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Outexpressions newspaper published since 1995, is owned by Gay West Community Network Inc. (Queer West) a not-for-profit organization. Queer West publishes event listings and provides some community resources as a courtesy to our Friends, who supported and/or sponsored GWCN's many Arts and Film Festivals we hosted and produced over the past 17 years. OUTexpressions News has now become one of Toronto's leading Gay and Lesbian media publications, with the hottest happenings in the coolest Places. We are not an exclusive gay publication. Queerwest.org is consistently ranked #1 (Page One) in Bing and Google, for most Search returns. (Masthead) Copyright 2017. All Rights Reserved. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook Thank you for your interest in QueerWest.org. SUBMIT AN EVENT


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Saturday August 19, 2017 - QueerWest.org offices moved to new location in the Queer West Village, Toronto Parkdale on Wednesday Sept 20th 3pm. Back soon as we are able (Likely on or by Friday October 6th), to list events again.

Queer West Film Festival in 2018? --- We have been giving some thought to mounting the Queer West film festival again next spring. More Info HERE


SOME SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Once queerwest.org gets settled in our new location. It's possible we will be hosting a NYC styled fashion show in October. We were approached by Ashley S. who represent High Fashion Designer Stevie Boi. Known for creating iconic eye-wear, clothing and accessories for stars such as Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Kesha, Madonna, Rihanna, Elton John + many more. His web site: http://www.stevieboi.com/

Ontario Fall Colour Progression Report: - The Fall colour in Central and Northern Ontario is on it’s way … so be patient. Fall colour reports usually begin in early September. https://www.400eleven.com/seasons/fall/colour-progression-report Fall colour season is beginning in Algonquin Park! Sugar Maple fall colour is strengthening with each passing day and is currently showing a greenish-yellow colour. Typically, late September to early October offers the best Maple Tree viewing, while early to mid-October offer the best Poplar (aspen) colour. Best places close to Toronto and a two hour drive. http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/best-places-to-see-fall-colours-in-the-toronto

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) - September 7 to 17 http://www.tiff.net/tiff/

Friday September 22, 2017 - Women and Trans Literary Speed Dating @ Parkdale Library! Want to meet other women and trans folks who share your interests? Speed dating is a fun way to meet lots of potential dates and new friends in one evening! Participants are given five minutes to chat with each person. After the event, potential matches will be contacted through an anonymous email that you provide. (We will never share your real name or email address with anyone except the matches you've selected.) Bring a favourite book to discuss and lots of personality! Fun and light refreshments will be served. Please let us know how we can support you, and we'll do everything we can to help. Event is open to and intended for women-identifying, genderqueer, and trans-identifying individuals ages 20+. Note: All participants will have the opportunity to meet with each other. Toronto Public Library is an inclusive organization; this event is open for genderqueer, women-, and trans-identifying folks ages 20+ across the spectrum. "Trans" includes trans women and trans men, plus nonbinary identities including agender, genderqueer, genderfluid, intersex, and two-spirit. Space is limited, so register soon! Must be age 20+. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. If you are running late, we will hold your seat until 6:45 before releasing it to someone on the waitlist. Meet your new dates in a program room in the basement, below the main library level. Stairs and elevator available for those mobility issues. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM FREE 1303 Queen Street West, Street Map Queer West Village, Toronto ON. #501 Streetcar stops in front of Library and West bound, across the street at Brock Avenue.Registration Required & More Information Questions? Call 416-393-7686

Tuesday September 26, 2017 - LGBTQ Book Club at Parkdale Library All are welcome and it's a totally inclusive, safe space new LGBT book discussion every month. We will be reading Jeanette Winterson's Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Book Review: Globe and Mail by Sarah Barmak

The Details: The meeting is held in a program room in the basement, below the main library level. Stairs and elevator available for those mobility issues. 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM FREE 1303 Queen Street West, Street Map Queer West Village, Toronto ON. 501 Streetcar stops in front of Library and West bound, across the street at Brock Avenue. Registration is required, call the Parkdale branch at 416-393-7686.

Queen West Art Crawl is an annual cultural and artistic festival in Toronto, allowing visitors to experience art, innovative installations and live music, all free of charge.The hub of QWAC is the Outdoor Art Exhibition in Trinity Bellwoods Park, Saturday and Sunday September 23 and 24, from 11 am to 6 pm. The showcase features 200 of Canada's most innovative established and emerging artists. http://queenwestartcrawl.com/

Gay Play Day LGBTQ Theatre Festival including The Hockey Card Solution (To A Barbie Doll Problem) by Josh Downing, The Picnic by Tina McCulloch, like love... by David Bateman, The Uglies by Nicholas Surges, and Talking To Mom In Colour by Shannon McDonough. Sep 29 at 8 pm, and Sep 30 at 3 and 8 pm. $15. Alumnae Theatre 70 Berkeley, Toronto, Ontario http://gayplayday.blogspot.ca/

The Word on the Street - September 24 http://thewordonthestreet.ca/toronto/

Sunday September 24, 2017 - SOUPALICIOUS TORONTO 2017 @ Artscape Wychwood Barns “Sip, Slurp and Savour” our local harvests and culinary soup sensations from the leading “cream of the crop” chefs, restaurants and caterers of Toronto. Now an annual treat of Toronto’s food event scene SOUPALICIOUS Toronto has the added flavour of also supporting local food-growing & -sharing through the Plant a Row - Grow a Row program while bubbling over with a Zero Waste flair. A soup-er celebration that’s not-to-be-missed. (601 Christie Street, Toronto, ON, 2 block below St Clair W. Noon – 3pm (with soup sampling till 4pm) To order advance tickets or learn more, visit www.soupalicious.ca or call 416-535-0240

The 12th edition of Nuit Blanche Toronto returns on September 30, 2017. From 6:58 pm to sunrise on October 1, 2017 more than 85 contemporary art projects will transform Toronto at the all-night event. https://nbto.com/

Saturday August 19, 2017 - QueerWest.org offices will be moving to new location in the Queer West Village, Toronto Parkdale on Sept 18th. Back soon as we are able (Likely on or by October 1st), to list events again.

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