The village of Yorkville is 150 years old this year. Here are three events you can join in to relive its joyful past.
NETWORK-NETWORK on Wednesday, Aug 20th
A new restaurant has opened in Yorkville run by three Italians and it is called Brando Porto Bar & Grill. It promises to be a unique evening for all those who attend. Lets face it the Chinese have great cheap eats, the Japanese and Thai provide something exotic, the French have great food but upset your stomach with their attitude, the Americans feed you too much, the Greeks, do a great job of having a great local eatery but when you want a classic place with the penultimate in food, service and atmosphere only the Italians can do that. Yes I am bias. So show up at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug 20th, at Brando located at 137 Avenue Road, east side of the street just south of Davenport. Enjoy the bar, the finger food that you can say gratzie to, and yes they will be having dancing.
Thursday Aug 14th, relive the past with an evening of the Village of Yorkville Voices over dinner at Prego.
Prego Della Piazza and its owner Michael Carlevale present an evening of The Village Yorkville Voice celebrating the words and music of Lenny Breau, Ian and Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Robbie Robertson, David Clayton Thomas, Neil Young and the Ugly Ducklings. The show is performed by a number of talented actors.
Location is Prego Della Piazza, 150 Bloor St West at Avenue Road. The date is Thursday, Aug 14. Time is 7 p.m. sharp for dinner with the show at 8:30 p.m. The cost for this dinner show is $65 per person plus tax and gratuity. Reservations 416-920-9900. Mention my name book early, and seating is limited.
Aug 17th, Sunday, Tour of Unseen Yorkville on foot
Most of us have visited and partied in Yorkville. What most of havent known is the history of Yorkville and its boundaries. In the past it included parts of Rosedale and to the west of Avenue Road. Here you will find many historical buildings left over from when Yorkville was a village. Youll find out where the Old City Hall was, see one of the libraries that Carnegie gave to the city, the jail for Yorkville Village, where the brick yards and reservoir where, where Mt Sinai hospital was where a lot of our Jewish friends were born, old buildings on shaded streets that tell of Yorkvilles past. This a walking tour and we will be meeting at Literi a coffee shop located at the northwest corner of Bellair and Cumberland at 10 a.m. Cost of tour $10 confirmation with Bill Genova at 416-367-0380.