The Social Distancing Weekly: May 22, 2020
We just passed the two-month mark since closing our doors due to COVID-19. Spring has arrived, our grocery lists have turned into mighty tomes, and we'd really rather not know how many hours per day we look at a screen.
In the early days of The Social Distancing Weekly, we wrote about one-off events. Today, we feature full festivals taking place online! Pop star Charli XCX wrote and recorded an entire album during lockdown. How's that for resiliency?
Today, we present:
- Food, drink, and bottles of wine
- Virtual Paradise Theatre
- Festivals online
- All about masks
- Toronto starts re-opening
Food, drink, and bottles of wine:
Wine & Bottle Shop
Great prices and truly unbeatable convenience for wine, spirits and cider! We have your cider and rosé for sunny days. Open daily, 1-8pm at the Paradise front doors.
Two popcorns, two candies of your choice, and a bottle of wine to share for a romantic night in.
Anyone who's been to Osteria Rialto knows to rave about the focaccia. And for a limited time, you can add it to orders over $40 for free!
Virtual Paradise Theatre
When you buy a ticket to one of the movies below, you're also giving two tickets to front-line workers to enjoy a well-deserved escape to Paradise when we re-open. More info.
A chain-smoking grandma in New York's Chinatown lands herself on the wrong side of luck in this crowd-pleasing comedy.
A hilarious and intimate self-reflective comedy set across Italy—from riding a Vespa around Rome, to writing in the Aeolian Islands.
We're delighted to continue offering:
Homebody Music Festival
The lineup is stacked with local favourites for this weekend fest of live performance and conversation, all in support of Canadian charities.
In lieu of their annual in-person events, comic arts festivals across Canada are hosting a month-long online celebration with masterclasses, live drawings and more.
ReelAbilities Film Festival
Now in its fifth year, ReelAbilities Toronto goes online with a packed schedule of films and discussions about Deaf and disability cultures.
All about masks:
In 1958, Sara Turnbull was told to design a bra with newly-developed non-woven material. She came back with another idea. This, and more, in the history of the medical mask.
My Mask Fogs My Glasses
If you can relate to that tagline, you're not alone. This New York Times article outlines solutions from bespectacled healthcare workers.
Bringing people together! According to a recent HuffPost/YouGov poll, wearing a mask is seen as a sign of respect and a matter of public health—across political lines.
Toronto starts re-opening:
Toronto Zoo Safari
Take a tour around the Toronto Zoo from the comfort of your car, complete with zookeeper commentary.
More than 850 park amenities are re-opening this weekend, including many picnic shelters, soccer fields, basketball courts and more.
Sometimes you have to close to re-open. Toronto has designated new "quiet streets" to encourage safe outdoor activity!
Do you love what we do, and look forward to our re-open? There are many ways to support us:
- Order from Osteria Rialto for dinner
- Order Paradise Theatre concessions for home movie night
- Stream a movie on Virtual Paradise Theatre to support us and front-line workers
- 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
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.