June 7- 22, 2012
Victoria Memorial Square
It’s 1813. Americans have invaded Toronto. What would you do?
Single Thread Theatre Company is proud to present an original immersive theatrical experience in association with Fort York. Be part of it! For tickets and information: singlethread.ca More »
We are pleased to announce the triumphant return of The Cooking Fire Theatre Festival, a week-long performance extravaganza celebrating theatre, food, and public space in Toronto’s Dufferin Grove Park. Each evening throughout June 20–24, acclaimed theatre companies will present original work that promises to delight, entice, and inspire, ranging from an absurdist take on Toronto’s housing market to a visit to a strange and wondrous clock shop. Delicious organic meals will be served to the audience over cooking fires and from Dufferin Grove Park’s two wood-fired outdoor bake ovens. Building on the success of the last seven years, this year’s Cooking Fire Theatre Festival will offer the experience of enchanting and challenging theatre, wonderful food, and the beginning of summer. More »
OCAD University presents Future Forward as part of Scotiabank Nuit Blanche on Saturday, October 1, celebrating the university’s 135th anniversary by looking backward into the future. More »
Join us for the twelfth annual Night of Dread, Clay & Paper Theatre’s invitation to the community to parade our private and collective fears through the darkened streets of Toronto. The hour-long procession returns to Dufferin Grove Park for an evening of ceremonial festivities that compel us to call on, mock and banish the fears that unite and divide us in these tumultuous times. Night of Dread is an unforgettable evening of pageantry, music and masquerade incorporating towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners and fearful masks in a daring exploration of dread. More »
Rising hip-hop star Reema Major will headline the sixth annual urbanNOISE festival – a free, all-ages urban arts festival organized by young people in the Rexdale/Jamestown communities to inspire youth to stand up to violence.
The festival features a rich lineup of talent including Toronto steel pan masters Souls of Steel Orchestra, artists from Rexdale as well as a special guest performance by renowned, Grammy-winning beatboxer Scratch, from The Roots. urbanNOISE takes place Saturday, September 10 from 3pm – 8pm on the grounds of the Albion Library in the heart of Rexdale/Jamestown in North Etobicoke and is hosted by Jwyze (ex-Flow 93.5 FM host) and Brittney “Twix” Dixon.
This two-day event kicks off the day before (Friday, September 9) with a series of free urban arts workshops for youth in the area, inside the Albion Library from 5pm – 8pm. More »
Scotiabank BuskerFest organizers have announced additional breathtaking new acts for North America’s largest street performer festival. The 12th annual Scotiabank BuskerFest in support of Epilepsy Toronto inhabits Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood once again as buskers from all over the world take to the streets for four exciting days of fun for all ages from Thursday, August 25 to Sunday, August 28. More »
The acclaimed Shadowland Theatre returns to the Toronto Islands with an outdoor, all-ages, processional cabaret performance of Hansel and Gretel – A Case Study, a darkly humorous take on the legendary coming-of-age German fairy tale from the Grimm Brothers. Hansel and Gretel – A Case Study weaves through Ward’s Island August 9 to August 14, taking audiences into the deep, dark forests of their imagination. More »
Clay & Paper Theatre proudly presents our first ever bicycle-based mobile play: The Pedaler’s Wager. This original comedy features puppetry, live music, and our very own CYCLOPS: Cycling Oriented Puppet Squad. Each weekend audience members are invited to cycle from act to act alongside performers, literally following the troupe to the show’s conclusion. More »
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Arts at the Heart – Weekend Artisan Market
Friday, October 22 11am – 11pm
Saturday, October 23 11am – 11pm
Sunday, October 24 12pm – 7pm
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FREE weekly events in the Heart of the City!
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Join us for the eleventh annual Night of Dread, Clay & Paper Theatre’s invitation to the community to parade our private and collective fears through the darkened streets of Toronto. The hour-long procession returns to Dufferin Grove Park for an evening of ceremonial festivities that compel us to call on, mock and banish the fears that unite and divide us in these tumultuous times. Night of Dread is an unforgettable evening of pageantry, music and masquerade incorporating towering puppets, stilt dancers, fire-spinners and fearful masks in a daring exploration of dread. More »
Fort York National Historic Site and Olivia Chow, MP
welcome you to a special free community event in the Blue Barracks at Fort York
Meet Cynthia Dale, star of Street Legal and the Stratford Festival.
Enjoy some extraordinary Canadian NFB short films, including Robes of War, an Official Selection the Worldwide Short Film Festival in Toronto last year.
February 24, 2010
7 to 8:30 pm
When Hell is full the dead shall walk the earth.
Hell must be full because on October 24th, 2009 the dead shall rise again, taking over the streets of downtown Toronto.
In 2003 the underground opened up… literally. The skies were a desolate, and a moaning grey, the day appropriately a week before hallows eve in 2003. A handful of the living dead slowly clawed through the earth and rose from their graves to wander the streets of Toronto in search of sustenance in the form of human brains. More »
Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, this year’s Scotiabank BuskerFest promises to be bigger and more exciting than ever, with a stellar array of over 100 top buskers from Canada, the United States, Portugal, New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and England in a powerhouse line-up that brings back the very best from the past 10 years as well as showcases top new acts. More »
Come meet the makers of the masterpiece in the heart of our community, the 40-foot â€œcosmic maypoleâ€ entitled
The Dreamwork of the Whales
Wednesday, June 3, 6:45 pm RAIN or SHINE
NW corner of Little Norway Park (Que ens Quay West, 1 bl west of Bathurst )
Meet its designer GEORGANNA MALLOFF (coming all the way from Vancouver Island) and carvers BEN BARCLAY & LYNN DALY, two of the sculptor/designers who created our amazing maypole.
DANCE IN DUNDAS SQUARE!
In celebration of International Dance Day 2009, are proud to present an afternoon of FREE dance activities at Yonge-Dundas Square, featuring a variety of dance forms and Toronto-based performers. On stage and off the stage, the square will be alive with assorted performances, interactive dance presentations, open classes and information on an array of dance styles & traditions. Drop in and join us for a lively celebration of Torontoâ€™s diverse and inclusive dance community. More »
AUGUST 21-24, 2008 throughout St. Lawrence Market area
There will be more than just buskers at the 9th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest that takes place August 21-24 throughout the St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood. Great activities for kids, green initiatives, cool contests, special performances, and amazing food (in addition to the more than 80 world-class buskers) make BuskerFest a festival not to be missed for all ages!
ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS:
Back by popular demand, BuskerPlay has wonderful free activities for kids. The Scotiabank Tents host an expanded roster of workshops and arts and crafts, including balloon-twisting, break dancing, juggling and clown. Toronto Aerial Dance will be offering aerial workshops during the day and performances at night. More »
Shadowland Theatre presents The Light That Stands Still, a spectacular summer nightâ€™s odyssey on Toronto Island
Dates: Thursday to Sunday, July 17 to 20 and 24 to 27, 8pm
2008 marks the 200th anniversary of the building of the lighthouse at Gibraltar Point on Toronto Island. This is oldest stone building in its original location in Toronto and oldest lighthouse on the Great Lakes. It is a symbol of light and dark, rescue and disaster, sirens and spirits, and of the power of place. More »
The bygone era of the Dufferin Race Track is brought to life by the awesome Clay & Paper Theatre whose large-scale puppetry takes over Dufferin Grove Park from July 16-August 17. This is theatre of exaggeration, of giant puppetry, of satire and wit that brings a significant part of Toronto history back to the neigh-bourhood. Perfect for a summer night’s outing!