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Enhanced Experiences

7th Generation Image Makers Mural

Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, 30 College St.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

Indigenous youth come together in collaboration with two former artists of 7th Generation Image Makers; Monique Bedard (Aura) and Nancy King (Chief Lady Bird). The community is invited to witness a mural develop, painted live over the course of two days. The work will highlight historical and contemporary perspectives of Indigenous architecture, and their significance to Indigenous culture and community within the urban landscape of Toronto. For more information, visit Facebook.

In partnership with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto

 


Tunnel Vision

CAMH, Community Centre Building (entrance at Lower Ossington and Stokes Street), 1001 Queen St. W.
Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

Rendezvous With Madness Film Festival will bring films and installations to CAMH and the rarely seen tunnels below Canada's oldest mental health hospital. Self-guided tours can be taken in the tunnels and the public can see installations of films, slides, photographs and ephemera on themes of mental health and wellness, and the history of CAMH. There will be a seated film program, with special guest filmmakers in attendance in the old gymnasium on the topics of mental health, architecture and the City of Toronto. The film program schedule is below, each features several films and details are available at rendezvouswithmadness.ca.

Film Program Schedule:

10 am    Boom Town: Toronto on Film
12 pm    Dreaming in Concrete: Film and Architecture
2 pm      The City and The Asylum with Jackie Burroughs
4 pm      The Mind's Eye: Films on Mental Health

In partnership with Rendezvous with Madness, produced by Workman Arts, an arts and mental health organization operating in partnership with CAMH.

 


Architects' Open Studio Program                     

Meet the architects behind some of Toronto's most celebrated buildings and discover what happens behind-the-scenes in studios all over the city. Explore the architects' workspace for an inside look into how buildings and spaces are designed. See a range of offices, from small to large, located in renovated garages, storefront spaces and office towers to get a unique perspective on the design process and learn firsthand how architects impact lives through the built environment. 

Visitors can create their own itinerary by using the printable version of the Toronto Society of Architects-produced map. Visit studios in nearby neighbourhoods – or see them all.

For more information, please consult the individual studio's building page.

In partnership with the Toronto Society of Architects.

 

Saturday & Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm

 

Saturday & Sunday, 1 pm - 5 pm

 

Sunday, 10 am - 5 pm


The Slow Now – Audio Walk

A downloadable audio walk in Little Italy that uses Project Bookmark Canada's physical bookmark for Fugitive Pieces as its launching point. The audio will guide participants through a narrative, lyrical and imaginative experience of the neighbourhood, stemming from the seminal book by Anne Michaels, the City of Toronto's Poet Laureate. The rich history of Little Italy, the rich tapestry of the book, and a new original commentary by Mark Mann will be narrated by local figures and Anne Michaels herself. This self-guided walk can be done at any time. Download the audio walk here.

In partnership with Project Bookmark Canada and The Koffler Centre of the Arts. Produced by Angela Shackel of Accounts and Records.