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
- Food to your door
Movies at home
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!
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.
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!
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.
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
“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
High Park may be closed, but you can take a meditative stroll through the Brooklyn Botanical Garden's Japanese Garden in full bloom.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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%.
Food to your door:
A small family-owned eatery in downtown Toronto has turned into a local delivery service for fresh fruit and veg.
Our neighbours with some of the finest coffee are now delivering! Check out their Facebook Page for what's available today.
A simple interface and easy mix-and-match options for a curated selection of natural, biodynamic and classic wines.
Until Next Week
Do you love what we do, and look forward to our re-open? There are many ways to support us:
- Buy a Gift Card - we have $14 and $21 gift cards, perfect for "pre-buying" ground floor and balcony tickets!
- Review us on Google
- Invite your friends to sign up to our newsletter
- Follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook
- Sign up for Paradise Points and start earning points towards free tickets as soon as we re-open
We'll be back with another Social Distancing Weekly next week.
Until then, email email@example.com with any questions, requests or inspiration. We're all in this together.