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!

Classic Disney Pub Quiz
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

Classic Disney Pub Quiz

  • The Steady

Relive the magic at Classic Disney Pub Quiz, Tuesday Marcg 28th starting promptly at 7pm at The Steady Cafe & Bar. 

What defines "Classic Disney" you ask? Great question. For the purposes of this pub quiz, classic Disney is all feature-length films created exclusively in the Disney Animation Studio before 2000. All subsidiary studios such as Pixar or Studio Ghibli are NOT included as well as any live-action, short-films, television or other media by Disney.

Categories include:
Princes, Princesses and other Memorable Characters
Our Hero's Journey
Show Tunes and Power Ballads
Behind-the-Animation
Visual Round

Other quizzical details:
- $5/person to play OR $2 if you share a link to this event page on any social media feed at least 2 days in advance of the event.
- This is a team event. You can have a maximum of 5 people on your team. Larger teams will be broken up.
- Win gadgets and gizmos for every category as well as shout out to best team name.
- Cellphones forbidden
- Tiaras, purple seashell bras and general Disney cos-play encouraged

Yours,

Carl

https://www.facebook.com/events/1562719420435726/

Readings / Feelings - An Event
Mar
29
7:00 pm19:00

Readings / Feelings - An Event

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We’re hosting our first ever reading event, featuring new work from the contributors of You Care Too Much, a collection of writing and art on the question of self care. We’re thrilled to be hosting Inuit writer and designer Adina Tarralik Duffy (Coral Harbour, Nunavut) and long-time community organizer Jessika Hepburn (Lunenburg, NS), as well as locals Brooke Manning (owner of Likely General) and Sofia Mostaghimi (Past curator of the Emerging Writer Reading Series). Just like YCTM, the readings will be as diverse as their authors, ranging from creative non-fiction to poetry to short fiction.

Let’s build a world where we seek to ask more questions than we insist on answers, one where we're eager to listen to someone else’s story, or see the world through a poem. Together, let's search for a balance where we can take better care of ourselves and each other.

Readers will be mic’d. Doors @ 7pm / We’ll get into it @ 8pm. Event is free to attend but we'll be selling books & merch. More details to come!

Follow us on Instagram @iamwithoutpretend
Read more about us and our titles at

https://www.facebook.com/events/1425716670806597/

Speakeasy: Reader Event
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Speakeasy: Reader Event

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Just as the tulip buds are in bloom, so too is CanLit. Come hear for yourselves as Owain Nicholson, Ana Rodriguez Machado and Shane Neilson share from their latest work on March 30. We are also thrilled to welcome Jowita Bydlowska as this month's feature reader.

Owain Nicholson is a poet and novelist from the Great Canadian Prairies and the western wend of the Rocky Mountains. His writing is fascinated with getting underneath the make of people and our histories, the stories we live and, therefore, live by. Educated at the University of Victoria, Nicholson's first book of poetry was released in autumn 2016 from Nightwood Editions.

Born in Cuba and raised in Canada, Ana Rodriguez Machado lives and writes in Toronto, where she’s pursuing a Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph. Her poetry has been shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Prize in Poetry and the PEN Canada New Voices Award. Last year, she was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize.

Shane Neilson is a poet, physician, critic, and editor for Frog Hollow Press who's originally from New Brunswick but who is now living in Oakville. He's also a PhD candidate in the English and Cultural Studies Department at McMaster University where he researches the representations of pain as a Vanier Scholar. He won the Robin Blaser Award for a long work in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Trillium Poetry Prize in 2011. Shane's fourth book of poems, Dysphoria, has just been published with the Porcupine's Quill. Dysphoria tracks and critiques the interactions mentally ill persons have with institutions in society.

Jowita Bydlowska was born in Warsaw, Poland, and moved to Canada as a teen. She is the author of the bestselling memoir Drunk Mom and Guy, a work of fiction. A journalist and fiction writer, she lives in Toronto, Canada.

https://www.facebook.com/events/714661368739951/

Speakeasy Reader Series: Spring Forward Edition
Mar
30
7:30 pm19:30

Speakeasy Reader Series: Spring Forward Edition

  • The Steady

Just as the tulip buds are in bloom, so too is CanLit. Come hear for yourselves as Owain Nicholson, Ana Rodriguez Machado and Shane Neilson share from their lastest work on March 30. Our feature reader will be annouced soon!

Owain Nicholson is a poet and novelist from the Great Canadian Prairies and the western wend of the Rocky Mountains. His writing is fascinated with getting underneath the make of people and our histories, the stories we live and, therefore, live by. Educated at the University of Victoria, Nicholson's first book of poetry was released in autumn 2016 from Nightwood Editions.

Born in Cuba and raised in Canada, Ana Rodriguez Machado lives and writes in Toronto, where she’s pursuing a Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph. Her poetry has been shortlisted for The Malahat Review’s Far Horizons Prize in Poetry and the PEN Canada New Voices Award. Last year, she was longlisted for the CBC Poetry Prize.

Shane Neilson is a poet, physician, critic, and editor for Frog Hollow Press who's originally from New Brunswick but who is now living in Oakville. He's also a PhD candidate in the English and Cultural Studies Department at McMaster University where he researches the representations of pain as a Vanier Scholar. He won the Robin Blaser Award for a long work in 2015 and was shortlisted for the Trillium Poetry Prize in 2011. Shane's fourth book of poems, Dysphoria, has just been published with the Porcupine's Quill. Dysphoria tracks and critiques the interactions mentally ill persons have with institutions in society.

https://www.facebook.com/events/714661368739951/

Hutch & Friends Comedy
Mar
31
8:00 pm20:00

Hutch & Friends Comedy

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Hutch & Friends will have you in stiches and relieve the stress of your long week! Come our for a hilarious evening of comedy hosted by Paul Hutcheson and some of the talented people he knows! This month we have Jess Beaulieu, Ingrid Hansen, Ali Hassan, Kathleen Phillips and Chris Robinson!

Show @ 8pm, Doors @ 7:30, $10

https://www.facebook.com/events/1840581496190343/

Essence Brown Hiphop
Mar
31
Apr 1

Essence Brown Hiphop

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ESSENCE BROWN
THE STEADY CAFE & BAR
1051 BLOOR STREET WEST
FRIDAY - MAR 31 at 10PM
$5

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

w Very Special Guest: MAX MOHENU
[Max Mohenu is a Writer, Vocalist, and DJ in Toronto]

100% Love, 
Teej, Hoiking and Sims

https://www.facebook.com/events/986608928106649

Drunken Cinema: Purple Rain + Dance Party!
Apr
21
Apr 22

Drunken Cinema: Purple Rain + Dance Party!

  • The Steady

Date: Friday April 21st, 2017
Doors Open For GRAFFITI BRIDGE movie drinking game at 7:00PM
Show Starts At 8:00PM
$5.00 At The Door (Price includes game cards, props, free popcorn and free admission into the dance party if attending the drinking game event)
19+

Purple Rain 2 Dance Party: 10:30PM to 2AM
DJ Deadly Eyes (David Bertrand) 
$5.00 At the Door
19+

On April 21st, instead of mourning Prince’s passing, Drunken Cinemainvites you to The Steady Cafe & Bar to celebrate his life and music by joining us for an interactive drinking game for GRAFFITI BRIDGE — the infamous sequel to PURPLE RAIN. After the drinking game, we also invite you to join our PRINCE dance party — featuring DJ Deadly Eyes (David Bertrand), programmer/curator of The Royal Cinema's Royal Stompbox monthly music-on-film series, which debuted last year with a double-bill screening of Purple Rain and the Nigerian Purple Rain remake on Prince's birthday.

Attend either event or attend both! 

There will be popcorn, trailers, Prince music videos, a themed cocktail and prizes to be given away for those who attend the GRAFFITI BRIDGE movie drinking game!

https://www.facebook.com/events/975406165923844/


HEY GIRL HEY :: All Female Hiphop
Mar
25
Mar 26

HEY GIRL HEY :: All Female Hiphop

  • The Steady

Spring forward, girl! Let's say "bye, girl, bye!" to winter and "hey, girl, hey!" to spring fashions & passions at your fave queer dance party celebrating the women of hip-hop and r&b!

DJ Orange Pekoe delivering the bangers. Beardoncé changing your life at the notorious 12:30 Floorshow. The Steady Cafe & Bar keeping the liquor flowing.

$5 / 19+

https://www.facebook.com/events/1468173753234801/

GOODIES: Intersessions
Mar
24
Mar 25

GOODIES: Intersessions

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WE GOT THE GOODIES, YOU MAKE THE GROOVES

SUPA SPECIAL GOODIES, CELEBRATING INTERSESSIONS 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!!!

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

NO COVER!!!!!

OUR DJS:
SPECIAL:

CHIPPY NONSTOP
https://soundcloud.com/chippynonstop
B2B
SEXTON
https://soundcloud.com/sexton-666

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

LULU WEI

***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/1200174306769115/

Hot Dog Lane: A Pop-up
Mar
24
Mar 25

Hot Dog Lane: A Pop-up

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******Hotdogs and Beer. Beer and hotdogs*******

Join us for a night in the Miami inspired space of The Steady Cafe and Bar for tasty eats and a great selection of local Beer.

On the menu:
Ballpark Dog: Hot Dog with fried onions, ketchup and mustard.

Fleetwood Mac and Cheese: Hotdog topped with Creamy mac and cheese and parsley crumb.

Seoul Food: Hotdog topped with Kimchi and Wasabi Mayo.

Friday March 24th, Doors open at 7pm 'til late with a free admission dance party starting at 10.30pm. 

See y'all there!

https://www.facebook.com/events/625368054323631/

We Are Water: a night in support of Indigenous land defenders
Mar
23
8:00 pm20:00

We Are Water: a night in support of Indigenous land defenders

  • The Steady

Join us for an evening of art, music & solidarity!

In light of recent & ongoing events at Standing Rock, here, & everywhere, we're gathering folks to share some great art + music, and to party for a cause.

Doors: 8pm, 19+
Entrance: $10 or pay what you choose (less... or more!)

100% of profits will go to supporting Indigenous land & water defenders involved in ongoing pipeline resistance efforts. This includes support for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their ongoing legal actions to halt the Dakota Access pipeline; as well as support for the Pull Together collective, working to halt the recently greenlit Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain & Enbridge Line 3 pipelines in B.C, and the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation in their Supreme Court Challenge against Enbrdige's Line 9.. 

Some amazing local talent will be sharing their music, installations, arts, & hearts with y'all on behalf of support for Indigenous land defence efforts - & it's going to be rad!

Live art installation: a collection of dreamy, watery, 16mm celluloid loops by Sylvain Chaussée of Zephyr.

Live Musical Performances by:

Mutt - https://muttt.bandcamp.com/
Shades of blue, dusty soul, railroad & roll that digs deep, & burns low. Mutt's new tunes slice bread & chop wood, the old fashion way. Backed by three young, sharp switch blades, the band’s boot’s are tied up tight & ready to tap.

+Another super-sweet secret band TBA!

And selecta DJ Jimshorts, brought to the shores of Lake Ontario on a Cascadian ocean breeze~ 

Original silk-screened posters & artwork: donated to the event by local members of the wonderous justseeds collective

With locally donated items from: Easy TigerThe CommonTheNutHouse,Adrian CookWild Muskoka BotanicalsErin Ladd, RMT Bodies in Transition: Access to CareStay Sharp Athletic Club - Brittney Adams CPT& more

Thanks to everyone involved for volunteering their time, & to The Steady Cafe & Bar for hosting this event ♥ ♥ ♥

https://www.facebook.com/events/800903913391513/

Pivot Reader Series
Mar
22
8:00 pm20:00

Pivot Reader Series

  • The Steady

Pivot’s last show before the rush of spring publishing brings four writers at different points along the journey. We have visiting Newfoundlander and past GG winner Robert Chafe, Kingston’s Ashley-Elizabeth Best and a duo of local Toronto writers in Shari Kasman and Gwen Benaway. Will be good; you will like.

Cast List:

Gwen Benaway is a trans woman of Anishinaabe and Métis descent. Her first collection of poetry, Ceremonies for the Dead, was published in 2013, her second collection of poetry, Passage, was released in 2016 from Kegedonce Press and her third collection of poetry, What I Want is Not What I Hope For, is forthcoming from Bookthug in 2018.In 2015, she was the recipient of the inaugural Speaker’s Award for a Young Author and in 2016 she received an Dayne Ogilvie Honour of Distinction for Emerging Queer Authors from the Writer’s Trust of Canada.

Ashley-Elizabeth Best is from Cobourg, Ontario. Her work has appeared in Fjords, CV2, Berfrois, Grist, and Ambit Magazine, among other publications. Recently, she was shortlisted for the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. She lives and writes in Kingston, Ontario. Her first collection Slow States of Collapse came out this past April from ECW.

Robert Chafe has worked in theatre, dance, opera, radio and film. His stage plays have been seen in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and in the United States, and include Oil and Water, Tempting Providence, Afterimage, Under Wraps and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams. He has been shortlisted twice for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Drama, and he won the award in 2010. He is the playwright and Artistic Director of Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland. Two-Man Tent (Breakwater Books) is his first work of fiction. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Shari Kasman is a Toronto-based writer, multidisciplinary artist, and musician. Her work has been shown in public space and private space, but not in outer space. Some of her best material took the form of handwritten letters to Steven Spielberg that she left on a bicycle labelled with the director’s name. Her writing has appeared in Taddle Creek, Joyland, and This Magazine as well as in an eBook entitled The Broken Social Scene Story Contest: Short Works Inspired By You Forgot It In People, published by House of Anansi Press. Her short story collection, Everything Life Has to Offer, was published by Invisible Publishing in 2017. She has been teaching piano for over fifteen years.

Pivot on March 22nd
with Gwen Benaway, Ashley-Elizabeth Best, Robert Chafe, and Shari Kasman
8 PM
1051 Bloor St West
PWYC (Suggested: $5)

https://www.facebook.com/events/1741001582788965/

Can Con - Maple Syrup Edition
Mar
18
Mar 19

Can Con - Maple Syrup Edition

  • The Steady

CAN CON goes monthly!!! Your fave all Canadian dance party is back with more butts than ever! Come get sticky with us!

All night patriotic go-go dancing by the men of Boylesque T.O.! DJ Orange Pekoe playing all the Biebs, Carly Rae, Drake, and Prozzak you can even stand!

$5 cover / 19+ / Lumbersexuals welcome

https://www.facebook.com/events/793951907437501/

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

Drunken Cinema: Leprechaun

  • The Steady

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/

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