September 2, 2013
The world’s largest celebration of video games making its first Canadian appearance, Game On 2.0 features game design, development, and production including multiplayer games, handheld devices, original concept and character art, and the history’s most influential arcade machines. From Pong to Guitar Hero; the Ontario Science Centre will host Game On 2.0 which offers a hands-on exploration of video game history and culture. Visitors will experience more than 60 years of gaming entertainment and technology; from the very first commercial coin-operated game to the latest in virtual reality and 3D gaming.
Game On 2.0 tracks the development of video games from the earliest computer games to arcade-era hits and the very latest from today’s multi-billion dollar industry with more than 150 playable games from across the history of the medium – including pinball games – as well as rarely-seen consoles, controllers and collectables.
Location: Ontario Science Centre – 770 Don Mills Road
Visit the Ontario Science Centre website for more information.
Game On 2.0 is an exhibition organized and toured by the Barbican Centre which is owned and funded by the City of London Corporation. Game On 2.0 is presented by triOS College. This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund, a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. Media Partner: The Toronto Star
North American Premiere!
Roloff Beny Gallery, Michael Lee Crystal, Level 4 and Centre Block, Level 3.
GENESIS by internationally renowned social documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado makes its North American premiere at the ROM presented in partnership with the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival. GENESIS is an eight year photographic expedition travelling to 32 different locations around the planet, showcasing over two hundred hauntingly beautiful and provocative photographs aspiring to share the raw beauty of the landscapes, seascapes and people that have escaped the destructive reach of modern society. Curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado, GENESIS takes you on a journey to rediscover the far corners of the world and urges you to consider what is left of our planet, what is in peril and what is left to be saved.
Location: Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
August 16 – September 2, 2013. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the Canadian National Exhibition offers a unique variety of experiences. Highlights include the President’s Choice Superdogs, international exhibits & shopping, shows and concerts, agricultural exhibits, Kids’ World, live entertainment, parades, a Casino, a three-day air show and more. Let’s Go To The EX!
For more details: www.TheEx.com
Location: Exhibition Place
The Bata Shoe Museum is excited to showcase the work of Tuscan photographer Matteo Brogi in celebration of Italian Heritage Month. Sophisticated and beautiful, Unconventional Portraits offers visitors the opportunity to “meet” the students, dancers, architects, fashion designers, wine producers, celebrity butchers, perfume makers and carabinieri that represent Italian society explored from the knee down. Revealing varied passions and lifestyles, Matteo’s work masterfully conveys an intricate weaving of emotion and story through the lens, illustrating the important role that footwear plays in the modern Italian identity.
An exhibition catalogue is available in the Museum gift shop beginning June 5.
Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West (at St. George)
FOR MORE INFORMATION: 416.979.7799 or www.batashoemuseum.ca
African Savanna, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm daily.
Back by popular demand, the Toronto Zoo is proud to offer our visitors an experience of African Culture in our own African Savanna. Visit one of the many artist booths and taken home and article of authenticity, including handcrafted wooden masks, soapstone and ebony carvings, hand-woven textiles, painted candles, traditional African musical instruments and more! FREE with admission!
For more details: www.TorontoZoo.com
Location: Toronto Zoo — 361A Old Finch Avenue
Curated by Nora Burnett Abrams and Andrea Andersson, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver.
Postscript: Writing After Conceptual Art is a group exhibition featuring the work of more than fifty Canadian and international artists and writers. It is the first exhibition to examine the work of conceptual writing, investigating the roots of the movement in the art of the 1960s and 70s and presenting contemporary examples of text-based art practices. The Power Plant brings Postscript to the gallery to explore the place of language within contemporary art and broadly examine its relationship to history.
The Power Plant — 231 Queens Quay West
Curated by Julia Paoli, Assistant Curator at The Power Plant.
The Power Plant is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by French artist Jimmy Robert. Robert’s practice typically explores the corporeal potential of a range of media including photography, drawing, film, video, sculpture, and performance. In his first Canadian solo exhibition, Robert addresses questions of limits: of his body, of the media he uses, of our understanding of exhibitions, and the various disciplines his work encompasses. At the centre of Draw the Line is a commissioned performance project that takes place within this installation of new and past work at The Power Plant.
Read more → www.thepowerplant.org/Exhibitions/2013/Summer/Jimmy-Robert.aspx
The Power Plant — 231 Queens Quay West
Monday, September 2, 2013 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm.
Price: $40.00 + HST/person.
Casa Loma is pleased to offer an Archery Workshop catering to adults only. Join our NCCP trained archery coach, Shawn Adams, for an opportunity to learn the history and techniques involved in the ancient sport of archery. This hands-on workshop is suited to beginners and will afford all participants the chance to develop and hone their archery skills.
Casa Loma Archery classes are very popular! Class size is small and limited to 10 people/session. To avoid disappointment, please register early.
Price includes admission to Casa Loma.
To register, please phone 647-725-0707.
For more details: www.casaloma.org/events.index.gk#20415
Location: Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace
Tuesdays to Saturdays (and holiday Sundays) until September 1st; Fridays and Saturdays beginning September 2nd
This tour will be departing from the office of our partner, Segway of Ontario, located at 30 Gristmill Lane in The Distillery Historic District.
Ghosts, graveyards, hangings and haunts. Stroll along the haunted cobblestone streets of the historic Distillery District and the St. Lawrence Market area by lantern light. Hear some of the most spine-tingling ghost stories from the earliest days of the city.
Buy tickets here: www.attractionscanada.com/HauntedWalks-Toronto/ShowCalendar.asp