Canadian Screen Awards: Free Public Events in Toronto

March 1, 2013 12:32 pm Last Updated: April 3, 2013 7:16 am

With the Canadian Screen Awards (CSA) in full swing, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television has prepared several free public events for Saturday, March 2.

In their inaugural year, the CSA have merged the Genie Awards and the Gemini Awards to celebrate the best in film, television, and digital media.

The CSA Television & Digital Media Award ceremonies took place on Feb. 27 & 28, while films will be celebrated on March 3 in a live broadcast on CBC at 8 p.m. EST. Comedian Martin Short will host.

Here are the events:

Film screening of “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” 

Time: 12 p.m.
Location: Tiff Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West
Description: A special screening of a digitally remastered version of the 1974 Canadian classic. Watch Richard Dreyfuss’ breakthrough role in the film based on Mordecai Richler’s book. Tickets are free and may be reserved online at http://tiff.net/calendar/specialevents

Fan Zone

Time: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. 
Location: Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East 
Description: Meet and get autographs from some of Canada’s biggest stars from CBC, City, CTV, Global, and more. The event is hosted by SPACE’s Teddy Wilson. Some of the celebrity guests include Allan Hawco (“Republic of Doyle”), Arlene Dickinson (“Dragon’s Den”) and Adam Beach (“Arctic Air”). See below for the complete list.

Adam Beach, ARCTIC AIR
Adam Korson, SEED
Aislinn Paul, DEGRASSI
Allan Hawco, REPUBLIC OF DOYLE 
Arlene Dickinson, DRAGON’S DEN
Bianka Kamber, THE BACHELOR CANADA
Brad Smith, THE BACHELOR CANADA
Brian Williams, TSN
Carrie-Lynn Neales, SEED
Cheryl Hickey, ET CANADA
Ennis Esmer, THE LISTENER
Erica Durance, SAVING HOPE
Gerry Dee, MR. D
Jahmil French, DEGRASSI
Kim Coates, Goon
Kristin Lehman, MOTIVE
Meg Tilly, BOMB GIRLS
Naomi Snieckus, MR. D
Sergio Di Zio, FLASHPOINT

In Studio

Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Tiff Bell Lightbox, Reitman Square, 350 King Street West
Description: A celebrity host will interview select Canadian Screen Awards nominees. Tickets for the event are free and open to the public and they may be ordered online at http://tiff.net/calendar/specialevents. The show will also air on The Movie Network and Movie Central.