Artist and activist Dyan Marie, and recipient this month of a prestigious Canadian Urban Institute award for Urban Leadership, installs a public art banner project about, on and for Bloor Street.
Opening June 21, as part of The BIG Festival, Marieâ€™s 29 banners will line Bloor Street from Dufferin to Lansdowne Ave. Dyan Marieâ€™s photo-based banners offer a portrait of at-risk Bloor and Lansdowne street life featuring local day-to-day images within trailing auras of colour. They explore and celebrate the local atmosphere and add vitality to the street. More »
Music Africa presents Torontoâ€™s 20th annual Afrofest, a celebration of African music and culture, FREE on Saturday July 5th and Sunday July 6th at Queen’s Park from noon to 10:30pm.Â Afrofest is a multi-disciplinary event with concerts, dance, theatre, food, a marketplace, and activities for youth and children. Traditional and contemporary styles of music by top international touring acts and dozens of African performing groups from across Canada will be seen and heard. The festival has grown every year, and in 2008, 3 different outdoor stages will come to life with music and dance in this 20th anniversary extravaganza. Come to Queen’s Park and discover Africa in the heart of Toronto!Â More »
The 9th Annual Scotiabank BuskerFest will dazzle the historic St. Lawrence Market district once again as buskers from all over the world take over the streets in support of Epilepsy Toronto from Thursday, August 21 to Sunday, August 24.
Admission is FREE with a voluntary donation to benefit Epilepsy Toronto. For information visit www.torontobuskerfest.com More »
The association of Improvising Musicians of Toronto
and Synaptic Circus present:
The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbeque and Potluck!!
A Potluck BBQ for musicians, friends,
partners/wives/significants, kids (if you don’t have
any, find some and bring ‘em along), dogs, goldfish,
families etc. etc.
Sunday August 26 from noon ’til 5/6pm.
Rain date: Sat. Sept. 1, noon- 5pm.
HONEST ED MIRVISH
A PUBLIC CELEBRATION OF HIS LIFE
SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2007, 11:00 AM TO 7:00 PM
OUTSIDE HONEST EDâ€™S EMPORIUM AT
581 BLOOR STREET WEST
David Mirvish wishes to announce that plans are under way for a public celebration of the life of his father, Honest Ed Mirvish, who passed away on July 11, 2007. The public is invited to a free eight-hour-long celebration that will take place outside Honest Edâ€™s Retail Emporium at 581 Bloor Street West. The City of Toronto has been generous enough to grant a closure of Bloor Street between Bathurst and Markham Streets to accommodate the large turnout that is anticipated. More »
Stranger Theatre July 7 and 8
Stranger Theatre is presenting “The World Turned Upside Down,” at parks across Toronto throughout July. We will be performing it this coming Saturday and Sunday, July 7 and 8, at MacGregor Park (west side of Lansdowne, between Bloor and College).
Saturday, July 7, meal 1:30, performance 2:00
Sunday, July 8, meal 6:30, performance 7:00
Performed by Sarah Cormier, Sandy Gribbin, Simon Rice and Kiersten Tough
Directed by Kate Cayley
Technical assistance by Lea Ambros