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:

Tues: 9am - 6pm
Wed: 9am - 6pm
Thur: 9am - 6pm
Fri: 9am - 6pm // 10pm - 2:30am
Sat: 10am - 3pm // 10pm - 2:30am
Sun: 10am - 3pm
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Brunch: Sat & Sun 10-3
Nights: Open for events only
Check out our events under the EVENTS tab above!


Blood, Sweat & Queers Halloween Edition - LAST PARTY EVER
Oct
31
to Nov 1

Blood, Sweat & Queers Halloween Edition - LAST PARTY EVER

We opened our doors on Pride with a BSQ party and we're going to close our doors on Gay Xmas with a BSQ party! Please come shut down The Steady with us on our VERY LAST NIGHT! 

$10 Cover
9:00 Early Start
Dancey hits through the decades by Lana Leprich

We'll be eager to sell allllll the booze left, so probably a lot of drink specials! 

More info and full poster by Erika Morris to come!

https://www.facebook.com/events/660316684166344

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HEY GIRL HEY: Halloweenie Edition
Oct
28
to Oct 29

HEY GIRL HEY: Halloweenie Edition

Don't even think about missing this one, girl! Our beautiful home-away-from-home The Steady is going to be closing her doors forever, but before that happens, we are going to send her off with the best goddamn Halloween party of your life! 

Featuring:
-THE LAST SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE STEADY! EVER!
-Hey Girl Hey? More like Hey GHOUL Hey! It's Halloweekend, so this is a costume party! Start planning those spooky lewks NOW!
-Early start time! To help bring you the most EPIC Hey Girl Hey ever, we are opening up the doors at 8pm! Come early! Come late! Come multiple times!
-Beardoncé headlining MULTIPLE Floorshows throughout the night!
-Special Guest Star Bonbon Bontemps!
-DJ Orange Pekoe playing hip-hop and r&b by female artists!
-Your last chance to flirt with the stone cold babes who pour your drinks at The Steady!
-Probably some candy!

$10 / 19+

https://www.facebook.com/events/226967614501446

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Essence Brown Spooky Costume Party
Oct
27
to Oct 28

Essence Brown Spooky Costume Party

ESSENCE BROWN SPOOKY COSTUME PARTY
THE STEADY CAFE & BAR
1051 BLOOR STREET WEST
FRIDAY - OCT 27 at 10PM
$5

HIP-HOP - DANCEHALL - R&B

This will be the very last Essence Brown here at The Steady :( . We've been blessed to call this place a home for the past two years. It only makes sense to host our last party with the one and only ALIKULAPO. So come dressed in your spookiest costume and help us celebrate love, friendship and being your truest self while getting really hecking sweaty on the dancefloor!

100% Love, 
Teej, Hoiking and Sims

**Stay Tuned for the future location of Essence Brown Parties!**
https://www.facebook.com/events/583584178432262

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Hutch & Friends Comedy
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Hutch & Friends Comedy

The performers for 'Hutch & Friends' on Oct 27th

Sandra Shamus is a comedic actor and writer. She has written and performed six solo comedies. She has been nominated for the Governor General's award and the Stephen Leacock award. She won a Gemini for Best Performance in a comedy. 

Arthur Simeon has appeared numerous times at the Just For Laughs festival as well as the Halifax and Winnipeg Comedy Festivals. He is a fan favourite on the CBC radio show The Debaters and has appeared on the HBO Canada TV show Funny as Hell.

DeAnne Smith has produced and toured four solo shows. She has been nominated for numerous awards and toured internationally. She won the Sydney Comedy Festival Best Newcomer Award and was nominated for a Canadian Comedy award.

Kelly Zemnickis is a comedienne (who performs in Toronto & Montreal), contributor to the website Hello Giggles & can sometimes be seen gossiping with her TMZ pals on TMZ Live. She is also a writer/ producer on the upcoming feature documentary No Responders Left Behind , about 9/11 first responders.

https://www.facebook.com/events/526455227690798

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Speakeasy Reading Series: a world where there are Octobers
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Speakeasy Reading Series: a world where there are Octobers

Our second Speakeasy of the season will be met with fall colours, well, actually who knows with climate change, but almost definitely there will be readings from Karen Connelly, Karen Smythe, Aaron Tang and Kaitlin Ruether, so you should come. It will be delightful.

Karen Connelly is the author of eleven books of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, the most recent of which is the novel, The Change Room, published by PenguinRandomHouse. The Change Room has been called “revolutionary” and “boundary-breaking” in its treatment of women’s sexuality. It has been called, on the GoodReads website--which authors never read—‘a hot draggy mess’ and ‘appalling.’

Connelly is also the author of the acclaimed novel The Lizard Cage, which the New York Times Book Review compared to the works of Orwell and Solzhenitsyn and the Globe and Mail called “one of the best modern Canadian novels.” It was the winner of Britain’s Orange Broadband New Novelist’s Prize and shortlisted for the Kiriyama Prize. The book, set in a prison in Myanmar, was banned in that country for almost a decade, but finally translated into Burmese and published in Myanmar last year. Touch the Dragon, her nonfiction travelogue about living in Thailand as a teenager, won the Governor General’s Award when she was 24. She has also received the Pat Lowther Award for her poetry.

https://www.facebook.com/events/346107775813682

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Carousel 39 Toronto Launch Party
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

Carousel 39 Toronto Launch Party

Please join us to celebrate the release of CAROUSEL 39 at The Steady Cafe & Bar On Tuesday October 24, 7pm. Readers for the evening include: Jessica BartramAlly FlemingAaron Tucker and Fan Wu. Hosted by CAROUSEL editor Mark Laliberte, who will present at least a portion of the evening wearing a bunny-head! This is a FREE event.

---> CAROUSEL is an exquisitely produced bi-annual hybrid literary + arts magazine focused on promoting a full range of Canadian talent within an increasingly borderless, contemporary context. The journal dedicates equal space to word & image; it offers an open environment emphasizing the creative investigation of art and literary forms.

CAROUSEL 39 (96 pages, just $10!) is available for pre-purchase athttp://carouselmag.bigcartel.com/product/carousel-39

CAROUSEL 39 features art, comics, fiction, interviews, poems and hybrid works by: Megan Arnold • Jessica Bartram • Lou Beckett • Meghan Bell •Jason Bradshaw • Cole Closser • Jonathan Dyck • Ally Fleming •Alessandro Safespacecmx • John Gosslee • Amy Ireland • Drazen Kozjan • Jacqueline Lai • Mark Laliberte • Aaron Linton • Jody Miller • Erik Nebel• Ben O'Neil • Retchin Pump • Ethan Rilly • Sean Rogers • David Romanda • Alexander Rothman • Marigold Santos • Eric Schmaltz • Dash Shaw • Fiona Smyth • Aaron Tucker • Jon Vaughn • John Sibley Williams• Fan Wu

https://www.facebook.com/events/830423740472381

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Words(on)Pages Fall Chapbook Launch Party
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Words(on)Pages Fall Chapbook Launch Party

It's that time of the year again, where publishing is back into the swing of things, and we're back with another season of fantastic chapbooks from Clay Everest, Jasmine Gui, and Sarah-Jean Krahn.

Vitals:
Thursday, October 19th
The Steady Cafe & Bar (1051 Bloor St. West)
7:30 pm doors, short readings, then buy chapbooks to your heart's content!

THE LIT

A rewriting of Robert Kroetsche’s Seed Catalogue, Sarah-Jean Krahn's WEED APOLOGUE criticizes the colonial history of Canada and its relationship to the devastation of the environment and the status of women. Weed Apologue reveals a longstanding colonization: of landscapes, of places, and of bodies, both Worded and Real. Standing in the mortar of the quintessential may belie the most reckless compilation of an optimistic poet. It is all part of the voluntary thrall of Filling Holes, a voice to be Clavered & Whelmed.

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Toronto Zine Off!
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Toronto Zine Off!

ATTN: You (YOU) have one (1) month to make a zine. Bring 15-25 copies (or more) to The Steady on October 18th at 7:30pm to trade with other zine-makers. Meet interesting people. Get lots of free zines. Immeasurably improve your life.

The inaugural Toronto Zine Off is a self-enforced communal deadline designed to get you going creatively and facilitate exchange of weird and personal work.

You don't have to make a zine to participate... but wouldn't it be cool if you did?

FAQ:

Question: What's a zine?
Answer: As wikipedia says, "a zine (pron.: /'zi?n/ zeen; an abbreviation of fanzine, or magazine) is most commonly a small circulation self-published work of original and/or appropriated texts and images usuallyreproduced via photocopier". Really though, zines are a way of sharing stories, drawings, information, whatever you want with other individuals. Be creative!

Q: What's the Zine Off?
A: The Toronto Zine Off is a self-enforced communal deadline. Basically, participants have a little over a month to create a zine. (Most people procrastinate and do it in the last few days, natch). There is no penalty for not making one, but really, the fun in having the night is seeing how many awesome zinesters are out there, so get working!

On Wednesday October 18 those who have made a zine and anyone who would like to come check them out can come hang out at The Steady for a night of trading, reading and camaraderie. 15 - 25 copies is a good number.

https://www.facebook.com/events/788133164721963

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Hours:

Tues: 9am - 6pm
Wed: 9am - 6pm
Thur: 9am - 6pm
Fri: 9am - 6pm // 10pm - 2:30am
Sat: 10am - 3pm // 10pm - 2:30am
Sun: 10am - 3pm
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Brunch: Sat & Sun 10-3
Nights: Open for events only

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