The Social Distancing Weekly - April 24, 2020

The Social Distancing Weekly: April 24, 2020

This week, our hearts go out to Nova Scotia. We've never been so close while being so far apart, and we hope that our good thoughts are making it out east.

Earth Day, National Canadian Film Day and National Volunteer Week all recently took place. What beautiful reminders of the things we cherish! We've been in awe at the great work done by our friends and colleagues in these areas. We hope you've found something to celebrate, too.

Today, we have resources on:

  • Movies at home
  • Local musicians at home
  • Virtual tourism
  • Knowledge-sharing
  • Food to your door

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Movies at home 

When you buy one ticket through Virtual Paradise Theatre, you're also giving two tickets to front-line workers to enjoy a well-deserved escape to Paradise when we re-open. More info.

Pahokee

From a small rural town in the Florida Everglades, this doc “funnels a vivid snapshot of class and race into poetic tidbits of coming-of-age insight" (IndieWire).

Join a special virtual Q&A with the directors on Sunday!

STREAM NOW

Beyond the Visible - Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed: a trailblazing figure who created huge, colourful works without precedent.

STREAM NOW

Cacio e Pepe Popcorn

Pair this Italian pasta-inspired treat with lush Italian classic from director Luchino Visconti: L'Innocente!

● Poppable Corn
● Clarified Butter/Ghee
● Parmigiano-Reggiano or Grana Padano
● Black Pepper
● Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

Pop your corn, warm your butter and toss in a large mixing bowl with grated cheese. Finish with cracked black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil. (We use Alhema!)

We're delighted to continue offering:

Plus, something free:

Black Canadian Cinema

On CBC Arts, Amanda Parris presents 12 works from Black-Canadian filmmakers, available for free on various platforms!

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Local musicians, at home: 

Steve Poltz & Moscow Apartment

In honour of the show he was slated to play today (Friday), the incredible Steve Poltz teams with Paradise favourites Moscow Apartment to present a livestream collab show on Instagram.

LEARN MORE

Andrea Ramolo

We were lucky to have Andrea Ramolo on stage just before the shutdown. On Sunday, she's hosting a livestream as part of Music Together ON.

SUNDAY AT 9PM

LEARN MORE

Terra Lightfoot

“A Canadian songwriting legend in the making” (CBC Music), join Terra Lightfoot for an hour of stories and songs to help heal your heart.

WEDNESDAY AT 7PM

LEARN MORE

Virtual tourism:

Cherry Blossoms

High Park may be closed, but you can take a meditative stroll through the Brooklyn Botanical Garden's Japanese Garden in full bloom. 

WATCH NOW

Miranda July's Charity Thrift Shop

In a new short film, Miranda July shows us inside the interfaith charity shop she opened in Selfridge's.

WATCH NOW

Getty Museum x Animal Crossing

A different kind of tourism: the Getty Museum has made it easy to import more than 70k pieces of artwork to your Animal Crossing home.

READ MORE

Knowledge-sharing:

Toronto Public Library

If you don't already know: the library is much more than just books! Check out their list of 38 ways to use the library from home.

READ THE LIST

All About Wine

Hear from some of the world's most revered winemakers with "Crew Classé At Home," a new video series from Halpern Enterprises.

LEARN MORE

Data from Our Phones

Apple and Google have released data that shows the impact of physical distancing in Toronto, with transit use down 85%, driving down 66% and walking down 69%.  

READ MORE

Food to your door:

Veggies Delivered

A small family-owned eatery in downtown Toronto has turned into a local delivery service for fresh fruit and veg.

LEARN MORE

The Common

Our neighbours with some of the finest coffee are now delivering! Check out their Facebook Page for what's available today.

SHOP NOW

Grape Crush

A simple interface and easy mix-and-match options for a curated selection of natural, biodynamic and classic wines.

SHOP NOW

Until Next Week

Do you love what we do, and look forward to our re-open? There are many ways to support us:

We'll be back with another Social Distancing Weekly next week. 

Until then, email sonya.william@paradiseonbloor.com with any questions, requests or inspiration. We're all in this together. 

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