Event: Election Night Coverage, Artsvote


All Torontonians are invited to join Artsvote, Hot Docs and Samara at the Bloor Cinema to  view the live results of one of the most important elections in Toronto’s history on the big screen! While the votes are tallied enjoy live analysis and feedback from some of Toronto’s premier civic minds and most outspoken critics.

The evening is hosted by comedian Pat Thornton (scroll down for his bio).

The ArtsVote panel is:

  • Moderator: Kathleen Sharpe
  • Panellists: Mayoral candidate Morgan Baskin, Joe Lobko and Shannon Litzenberger.

Regardless of the result, our bar will stay open long past the closing of the polls so you can raise your glass in triumph or drown your sorrows in defeat.

6:00 PM: Doors Open
10:30 PM: Bar Closes
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
506 Bloor Street West at Bathurst

Tickets  available at the Bloor box office on Monday, October 27, beginning at 1:00 p.m. Tickets are FREE (2 per person), donations will be accepted for Samara, a non-partisan charitable organization that works to improve political participation in Canada.

Brief bio
Pat Thornton is both an established stand-up and sketch performer. As a stand-up, he has appeared on the Cream of Comedy Special (as a nominee for the 2005 Tim Sims Encouragement Award) and on the Muchmusic special, LOL, and at Festivals such as SXSW, Just For Laughs and JFL Toronto. Most recently Pat opened for Russell Peters at the Air Canada Centre (October 2014), and he is well-known for his 24-hour comedy fundraiser that takes place each year at Comedy Bar. As a sketch performer, he’s a founding member, former head writer and one of the stars of Sunday Night Live (a live weekly sketch show in Toronto modeled after Saturday Night Live) with his troupe, the Sketchersons (winner of the 2007 Canadian Comedy Award for best sketch troupe). As an actor, you may have seen him on the Comedy Network on Punched Up, The Jon Dore Telelvision Show, Dino Dan, Monster Warriors, The Owl and The Man or on his own TV show, Hotbox!

The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is an historic, century-old cinema located in Toronto’s vibrant

Annex neighbourhood. Operated and programmed by Hot Docs Canadian International

Documentary Festival, the 684-seat venue is a year-round home for first-run Canadian and international documentaries, as well as special documentary presentations and showcases, including the popular Doc Soup screening series. Continuing its longstanding role as a community cinema, it also hosts many of the city’s independent film festivals and is a proud member of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor. The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema is a joint Blue Ice Group-Hot Docs project.

ArtsVote Toronto aims to provide an overview of each candidate in every Ward in regards to their understanding of the issues facing the arts.

Samara is a non-partisan charitable organization that works to improve political participation in Canada.