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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September, 2018

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview and Kilgore, north of Eglinton

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

Notes: First meeting of the 2018-19 year

Bus Trip to Midland

Date: Thursday, September 27, 2018

Time: 8:00am until 7:00pm

Cost: Members $25, Non-members $35

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview and Kilgore, north of Eglinton

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

Notes: Sainte Marie Among the Hurons and Wye Marsh Wildlife Centre

October, 2018

Pub Night: Saint Louis Bar and Grill

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time: 5:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

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

Directions: South-east corner of Danforth and Carlaw

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

Notes: Half-price wing night!

Montgomery's Inn and Farmer's Market

Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Time: 1:00pm until 4:30pm

Cost: Members: free, non-members: $7

Location: Montgomery's Inn (4709 Dundas Street West, Etobicoke)

Directions: South east corner of Islington and Dundas

Contact: Montgomery's Inn, 416-394-8113, http://montgomerysinn.com/

Notes: Historic tour and Farmer's Market

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

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

Location: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama (2788 Bathurst Street, Toronto)

Directions: West side of Bathurst, just south of Glencairn

Contact: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama, 416-782-1841

Notes: Bowling shoe rental included

Spiders at the Royal Ontario Museum

Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018

Time: 10:30am until 12:30pm

Cost: Members $5, Non-members $10

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

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

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

Notes: Special exhibit on spiders!

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

5-Year Anniversary Celebration

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 5:00pm until 9:00pm

Cost: $25

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview and Kilgore, north of Eglinton

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

Notes: The Visionaries marks its 5th anniversary with a celebratory dinner!

Halloween Ghost Walk

Date: Saturday, October 27, 2018

Time: 4:00pm until 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Queens Park Subway station (129 College Street, Toronto)

Directions: Northwest corner of College and University

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

Notes: Host JJ Hunt takes us on a described walk with ghost stories

Halloween Ghost Walk II

Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018

Time: 4:00pm until 7:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: Queens Park Subway station (129 College Street, Toronto)

Directions: Northwest corner of College and University

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

Notes: Second Described walk with ghost stories led by JJ Hunt

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Time: 10:00am until 12:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview and Kilgore, north of Eglinton

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

Notes: Come in costume for Halloween!

November, 2018

Our Musical Universe' Planetarium Show

Date: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 2:00pm until 4:30pm

Cost: free, maximum of 25 people

Location: University of Toronto Planetarium ((Russell Street entrance) 50 St George St, Toronto)

Directions: West side of St George, just north of College

Contact: U of T Planetarium, http://universe.utoronto.ca/pl...

Notes: Show designed for those with vision loss

Pub Night: the Swan

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

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

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

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

AGO Full Sensory Tour

Date: Friday, November 9, 2018

Time: 6:00pm until 8:30pm

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, November 13, 2018

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

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

Location: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama (2788 Bathurst Street, Toronto)

Directions: West side of Bathurst, just south of Glencairn

Contact: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama, 416-782-1841

Notes: Bowling shoe rental included

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, November 15, 2018

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

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Time: 10:00am until 1:00pm

Cost: Free

Location: CNIB Centre (1929 Bayview Avenue, Toronto)

Directions: Corner of Bayview and Kilgore, north of Eglinton

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

Notes: Holiday Pot-luck Social

December, 2018

Pub Night: the Bishop

Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Time: 5:00pm until 8:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

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

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

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

Holiday Brunch at Hot House

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018

Time: 11:00am until 2:00pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: Hot House Restaurant (35 Church Street, Toronto, ON, M5E 1T3)

Directions: North-east corner of Church and Front Streets

Contact: Hot House Restaurant, 416-366-7800, http://www.hothouserestaurant....

Notes: Fixed Prix all-you-can-eat buffet brunch with live jazz

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

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

Location: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama (2788 Bathurst Street, Toronto)

Directions: West side of Bathurst, just south of Glencairn

Contact: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama, 416-782-1841

Notes: Bowling shoe rental included

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, December 13, 2018

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

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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

There is no Monthly Meeting in December

Date: Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Notes: Happy Holidays!

January, 2019

Pub Night: Saint Louis Bar and Grill

Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Time: 5:00pm until 8:00pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

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

Directions: South-east corner of Danforth and Carlaw

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

Notes: Half-price wing night!

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Time: 2:00pm until 4:00pm

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

Location: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama (2788 Bathurst Street, Toronto)

Directions: West side of Bathurst, just south of Glencairn

Contact: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama, 416-782-1841

Notes: Bowling shoe rental included

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

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: TBD

Notes: 3-course fixed price lunch

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 and Kilgore, north of Eglinton

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

Notes: Come in costume for Halloween!

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 and 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

Pub Night: the Swan

Date: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Time: 6:30pm until 9:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

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

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

Contact: The Swan and 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: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama (2788 Bathurst Street, Toronto)

Directions: West side of Bathurst, just south of Glencairn

Contact: Bathurst Bowl-a-rama, 416-782-1841

Notes: Bowling shoe rental included

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

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 and Kilgore, north of Eglinton

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

Notes: Valentine's Pot-luck Social

The information on this page was last updated: 2018-09-26

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