Category: Events

Video of the Fireworks Display at the Closing Ceremonies of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

This is a video of the Fireworks Display from the Closing Ceremonies of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games.

It was shared by the Tom Davis Vimeo page. Tom had apparently shot this using a Canon 5D Mk3 DSLR.

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Fireworks from Tom Davis on Vimeo.

 Closing Ceremonies of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games featuring fireworks from one of North America’s tallest freestanding structures, the CN Tower.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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Lets Go To The EX. Mark your calendars, The Canadian National Exhibition is coming soon

Lets Go To The EX 2015

Courtesy of The Canadian National Exhibition

 

 

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto
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“I Wish Ferrari” will be held on July 12 in Woodbridge. Mark your calendars

Just got word that “I Wish Ferrari“, an amazing charity event, will be held again in 2015.

At “I Wish Ferrari“, Special Needs Kids get the ride of their life in a Ferrari or Lamborghini or other Exotic Car.

Photo of I Wish Ferrari event in Woodbridge Ontario. Photo Credit Vincent BanialI WISH FERRARI 2012

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National Motorcycle and Tattoo Show, after 33 years, is no more.

Canadian International Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo is coming in March to Toronto’s International Centre.


Every year around March, Toronto has been blessed with a Hot Rod, Classic and Motorsports show. The show was always held at the International Centre (Airport Road and Derry Road) near the north end of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport.

Megaspeed show in Toronto 2013. Copyright Vincent Banial

Photo from the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial

In the recent years past the show was called MegaSpeed Customer Car & Truck Show. Prior to that version, it was also called Performance World. Prior to that, it was called the Motion Custom Car Show. The name did not matter, it was always a fun adventure to visit the show and gaze at the automotive magic on display.

Megaspeed 2013 photos. Copyright Vincent banial

Photo from the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial

2015 will usher in the “Canadian International Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo“. This latest incarnation will also be held at the International Centre, which is located near the north east end of Toronto’s Pearson International Airport (Airport Rd and Derry Rd area).

Megaspeed 2013 photos. Copyright Vincent banial

Photo from the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Click on this line to visit Google Maps for a map and direction for getting to the International Centre.

Photo of Ken Block's Ford Fiesta from the 2014 Megaspeed Customer Car & Truck Show. Copyright Vincent banial

Photo of Ken Block’s custom Ford Fiesta which was displayed at the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial


The 2014 show dates at presently set for March 13, 14 and 15. It will fill almost a quater of a million square feet of automotive viewing pleasure.

2014 Megaspeed photos. Copyright Vincent Banial

Photo from the 2013 Megaspeed Custom Car & Truck Show. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Johnsonville Sausage is one of the major sponsors of the new Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo.  They will be sponsoring the large Johnsonville Stage which will lots of activities and presentations for show visitors.

Drag Racing photo. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Drag Racing at Cayuga. Photo Credit Vincent banial

 


If you would like to setup a display booth at the 2015 Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo, please contact Mike Galipeau at (416) 962-7223 or email info@Motoramashow.com.

You can also find many info PDFs for Exhibitors and potential Exhibitors, by clicking on this line.

Click on this line to visit the News Page on the official Motorama Custom Car & Motorsports Expo website.


Click on this line to view our prior coverage of the 2013 Megaspeed Customer Car & Truck Show.

Posted by: Vincent Banial

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Gumball 3000 2015 Route

Photo of Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce. Photo credit Vincent Banial


Applications are still being accepted, for the 2015 version of the Gumball 3000 Rally.


Sadly, the Gumballers will “not” be visiting Toronto in 2015.

The 2015 rally will Start, on May 23 2015, in Stockholm and pass through Oslo, Copenhagen and  Amsterdam.

Then the Exotic Cars, Drivers and Passengers will all board jets and fly across the Atlantic Ocean to Reno Nevada. Next, the Rally will continue to San Francisco and Los Angeles.

The 2015 Gumball 3000 Rally journey will end in Las Vegas on May 30th 2015.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Any offers mentioned in this post are also subject to change without notice.

North American Motorcycle Supershow in Toronto, Jan 02 thru Jan 04 2015

Photo of Spartacus, taken in 2012. Photo credit Vincent Banial

Photo of Spartacus – 2012. Photo credit Vincent Banial


The North American Motorcycle Supershow is billed as the largest Retail Motorcycle Show in North America.

Featuring almost half a million square feet of exhibit space.

They’ll have Live bands and Fashion Shows on three stages.

Over 1,000 motorcycles will be on display, filling six huge halls.

THE TORONTO INTERNATIONAL CENTRE will host the show. It is located at 6900 Airport Rd, (at Derry Road and Airport Road – near the Airport). If you have questions plse call 1-800-567-1199

Show Times:
Friday Jan 02 2015 – 12 noon – 10 pm
Saturday Jan 03 2015 – 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday: Jan 04 2015 – 10 am – 5 pm

For more show info and updates plse click on this line to visit the website for the North American Motorcycle Supershow.

 

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Any offers mentioned in this post are also subject to change without notice. Spartacus may or may not be on display at this Motorcycle Supershow.

Queen + Adam Lambert European Tour dates in 2015

Video is courtesy of the Queen Official YouTube channel

The best concert that I have had the luck to be at, was a Queen concert with the late Freddie Mercury. It was simply awesome and remains a fond memory of what a really great concert can be.

The remaining members of Queen are touring again, but with Adam Lambert as the Lead Singer. This is an incredible opportunity to see and hear one of the very best Rock Bands ever. Seriously great musicians. Adam Lambert’s voice has the unique range that Freddie Mercury’s voice had.

The following is the list of 2015 European Tour dates for Queen + Adam Lambert (from the official Queen Press Release):

Tue 13 January – NEWCASTLE Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Wed 14 January – GLASGOW Hydro. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Sat 17 January   – LONDON O2 Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Tue 20 January  – LEEDS Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Wed 21 January – MANCHESTER Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Fri 23 January     – BIRMINGHAM NIA. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Sat 24 January    – NOTTINGHAM Arena. Get tickets thru TicketZone and Ticketmaster


Mon 26 January   – PARIS Zenith. Get tickets thru Topbillet


Thu 29 January    – COLOGNE Lanxess Arena. Get tickets thru Eventim


Fri 30 January      – AMSTERDAM, Ziggo Dome. Get tickets thru Eventim


Sun 1 February     – VIENNA Stadhalle. Get tickets thru Eventim


Mon 2 February     – MUNICH Olympiahalle. Get tickets thru Eventim


Wed 4 February     – BERLIN O2. Get tickets thru Eventim


Thu 5 February      – HAMBURG O2. Get tickets thru Eventim


Sat 7 February       – FRANKFURT Festhalle. Get tickets thru Eventim


Sun 8 February      – BRUSSELS Palais 12. Get tickets thru Sherpa


Tue 10 February    – MILAN Forum. Get tickets thru Ticketone


Fri 13 February      – STUTTGART Schleyerhalle. Get tickets thru Eventim


Sun 15 February    – HERNING Jyske Bank Boxen. Get tickets thru Billetnet


Tue 17 February     – PRAGUE O2. Buy tickets thru Ticketportal


Thu 19February      – ZURICH Hallenstadion. Buy tickets thru Ticketcorner


Click on this line to visit the Queen Online website for latest Tour updates.


Click on this line to read the Queen Bio on the Rolling Stone mag website


Click on this line to visit the Queen Facebook page.

 

Posted by: Vincent Banial

Disclaimer: Any Trademarks mentioned in this post are owned by the respective Trademark owner. There could be unintentional errors or omissions in this post. Always refer to the official sites to confirm details and any ongoing changes or updates. This post is subject to change without notice. Any offers mentioned in this post are also subject to change without notice.

CNE Concerts 2014 – Midway Stage

Photo of the CNE Midway at nigt

The CNE Midway at night. Photo courtesy of The CNE

I was down at the CNE grounds earlier today to get our Media Pass. Final touches were being done. Tomorrow The EX opens for another historic season.Music has always been a theme at the CNE. Along with the Bandshell Stage, you can catch more great bands and musicians at the Midway Stage.

So here is CNE Midway Stage concert listing for 2014: Continue reading

CNE Bandshell Concerts 2014

CNE Princess gates - historic photo courtesy of the CNE

CNE Princess gates – historic photo courtesy of the CNE

The CNE is set to open for another season of fun, games and concerts.  Last year we posted a listing of Bandshell concerts which was really well received, so here we go again.

CNE Bandshell Concert dates. All shows listed will start at 7:30pm:

Aug 15  Fri   Down With Webster. Outasight will be the opening act.

Aug 16  Sat   The Mavericks.

Aug 17  Sun  Kailah Kher.

Aug 19  Tue   Christopher Cross. Ash & Bloom will open.

Aug 20  Wed   The Mighty Diamonds. Jay Douglas and Paoblo Paul will open.

Aug 21  Thurs   Jose Feliciano

Aug 22  Fri   Platinum Blonde. with Dwayne Gretzky opening.

Aug 23  Sat   Gord Bamford. Tebey will open.

Aug 24  Sun   The Orchestra – made up of former members of Electric Light Orchestra. Francesco Yates to open.

Aug 26  Tue   These Kids Wear Crowns. Eleven Past One will be te middle act. Opening the night will be PRTY H3RO

Aug 27  Wed   April Wine with Bleeker Ridge opening.

Aug 28  Thurs  Hanson. Opening act will be The Seasons

Aug 29  Fri   The Hicks. Kira Isabella and Abrams Brothers will open.

Aug 30 Sat   Tom Cochrane. Autumns Cannon is the opening act.

Aug 31 Sun Rising Star Talent Competition Finals. Starts at 7pm

Click on this line to view of 2014 CNE Concerts list for the Midway Stage.

 

Posted by Vincent Banial for Uniquely Toronto

Disclaimer: All shows, dates and time listed above are subject to change without notice.

Gumball 3000. Get to know Team Galag


Videos are courtesy of the Team Galag YouTube Channel

When the Gumball 3000 came to Toronto, back in 20112, Team Galag was there. Super cool guys, driving some amazing Exotic Cars.

I thought that it might be an idea to feature some of the Ballers who will be participating in this year’s Gumball 3000.

Back in 2012, the Gumball 3000 got underway in New York City. It was interesting to watch the video clips. What stood out was Team Galag. They had custom T-Shirts made and were “giving them away” to the spectators who lined the sidewalks by the Starting Line. I firmly believe that life is much like a circle. What goes around, comes around. Some call it Karma. Team Galag has plenty of Good Karma.

There is a lot going on when the Gumball 3000 participants start out each morning. Yet, the guys from Team Galag were really great with the photogs. Yep photogs can be a bit of a pain, especially when you are in a hurry.

Another cool thing is that Team Galag supports causes.com. This year they are rallying to raise awareness for the Zahra Breast Cancer Association.

You have to check out Team Galag’s Super Cars, when the Gumball 3000 rolls into your town.

Team Galag has assembled a whole bunch of videos about their Gumball 3000 adventures. Click on this line to visit the Team Galag YouTube Channel.

Clicking on this line will take you to the official Team Galag website.

Check out and “Like” the Team Galag Facebook page by clicking on the line.

Don’t forget to check out the  “huge” number of Gumball 3000 photos, posted to the photo stream of the Team Galag Facebook page.

You can find more great Team Galag videos on their Vimeo channel, by clicking on this line.

National Motorcycle and Tattoo Show coming to the Better Living Center at the Toronto CNE grounds on April 12th & 13th

Photo of Spartacus, taken in 2012. Photo credit http://ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Spartacus – 2012. Photo credit http://ccvic.zenfolio.com

This show has kicked off Motorcycle riding season in Ontario for 32 years.

On April 12 & 13 the 33rd annual National Motorcycle and Tattoo Show will come to the Better Living Center at the CNE grounds (in Toronto).

Very well run show. Lots of vendors, with tons of stuff for Motorcycles and riding. Many Local Toronto Tattoo Artists will also have booths at the show.

Mark your calendars. You don’t want to miss this show.

To learn more about the show including show website links , plse click on this line.

That will take you my blog post, on our Zenfolio site. Sorry, but I’m not allowed to post the same post on more than one site (but I can link to that other post).

See you all at the show…

Gumball 3000 Get Togethers for February 2014

Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce

Gumball 3000 Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 Superveloce


The Gumball 3000 Rally is a great idea, but only happens once per year.

Last year Gumball Get Togethers were started.

It looks like they will be holding more Gumball Get Togethers in 2014 and will also hold some across the pond in America.

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Gumball 3000 Rally 2014 dates and locations

The Gumball 3000 Rally is on again starting on June 04 2014 with the arrivals of the Gumballers in Miami Florida.

June 05 2014,  the Gumball 3000 will rally from Miami to Atlanta.

June 06 2014, they will rally from Atlanta to New York.

June 07 2014,  they will drive across the Atlantic Ocean at breakneck speed (hey no speed limits there)  to arrive in Edinburgh Scotland.

UPDATE for June 07 : since there are no gas stations (nor actual roads) on the Atlantic Ocean, the Gumballers and their amazing machines will fly from New York to Edinburgh.

Jun 08 2014,  the Gumball 3000 Rally will drive to London from Edinburgh.

June 09  2014, the Gumballers will go from London to Paris France.

June 10 2014, they will drive from Paris France to Barcelona Spain.

June 11 2014, will bring an end to the Gumball 3000 Rally 2014 when they arrive in Ibiza from Barcelona.

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North American International Motorcycle Show at the International Centre in Toronto – Jan 3rd till the 5th

The International Centre, across from Toronto Airport, is hosting the 2014 version of the North American International Motorcycle Show. Continue reading

Free Live New Years Eve 2013 Concerts in Toronto, Mississauga, Barrie and Niagara Falls

Toronto will hold it’s New Years Eve 2013 Bash at Nathan Philips Square. Continue reading

Andy Kim’s 9th annual Chistmas Show. Mark your calendars

Mark your calendars for the 9th Annual Andy Kim Christmas Show.
Photo of Andy Kim. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Andy Kim.When?

When?

On Wednesday Dec 11 2013.

Where?

The show will be held at the Virgin Mobile Mod Club, in Toronto.

Tickets go on sale Friday Oct 25th 2013 at 10am.

Andy Kim’s special guests will be announced at a later date.

You can also follow Andy Kim on his Facebook page.

DESTROYER – historic 1,000th concert, on Oct 12 at Boston Manor in Burligton

Yes, DESTROYER will soon perform their 1,000th show. How many bands that you know of, who have reached that milestone?

Photo of Dean Criss of DESTROYER. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Dean Criss of DESTROYER. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

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Photos of the Rock the Line concert, with Sarah Harmer, Gord Downie, The Sadies, Hayden and others

Ford Fest at Centennial Park in Etobicoke on Sept 20 2013

Photo of Toronto Mayor Ford. Photo Credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Photo of Toronto Mayor Ford. Photo credit ccvic.zenfolio.com

Toronto Mayor Ford will be hosting the Etobicoke portion of his annual Ford Fest.

In the past the BBQ was held in the backyard of the Ford Family home.

The number of those dropping by for the event had kept rising.

This year instead of being held in an Etobicoke backyard, Ford Fest Etobicoke will be held at Centennial Park.

When? This coming Friday Sept 20. The festivities starts around 6Pm.

It was cool of Mayor Ford to call Etobicoke residents with an invite. 

There will be free food (BBQ burgers). A Midway for the kids. Music performances. A chance to meet Mayor Ford. Sounds like a fun evening.

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Salon Prive 2013 Super Exotic Car parade – Huayra, Agera, Veyron, CTR3 and more

Salon Prive 2013 Supercar Parade – Huayra, Agera, Veyron, CTR3 and many more.
This is great Shemee150 video covering the exotics which took part in the Salon Prive in London. Thanks to Shemee150 and his YouTube Channel.

Gumball 3000 Rally 2014 Official itinerary. They will start in Maimi, then visit Atlanta, New York, Edinburgh, London, Barcelona and close in Ibiza

Rather sad day today. I found out that the 2014 Gumball 3000 Rally will not stop over in Toronto. Continue reading

Photos of the Toronto CNE from 1906 to 2012

Photo of  the CNE Princess Gates with Fireworks

CNE Princess gates CNE Princess Gates in 2012. CDN Armed Forces Salute with Fireworks. Photo credit CNE

Since the CNE is running till Sept 02, I thought that readers might like a comparison look at how The EX has changed over the years. Continue reading

Gumball 3000 will be holding a Cars N Coffee type of event on Aug 28 at 6pm

The good folks at Gumball 3000 will be having another one of their “Gumball Get Together” events. This is a chance for Exotic and Super Car owners to meet and have a coffee and doughnut together. It’s also a chance for those who love Exotic Cars to view some amazing machines. Continue reading