St. Francis Centre

Upcoming Events

Music by the Bay Live presents Coco Montoya

Sept 12 at 8pm
Advance tickets $45

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

From his early days as a drummer to his current status as one of the top-drawing guitarists and vocalists on the blues-rock scene, Coco Montoya earned his status through years of hard work and constant touring. It all started with a chance meeting in the mid-1970s with legendary bluesman Albert Collins, who offered Montoya a gig as his drummer. Five years later, British blues icon John Mayall happened to catch Montoya at a jam session and was blown away. Mayall recruited him as his guitarist in the legendary Bluesbreakers, and Montoya spent the next 10 years touring non-stop, proving him to be a world-class guitar master in one of the most renowned blues bands in existence. The rest is History!


Silver Screen Sundays at the St. Francis Centre – “Public Enemy”
Sunday, September 21, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 (including HST) and are available at the door

A young hoodlum (James Cagney) rises up through the ranks of the Chicago underworld, even as a gangster’s accidental death threatens to spark a bloody mob war.


St. Francis Centre 2015 Season Launch
Friday, September 26, 2014 – 7 p.m.

Be one of the first to hear about the spectacular musical, drama, and family programming which will be “Centre Stage” in 2015. There will be a showcase of featured entertainers, refreshments and a cash bar! This is a FREE ticketed event. Seating is limited – RSVP registration will begin on-line and by phone on September 2nd. For more information, visit www.stfranciscentre.ca or call 905-619-2529 ext. 2787 (ARTS)

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Music by the Bay Live presents Dawn Tyler Watson & Paul Deslauriers
Friday, October 10 at 8pm
Advance tickets $40

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

With the simple honesty of two voices and a six-string guitar, this award-winning duo has forged a solid reputation on the international Blues scene, touring regularly in North America, Europe and beyond. Together they explore a rich pallet of styles and moods, seamlessly blending the borders of the blues into roots, folk, soul and rock & roll. Delicate and fiery, subdued and electrifying, this talented duo is a study in the art of perfectly fusing these apparent contradictions. Paul Deslauriers bares a masterful acoustic guitar style all his own, complementing it with a strong and sensual voice, while Dawn Tyler Watson, renowned for her engaging stage presence, moves with incredible vocal ease from sultry elegance to raw powerhouse. The undeniable chemistry between these two artists is wonderfully accessible across the board. Whether on stage or on record, Dawn & Paul continue to entertain audiences, bend borders and break records around the world.


Goodbye, Mr. Bond! – A Retirement Party for 007
Saturday, October 18, 2014 – 7 p.m.
Tickets are $65 (incl.HST) – Dinner & Show

Friends, enemies and lovers of James Bond gather to say goodbye to the greatest secret agent of all time. But, one of them wants to make it more than just a retirement! See if you can help James figure out who is trying to kill him, in this hilarious spoof of the popular spy thrillers.

Just when you think you’ve found out who the characters are, someone you’ve just met… dies!!! The jokes fly nonstop! The action is fast and furious! The suspense is unbearable! Cash Bar Available.

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Silver Screen Sundays at the St. Francis Centre – Agatha Christie’s “Ten Little Indians”
Sunday, October 19, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 (including HST) and are available at the door

Agatha Christie’s chilling tale of 10 people invited to an isolated place only to find that an unseen person is killing them one by one. Could it be one of them?


Music by the Bay Live presents Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
Sunday, November 9 at 8pm
Advance tickets $65

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

In 1996, three of Canada’s most prolific musicians got together and created the rockin’ roots sound of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings. Slide guitar virtuoso, Colin Linden has played on over 300 albums. Stephen Fearing is one of Canada most revered songwriters as well as one of the best acoustic pickers anywhere. Tom Wilson, aka LeE HARVey OSMoND has covered every style of music from rhythm and blues to funk to psychobilly. Together as Blackie and the Rodeo Kings they create a sound so uniquely their own it, could never be duplicated.


Silver Screen Sundays at the St. Francis Centre – “North by Northwest”
Sunday, November 16, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 (including HST) and are available at the door

Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller about a hapless New York advertising executive (Cary Grant) who is mistaken for a government agent by a group of foreign spies, and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive.


Music by the Bay Live presents A Bluesy Christmas with Braithwaite & Whiteley
Friday, December 5 at 8pm
Advance tickets $40

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.musicbythebaylive.com, email musicbythebaylive@rogers.com or call 905-831-8661

Since their first collaboration in 2005, their albums have garnered rave reviews, and extensive air play, reaching number 1 on B.B. King’s Bluesville XM Sirius satellite radio network. Collectively Diana Braithwaite and Chris Whiteley have been awarded 9 Maple Blues Awards and 6 Juno Nominations.

Toronto born and raised, her ancestors traveled to Canada from Virginia, via the Underground Railroad. A gifted and captivating performer, Diana Braithwaite was chosen by Sarah McLachlan to open Lilith Fair at the Molson Amphitheatre, before 18,000 people. Her talent, and authentic blues shows have led her into the company of such stalwarts as Mel Brown, Albert Collins, John Lee Hooker and Jeff Healey. Kansas born Chris Whiteley moved with his family to Toronto as a teenager, where he met blues legend Lonnie Johnson, who taught and encouraged him. He toured and recorded with both Leon Redbone and the legendary Chicago piano player Blind John Davis, In 2010 Whiteley was awarded the prestigious Blues with a Feeling Award, for lifetime achievement in the blues.


Celebrate! Holidays of the Global Village with Chris McKhool
Saturday, December 13, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $15 (incl.HST)

Chris McKhool celebrates the multicultural mosaic of our country with songs about Carnival, Chanukah, Chinese New Year, Christmas, Diwali, Eid, Kwanzaa, Native Traditions, Ramadan and many more. Celebrate! provides audiences with a glimpse into the different customs and celebrations enjoyed in Canada through music and song. Children can visit with Santa after the show.

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Silver Screen Sundays at the St. Francis Centre – “A Christmas Carol”
Sunday, December 21, 2014 – 3 p.m.
Tickets are $5 (including HST) and are available at the door

Enjoy the wonders of the season with Charles Dickens’ classic tale of Scrooge (Alastair Sim), a bitter old miser, who is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve – the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. Holiday treats will be available!