Get your tickets for Field Trip!

 

Get ready to have a field day of fun, food, frivolity, and lots and lots of live music. It’s time for Field Trip 2018. From Saturday, June 2nd, to Sunday, June 3rd, Historic Fort York and Garrison Common transform into much more than simply a summer concert venue. Field Trip is a cross-disciplinary exploration of creativity and collaboration. Come and discover the finest offerings in music, art, comedy, fashion, food and more.

 

Field Trip Festival Toronto

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PERFORMANCES

Field Trip Festival Toronto

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Get ready to feel the good vibes. Field Trip gathers some of the world’s best musical artists and performers together in the heart of our fair city. Headlining the stage on Saturday, June 2nd, are Hogtown-hometown-heroes, Metric. On Sunday, June 3rd, NYC indie darlings, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, will close out the festival.

 

In addition to the headline acts, catch Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, Noname, Trombone Shorty, and Orleans Avenue – just to name a few! Check out the full lineup for some can’t-miss artists.

 

‘DAY CAMP’

Field Trip Festival Toronto

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Field Trip is a family-friendly festival. Each year, the organizers outdo themselves as they seek to expand and refine the Field Trip Day Camp space. This is a place where parents and kids can celebrate together. The area will boast its own fun performances, including identical twin acrobats Jam Side Up, and performers OozaKazoo and Turbo Street Funk. The Toronto Magic Company will also entertain the family crowd all weekend long.

 

There will be a ton of fun, kid-focused activities including an open mic for wannabe child comedians to tell a joke or two, a chalk graffiti wall, Fay and Fluffy’s Storytime, and lots more! Best of all, kids under 12 can attend Field Trip for free!

 

COMEDY

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Take a side-splitting break and laugh yourself silly as some of the city’s best comedians crack you up in the Barracks Building.

 

ANALOGUE GALLERY SOUND IMAGE EXHIBITION

 

Also housed within the Barracks is one of Field Trip’s longest standing traditions – the Analogue Gallery Sound Image Exhibition. This curated showcase of Canadian music photography includes some of the greatest moments from past Field Trips.

 

ART & DESIGN

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Each year, Field Trip brings a new collection of artists in residence together to help fans and families explore art installations, as well as Historic Fort York’s green spaces.

 

FIELD TRIP MARKETPLACE

 

The Field Trip Marketplace is a meeting place where artists and designers can connect with potential buyers and those who appreciate their art. Visit the market to browse one-of-a-kind creations, crafts, and rare wares from around the city and around the world.

 

FOOD TRIP

 

The art of eating is never overlooked at Field Trip. Sample a sumptuous selection from the finest food purveyors. Beginning last year, each vendor began to offer at least one plant based menu item – so there is sure to be something for everyone to dig their teeth into. See a full a list of vendors to start planning your personal Field Trip food trip.

 

TICKETS & PASSES

 

As we mentioned above, children under 12 are admitted free of charge, with an accompanying adult ticket, up to a maximum of 2 kids per adult. VIP passes are the best way to experience Field Trip. Enjoy priority gate entry, VIP washrooms and amenities, VIP seating, premium food and beverage offerings, a VIP cell phone charging station, and a VIP water refill station. Get your tickets for Field Trip, today!

 

Field Trip 2018 is the perfect way to kick off your season of summer fun, and create some life long memories.

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited loves to help you make the most of all that your city and community have to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue) and Village Green (50 Alexander Street, 40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.

Don’t miss Artfest Toronto!

 

It’s time to celebrate art, craft and creativity in Toronto at the Distillery Historic District. This month, Artfest Toronto, and the Spring Art & Craft Show, returns for its 12th year! There’s no better spot in the city to engage with art than along the Distillery’s picturesque cobblestone streets. The setting itself is simply beautiful.

 

Save the date

 

This Victoria Day Weekend, from May 19th to 21st, join Canada’s top artists to celebrate. Expect incredible paintings, photography, sculpture, fine crafts, live music and more. Admission is free!

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About Artfest

 

Artfest Toronto is held just twice a year. It includes the Spring Art & Craft Show and the Fall Fine Art & Craft Show over the Labour Day Weekend, from Aug 31st to Sept 3rd, 2018. The pieces featured at the event are one of kind and must be seen to be fully appreciated. Browse this list of exhibitors for the show, to get a sense of what you can expect.

 

The event will feature live music daily from 12pm until 6pm. The music will be low-key, not too loud, and is designed to elevate your experience without being too overwhelming – so you can take in all the art on display without distraction. Here are some of the musicians that will perform this year:

 

Tim Bovaconti

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Tim Bovaconti is best known as lead guitarist for Burton Cummings and Ron Sexsmith. Tim will be joined by some of his most talented musician friends to perform classic tunes, and provide the perfect soundtrack to your Artfest experience. Learn more and listen at timbovaconti.com.

 

Farrucas Latin Duo

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As you browse the paintings on Saturday, Latin duo Farracus will set a whimsical mood. The couple’s music fuses two styles together – Mediterranean and Ecuadorian. Their music also incorporates elements and influences from Rumba Flamenco, Salsa, Rock and beyond, to create a truly unique sound.


Melody Fair

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Melody Fair, also known as Hazel Wipper and David Wipper – another on and offstage couple – will share their beautiful guitar rhythms and mellifluous melodies, as they perform a range of rock and folk classics on Sunday, May 20th. The pair pack a powerful musical one-two punch, thanks to David’s wizardry on guitar and Hazel’s unforgettable voice.


Andy Griffiths

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Don’t miss the energetic passion of Andy Griffiths on Monday, May 21st. He will perform his classic rootsy folk-rock tunes.

 

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The Venue

If you’ve never visited the Distillery Historic District before, the location itself is worth a look. Around the turn of the millenium, a group of developers with a vision took a collection of derelict Victorian Industrial buildings and created something for the 21st century. It’s now a great destination and location that excites and inspires the senses. This is no dull and drab ‘historic district’, it’s a place where inspiring ideas and design blend seamlessly with old world charm. Today the Distillery Historic District is an internationally acclaimed village of unique shops, galleries, theatres and events. It’s a setting that feels tailor-made for Artfest Toronto.


Greenrock Property Management Limited hopes you will connect with the art and artisans of your community at this great local event. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue), please visit our website.



 

 

Last Chance to Get lost in Infinity Mirrors at the AGO

 

Sometimes, even infinity can’t last forever. The Art Gallery of Ontario is currently hosting a critically acclaimed exhibit called Infinity Mirrors. It’s the first North American tour in 20 years for celebrated artist Yayoi Kusama, and the AGO is the only Canadian venue to host it. The exhibit will officially close its doors on Sunday, May 27th, making this month your last chance to get lost in Infinity Mirrors at the the AGO.

 

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirrored Room – The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away Credit: David Zwirner, N.Y. © Yayoi Kusama

 

The Tour

 

The exhibit debuted at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on February 23rd, 2017. It moved on to major US museums, including the Seattle Art Museum (June 30 to Sept. 10, 2017), The Broad in Los Angeles (October 2017 to January 2018), and is now at the Art Gallery of Ontario (March 3 to May 27 2018). It’s last stop will be the Cleveland Museum of Art (July to October 2018).

 

About the Exhibit

Courtesy of the artist © Yayoi Kusama, Photo by Tomoaki Makino

 

Don’t miss the final days of this unique exhibit. It’s your last chance to experience six of Kusama’s iconic, kaleidoscopic and sensory-bending installations. Also included in the show are over 60 sculptures, paintings and works on paper from the artist, dating from the early 1950’s to today. The exhibit includes many new works from the octogenarian artist, who continues to create from her Tokyo studio.

 

Small groups of two to three visitors at a time are given access to each Infinity Room of the exhibit. Due to high demand, each group will be limited to 20 to 30 seconds within each room. Expect wait times of approximately 20 minutes per room.

 

The Rooms

 

Phalli’s Field

Enter a dizzying and dense field of red-spotted phallic tubers in a mirror-lined room. Prepare for a transcendent hallucinatory experience.

Love Forever, photo by Kathy Carver

 

Love Forever

Peer into the hexagonal chamber and see yourself and flashing coloured lights reflected into infinity.

 

Dots Obsession – Love Transformed into Dots

Surround yourself with polka dot balloons, hanging from a domed ceiling in a mirrored room. Squint through a peephole to catch a glimpse of infinity.

 

Aftermath of Obliteration of Eternity

Reflect on the experience of death, and the possibility of an afterlife, as flickering golden lanterns reflect a shimmering pattern of light, contrasted by the infinite void of mirrored black space.

 

The Souls of Millions of Light Years Away

LED lights hang and flicker like galaxies, in a rhythmic pattern that makes viewers feel as though time and space are suspended and you are vanishing into infinity.

 

All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins

Pumpkins are a repeated motif in Kusama’s work. This pumpkin filled room feels like a fairytale fantasy that transports participants to an infinite realm.

 

The Obliteration Room

In the last of the Infinity Rooms you will find Kusama’s iconic participatory installation. Enter a stark white room full of everyday, domestic objects and furniture. Participants are invited to place polka dot stickers on any and all surfaces to gradually transform the room from pure white to an explosion of colour.

 

All advance tickets for Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors are booked, but you can still catch this once-in-a-lifetime installation. A limited number of same-day, timed tickets will be released each day at 10 am at the AGO. Visitors can purchase up to two tickets, and AGO Members can receive up to two free tickets – subject to availability. The line for same day tickets forms outside the AGO, so dress for the weather. Tickets include access to the AGO collection galleries.

 

Don’t wait! Now’s your chance to experience infinity and time is running out!

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Celebrate digital creativity at Digifest

 

Are you ready to get digital? It’s time to take a step into the near future with Digifest 2018. This annual technology and startup celebration is organized every year by the Digital Media and Gaming Incubator at George Brown College. It’s a fascinating roundup of the most exciting and thought-provoking emerging technology, and ideas from around the globe. It’s all right here for you to explore, from April 26th to 28th.

 

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This Year’s Digifest

 

The current global population is 7.5 billion people. Over half of the world’s population lives in urban areas. In North America, over 80 percent of us live in cities. If you think cities are crowded now — just wait. By 2050 the world’s population in on track to top 10 billion people! As the number of people on earth continues to skyrocket, so do the challenges around food priorities, health, education, mobility, work and urban space. This year’s theme for Digifest looks to the future. It’s called HelloTomorrow: Our Creative Cities. If we are going to solve the challenges that face us as a global population, we will need creative ideas and new technologies. We will rely even more heavily on innovation and design in order to maintain or exceed our collective quality of life. Digifest 2018 is focused on how creative thinking today will shape our world tomorrow.

 

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Speakers

 

Digifest 2018 is a gathering place for creative minds from across Canada and around the world. There is an extensive list of speakers who will cover a variety of subjects around the challenges that face us today and into tomorrow. This is a wonderful opportunity to discuss, listen and learn from the experts about the wonders we can expect and the issues that need to be tackled. Here are a few highlights of the event schedule;

 

Festival Kick Off on April 25th, 2018

 

Digifest 2018 kicks off, on April 25th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, with Meet the Media Guru. This event features award-winning information designer, Giorgia Lupi. She will discuss her work exploring Data Humanism. Lupi is the co-founder and Creative Director of Accurat, a data-driven design firm based in Milan and New York.

 

Day 1, April 26th, 2018

 

Linda Vlassenrood, Program Director at the International New Town Institute (Netherlands) will give a talk called Towards a Smart SocietyThe idea of going beyond ‘smart cities’ to create smart societies will be explored. To build a smart society we must identify and understand the needs relevant to that society.

 

Day 2, April 27th, 2018

 

Join media industry experts to explore how technology will continue to impact and shape how we share information. Don’t miss the Media & Storytelling Panel,from 1:45 pm until 2:45 pm.

 

Day 3, April 28th, 2018

 

Join the fascinating demonstration Let’s Talk Science on the final day of Digifest 2018, from 12pm until 1pm, with Sujeevan Ratnasingham. Using a LifeScanner, DNA barcoding technology, any animal tissue can be identified. Explore what you’re eating, as well as what’s in your garden and home in this extraordinarily interactive demo!

 

The Interactive Zone

 

The Interactive Zone is your opportunity to take an experimental journey into the future! You’ll be able to see and touch the latest technology from the fields of development, training, and entertainment.

 

Student Showcase

 

See the most promising ideas from the most promising minds at the sixth annual Student Showcase. Winning graduate student submissions from across the country will be exhibited for the public and potential industry partners.

 

Digifest Family Day

 

Gather the family and save some money as Digifest 2018 opens to the public for a free Family Day on Saturday, April 28th, form 10am until 4pm. Experience and enjoy family-friendly fun for all ages, panel discussions, and the latest addition to Digifest — The Food Tech Pop Up. This pop up looks at possible future foods, as well as the people behind them. There may even be some free samples to try!

 

Get a glimpse of the future with Digifest 2018 and Hello Tomorrow: Our Creative Cities. Tickets are available now!

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to help you explore and connect with all the creativity and culture your present and future city has to offer. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue) and Village Green (50 Alexander Street40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.

Celebrate design at TO DO

 

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival (TO DO) is back for it’s 8th big and beautiful year. The festival is the largest cultural celebration of design in Canada. There are over 100 free exhibitions, events and winter installations across the city, all designed to illuminate, celebrate and challenge your aesthetic interests. The festival is on now, until January 21st.

 

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TO DO turns Toronto into an interactive hub for creativity, bringing design and art out from behind the closed doors of the studio, and into the urban sphere. It is designed to bring the community together to celebrate contemporary culture. There are too many interesting exhibitions and displays to mention, so check out the full schedule to plan your experience.

 

Here a few highlights for this year’s festival:

 

Analog Shift

 

Analog Shift is an interactive exhibition taking place at Artscape Youngplace, Hallway Galleries (180 Shaw Street). The promotional installation for Seattle-based design brand, Fin, also serves as a social commentary on Virtual Reality (VR). Visitors use a classic childhood toy, the View-Master, to explore Fin’s showroom and highlight that actual physical objects are required to create a virtual reality.

 

365 Pieces of Felt

 

365 Pieces of Felt is a window display at the David Kaye Gallery (1092 Queen West). The display is visible from the Dovercourt entrance. A pile of felt may appear as a just a pile of wasted scraps to the untrained eye, but each day another photograph will be added to the display to demonstrate the seemingly infinite versatility that can be achieved with a little creativity. There will be a reception at the Gallery, with the artist Kathryn Walter on the final day of the festival, Sunday January 21st, from 2pm until 5pm. 365 Pieces of Felt continues after the festival at www.feltstudio.com/blog, where a new photo will be added every day of 2018.


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70 Geary Avenue: Intersection Art & Design

 

Come and experience Toronto’s up and coming design district as the studio doors open to welcome you to 70 Geary Avenue: Intersection Art & Design. The city’s premier floral design studio, Emblem, will feature vibrant displays. The studio is also home to Lori Harrison Design – creators of art, textiles and wonderful wares, as well as Watson Soule. These producers of exceptionally expressive floor pieces invite the public to come get a glimpse of the art of rug making on Saturday January 20th, from 6pm to 9pm, at 70-72 Geary Avenue.

 

TO DO Talks: Symposium

 

If you can’t get enough of the festival, there are a few exclusive ticketed events that you won’t want to miss. The TO DO Talks Symposium: Designing the Future of Work is the third annual symposium. It brings together 12 experts from different disciplines to discuss what the future of work may look like. Topics range from organizational structures, to ritual and empathy, to architecture and responsive workplaces. The digital world will affect the way we work, from automation to constant connectivity, the future of work is looking more complex and design will play a major role in reshaping how we work. Tickets are available online or at the door. The talk takes place on Saturday, January 20th, from 1pm to 5pm at George Brown College, St. James Campus, Room 406 (auditorium), 290 Adelaide Street East.


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TO DO Talks: Aberrant Architecture

 

Aberrant Architecture is a collaborative studio based in London, UK. Founders David Chambers and Kevin Haley will talk about everything you don’t see that goes into a final work of architecture. Moderated by Beatrice Galilee, a former collaborator with the studio and current Associate Curator of Architecture and Design at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC. TO DO Talks: Aberrant Architecture takes place on Friday, January 19th, from 7:30pm until 9pm at Studio Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West. Tickets are available now.

 

If you want to connect with the creativity of your community, and feast your eyes on design that shapes and enhances our lives, put the Toronto Design Offsite Festival at the top of your TO DO list!

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to connect you with the beauty and creativity of your city, community and neighbourhood. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue, 45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue) and Village Green (50 Alexander Street, 40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.


Discover the Toronto Christmas Market

 

It’s time to embrace the holiday season. The Toronto Christmas Market is the place to be if you want to make some magical, romantic Christmas memories this year. Come and experience the lights, the food, the wonder of it all — and get some Christmas shopping done at the same time.

 

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The Toronto Christmas Market is on now, until December 23rd at the Historic Distillery District (55 Mill Street). The moment you step onto the cobblestone streets, you’ll be transported to another world. It’s a world of twinkling lights, delicious food, hot beverages to warm your body and soul, and performances that will warm your heart.

 

The performances change from day to day. Each day features a different theme, so there is something to suit everyone and every taste. Take in Traditional Tuesdays, with bluegrass, folk, roots and traditional music. World Wednesdays bring world music, dance and cultural performances to the Market. Come for Classical Thursdays to experience seasonal opera and crossover Classical performances. Feel the groove of Friday Night Jazz, featuring holiday swing and jazz. Pop/Variety Saturdays are always popular. Catch emerging artists and featured artists performing pop, rock, blues and more. Ensemble Sundays bring instrumental ensembles in the afternoon and vocal ensembles and choirs in the evening. There are also daily Santa’s Elves Sing-Alongs for the kids and daily carolling performances. The Market is closed on Mondays.

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There is so much to see and do at the Toronto Christmas Market. Take in the majesty of the massive Christmas tree, bask in the magical glow of the lights and colours as the cobblestone streets transform into a glittering winter wonderland. Kids will love to visit Santa at his house and get a photo. You can also pose for a picture at The Heart of Christmas —  a 14 foot tall, 12 foot wide heart sculpture made of steel. You can give back this season by bringing a canned food donation for the Daily Bread Food Bank — just drop it off at The Giving Pantry. For even more fun and excitement, visit the Family Entertainment Zone. It features a ferris wheel, carousel and life-sized gingerbread house to enjoy — additional Fun Zone tickets are required.

 

In addition to all the fun and excitement, this is first and foremost a market. It may well be the best way imaginable to cross everything off your Christmas list. World-class crafts and craftspeople, art and artisans, have come together to offer a selection of gifts that simply isn’t available anywhere else.

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What are the holidays without food! It’s best to show up to the Toronto Christmas Market hungry. Treat yourself to all kinds of tasty snacks or full meals. Raclette serves up a Swiss-German delicacy of Roasted Cheese served over Rosemary Roasted Baby Potatoes. Santa’s BBQ serves up great brats, sausages and other grilled favourites. There’s a Waffle Bar, as well as fresh baked goods from Uncle Betty’s, Tartistry and Stickling’s Bakery. The amazing aroma of fresh roasted cinnamon glazed nuts (pecans, almonds, cashews and peanuts) from The Nutty Bavarian fills the air as well.

 

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The Market is free to attend on weekdays, until Friday at 5pm. Weekend admission is $6 for adults, children under two are always free. Tickets can be purchased in advance, online and same-day tickets are available onsite. Keep in mind that weekends at the Market are crowded. Even with advanced tickets, you can expect to line up. If you’re looking to avoid the lines at all cost, Express Pass tickets can be purchase for $20 – or visit during the week.

 

The Toronto Christmas Market is fast becoming a Toronto tradition. Make your way to the Market and make the most of your holidays!

 

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Christmas at Black Creek Pioneer Village

 

Do you ever long for a simpler time? With all the pressure of a fast-paced, commercialized Christmas season, it may be nice to see how Christmas was celebrated back in the day. In a time before cellphones, apps and advertisements. Modern conveniences can be great, but if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the pace of a modern Christmas, experiencing Christmas at Black Creek Pioneer Village may be exactly what you’re looking for.

 

Family Christmas Weekends

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The modern holiday season can be a hectic, fast-paced, whirlwind of an experience. With Family Christmas Weekends, you and your family have the opportunity to slow things down as you take a step back in time! Come and discover the wonder of an old-fashioned Christmas wonderland. Every weekend until December 23rd, from 11am until 4:30pm. Check out the full program schedule here.

 

A true Victorian Christmas experience awaits you! Explore Christmas traditions from the past. You can help trim a Christmas tree as you learn about the history of the Christmas tree, discover the decorations of the time period, and share some of your own family traditions. Explore the Village and get a real feel for what the holiday was like, way back when. There will be monologues and pantomimes performed by actors playing characters based on actual people and events from the past. There will be carollers and music of the day. You can learn to do an Irish jig, then put your new skills to work at and old-fashioned Christmas ball, complete with live fiddle music! Later on, you can even pick up an instrument and learn some songs of the day from their resident musician!

 

Family Christmas Weekends are an authentic feast for the senses. To get a better taste for the time period you can get your hands on hot chestnuts roasted on an open fire. Jack Frost may be nipping at your nose, but this warm treat is sure to keep him at bay. You can also experience the delicious beauty of a Flaming Plum Pudding – and taste it too! There will also be mincemeat tarts and hot apple cider, warmed over the fire. Create some authentic Christmas memories with a horse drawn wagon ride for only $2.

 

These unique Christmas activities are sure to be memorable for you and your family. Discover some traditions from the past — they may make their way into the future traditions of your family.

 

Christmas by Lamplight

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As the sun sets on the Village, Black Creek comes alive. There will be music. There will be activities. There will be food. At Christmas by Lamplight you can bathe in the warm, flickering glow of a Christmas gone by.

 

Stroll through the Village at your own pace, from 6pm until 9:30pm, on December 9th, 16th and 23rd. Tickets are available now. As you explore the sights, sounds and smells of the celebrations in the Village, you can stop in to visit the old fashioned houses and workshops. They are all decked out in decorations of the day. You can even create some of your own seasonal ornaments and take them home with you, to add to your family traditions. Make several stops along your stroll to savour the samples of festive foods of the time, enjoy some Christmas caroling and choirs and traditional, live, folk music.

 

Traditional Christmas Dinner

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If you really want to get a taste of the time period, consider upgrading your Christmas by Lamplight experience to include a Traditional Christmas Dinner. Choose Butternut Squash Soup with Maple crème fraîche or Arugula Salad with feta cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds

and pomegranate balsamic dressing to start. The main course is a choice of Fall Vegetable Cassoulet with toasted hazelnut bread crumbs or Traditional Roasted Turkey with apple, celery, raisin stuffing, seasonal vegetables, mashed potatoes, gravy and cinnamon

orange cranberry sauce. Finish off your meal with a Warm Apple Blossom with whipped cream or Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream and coffee or tea.

 

Dinner bookings are available for 5:30pm in the Canada West Room and at 5:30pm or 8:30pm in the Half Way House Inn Restaurant.

 

Holiday Gift Guide

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You can leave Black Creek Pioneer Village with more than just memories. The gift shop offers one-of-a-kind items handmade in the Village. If you have some hard-to-shop-for folks on your list, consider the Black Creek Holiday Gift Guide. You’ll find not only unique hand-crafted items and treats, but also unique experiences you simply can’t find anywhere else. How about spending the day as an Artisan Apprentice? Work in the Village with a Baker, Blacksmith, Tinsmith, Spinner, Printer or Weaver. Learn about the tools of the trade and take home your finished product! Or choose to Brew with the Brewmaster. Learn to brew just as they did in the 1800’s and take home a two litre growler of beer.

 

Come and explore The Village and see how it was done back then. Get a sense of how a community functioned, how much has changed, and how much remains the same. Spend some unique quality time together this holiday season by making some new memories of the past.

 

Greenrock Property Management Limited wants to help you explore, experience and connect with your community. For information on Greenrock Communities in Toronto, including Greenrock at Davisville Village (77 Davisville Avenue45 Balliol Street and 225 Davisville Avenue) and Village Green(50 Alexander Street40 Alexander Street and 55 Maitland Street), please visit our website.

Discover Evergreen’s Winter Village

 

The holiday season is a magical time of year in Toronto. If you haven’t visited Evergreen’s Winter Village at Evergreen Brick Works (550 Bayview Avenue) you’re missing out! It’s a community focused winter wonderland! Visit the village this holiday season to play, shop, eat, explore and more.

 

The Winter Village is open every weekend in December from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., even on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st)! It’s also open weekdays from December 26th to the 29th.

 

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What can you expect at this holiday hub? In addition to the fun, the food and the markets, you can expect to experience nature during winter, in an active and unique way. We reached out to Evergreen and spoke with spokesperson Renee Tratch to get a better feel of what’s in store at the Winter Village this year.

 

There will be a Street Curling rink, ball hockey activities and when it snows test-ride a ski bike. You can also sign up for a group hike through the 40-acre Weston Family Quarry Garden and Don Valley Brick Works area, and a fat bike through the Don Valley trail system. For families, there are winter-themed scavenger hunts around the Brick Works and kid-friendly nature-based activities and crafts in the Children’s Garden.

 

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If you get cold and want to cozy up, you can check out the indoor board games lounge, or soak up the season as you warm up by a campfire. Enjoy a hot or cold drink from The Sipping Container and savour some of the best local food from the best food trucks in town. Expect a rotation of four to six different trucks each day, including Arepa RepublicFully Loaded T.O.Gorilla CheeseSteambox DumplingsBorn2Eat and more! Renee tells us:

 

A selection of local food trucks will serve up a diverse offering of delicious internationally-inspired food. The rotating list of dishes include Venezuelan arepas, crêpes, gourmet grilled cheese, dumplings, stuffed wings, Indian fusion dishes, cubanos and much more.

 

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The best part of spending time in the Winter Village is that you can get all your holiday shopping done while you have fun! The holiday season is too precious to spend stuck inside a shopping mall or grocery store. Evergreen has teamed up with Etsy Canada to offer visitors one-of-a-kind merchandise. Finding special gifts for the all the unique people on your list couldn’t be easier! The indoor Etsy Holiday Market is located in the Young Welcome Centre and BMO Atrium.

 

Etsy Canada crafters, artists and makers from across Ontario will be at Evergreen Brick Works on Sundays in December and through December 26th to 31st, 2017. A rotating roster of over 35 local Ontario Etsy artisans will offer unique holiday décor, handmade gifts and original craftwork for every gift-giving need.

 

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In addition to the Etsy Holiday Market, The Evergreen Brickworks is home to the Evergreen Garden Market. This year round market offers everything from food and home décor, to books, children’s games and artisan crafted toys.

 

The Saturday Farmers Market is the largest farmers market in Toronto, offering the city’s widest selection of seasonal and local food. It’s open Saturdays from 9am to 1pm. The market moves indoors over the winter, so it’s a great opportunity to warm up while you stock up.

 

The bone chilling Toronto weather can make it easy to curl up at home and hibernate. Evergreen’s Winter Village gives you a great reason to get out and experience all the best of the season in one spot! All proceeds support Evergreen and their commitment to connecting people, natural and built worlds to make cities and communities flourish.

 

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Don’t miss the Regent Park Film Festival

 

Toronto’s only free-of-charge community film festival, the Regent Park Film Festival, returns from November 15th to 18th to celebrate 15 years of storytelling. The Festival is held at the Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas Street East) building.

 

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Expect a great line-up of thought provoking feature length and short films from 26 Toronto-based filmmakers — including four hyperlocal filmmakers from Regent Park. There will also be interactive and informative workshops, panels and virtual reality projects to explore. The festival is a showcase of culturally diverse stories from communities around the globe. It is designed to be accessible to all. The festival is proudly free-of-charge and even includes complimentary child care for attendees.

 

The festival has been a joyful place for art and community for 15 years. This is no simple feat, and a testament to the strength of Regent Park and the universality of the stories a community like this inspire. – Ananya Ohri, Executive Director

 

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HIGHLIGHTS

 

The festival kicks things off with the Emerging Directors’ Spotlight & Pitch Event on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:30 pm. It all starts with a conversation with an esteemed panel of female producers and directors. They will discuss how they got their start in the industry. It will be followed by a presentation of some of Canada’s best new talent as they compete for a $1000 cash prize. Seven female directors – all under 26, will screen their short films and pitch future projects to the panel.

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FEATURE FILMS

 

The feature film screenings will begin on Thursday, November 16th at 6 pm with Who’s Streets? — a documentary about the events that led up to the Ferguson protests in 2014. It will be followed by a discussion moderated by journalist Desmond Cole. At 8:30 pm, catch the drama Werewolf — a film about a young couple attempting to deal with the realities of love and addiction. It will be followed by a discussion with director Ashley McKenzie.

 

The Friday night film is a documentary called Unarmed Verses. The film gives a voice to a 12 year old girl who’s Toronto community, Villaways, faces imposed relocation. It’s followed by a Q&A with director Charles Officer, and producer Lea Marin.

 

On Saturday, November 18th, wake up to Breakfast & A Movie. A complimentary breakfast courtesy of Bombay Street Foods will be served prior to the screening of Window Horses.

 

The Closing Night film this year is the coming-of-age comedy Signature Move from director Jennifer Reeder. The screening will begin at 8 pm and will be followed by an awards ceremony.

 

WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS

 

In addition to the festival’s feature film and short film screenings, the Regent Park Film Festival will be offering an array of workshops and events to inform and educate, as well as entertain. Workshops are free to attend, however space is limited. A brief online application must be completed to attend. Learn How to Keep Making Films from industry professionals, What Funders Want, or get an Introduction to Virtual Reality.

 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

 

As the only free-of-charge community film festival in Toronto, The Regent Park Film Festival relies on the commitment and efforts of a group of dedicated community residents and volunteers. Through talent, time and will, the festival has managed to grow into a 4-day event with film screenings, school programs and workshops year-round.. The festival strives to celebrate diversity, while uniting the community. All screenings and events are held in the heart of the community at the Daniels Spectrum building.

 

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Experience A Beautiful Planet at The Science Centre!

 

A Beautiful Planet is an awe-inspiring IMAX Experience® that will keep you on the edge of your seat. See our world like you’ve never seen it before! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to observe planet Earth from the perspective of the astronauts on board the International Space Station (ISS).

 

 

This remarkable film is the result of a cooperative effort between IMAX Entertainment, Walt Disney Studios and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). It features fantastic footage captured by astronauts compiled by acclaimed filmmaker Toni Myers. Myers has been producing, directing, writing and editing films for The IMAX Experience® since 1971. Her last IMAX feature film, Hubble 3D, was wildly successful. Greg Foster, Senior Executive Vice President, IMAX Corp and CEO of IMAX Entertainment says:

 

Toni has crafted a remarkable film that uniquely captures the raw beauty of our planet. In collaboration with our long-time friends at Disney, we’re so excited to bring the entertaining and creative A Beautiful Planet to IMAX audiences.

 

 

Watching our home planet from space in such vivid detail is a remarkable experience. The vantage point naturally necessitates a shift in our perspective. To see the sunrise from space literally puts the planet in a new light. As parts of the planet are flooded with shimmering sunlight, other areas are cast into darkness and shadow. But even in darkness the light shines through, thanks to the creative imagination and innovation of humankind. Cities at night, as seen from space, are vibrant and electrifying. A Beautiful Planet provides stunning visuals of Earth and the mark humanity has made on it over time. Our planet is changing and we have the power and responsibility to protect it, but that means we may have to change as well. This IMAX Experience® has the ability to show you the big picture – literally and figuratively. Or as Alan Bergman, President of Walt Disney Studios says:

 

A Beautiful Planet provides a unique perspective on our relationship with Earth, offering audiences a vantage point that very few have ever been able to experience. IMAX is a perfect format for the film’s spectacular and immersive imagery.

 

 

A Beautiful Planet is a breathtaking view of our world and the galaxy we live in. It is also a hopeful view into the future of humanity. It is playing now in Toronto at The Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road). The more we learn about our relatively small planet, the galaxy in which it resides, and the vastness of the universe, the stronger our connection becomes to the place we all call home.

 

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