Toronto Visionaries chapter of the Canadian Council of the Blind

Yearly events

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) programs, 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!

Use this list to jump directly to a particular month:

June, 2018

Walking the Waterfront

Date: Saturday, June 2, 2018

Time: 10:00am until 12:30pm (if not staying for lunch)

Cost: free, limit of 25 walkers

Location: Toronto's Waterfront (9 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, M5J 2H3)

Directions: Start: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, west to Amsterdam Brew House

Contact: Amsterdam Brew House, 416-504-1020, http://www.amsterdambeer.com/b...

Notes: Host: Professional Describer, JJ Hunt

Pub Night

Date: Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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...

Our Musical Universe' Planetarium Show II

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Time: 10:00am until 12:30pm

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: Back by popular demand! Show designed for those with vision loss

Bowling

Date: Tuesday, June 12, 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

2018 CCB Walk-a-thon & Beach BBQ

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

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://ccbtorontovisionaries.c...

Notes: 5km fundraiser - followed by our Beach BBQ!

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, June 21, 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

CCB Toronto Visionaries Monthly Meeting

Date: Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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/Annual General Meeting/Executive elections

July, 2018

Pub Night: Saint Louis Bar & Grill

Date: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

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, July 10, 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

Summer-licious Lunch at Brown's Bistro

Date: Friday, July 13, 2018

Time: 12:00pm until 2:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: Browne's Bistro (101 - 1251 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON, M4T 1W6)

Directions: North-east corner of Yonge & Woodlawn, access off Woodlawn

Contact: Browne's Bistro, 416-924-8132, reservations@brownesbistro.com , http://www.brownesbistro.com/

Notes: Fixed price 3-course lunch

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, July 18, 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

Walking the Waterfront II

Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Time: 10:00am until 1:00pm (if not staying for lunch)

Cost: free, limit of 25 walkers

Location: Toronto's Waterfront (9 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, M5J 2H3)

Directions: Start: Jack Layton Ferry Terminal, west to Amsterdam Brew House

Contact: Amsterdam Brew House, 416-504-1020, http://www.amsterdambeer.com/b...

Notes: Host: Professional Describer, JJ Hunt, rain date July 28

There is no Monthly Meeting in July

Date: Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Notes: Monthly meetings resume September 25

August, 2018

Pub Night: the Swan

Date: Tuesday, August 7, 2018

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, August 14, 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

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, August 15, 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

Lunch at Pho 88

Date: Thursday, August 23, 2018

Time: 12:00pm until 2:30pm

Cost: $5 member rebate

Location: Pho 88 (594 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M6G1K4)

Directions: Just west of Markham Street on the north side of Bloor

Contact: Pho 88, 416-746-8646, http://www.pho88.ca

Notes: Vietnamese cuisine, lunch specials

There is no Monthly Meeting in August

Date: Tuesday, August 28, 2018

September, 2018

Pub Night: the Bishop

Date: Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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, September 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

Visionaries Book Club

Date: Wednesday, September 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

Get Together with Technology' (GTT) Meeting

Date: Thursday, September 20, 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

Notes: First meeting of the 2018-19 year

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 & 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 & Kilgore, north of Eglinton

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

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

October, 2018

Pub Night: Saint Louis Bar & Grill

Date: Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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, 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

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: 6:00pm until 9:00pm

Cost: Members $25, Non-members $35

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

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 & 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

Pub Night: the Swan

Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018

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, 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 & 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 & 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, 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

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

The information on this page was last updated: 2018-07-13

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