Canada 150

MomenTO: Canada on Screen in the ParkMomenTO: Canada on Screen in the Park - En fran├žais

A special Canada 150 series of free outdoor film screenings is coming to a park near you! These memorable summer evenings feature pre-show activities, guests, and moving-image works from Canada on Screen, TIFF's signature Canada 150 program.  Learn about Toronto’s connections to some of Canada's best feature films, shorts, and television series.  Canada on Screen in the Park is presented in partnership with TIFF and Park People.


Earl Bales Park
Thursday, August 10* at sunset
4169 Bathurst Street

Canada on Screen Compilation:

Selected through a national poll of Industry professionals, TIFF's Canada on Screen program showcases the best of Canada's moving image heritage. MomenTO's compilation of works from Canada on Screen features some of the most beloved Canadian animated shorts, along with an episode from the shot-in-Toronto TV drama series, Degrassi Junior High, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! Titles include:

  • Log Drivers' Waltz | dir. John Weldon | 3 mins | 1979 | G | English
  • The Sand Castle | dir. Co Hoedeman | 13 mins | 1977 | G | French
  • The Sweater | dir. Sheldon Cohen | 10 mins | 1980 | G | English
  • Degrassi Junior High S1E10 "Smokescreen" | S1E10 Smokescreen | dir. John Bertram | 28 mins | 1987 | English

Join the Friends of Earl Bales Park for fun-filled activities for the whole family beginning at 7:15 p.m. Screening begins at sunset.

*Rain date August 31


Thomson Memorial Park
Friday, August 11* at sunset
1005 Brimley Road

Canada on Screen Compilation:

Selected through a national poll of Industry professionals, TIFF's Canada on Screen program showcases the best of Canada's moving image heritage. MomenTO's compilation of works from Canada on Screen features some of the most beloved Canadian animated shorts, along with an episode from the shot-in-Toronto TV drama series, Degrassi Junior High, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! Titles include:

  • Cameras Take Five | dir. Steven Woloshen | 3 mins | 2002 | G | No Dialogue
  • When The Day Breaks | dirs. Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby | 10 mins | 1999 | G | English
  • Log Drivers' Waltz | dir. John Weldon | 3 mins | 1979 | G | English
  • The Sand Castle | dir. Co Hoedeman | 13 mins | 1977 | G | French
  • Begone Dull Care | dirs. Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart | 8 minutes | 1949 | G | No Dialogue
  • The Sweater | dir. Sheldon Cohen | 10 mins | 1980 | G | English
  • Degrassi Junior High S1E10 "Smokescreen" | S1E10 Smokescreen | dir. John Bertram | 28 mins | 1987 | English

Join the Friends of Cedarbrook & Thomson Memorial Parks for a preshow and family friendly activities beginning at 7 p.m. Screening begins at sunset.

* Rain date September 22


Trinity Bellwoods Park
Thursday, August 24* at sunset
790 Queen Street West

Canada on Screen Compilation:

Selected through a national poll of Industry professionals, TIFF's Canada on Screen program showcases the best of Canada's moving image heritage. MomenTO's compilation of works from Canada on Screen features some of the most beloved Canadian animated shorts, along with an episode from the shot-in-Toronto TV drama series, Degrassi Junior High, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! Titles include:

  • Cameras Take Five | dir. Steven Woloshen | 3 mins | 2002 | G | No Dialogue
  • When The Day Breaks | dirs. Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby | 10 mins | 1999 | G | English
  • Log Drivers' Waltz | dir. John Weldon | 3 mins | 1979 | G | English
  • The Sand Castle | dir. Co Hoedeman | 13 mins | 1977 | G | French
  • Begone Dull Care | dirs. Norman McLaren and Evelyn Lambart | 8 minutes | 1949 | G | No Dialogue
  • The Sweater | dir. Sheldon Cohen | 10 mins | 1980 | G | English
  • Degrassi Junior High S1E10 "Smokescreen" | S1E10 Smokescreen | dir. John Bertram | 28 mins | 1987 | English

*Rain date August 30


Centennial Park
Friday, August 25* at sunset
256 Centennial Park Road

Manufactured Landscapes

dir. Jennifer Baichwal | 90 mins | 2006 | G | English

Celebrate Toronto's connection to the best of Canadian film, as curated through TIFF"s Canada on Screen program. Manufactured Landscapes, the most accomplished and expansive work of director Jennifer Baichwal's career to date, is named for a photography book by Toronto-based photographer Edward Burtynsky. Burtynsky's large-scale images of industrialization are both integrated and imitated by Baichwal's presentation, offering a terrifying guided tour of a planet whose surface has been reshaped by equal measures of greed, indifference and neglect.

Join Our Place Initiative at 7 p.m. for pre-show activities and family fun! Screening begins at sunset.

*Rain date September 28