The Toronto Browncoats: Doing Good Works.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Year 10 Wrap Up

We can finally reveal our final tallies for this year!

Our CSTS donation to Equality Now for this year are as follows:
  Screening        $3,629 US
  Dr. Horrible          294 US
  Total CSTS     $3,923 US

Our Toronto Browncoat donation from our post screening shindig and Special Hell screening is as follows: $3,400 US

That means our total donation for 2015 is $7323 US!!

The totals for Toronto over the past 10 years are (in US dollars):
  2006    $1,921.75
  2007      4,355.39
  2008      6,560.00
  2009      5,700.00
  2010      8,180.25
  2011      8,890.00
  2012      7,830.00
  2013      5,250.00
  2014      4,339.00
  2015      7,323.00

For a grand total of $60,329.39 US over the past 10 years!

In other good news, we have a crew ready to take over the Serenity screening for year 11! Stay tuned in the new year for more info about any upcoming events...

Friday, September 04, 2015

Are you waiting for something Horrible?

Yes, it's that time again. Our last CSTS event of 2015!

So come join us to eat, drink and be merry - and, most importantly, SING!

The Details
Date:  September 26, 2015
Location: Firkin on King, 461 King St. West
Time: 5:00 pm
Cost: $5

Tickets on sale here or you can buy them at the door! Remember - all proceeds from this event go to Equality Now.

Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog" screened by permission from Time Science Blood Club, LLC.
©Time Science Blood Club, LLC. All rights reserved.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

"Special Hell" Program

If you're wondering what's involved in our Special Hell screening, here's the inside of our program:

Tickets are available online here or at the door.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A "Special" Announcement

Have you ever wanted to talk in the theatre just to go to the Special Hell? Have you ever wondered what seeing the movie Serenity would be like if you could do it Rocky Horror style?

On August 22, join us at the Firkin on King to find out! This is your chance to boo at The Operative whenever you see him on screen, to see how leaves on the wind float, toss your own "grenades" at the Reavers, and many more things that we have planned.

More details of what we have in store for the Special Hell Screening will come closer to the date, but you can purchase your tickets now!

The Details
Date:  August 22nd
Location: Firkin on King, 461 King St. West (where we've been having Dr. Horrible the past few years)
Time: 5:00 pm
Cost: $10 - which includes a bag full of goodies for tossing (please do not bring your own items as we are responsible for cleaning up so we need to ensure all items are easy to pick up)

Tickets on sale here.

This event is hosted by the Toronto Browncoats and all proceeds will be donated to Equality Now in that name. This is not a CSTS event.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Year 10 Screening Donation

Thanks everyone who came to our screening on June 13 this year and making our year 10 as awesome as it was.

Our donation to Equality Now on behalf of CSTS after the Serenity screening is...

$3,629.00 US!

(This total is from the screening portion of our day only.The shindig amount will be announced at a later date.)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Highlights from Saturday

Thank you to everyone who attended, donated, bought merchandise, won auction items, and had a great time with us on Saturday! We appreciate every one of you! Once we've recovered enough to calculate the funds and donate, we'll post again with the totals.

For now, here's some highlights from Saturday:

Our ticket man - Alex

Door greeters - Jason, Alun & Sam

Outside the theatre 

Poster for the improv show at The Comedy Bar

The cast of Firefly: Improvised
They were fantastic!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

A Sneak Peek at our Auction Items

Here's the full view of our auction items for this year. Remember it's cash only, so make sure you bring enough to bid on the item(s) you want! (There are a couple of ATMs close by in case you need them though.)

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Clarification of June 13th Events

A concern has been raised and as a result we have been asked to clarify our events on June 13. The Screening of Serenity is a Can't Stop the Serenity event and all proceeds from it will be donated to Equality Now as part of Global CSTS. The Shindig is not a CSTS event, and is being run by the Toronto Browncoats. The proceeds will still be donated to Equality Now but on behalf of the Toronto Browncoats and will not be counted in the Global CSTS total. We will ensure that the totals raised for both the Screening and the Shindig are posted on our website and announced via social media. If you have any questions please feel free to ask or email us at

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

2015 Shindig!

It's our 10th year so we thought we need to celebrate it in a big way. Here's what we have planned for after the screening:

After the screening, The Comedy Bar has agreed to host a Buffet Dinner at 5:00 pm, followed by a Firefly-themed Improv show at 7:00 pm. The cost for the evening is $40.

It's going to be a blast!

The fine print is that in order for this to go ahead, we need at least 75 people to come. So please be sure to buy your ticket! They will only be on sale until May 31st.

Tickets can be bought here!

The details:
The Comedy Bar
945 Bloor Street W.
Toronto, ON M6H 1L5
Buffet Dinner: 5:00-6:30 pm
Beef & Veg sliders
Mac & Cheese
Tacos: 1 chicken, 1 tofu (both Gluten Free)
Salmon with dill and lemon
Caesar - 1 with bacon, 1 without
Hummus Salad - parsley, tomato, cucumber, onion, lemon, hummus, vinaigrette
SIDES (both Gluten Free):
Potato Salad
Veggies & Dip
A selection of desserts.
At 7:00 pm the Firefly Improv Show will begin and run for about 45 minutes.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Hotel Block Reserved

Because it's the 10th anniversary of CSTS, we are making it bigger, more fun and the event that can’t be missed!
Shindig information will be posted soon, as we are in final discussions, but we think you will enjoy it! And it might be worth hanging around for!
So, for anyone who is coming from out of town or simply wants to be closer to theatre/Shindig place and just take a quick taxi ride, we have got a great rate for everyone at a nearby hotel!
Holiday Inn Toronto Bloor-Yorkville
280 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5S 1V8
The rate is effective from Thursday June 11, 2015 to Sunday June 14, 2015. Meaning you can book any one of those nights or all of the nights.
Standard, 1 Queen bed: $149.99-single/double or $154.99-triple
Standard, 2 Double beds: $154.99-single/double or $159.99-triple/quad
Reservations Can be Booked at:
Enter the Arrival and departure date then click “View Rates”. Click on Group Code, Enter Code CSS.
Or by Phone at:
Central Reservations: 1-877-859-5897Hotel Direct: Phone: 416-968-0010
Rooms are limited so if you are interested please book right away. Also in order to get the discounted rate you have to book BEFORE Monday May 11th at 5:00pm.
The reservations can be canceled up to 6pm on the day of Arrival.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

It's Official! Our 10th Screening!

It's time for our official announcement of the Toronto Browncoats 10th Anniversary screening of Serenity for CSTS!

The date of this year's screening is... [Drumroll please]

June 13th!

We'll be at The Royal again this year as we have the last 2 years.

Tickets will be available to purchase at our table at Toronto Comicon next weekend.

Please note that tickets for this year's screening will be $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

We can't believe we've been doing this for 10 years. We hope you can all come out this year to celebrate with us!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Request for Photos - Let's celebrate Year 10!

To Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Can't Stop the Serenity we're asking for photos to be sent in to our committee. We're looking for photos of Toronto Browncoats with signs celebrating the 10th anniversary and/or the fact that globally we've raised over 1 million dollars!

We have done the impossible and that makes us mighty!

Please email your photos to We'll be sending a collage of photos into the Global CSTS committee as they've requested photos celebrating these events. Photos should be received by February 28, 2015.

Stay Shiny Browncoats!

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Great News from Global CSTS

As we enter Year 10 of Can't Stop the Serenity, the Global committee has some good news for us.

They announced that CSTS as a whole has raised a total of 1 Million Dollars (US) for Equality Now so far! We are definitely mighty!

To read the official announcement from Global, click here.

Again, thanks to everyone who's come to events and/or visited us at our tables at conventions and who've helped contribute to this total in any way - we couldn't have done it without you.