The Steady Cafe & Bar

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We're a Miami-inspired bar and brunch spot. Folks love us at night for our homemade cocktails, craft beer, vegan donuts, espresso, free wifi and unique events and dance parties. Folks love us in the daylight for our non-vegan vegan brunch, award-winning vegan + GF donuts, caesar bar, breakfast cocktails, lattes and free wifi!

Hours:
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10-3
Nights: Tues - Sat 8pm - 2am
Check out our events under the EVENTS tab above!

Flimshaw's Throwback Thursday
Jan
19
Jan 20

Flimshaw's Throwback Thursday

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WOW WE'RE STILL GOING STRONG. SO COME JOIN US THIS THURSDAY!

SAME STORY, DIFFERENT NIGHT.

Yours truly Bosh Flimshaw playing the best in old school hip hop, 90's fanfare, leftfield nostalgia bangers and everything in between.

The event will be held at The Steady Cafe & Bar. An awesome bar with an awesome vibe and an awesome soundsystem handpicked precisely because of its awesomeness, conveniently located a short distance away from Dufferin station.

Expect a meticulously crafted blend of everything from Rakim to REM on a proper soundsystem with a proper dancefloor.

For your convenience, this event is FREE.

Everything works out to this simple equation:

Great music + Great Venue + Great sound + Great DJ + Great company + Cheap drinks + Free entry = AWESOME NIGHT

A small taste of the type of thing you can expect to hear:https://www.mixcloud.com/boshflimshaw/30-minute-hip-hop-throwdown


https://www.facebook.com/events/885524898251640/

Party Dog Vol. 1
Jan
20
Jan 21

Party Dog Vol. 1

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summer never ends in outer space

disco/boogie/funk/italo/house

DJ JD
DJ ZONES

no cover
10PM

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ancient cosmic magicks protect this space, that no bigotry or intolerance may enter

be safe

arf arf

(the first in a series of dance/experimental events at the steady)

summer never ends in outer space

disco/boogie/funk/italo/house

DJ JD
DJ ZONES

no cover
10PM

~:~:~:~:~:~

ancient cosmic magicks protect this space, that no bigotry or intolerance may enter

be safe

arf arf

(the first in a series of dance/experimental events at the steady)

HEY GIRL HEY :: All Female HipHop
Jan
21
Jan 22

HEY GIRL HEY :: All Female HipHop

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Happy New Year, girl! What's that? Your resolution for 2017 is to spend more time dancing with queers to hip-hop and r&b by female artists? You better keep it this year, girl!

DJ Orange Pekoe serving you flawless lady-jams on a silver platter.Beardoncé slaying the world with her always-unmissable 12:30 floorshow. Let's say "Bye, girl, bye!" to 2016 and "Hey, girl, hey!" to 2017!

$5 cover / free before 11 / 19+

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/249538512146471/

Pivot Reader Series
Jan
25
8:00 pm20:00

Pivot Reader Series

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Pivot keeps it up with our second show of the year and it has a bit of everything. We have local poet and recent New Yorker contributor Nyla Matuk along with sportswriter and fiction guy D.D. Miller and genre-bending humourist, playwright and author Drew Hayden Taylor. This will be a good one, gang.

Cast List:

Nyla Matuk is the author of two books of poetry: Stranger (Vehicule Press, 2016) and Sumptuary Laws (Vehicule Press, 2012). Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, the New Poetries VI anthology, PN Review, CNQ, The Manchester Review, and other journals in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Sumptuary Laws was shortlisted for the Gerald Lampert Award and two of its poems were nominated for The Walrus Poetry Prize.

Originally from Nova Scotia, D.D. Miller is a Toronto-based writer who teaches in the English Department at Humber College. His first book was the 2014 story collection David Foster Wallace Ruined My Suicide and Other Stories (published through Wolsak and Wynn's Buckrider Books imprint). His latest is Eight-Wheeled Freedom (Wolsak and Wynn), a social history of the sport of roller derby.

Drew Hayden Taylor is an award winning playwright, author, journalist and filmmaker. He has done practically everything from performing stand up comedy at the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C, to being Artistic Director of Canada's premiere Native theatre company, Native Earth Performing Arts Inc. An Ojibway from the Curve Lake First Nation, his 30th book has just been released, titled CREES IN THE CARIBBEAN. He also makes mean stuffed peppers. 

Pivot on January 25th
with Nyla Matuk, D.D. Miller, & Drew Hayden Taylor
8 PM
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)
Hosted by Jacob McArthur Mooney

https://www.facebook.com/events/689788841203229/

Speakeasy Reading Series
Jan
26
7:30 pm19:30

Speakeasy Reading Series

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Don't you just love the beginning of a fresh New Year? We do! And, we especially love showcasing fresh voices and faces from the literary scene you should get familiar with in 2017. Our first Speakeasy event for 2017 will feature:

David Bradford is a poet based in Toronto. His work has appeared in a variety of places, including Lemon Hound and Prairie Fire. Currently an MFA candidate at the University of Guelph, he curates and hosts the Slo-Po group reading series for Knife|Fork|Book, a local poetry bookstore and imprint. His latest chapbook, Call Out, is forthcoming with them in 2017. 

Mark Jordan Manner is the author of the novel Most Perfect Things About People (forthcoming April 2017). He is currently at work on his second novel, tentatively titled The Stratagems. He lives in Toronto.

Jess Taylor is a Toronto writer of poetry and fiction. In 2015, she released Pauls (BookThug), and the title story from the collection, "Paul," received the 2013 Gold Fiction National Magazine Award. She's also written two chapbooks of poetry, And Then Everyone... (Picture Window Press) and Never Stop (Anstruther Press). She is currently working on a second collection and a novel.

M-E Girard is a pediatric nurse by night and a YA author by day. M-E is a two-time Lambda Literary fellow, and her debut novel Girl Mans Up, a William C. Morris Award finalist, was released in September 2016 (HarperTeen/HarperCollins Canada).

https://www.facebook.com/events/1237237036361219/

Hutch & Friends Comedy
Jan
27
8:00 pm20:00

Hutch & Friends Comedy

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Hutch & Friends Comedy is back with a new location. It features an amazing line-up including Chantel Marostica, Nile Seguin, Hoodo Hersi and Stephen Sharpe! Please join us for an evening filled with laughter at The Steady! Show @ 8pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1149239341860222/

Essence Brown HipHop
Jan
27
Jan 28

Essence Brown HipHop

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ESSENCE BROWN
THE STEADY CAFE & BAR
1051 BLOOR STREET WEST
FRIDAY - JAN 27 at 10PM
$5

HIP-HOP - DANCEHALL - R&B
Come dance in your bedroom!

with your buddy boys, 
Teej, Hoiking and Sims

https://www.facebook.com/events/1878966319056881/

Drunken Cinema presents: Valentine
Feb
3
7:00 pm19:00

Drunken Cinema presents: Valentine

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Friday February 3rd, 2017
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Show Starts 7:45PM
$5.00 At The Door (Price includes game cards, props and free popcorn)
19+

Whether you love or hate Valentine's Day, we thought that our V-DAY themed drinking game night will help set the mood for your future Valentine's/Anti-Valentine's celebrations.

On February 3rd, Drunken Cinema would love to invite you to The Steady Cafe & Bar to partake in an interactive movie drinking game for VALENTINE (2001) -- one of the last original/standalone mainstream slasher movies in the past 16 years. 

There will be raffled prizes, gourmet popcorn, retro horror trailers and of course, a themed cocktail. 

It is recommended to come to the event in groups of at least 4 people to enjoy the drinking game!
https://www.facebook.com/events/1770799876567840/

Galentines Day Party
Feb
10
Feb 11

Galentines Day Party

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Galentines is a party celebrating femme friendships (or femmeships!). Bring your best gals and pals! People of all gender identities are welcome.

Besties. Music. Dancing. Prizes. Local Artists. Photobooth. Desserts. Good Times.

8PM TIL LATE
19+ 
$5 OR PWYC
♥ NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS ♥

10% of proceeds benefit the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape (TRCC/MWAR) The remainder supports TOFemCo and Season Two of our podcast, Underwire.

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TOFemCo (Toronto Feminist Collective) is a group of women and non-binary identified people who are passionate about intersectional feminism. Members of TOFemCo are the hosts of the podcast Underwire: Support for the Girls, the bi-weekly podcast where we discuss a variety of topics from a feminist perspective, and have fun doing it.

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Accessibility:
Front room is accessible. Ramp to back room. Bathrooms are gender-neutral but are downstairs. Please contact us for more info. 

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Galentines is a party that strives to be:
A celebration of femme-love, friend-love, ace-love, self-love & queer-love • Harassment-free • Trans-inclusive • Non-binary & Genderqueer-inclusive • IBPOC-centred • Perfume & scent-free • Welcoming to sober folks • Sex-positive • Body-positive • Slut-shame free • Anti-girl-hate • Anti-femme-competition • Clique-free • Wallflower-friendly

Harassment, racism, or oppressive behaviours or language will not be tolerated. If you feel uncomfortable, please don’t hesitate to let staff or any TOFemCo member know. Take care of each other, be kind and have fun. ♥

https://www.facebook.com/events/1544048905648010/

Beef Curtains: Afterbirth
Feb
11
Feb 12

Beef Curtains: Afterbirth

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Well, well, well, what have we here? You guessed, you saw it and you clicked on the event page. Beef Curtains is Back with a brand new theme, brand new cast and the same spicy location at The Steady Cafe & Bar.

Immerse yourself in the feeling and taste of vaginal after birth and hide your children and pets from the creatures that come from the depths of Dottie's Big Opening in this second installment of Beef Curtains. These creatures will terrify, excite, arouse and disturb your sensibilities and take you down a path of utter decadence.

Beef Curtains is inspired by Dottie's own vagina and her lovely walls of meat that protect her most precious of possessions and her gaping opening. Beef curtain celebrates all genders , all sexualities and all forms of art and encourages filth, love, acceptance and of course vaginas.

Dottie has produced this series of shows as a way for outsiders, outcasts, people who are different to have a space to create something new, to feel safe and to explore things they didn't think were possible in a warm and supportive environment.

SEATING AVALIBLE (LIMITED) 
DOOR: $10 Dollars
Doors: 10pm
First Set: 11pm
HOSTED AND PRODUCED BY LEAD VAGINA: Dottie Dangerfield

The Creatures:
Aura Nova
Bonbon Bontemps
Champagna Enemea
Fionna Flauntit
Helena Poisn
Jacklynne Hyde
Loca Lola
Sassy Ray
Scarlett BoBo

DJ
Aeryn Pfaff

https://www.facebook.com/events/1266811403398269/

Goodies 003: Silk Edition
Feb
17
Feb 18

Goodies 003: Silk Edition

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WE GOT THE GOODIES, YOU MAKE THE GROOVES

♥ SILK EDITION ♥ 
GUESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO COME DONNED IN YOUR LUX AND FAB SILK APPAREL. LINGERIE, ROBES, SCARVES, EVEN SILK PAJAMAS! WHATEVER MAKES YOU FEEL SEXY AS HELL

OUR GOAL IS TO FILL YR EARS WITH POP, RNB, HOUSE AND CLUB, TO MAKE U SWEAT & TRULY EXPRESS YRSELF ♥ 

NO COVER!!!!!

OUR DJS:

ACE DILLINGER
https://soundcloud.com/ace-dillinger

LULU WEI

SEXTON
https://soundcloud.com/sexton-666

***THIS IS A QUEER ESTABLISHMENT AND A JUDGEMENT-FREE ZONE***

✖NO RACISM/SEXISM/TRANSPHOBIA/HARASSMENT/VIOLENCE✖

☻ PEACE LOVE UNITY & RESPECT ALL AROUND ☻

https://www.facebook.com/events/1082998481832578/

Drunken Cinema: Leprechaun
Mar
17
7:00 pm19:00

Drunken Cinema: Leprechaun

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Date: St. Patrick's Day (Friday March 17th, 2017)
Doors Open at 7:00PM
Show Starts 7:45PM
$5.00 At The Door (Price includes game cards, props and free popcorn)
19+

On St. Patrick's Day, Drunken Cinema invites you to The Steady Cafe & Bar to participate in our most ambitious holiday-themed interactive drinking game: LEPRECHAUN!

Attend this viewing of the 1993 cult slasher film and have fun by following our customized drinking game rules, drinking GREEN BEER, and watching Warwick Davis chase a then unknown Jennifer Aniston around in a wheelchair with a rowdy crowd!

There will be popcorn, trailers, a themed cocktail and AMAZING themed prizes courtesy of our awesome sponsor FRIGHT-RAGS

It is extremely recommended to make reservations for the event to avoid disappointment! See you on St. Patty's Day!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1152011651563665/


Blood of Extraction: Toronto Launch
Jan
17
7:00 pm19:00

Blood of Extraction: Toronto Launch

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Join us for the launch of Todd Gordon and Jeff Webber's new book, "The Blood of Extraction"

To read reviews or purchase:
https://fernwoodpublishing.ca/book/blood-of-extraction

“This careful and comprehensive analysis of Canada’s economic policies and political interference in Latin America demonstrates in brutal detail the predatory and destructive role of a secondary imperialist power operating within the overarching system of subordination of the Global South to the demands of northern wealth and power. It also reveals clearly the responsibility of citizens of Canada and other dominant societies to join in the resistance of the victims to the shameful and sordid practices exposed graphically here.”
— Noam Chomsky

More details to come.
 

https://www.facebook.com/events/634105856792497/

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