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What's On

Looking for an adventure in the City? From family-friendly activities, to engaging exhibits and tours, to outdoor walks and evening entertainment, you'll find fun things to do and explore at Toronto's Historic Sites!

Ever feel like you belong in another era? Maybe the 1940s? Well, you can go back in time to the Swing Era at Todmorden Mills Heritage Site on
Saturday, June 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at Fab 40s Day! Come dressed for the part for our costume contest and get ready to "cut a rug" (bring your dancing shoes!). For details and ticket information check the Todmorden Mills listings below.

Perhaps the1920s are more YOU? Then don't miss the Gatsby Garden Party at Spadina Museum - two days of Jazz Era fun to choose from - Saturday and Sunday, June 25 and 26, from 12 to 5 p.m.

Tickets on sale now for the Gatsby Garden Party - click here!
Tickets $10. Optional house tour $5. Details on the event below. Click on the Spadina Museum tab. See you there!

All of the City of Toronto Historic Sites are participating in this year's Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf on May 28 and 29. Everyone is welcome to visit, admission is FREE.

Events by Date - Calendar below
To search for events by date, click on our new calendar (below our regular listings). If you want to search by site, click on the Museum names below to see what's happening at that site. Click on the name of the event, and the description will open underneath it.

Colborne Lodge holds community events and seasonal workshops that highlight its location in High Park. Call 416-392-6916 or e-mail clodge@toronto.ca.

Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax) 

Thursday Evenings at the Lodge - June through September

Thursdays, June through September, 5 to 7:30 p.m.
In the Park on a Thursday evening? Why not drop in and join us at the Lodge? Discover how the Howard's fulfilled their ideal of a romantic villa in 1837– building their country retreat from City life. Step through the French doors and enjoy the view as the Howard's did. Their lifelong love of the park ensured its preservation as a retreat for us all. Pay what you can.

Don't miss these great events at Fort York. Contact us at 416-392-6907 or fortyork@toronto.ca
Regular Admission: Adults $7.96, Seniors/Youth $4.87, Children $3.76 (plus tax)
Children 5 years and under are free. Special event ticket prices may apply for certain events.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fort York opens its doors for this annual celebration of history and architecture. Enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest architecture and original War of 1812 buildings or stroll the grounds of this National Historic Site. Admission is FREE.

 

Two Centuries of Firepower: Artillery Day - May 28

Artillery Day at Fort York
in conjunction with the Doors Open Toronto activities
Saturday, May 28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
@ 2 p.m. :
125th  Anniversary Tattoo – 48th Highlanders of Canada 

Join us for Artillery Day at Fort York and see displays of historic and modern guns from the 2nd Regiment Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (Petawawa, Ontario), the 7th Toronto Regiment (Royal Canadian Artillery) along with Fort York's own on-site collection of original garrison guns from the War of 1812 and Victorian eras. Demonstrations, presentations and firing through the day. At 2 p.m., thrill to the 125th  Anniversary Tattoo – 48th Highlanders of Canada. See pipes, drums and History on Parade. The Fort is also participating in Doors Open Toronto, the City's annual celebration of history and architecture. In addition to the Artillery Day programming, enjoy special tours of some of Toronto's oldest and original War of 1812 buildings. Admission is FREE.

 

Field Trip Music & Arts Festival - June 4 & 5

Field Trip: Downtown Toronto's Community Music and Arts Festival
June 4 & 5
Toronto’s boutique community music and arts festival will be headlined by celebrated rock acts The National and international pop artist Robyn. Other highlights include Toronto-based July Talk, indie favourites Of Montreal, Santigold, DIIV, Jazz Cartier, and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires. Children 12 and under are free with an adult ticket-holder. Single day tickets and weekend passes available at: http://fieldtriplife.com

Please note: Fort York's historic buildings will be closed to the public from June 3rd to June 6th inclusive.

Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York - June 16 to 19

Thursday to Sunday, June 16 to 19
Click here for full festival schedule

The Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York celebrates traditional and contemporary music, dance, theatre, storytelling, literature, crafts, and food created by indigenous artists. Energizing the grounds and buildings of Fort York National Historic Site in downtown Toronto with powerful ancient traditions and compelling contemporary creations. Featuring music by legendary blues-rocker Derek Miller, Indigenous Music Awards entertainer of the year & best hip hop artist Drezus, hip hop maestro and champion fancy dancer Supaman, Juno Award winning singer/songwriter Leela Gilday, traditional Anishnawbek artists Black Bull Moose Singers, and more. Rising young choreographer Brian Solomon performs The NDN Way. Contributors to the new book of essays In This Together lead a collective conversation on truth and reconciliation. Participate in all-ages art-making by Red Pepper Spectacle Arts, and much more. Presented by Fort York and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation.

Admission: $5 (Children 12 & under accompanied by adults are FREE)

Note:
Admission on Thursday, June 16 is FREE for all
Admission on Saturday, June 18 is FREE for all until 5 PM

Na-Me-Res Traditional Outdoor Pow Wow - June 18

June 18, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Native Men’s Residence Traditional Pow Wow is held to recognize National Aboriginal Day on the Summer Solstice. The event features traditional dancing, drumming, kid's area, craft vendors, and a full feast after the dancing. Seven Aboriginal drum groups will be on hand, including host drum Chippewa Travelers and co-host drum Big Train. Over 100 traditional dancers are expected to participate including head dancers Tee Lyn Copenance and Mike Healy. The day begins with a sunrise ceremony at 6 a.m., the Grand Entry takes place at 12 p.m., and the community feast will begin shortly after 4:30 p.m. The Pow Wow will be followed by a gala concert as part of the Indigenous Arts Festival @ Fort York featuring the legendary Derek Miller and more.

Admission is FREE.

Taste of Toronto - June 23 to 26

Fort York Garrison Common
June 23 to 26, times vary – lunch and dinner seating
Toronto's tastiest restaurant festival features world-class chefs, gourmet tasting dishes, and master classes for all things food and drink. Bring a friend, eat well, and browse the exhibitor stalls of over 70 artisanal vendors. This is foodie heaven. http://tasteoftoronto.com/

Gibson House is a welcoming place for the community to find out about the history of the area or to gather and share crafts, traditions and recipes. Contact us at 416-395-7432 or gibsonhouse@toronto.ca
Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax)

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gibson House Museum participates in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage with self-guided tours through the historic house, some behind-the-scenes access to artifact storage areas and an opportunity to learn how the museum documents, conserves and manages its collection of artifacts. The 2016 theme is Re-used, Re-visited and Revised­.

Admission is FREE.

45th Anniversary Garden Party - June 4

Saturday, June 4, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Join us at Gibson House Museum as we celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Museum's opening. Learn about what is being planted in the heritage garden and take in a container garden demonstration. Make ice cream on the porch and watch heritage demonstrations in the historic house. Visit the Collection and Conservation Unit's Pop Up Museum to see some rarely-seen objects from the City of Toronto's collection. Come play games and try out hands-on activities on the lawn including.

Admission: FREE, donations gratefully accepted.

Children's Tea - June 25

Saturday, June 25 Two Sittings: 1 and 3 p.m.
A chance for your little ones to wear their party dress or bow tie and enjoy a tea party in Mrs. Gibson's parlour. Costumed interpreters serve tea and sweets in the setting of our elegant mid-19th century home. Enjoy outdoor games and Victorian toys before or after your tea. Pre-payment is required and seating is limited, so book your tickets today! Please call 416-395-7432. $10 per person plus tax, children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Tea and Tour Sundays

Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.
There's a seat for you at the harvest table in the historic kitchen on Sunday afternoons this winter. Relax and have a chat over tea and homemade cookies. Enjoy a tour of this lovely, 1850s farmhouse. Included with regular admission.

Community Quilt Group Get-togethers

Thursdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Relax and meet new friends while you improve your sewing skills. We invite members of all ages from North York's diverse communities to join us for informal evenings of learning and sharing. Both historic and contemporary quilting techniques are explored in a comfortable, social setting. Work on a group project or pay a small fee for materials and make your own piece. Even if you have never picked up a needle and thread before you are welcome to join in. It is FREE to participate; however, donations are always welcome.

Pay What You Wish Thursday Night Socials

Thursdays, 5 to 8 p.m.
Enjoy a relaxing, social evening 1850s style. Have some tea and sit by the fire in the kitchen, play board games and chat with neighbours and friends. Drop by the community quilt group and see what they are creating – add a stitch or two, if you wish. Children may explore hands-on activities and crafts. Activities will vary each week and we welcome your ideas and suggestions for future Thursdays. Admission is pay-what-you-wish.

Thursday Board Games Night – For All Ages
Last Thursday of each month
6 to 8 p.m. Part of our Pay-What-You-Wish Thursday Nights.
The Gibson family didn't have cable, a phone or wi-fi, so what did they do when the chores were done? They played games! Finished your work and chores for the day? Then come to the museum to play the featured games of the month as well as the classic games in the Discovery Gallery.

Zion Schoolhouse interprets its history as a rural, one-room schoolhouse for children from Kindergarten to Grade 8, focusing on the year 1910. Contact us at zionschool@toronto.ca  416-395-7432.

Zion Schoolhouse is available for school groups and group bookings. We invite the general public to visit us during special events such as Family Day and Doors Open Toronto.

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday and Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Walk right into 1910 when you visit Zion Schoolhouse, which is participating in this city-wide celebration of Toronto’s architectural heritage. This is a great opportunity to explore this rare, one-room schoolhouse that is not usually open to the public.  Find out what it was like to go to school when the area was primarily a farming community.  2016 theme: Re-used, Re-visited and Revised. Admission is FREE.

Suburban Steam Festival - August 20

Saturday, August 20, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A retro-futuristic community festival celebrating all things Steampunk! Enjoy a day of historical make-believe in an authentic 1910 Edwardian Schoolhouse. Join us for an exciting day of Steampunk family fun, with entertainment, performers and merchants to delight the senses! Tour through an outdoor arcade of Steampunk vendors and demonstrations; enjoy ongoing performances at centre stage; learn about Victorian- and Edwardian era fashions and technological advances; and try out steampunk-themed crafts for all ages in the schoolhouse. Admission is FREE. Donations gratefully accepted.

These are the events taking place at Mackenzie House. Contact us at 416-392-6915 or machouse@toronto.ca

Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children: $2.65 (plus tax)
Children (4 and under): Free

An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography by Nathan Cyprus - Until September 22

Ordinary Weather: An Exhibition of Contemporary Photography by Nathan Cyprus
Continues until September 22, Noon to 5 p.m.
Part of the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival
There is a sense of wonder in our surroundings that seems to only truly manifest itself when we become tourists in an unfamiliar landscape. In Ordinary Weather, emerging photographer Nathan Cyprus questions this lack of wonder in our everyday surroundings. Setting out to explore Toronto by bicycle, he finds a city in transition and discovers the awareness which he sought, but is so often ignored, is in actuality ever available.

Regular admission applies.

Trove: A View of Toronto in 50 Treasures - Luminato Art Exhibition - June 10

June 10 to 26
This installation is part of a City-Wide Art Exhibition for Luminato 2016. Helmed by renowned Toronto-based artist Scott McFarland, this exhibition will feature 50 photographs of 50 unique objects and artworks from private and public collections across the city. Mackenzie House is the host of one of these works which will be displayed on exterior walls of buildings (as in Mackenzie House), digital signage and website banners throughout the city. 

Riots & Redemption: The Troubled Times of William Lyon Mackenzie - Walking tour - June 11

Saturday, June 11 at 1:30 p.m.
A Guided Walk In partnership with Heritage Toronto
Meet at Courthouse Square at 10 Court Street.

This tour delves into two violent incidents in the turbulent life of William Lyon Mackenzie. It begins with the execution of Samuel Lount and Peter Matthews in 1838 and finishes with a group re-staging of the infamous Types Riot of 1826. Participants are invited to take part! The tour ends at 132 Front Street East.

Please note: You must pre-register for this tour at www.heritagetoronto.org

PWYC, $5 to $10 donation suggested.

10 Minute Talks: A Very Short History of LGBT Issues in Toronto

Wednesday, June 29, 7 to 9 p.m.
In Celebration of Pride Month
Four micro talks that will explore the history of LGBT issues in Toronto. The atmosphere will be casual and intimate as the talks will occur throughout the home of Toronto's Rebel Mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie. Refreshments and stimulating conversation are a given. Tickets are limited so purchase in advance to avoid disappointment. $15/person. 

The Market Gallery is located on the 2nd floor of the St. Lawrence Market. Call 416-392-7604 or email marketgallery@toronto.ca. Hours: Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Closed Sundays, Mondays and holidays.

Tunnel Vision: The Story of Toronto's Subway - Until June 11

An exhibition of photographs, maps, plans and artifacts
Continues until June 11

Presented in partnership with the Toronto Transportation Society, this exhibit uses photographs, maps and artifacts to examine the complexity and massive scale of the subway's operation. Toronto’s subway is much more than a few lines on a map or a list of numbers on a spreadsheet.  Every day for over 60 years, it has been the backbone of this city and has moved billions of passengers. The exhibit focuses on the enormous effort that it takes to keep the subway rolling, enabling visitors to better appreciate the vital role played by rapid transit.

When the Beatles Rocked Toronto - Opens June 18

June 18 to November 12, 2016
It was 50 years ago this summer when the Beatles played Toronto for the last time. In this exhibit curated by City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services, When the Beatles Rocked Toronto looks at the city in the early-to-mid sixties during a time of profound change punctuated by the Beatles' tours in 1964, 1965 and 66.

This exhibit is part of BEATLES 50 T.O. - a collaborative effort between City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services and curators, collectors, musicians and community partners to create '60s-themed events and programs celebrating this milestone anniversary. Visit www.toronto.ca/beatles50 for details.

Montgomery's Inn has been welcoming visitors for over 180 years. Join in events that celebrate theatre, music, food and the history of  Etobicoke. Contact us at 416-394-8113 or montinn@toronto.ca

Regular Admission: Adults $6.19, Seniors/Youth $3.54, Children $2.65 (plus tax) 

Outdoor Farmers' Market Opens - May 25

Farmers' Market Spring Season OPENING DAY
Wednesday, May 25, 2 to 6 pm.

Celebrate the start of the outdoor season with all your favorite vendors, plus some great new ones! Enjoy live music & our freshly landscaped picnic area.

 

The Sonnet Show - May 27

Friday, May 27, 7 to 9:30 p.m.
The Inn provides the set for the eighth annual “Sonnet Show” – 5 new plays, each inspired by a unique Shakespearean sonnet. Presented by Humber River Shakespeare Company.

Tickets are $35.
Call 888-993-HRSC (4772) or visit www.humberrivershakespeare.ca

 

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 12 to 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate this architectural urban adventure with free admission to the museum. Volunteers in period costumes will be posted throughout the inn to provide historical information and animate the inn's restored kitchen - with free food samples available, while supplies last. Hourly trolley tours of nearby Islington Village murals provided by the Islington Village BIA will leave from the inn's parking lot. Live music provided by The Music Studio. Saturday only: antique market 10am-5pm. Admission is FREE.

My Journey to Canada - Exhibit opens June 1

June 1 to 15
Opening reception: Wednesday, June 1, 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Montgomery's Inn and Islington Junior Middle School have partnered on a creative project! Come celebrate with the ESL class as they share their stories and artwork about the places they have come from and their journey's to Canada. Free Admission and light refreshments provided

Tea Time at the Inn - Sundays, 1 to 4 p.m.

Sundays: Starting June 7, 1 to 4 p.m.
Special weekly tea in our community room. Choice of sweet or savoury plate, with a seasonal feature. $7 plus tax. No reservation required, just drop in.

Worn With Pride - Exhibit opens June 30

June 30 to July 24
Worn With Pride at Montgomery's Inn showcases artifacts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives, including t-shirts, posters and pins from across Canada. Join us on June 30 for an opening reception and one-night community pop up museum. Wear a t shirt or bring a flag that has meaning to you, and help us bring back memories, inspire stories and spur conversations.

Fret Not Ukulele Night - First Thursday of every month

Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m.
Our monthly ukulele gathering – the first Thursday of every month, with Doctor of Music instructor Chris Wilson. Come, sing, laugh, and make music. Bring your uke, but if you're just testing the waters and don't yet own one, let us know and we'll loan you one for the night. $15 per person.

Thirsty Thursday Tavern Night - Last Thursday of the month

The Last Thursday of each month from 7 to 10 p.m.
Enjoy a glass of beer, wine, or a Thomas Montgomery specialty in our restored 1847 bar room! Order Irish stew, fresh baked bread and tap your toes to live traditional music. Admission is pay-what-you-wish. Cash bar, $5 for a bowl of stew, while supplies last.

Scarborough Museum hosts lots of family-friendly and fun events. Contact us at 416-338-8807 or shm@toronto.ca

Hours
Wednesdays, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Thursday &  Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12 to 4 p.m.

Admission Pay what you can

My Diary: A Woman’s Life in Victorian Scarborough - An Exhibit - Now Open

On until March, 2016
Explore local history through the personal records of Frances Tweedie Milne in 19th-century rural Scarborough. Her writing is placed in the context of how society and history have been influenced by Magna Carta through political changes such as Canada's Confederation in 1867 and the development of Canadian rights and freedoms. Included in admission (Pay what you can).

May Weekends – 12 to 5 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m. 
Come celebrate Mother's Day every weekend at Scarborough Museum! Enjoy fresh baked treats and share your family story at the Communities Memories Kiosk.

Admission is Pay What You Can.

June Weekends - 12 to 5 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays, 12 to 5 p.m.
Hello June! Breathe in a breath of fresh air as we welcome the summer. Check out what's happening at the museum and sample a classic food – bannock!  It's all fun and all family friendly as we start the countdown to Scarborough Museum's big Multiculturalism Day event on June 27th!

Destination: Canada! - June 27

Monday, June 27, 6:30 to 9 p.m.
Come celebrate Canadian Multiculturalism Day at Scarborough Museum!  Free for everyone. Enjoy live music and entertainment, sweets from around the world, dancing and more! This free Celebrate Canada event is supported by a grant from the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage

Contact us at 416-392-6910 or spadina@toronto.ca

Make a Fascinator Workshop - June 10

Friday, June 10, 7 to 10 p.m.
Get ready for Spadina's Gatsby Garden Party at this hands-on workshop. Create a special fascinator or headpiece to complete your 1920s ensemble. Enjoy a special evening tour of Spadina. Light refreshments. $30 plus tax; pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6910.

Music in the Orchard - June 5, 12 & 19

Sundays: June 5, 12 and 19, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Spadina’s popular outdoor musical performances return. Bring a blanket, bring a picnic, bring the whole family. Pay what you wish.

Artists include:

  • June 5 - Kye Marshall
  • June 12 - VentElation
  • June 19 - Ton Beau

The Etiquette of Downton Abbey - June 12

Sunday, June 12, 1 or 3 p.m.
Calling all Downton Abbey fans! Live the drama and opulence of the 1920s in a tour of Spadina Museum, Toronto's Downton Abbey. Immerse yourself in the world of the hit TV show as we compare and contrast the fictional life of the Crawley's with Spadina's Austin family. The tour will take you from our simple servant quarters to a drawing room elegant enough to impress the Dowager Countess! Adults $10, Seniors $7 (plus tax). Pre-registration required. Call 416-392-6910.

Yoga on the Grounds - June 19

Sunday, June 19, 3 p.m.
This class will be led by certified yoga instructor Diane Grundy, who has been practicing yoga and studying yoga philosophy for over 5 years. Diane is a Yoga Alliance Certified (200 hours) instructor, who will be leading the class through a gentle/ beginner level of hatha yoga. Although the class will be at the beginner level, all levels are welcome. It is suggested that participants please bring a mat, towel, and water, and that they arrive at least 10 minutes before the class begins.

Classes are limited to 12 participants, and pre-registration is required, by calling Spadina Museum, at 416-392-6910. Admission for the class is pay-what-you-wish, and monies will be donated to the museum. In case of inclement weather, the class will be held indoors.

Gatsby Garden Party - Two days to choose from this year! June 25 & 26

Saturday and Sunday, June 25 & 26, 12 to 5 p.m.
The Gatsby Garden Party is back! This year we'll be celebrating with two full days of 1920s fun! Step back in time with us and enjoy live music from Combo Royale and the Maple Leaf Champions Jug Band. Learn how to dance 1920s-style with Hogtown Swing. Try a game of croquet. Come in period garb – great prizes for the best costumes! Explore a real 1920s mansion. Delicious refreshments available for purchase. All on the luxurious grounds of historic Spadina Museum!

Tickets on sale now - click here!

Select a one-day event ticket for $10 or add a house tour for a total of $15. 

Due to high demand, we have to limit costume contest entrants to 200 people. Want to enter?
You must purchase your ticket first. You'll then receive instructions on how to enter via email.

Sorry, but please note that 2015 winners are not eligible to enter the 2016 costume contest.

Look what's happening over the next few months at Todmorden Mills. Contact us at 416-396-2819 or todmorden@toronto.ca

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf - May 28 & 29

Saturday & Sunday, May 28 & 29, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry at 4:30 p.m.)
Tour the grounds and learn about the rich history of Todmorden Mills and the surrounding Don Valley. Daily tours of the Wildflower Preserve will explore the varied habitats that have been re-created by the Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Volunteer Committee. Guided tours of the Papermill Theatre will be offered on Saturday.

Admission is FREE.

 

NEW! Fab 40s Day! June 18

Saturday, June 18, 12 to 4 p.m.
Time-travel to the 1940s at Todmorden Mills! Come in your best forties attire and join our costume contest. Enjoy live music from Bertie & The Gents, and learn how to 'cut a rug' with a wartime dance lesson from Lindy Hop Revolution. Tour the historic 1940s Cottage, sample wartime recipes, check out our vintage vendors, and pick up a treat from the Old Time Retro Candy & Ice Cream Truck.

Tickets $10 plus tax.

Fabulous Felt Flowers Workshop - June 5

Sunday, June 5, 1 to 4 pm.
With just a few simple supplies and stitches, you can make amazing felt flowers! Create a corsage to add the finishing touch to your Fab '40s outfit, or a posy to adorn a headband, necklace, or even top a present. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required. Call 416-396-2819.

$7 plus tax.

 

Exhibitions in the Papermill Gallery - May & June

Gallery Hours:
Wednesday to Friday: Noon to 4 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon to 4:30 pm
Admission to the Papermill Gallery is free

New works by Bentley, Fisher and Gladstone
May 18 to June 12

Opening reception: Saturday, May 21 from 1 to 4 pm.
Featuring new works by three artists – Dana Bentley whose works reflect his great fascination with alternative art making; Eric Fisher who draws his inspiration from the world of boxing and Angela Gladstone, whose sojourn to China formed the basis of the photographic collection in this show. This exhibition explores different mediums from collaged archival and pigment prints to photography and oil paintings.

Colour and Form Society
June 15 to July 10

In the Papermill Theatre - Bill McIlwraith's The Anniversary - Opens May 19

East Side Players present Bill McIlwraith's
The Anniversary
May 19 to June 4

Since Dad died, Mum has carried on the family business and profits have increased two-fold. Keeping a tight rein on her three sons, Mum's plans for an anniversary celebration (despite her late husband's absence) bring out rebellion among the sons and her long-held reign is ended at last.

For tickets, please call 416- 425-0917 or visit http://www.eastsideplayers.ca.

 

 

DramaWay presents the Annual Theatre & Dance Showcase - June 11

In the Papermill Theatre
Saturday, June 11 - Various shows, times and ticket prices

Join us for DramaWay’s annual celebration of the exceptional artistic achievements of Toronto’s special needs community. This exciting Showcase will feature live theatrical performances, as well as a fully choreographed dance show.

All of Me, a diverse set of choreographies, will be performed by two RhythmWorks dance troupes. Three DramaWorks groups take the stage to showcase their uniquely adapted theatrical productions Break Free.  

Showtimes: 

All of Me:  RhythmWorks Dance Troupes: 12:00-12:45 p.m.

Break Free:  DramaWorks East Group:      1:30-3:00 p.m.

Break Free:  DramaWorks Group A:           3:45-5:15 p.m.

Break Free:  DramaWorks Group B:           6:30-8:00 p.m.

Founded in 1999, DramaWay is a Toronto-based company that provides a variety of educational creative arts programs for youth and adults with special needs. Funds raised through this Annual Theatre & Dance Showcase ensure DramaWay’s continued offering of quality programs that enhance self-esteem and encourage social development in an arts-focused environment.

Tickets are $20 for Break Free Shows & $15 for All of Me. Tickets can be purchased online.

For More Information: Please call (416) 614-1078 www.dramaway.com or dramawayoffice@gmail.com

 

 

Summer Thursday Evenings - June, July & August

Every Thursday in June, July and August, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
We're open late on summer Thursdays – drop in and unwind! Take a stroll in the Wildflower Preserve, check out the latest art show in the Papermill Gallery, try a retro board game, or explore your artistic side with colouring for all ages. Free admission. (Please note: Tours of our historic houses are not offered after 4:30p.m.)

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