to Operations Manager.
 
On behalf of the Management staff and tenants at Queen's Quay Terminal, we congratulate Neil on his most deserving promotion.

Queen's Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West
416 203 0510 
Neil.Cameron@brookfield.com
www.qqterminal.com 
THE TALL SHIPS® RETURN TO THE REDPATH WATERFRONT FESTIVAL TORONTO
   
June 20-23, the Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto will be the official launch of the TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour.  Visitors of all ages and interests can enjoy a four-day feast of nautical history and urban beach fun. Welcoming over 15 Tall Ships® to the waterfront, Toronto is the only port on this summer's TALL SHIPS® 1812 Tour to host the entire fleet. The Tour, presented by Redpath Sugar, will visit multiple Ontario ports along the Great Lakes this summer.
The Redpath Waterfront Festival Toronto will span over two kilometers along Toronto's waterfront from lower Sherbourne Street to lower Spadina Avenue and will feature War of 1812 interactive theatre, FlyBoard demonstrations, a spectacular after-dark water, multimedia and pyro show as well as food, entertainment and, of course, the tall ships!
The Festival Opening Ceremonies will take place Thursday, June 20 and visitors can take advantage of ship deck tours throughout the four-day weekend. Of particular interest, is the Festival's tallest visiting ship, Norway's Sørlandet. Not only is she available for deck tours during the Festival, but visitors can also enjoy a once in a lifetime opportunity to sail on the Sørlandet this summer during her tour around Ontario. The Grande Finale Parade of Sail, presented by the City of Toronto, as the vessels leave Toronto, takes place on Sunday June 23 at 4:00 pm.
General Admission to the Festival is FREE, however, if visitors would like to walk the decks and meet the crews, they can purchase ship deck tour tickets online at towaterfrontfest.com.   
   
Water's Edge Festivals & Events
20 Leslie Street, Suite 125
BANKING SOLUTIONS
FOR NEWCOMERS TO CANADA

Establishing yourself in a new country and managing your finances can be very challenging. Whether you're planning your move to Canada or just landed, let Scotiabank on Queens Quay help you.

 We have simple product solutions to get newcomers to Canada started right away and more comprehensive products to help them plan for their dreams. Many of our branch's advisors were once newcomers to Canada themselves. We understand what it's like to start a new life in Canada and are ready to help you succeed in Canada by offering the right products and advice.
 
We are your local Scotiabank branch on Queens Quay. It would be our pleasure to offer you with the opportunity to talk with a Scotia® Financial Advisor. It is easy to get started, let us help.
Scotiabank
41 Harbour Square 
416 866 3392
WATERFRONT'S FAVOURITE SPORTS BAR
 
Shoeless Joe's Sports Grill 
249 Queens Quay West
416 915 7478
OUR VERY OWN SINGING AMBASSADORS 
ARE BACK AGAIN THIS SUMMER!

The Singing Ambassadors presented by The Waterfront BIA
  features eight lively ambassadors
who will travel along Toronto's Waterfront offering assistance, directions and recommendations to visitors, as well as impromptu a cappella performances of classic summer hits Thursday through Monday from 11am to 6pm, June 20 until September 3.
 
Wearing our branded royal blue polo shirts, windbreakers, back packs, umbrellas and straw fedoras, the Singing Ambassadors will be easy to spot as they approach visitors along the waterfront. They will also distribute our Waterfront Savings Cards, maps and brochures featuring key waterfront activities, and keep both visitors and residents well-informed of all that the waterfront has to offer.
The Waterfront Singing Ambassadors program is part of an overall strategy to make our waterfront a welcoming destination for tourists and locals this summer.  The program is also made possible with assistance from the HRDC Canada, Ontario Summer Jobs Services and Waterfront Toronto.

The Waterfront BIA, Queen's Quay Terminal 
207 Queens Quay West
416 596 9821
info@waterfrontbia.com
SHOP... EAT... AND PLAY LOCAL!
 
We all live the fast-paced lifestyle, especially in the big cities, but have we forgotten to shop local? And why should we care? In fact, there is much research on this topic, and we picked the TOP 5 reasons why we believe that we should all shop, play and eat local. 
shop local - green
 
1. Shopping local creates jobs. 
Shops in our neighbourhood create local employment and self- employment. These people in turn spend in the local community.
2. Local shops sell a wide range of great products at affordable prices. 
Many people fall out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products and unique gifts available.
3. Shopping local saves you money. 
When you shop out of your area you add travel time and it results in a higher overall cost.
4. Shopping local retains our distinctiveness. 
Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products.
5. Local shops value you more. 
Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service. 
 
Read more about all of these reasons to SHOP LOCALLY heregreenupgrader.com.

The Waterfront BIA neighborhood offers grocery stores, convenience stores, dry-cleaners, spas, pet stores, doctors and pharmacies... and don't forget the beautiful retail shops of Queen's Quay Terminal. Together, we are a stronger community, and we encourage everyone living and working here to take advantage of all the services offered by our members.

The Waterfront BIA, Queen's Quay Terminal 
207 Queens Quay West
416 596 9821
info@waterfrontbia.com
PANORAMIC VIEWS FROM 
THE WATERMARK IRISH PUB
  
The Watermark Irish Pub is a beautiful lakeside restaurant located at the Waterfront, perfect for a pint and dinner on the patio with a picturesque view.  Glass garage doors open up to link the dining room and dockside patio to create a space for your party of up to 200 guests.  The Watermark has a panoramic view of Lake Ontario and is an oasis for Toronto's downtown south core.  
 
The Watermark Irish Pub & Restaurant, Queen's Quay Terminal
207 Queens Quay West
416 214 2772
YOUR TICKET TO SAVINGS AT THE 
WESTIN HARBOUR CASTLE 
 
SAVE on your stay when you show your ticket for summer concerts, events, hockey playoffs, baseball and much more!

Guests who are coming to the city for a special event through September 2, 2013 can enjoy great savings on their stay at the hotel. Guests must show their ticket for an event scheduled within 48 hours of the stay at the front desk when checking in to benefit from this exclusive offer. This special offer can be booked with rates starting from $139 per room, per night. Members of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) can earn valuable Starpoints for the stay when booking this offer.

This special rate can be booked by calling 1-866-716-8101 and mentioning the EVENTS rate plan or visitingwww.westintoronto.com/offers. Rates are fully prepaid at time of booking and priced per room, per night based on single/double occupancy, subject to availability and advance reservations are required.

The Westin Harbour Castle
1 866 716 8101
ExperienceTeam@westin.com 
FEEL WELL WITH
EXECUTIVE FITNESS LEADERS   

Summer is here! It's time to take advantage of our exclusive offer at the
Westin WORKOUT Fitness Studio.
 
Our facility offers private personal training, tennis lessons, squash court, indoor pool and hot tub. Memberships start at $80 per month on a one year commitment. Our experienced and committed personal trainers are here to guide you to a healthy new you. Email us at info@efltoronto.com to find out how you can experience us with a seven day complimentary membership!

Have a corporate event? We can help make it more than just a sit down affair!! Yoga classes, boot camps and fit walks are just some of the wellness options we have to offer.
Westin Workout Fitness Studio
1 Harbour Square
416 869 1600
TRY A SATURDAY LUNCH CRUISE!
 
Yankee Lady Yacht Charters invites you to join us this summer on one of our Saturday Afternoon Lunch Cruises!
Yankee Lady III, docked at John Quay, directly behind the Radisson Hotel and Police Marine Unit, plays host to our regular public cruise schedule starting June 1st.  Boarding at 11am, take in the sunshine and warm breezes of the Toronto Harbour as we cruise with music from a live DJ. Enjoy our summertime buffet menu including chicken and burgers as well as sweets for dessert and a cash bar. The yacht offers both indoor and outdoor seating, and children of all ages are welcome.

Tickets make a great birthday gift, family outing or date for two. Yankee Lady participates in Waterfront Savings Card program offering 20% OFF for cardholders.

Contact us for more information!   

Yankee Lady Yacht Charters
390 Queens Quay West
416 868 0000 
www.yankeelady.ca
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  • Volunteer with the BIA. We always need help at our special events and galas!
  • Learn more about business improvement areas.
  • Tell us when your business is celebrating an anniversary or holding a special event - we want to help promote you!
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