Friday September 12 – Shak ShakShak 6:30-8:30. Come and hear some sweet calypso brought to you by Roger “Rajiman” Gibbs, Chris “Prince Ivory” Wilson, Jim “King” Bish and Wesley “Big Bottom” Neal, with a guest appearance by the members of the Toronto Island Ukulele Club!
Friday September 19 – Scandalous
Friday September 26 – Harvest Celebration with Kitgut and All Day Breakfast Stringband
Pizza nights continue through September
And Thursday September 18 From Menacing to Hiawatha: Toronto Island and Its People in the 18th and 19th Centuries – join us for a special dinner and presentation
CONCERT THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 15TH
REGGAE MUSIC! COME DANCE IN THE SUN!
This energetic, groovin, fun band will take the stage for their debut at the cafe! Co- lead singers (Friendlyness and Tréson Alman) are well known Toronto foundation reggae artists. The former is Juno Nominated and is currently performing with BIG SUGAR and the later is currently releasing singles with Michael Rose of Black Uhuru. The Human Rights have toured Canada twice and have played multiple major festivals including Calgary Reggae Festival, Nelson BC Unity Festival and the IRIE festival in Toronto. Their keyboardist (Bernie Pitters) is one of the top 3 Jamaican foundation riddim players and has worked with Toots and the Maytals, Sly and Robbie and Dennis Brown to name a few.
Check them out here: http://www.thehumanrights.ca/
RSVP on FACEBOOK HERE: https://www.facebook.com/events/702850106435135/?ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Special concert menu TBA–stay tuned!
The Human Rights
Friday August 15th
Dinner @ 5:30pm
Music @ 7pm-9pm
Take the 5:30, 6:15, or 7pm ferry to WARD’S island
The Cafe will be straight ahead when you get off the ferry at Ward’s.
Hello everyone! Hope you’re enjoying this season and all of our events. Here is a schedule of the upcoming events at the cafe. The first one is this Wednesday for the GALA warmup–trivia night with Elliot Hill!
We will be closing at 5:30pm for staff appreciation night.
CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT!
We are so thrilled to be bringing Nhapitapi back to the Island! This amazing group put on two of our most memorable shows and we’re so happy to have them return this year.
Nhapitapi perform the song and dance of Zimbabwe using marimba, drums, voices, and the beautiful mbira thumb piano. Their hypnotic and energetic music is truly uplifting!
This will be a magical show, one not to be missed!!
Dinner starts at 5:30pm
Music starts at 7pm-9pm
SPECIAL CONCERT MENU:
Sesame Tofu with Ontario asparagus, green onion, cashews, garlic and ginger pesto on a bed of homegrown collard greens and sweet potato fries
Buttermilk Fried Chicken with homegrown collard greens and sweet potato fries
BASKET OF FRIES
This concert will also be the premier of our dessert menu! Specials featuring Ontario strawberries!
THE ISLAND CAFE OPENER WITH THE DOUBLE CUTS!!!!!
Please join us in opening our season with The Double Cuts, a Toronto Based band with a foot in the past and an eye to the future. Dinner will start at 5:30pm (see special menu below) and the music at 7pm. We hope to see you all there!
Along with our menu, we will have the following specials all highlighting beautiful Ontario Asparagus.
Grilled Ontario Asparagus with Sesame mayonnaise
Spicy Lamb Kebabs on top of Israeli cous cous, beets, peppers and grilled Ontario asparagus, served with lemon tahini sauce
Grilled Vegetable Tower featuring Ontario asparagus, eggplant, zucchini, red peppers and queso fresca with tomato sauce, Parmesan and grilled flatbread
Super SPECIAL surprise Dessert!
We have started setting up for the season. We won’t be held back by a little snow! Everyone is very excited to open on Mother’s Day weekend (May 10th), and then 7 days a week on May 17th. Get ready for our new and improved granola, breakfast sandwich and the same ol’ delicious Island Cafe Burgers! We will also be hosting many exciting events… more information soon. Stay warm today!