Toronto Visionaries chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind

Events and activities

Every year, the CCB Toronto Visionaries presents a few big events, like our Spring concert, our Walk-a-thon and Beach BBQ, our bus trip, and the WCW Experience Expo. We also offer many smaller activities throughout the year, including local historical tours, described walks, meals out at local restaurants, our regular monthly meetings, and much more!

A group of Visionaries members raising their glasses at Creekside winery on our 2016 Bus Trip.
Photo courtesy: Julie Pierce

Some of our recent big events include:

Our calendar

The calendar that appears below highlights our big events, smaller activities, our ongoing Get Together with Technology (GTT) program, and our regular monthly Visionaries meetings.

Use the number keys to navigate to headings, arrow up and down to read the details on each listing.

Please contact us for more information on how you can join us for any or all of the following activities, events and meetings. We look forward to meeting you!

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January, 2019

Pub Night: Saint Louis Bar & Grill

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Time: 5:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: Saint Louis Bar & Grill (561 Danforth Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: South-east corner of Danforth and Carlaw

Contact: Saint Louis Bar & Grill, 647-351-1112, https://stlouiswings.com/

Notes: Half-price wing night!

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Location: Cancelled

Notes: We're looking for a new location!

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Deer Park Library (40 St Clair East, Toronto)

Directions: North side of St Clair, just east of Yonge Street

Contact: Peter Tsatsanis, 416-755-4310, petertsa@hotmail.com

Notes: A man called Ove by Frederik Backman

CCB-Lions Bingo

Date: Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: $1 per card, max of 4 cards, plus 3 for $1 tickets for final jackpot

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: Lynda Spinney, 416-456-7117, lspinney@rogers.com

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge Street, Toronto)

Directions: East side of Yonge, 1 block north of St Clair at Heath

Contact: GTT Toronto, gtt.toronto@gmail.com, http://www.gtt-toronto.ca

Winter-licious Lunch

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019

Time: 12:00pm until 2:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: District Eatery (303 King Street West, Toronto)

Directions: South side of King just west of John Street

Contact: District Eatery, 416-979-9799, http://districteatery.com/menu...

Notes: 3-course fixed price lunch for $23 + tax & tip

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

February, 2019

2019 WCW 'Experience' Expo

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 4:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (750 Spadina Ave, Toronto)

Directions: South-west corner of Bloor & Spadina

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

Notes: An interactive Exposition of all aspects of living with vision loss

Assistive Technology Forum

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 4:00pm until 5:30pm

Cost: Free, RSVP required

Location: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (750 Spadina Ave, Toronto)

Directions: Room 318

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

Notes: Keynote & Panel Discussion on bridging technologies in the workplace

2019 WCW Community Social

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2019

Time: 5:30pm until 8:00pm

Cost: Free, RSVP Required

Location: Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre (750 Spadina Ave, Toronto)

Directions: Main Gym

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

Notes: Celebratory Dinner

Pub Night: the Swan

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: The Swan & Firkin Pub (2205 Bloor Street West, Toronto)

Directions: South side of Bloor St West, just east of Runnymede

Contact: The Swan & Firkin Pub, 416-767-9222, http://www.firkinpubs.com/thes...

Ontario Science Centre Tour

Date: Friday, February 8, 2019

Time: 1:00pm until 3:30pm

Cost: Members: free, Non-members: $2, Sighted guides/Seniors: free

Location: Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road, Toronto)

Directions: West side of Don Mills Road, south of Eglinton at St Dennis Drive

Contact: Ontario Science Centre, 416-591-2352, http://www.ontariosciencecentr...

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Cost: Members: free, Non-members: $9 + tax

Location: TBD

Gibson House Museum Tour

Date: Saturday, February 16, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: CCB members free, non-members $5

Location: Gibson House Museum (5172 Yonge Street, North York)

Directions: Just west of Yonge St, north off Park Home

Contact: Gibson House Museum, 416-395-7432, gibsonhouse@toronto.ca, https://www1.toronto.ca/wps/po...

Notes: Domestic life in 19th century Toronto

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Deer Park Library (40 St Clair East, Toronto)

Directions: North side of St Clair, just east of Yonge Street

Contact: Peter Tsatsanis, 416-755-4310, petertsa@hotmail.com

Notes: Mothers and other strangers by Gina Sorell

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, February 21, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge Street, Toronto)

Directions: East side of Yonge, 1 block north of St Clair at Heath

Contact: GTT Toronto, gtt.toronto@gmail.com, http://www.gtt-toronto.ca

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 1:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

Notes: Valentine's Pot-luck Social

March, 2019

Pub Night: the Bishop

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Time: 5:00pm until 8:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: Bishop & Belcher Pub (175 Bloor Street East, Toronto)

Directions: East side of Church, 1 block south of Bloor at Hayden

Contact: Bishop & Belcher Pub, 416-591-2352, info@bishopandbelcher.com, http://bishopandbelcher.com/ho...

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Cost: Members: free, Non-members: $9 + tax

Location: TBD

Aga Khan Museum Tour

Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019

Time: 10:30am until 12:30pm

Cost: Members: free, Non-members: $10

Location: Aga Khan Museum (77 Wynford Drive, Toronto, ON, M3C 1K1)

Directions: north of Don mills & Eglinton, east on Wynford

Contact: Aga Khan Museum, 416-646-4677, information@agakhanmuseum.org, https://www.agakhanmuseum.org/

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Deer Park Library (40 St Clair East, Toronto)

Directions: North side of St Clair, just east of Yonge Street

Contact: Peter Tsatsanis, 416-755-4310, petertsa@hotmail.com

Notes: The pearl that broke its shell by Nadia Hashimi

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge Street, Toronto)

Directions: East side of Yonge, 1 block north of St Clair at Heath

Contact: GTT Toronto, gtt.toronto@gmail.com, http://www.gtt-toronto.ca

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

April, 2019

Pub Night: Saint Louis Bar & Grill

Date: Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Time: 5:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: Saint Louis Bar & Grill (561 Danforth Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: South-east corner of Danforth and Carlaw

Contact: Saint Louis Bar & Grill, 647-351-1112, https://stlouiswings.com/

Notes: Half-price wing night!

AGO Full Sensory Tour

Date: Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Time: 10:30am until 1:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Art Gallery of Ontario (317 Dundas Street West, Toronto)

Directions: South side of Dundas Street, between McCaul and Beverley

Contact: Art Gallery of Ontario, 416-979-6648, http://www.ago.net/accessible-...

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Cost: Members: free, Non-members: $9 + tax

Location: TBD

Lucas Haneman Express Blues Band

Date: Friday, April 12, 2019

Time: 5:30pm until 9:30pm

Cost: In Advance: members $15, Non-members $25

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://www.ccbtorontovisionari...

Notes: Back by popular demand: LHE are touring with their third album

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Deer Park Library (40 St Clair East, Toronto)

Directions: North side of St Clair, just east of Yonge Street

Contact: Peter Tsatsanis, 416-755-4310, petertsa@hotmail.com

Notes: All the light we cannot see by Anthony Doerr

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, April 18, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge Street, Toronto)

Directions: East side of Yonge, 1 block north of St Clair at Heath

Contact: GTT Toronto, gtt.toronto@gmail.com, http://www.gtt-toronto.ca

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

May, 2019

Royal Ontario Museum Tour

Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 10:30am until 12:30pm

Cost: Free

Location: Royal Ontario Museum (100 Queens Park, Toronto)

Directions: South side of Bloor Street at south-west corner of Bloor & Avenue Road

Contact: Royal Ontario Museum, 416-586-5549,, http://www.rom.on.ca/en#/galle...

Pub Night: the Swan

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: The Swan & Firkin Pub (2205 Bloor Street West, Toronto)

Directions: South side of Bloor St West, just east of Runnymede

Contact: The Swan & Firkin Pub, 416-767-9222, http://www.firkinpubs.com/thes...

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Location: TBD

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Deer Park Library (40 St Clair East, Toronto)

Directions: North side of St Clair, just east of Yonge Street

Contact: Peter Tsatsanis, 416-755-4310, petertsa@hotmail.com

Notes: The Best Kind of People by Zoe Whittall

CCB-Lions Bingo

Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: $1 per card, max of 4 cards, plus 3 for $1 tickets for final jackpot

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: Lynda Spinney, 416-456-7117, lspinney@rogers.com

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, May 16, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge Street, Toronto)

Directions: East side of Yonge, 1 block north of St Clair at Heath

Contact: GTT Toronto, gtt.toronto@gmail.com, http://www.gtt-toronto.ca

Dinner Out

Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: TBD

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

June, 2019

Pub Night: the Bishop

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Time: 5:00pm until 8:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: Bishop & Belcher Pub (175 Bloor Street East, Toronto)

Directions: East side of Church, 1 block south of Bloor at Hayden

Contact: Bishop & Belcher Pub, 416-591-2352, info@bishopandbelcher.com, http://bishopandbelcher.com/ho...

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

Location: TBD

2019 CCB Walk-a-thon & Beach BBQ

Date: Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 2:30pm

Cost: free

Location: Woodbine Beach Boardwalk (Woodbine Beach Picnic Area #1)

Directions: South of Lakeshore Rd East and Northern Dancer, at the Woodbine 92 Bus Loop

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://www.ccbtorontovisionari...

Notes: 5km fundraiser - followed by our Beach BBQ! 5km 'walk-what-you-can' event, all GTA CCB Chapters welcome

Spadina House & Gardens Tour

Date: Saturday, June 15, 2019

Time: 1:00pm until 4:00pm

Cost: free

Location: Spadina House Museum (285 Spadina Road, Toronto, ON, M5R 2V5)

Directions: Just north of Davenport & Austin Terrace, next to Casa Loma

Contact: Spadina House Museum, 416-392-6910, https://www.toronto.ca/explore...

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 20, 2019

Time: 6:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Community Hub (1525 Yonge Street, Toronto)

Directions: East side of Yonge, 1 block north of St Clair at Heath

Contact: GTT Toronto, gtt.toronto@gmail.com, http://www.gtt-toronto.ca

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Time: 10:00am until 1:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

Contact: CCB Toronto Visionaries, 416-760-2163, ccbtorontovisionaries@gmail.com, http://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

Notes: End-of-Year Luncheon

The information on this page was last updated: 2019-01-15

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