The Social Distancing Weekly: May 8, 2020

The Social Distancing Weekly: May 8, 2020

Here's a riddle: What's a theatre lobby during lockdown? Answer: A bottle shop! 

This week, we have a lot of exciting news for those who want to bring the Paradise experience home. Read on! 

Today, we present:

  • Food, drink, and bottles of wine
  • Virtual Paradise Theatre
  • Performers at home
  • Virtual tourism
  • Buy local, do good

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Food, drink, and bottles of wine 

Today, we launch three new initiatives to make sure you can get our signature food and drink to your home. 

Osteria Rialto

Don't miss our famous focaccia, delicious salumi, refreshing salads, indulgent pasta and a truly mindblowing pistachio lemon cake. Serving Wed-Sat, 5-9:30pm. On Ritual and Uber Eats.

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Paradise Theatre

We have fun concessions combos for all, from the "Rom Com-bo" for two to "The Movie Night Standard" for four! Serving Wed-Sat, 5-9:30pm. On Ritual and Uber Eats.

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Bottle Shop

Choose from an ace selection of wines and spirits at exceptional value from our bottle shop! Discount on order of 12+ bottles. Pick-up and delivery available. 

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Virtual Paradise Theatre 

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.

Joseph of Mercury

Tonight only! We're joining up with Subculture to bring you free live music. Join us at 8pm for a special one-off livestream from catchy, classic crooner, Joseph of Mercury.

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Vitalina Varela

This “demanding, rewarding, and ineffably stirring” (Wall Street Journal) film from Pedro Costa takes you into the barrios of Lisbon.

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This delightful audience favourite will charm its way into your heart as you fall in love with the cats in Istanbul.

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Free Lunch Society

Learn about the history and potential applications of Universal Basic Income, as we imagine new futures for ourselves and our societies. 

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We're delighted to continue offering:

Something free:

Toronto Outdoor Picture Show

Watch some excellent Canadian short films, and support nine new productions (one filmed in Paradise) with an IndieGoGo campaign that closes tomorrow!

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Musicians at home: 

The Steve Patterson Projecttt

This week, local comedian Steve continues his YouTube chat show with paediatric oncologist Dr. Dave Mitchell as they discuss the state of hospitals in Quebec.

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Luna Li

Paradise favourite and quarantine music queen Luna Li plays her tunes on Instagram as part of the Asia Rising online festival.

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Mimi O'Bonsawin

Mimi O'Bonsawin embraces the grace and power of Northern Ontario landscapes through her enchanting music.

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Virtual tourism:

Konnichiwa, Eel-san

A Japanese aquarium is urging the public to video-chat eels in their enclosures, in order to help them remember that humans exist.

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Concert Roulette

Enjoy music from the Renaissance era to the present day. This website randomizes classical music concerts from around the globe for your listening pleasure. 

Press Play

Google Doc Escape Room

Find your way out, or perish in the depths of Google Docs! (What else is new?)

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Support local, do good:

Inspirations Studio

A social enterprise run by Sistering, Inspirations Studio has a beautiful selection of ceramics for sale. 

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O Nosso Talho

Local grocer O Nosso Talho has been very generously supporting the community during this time. Check out their selection and drop by for social-distanced shopping.

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One local sewer is making fabric face masks and donating 100% of proceeds to local food banks.

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Paradise photo

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 with any questions, requests or inspiration. We're all in this together. 

The Social Distancing Weekly

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