August 31, 2014
In the last 10 years, Canada’s cultural capital has undergone an architectural renaissance. World-renowned architects Daniel Libeskind and Frank Gehry have left their imprint on the city alongside monumental works by resident firms Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg and Diamond and Schmitt.
Explore the Bloor Street Cultural District, Philosopher’s Walk, and University of Toronto downtown campus, where we emerge in the dynamic Medical Discovery District, seeing how the city and the campus flow into and out of one another while referencing the different periods and styles of buildings along the route. Learn about the “starchitects” and their innovative designs that are hidden in plain view on Bloor Street West and on the University of Toronto downtown campus. Our excursion concludes at the Art Gallery of Ontario at Dundas and McCaul Street.
Join On the Town Tours for complimentary walking tours of the Cultural-University-Discovery District at Open Streets Toronto, Sunday, August 31. All tours begin at 10 am and are approximately 1-1/2 hrs. long.
Meet at: 135 St. George Street, in front of the York Club, at the corner of St. George and Bloor
Please visit our website: www.onthetown.ca
October 12, 2013 – September 2014.
Max and Madeleine Clarkson Studio and Georgia Ridley Salon.
For more than two decades, Chester Brown has been one of Canada’s leading cartoonists. His innovative and influential Louis Riel: A Comic-Strip Biography, which expanded the audience for Canadian cartooning, celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013. A selection of original drawings from the publication is now on view at the AGO. The works feature the Manitoba politician and Métis leader Louis David Riel fleeing from Fort Garry (now Winnipeg), and his subsequent hanging for treason. Brown’s work combines bold imagery, stark compositions and simple texts to convey a complex Canadian tragedy that remains, for many, controversial and unresolved.
Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
For more details: www.ago.net
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West
August 15 to September 1, 2014. One of the largest annual fairs in North America, the CNE offers a variety of entertainment including shows and concerts, Kids’ World, a large carnival midway, a working farm, shopping, an air show and more.
For more details: www.TheEx.com
Location: Exhibition Place
For over 500 years, the gates of the world’s largest imperial palace were closed to all but the emperor, his family and servants. This stunning new exhibition invites you to cross the threshold to see over 200 national treasures from Beijing’s Palace Museum – some travelling outside China for the first time.
Compelling characters, engaging stories, and family adventure frame these extraordinary objects as you journey from the gates of the outer court, through the inner court and into the emperor’s private spaces, revealing the everyday lives of all those who paid a price to live inside.
For tickets: www.rom.on.ca/en/forbidden-city
Royal Ontario Museum — 100 Queen’s Park
Throughout the Distillery District, 55 Mill Street
August 29 – September 1
Artfest Toronto, now in its 8th year, is emerging as one of Toronto’s favorite summer art shows. Celebrating painting, photography, sculpture, fine craft, live music, and more from Canada’s top artists, set throughout the cobblestone lanes of the Historic Distillery District in downtown Toronto.
For more information, please visit: artfestontario.com
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Monday, September 1, 2014
Enjoy the best seats in the house to view the Canadian Snow Birds during the Canadian International Air show 12:00-5:00pm.
Join Gone Sailing Adventures on an afternoon cruise circumnavigating the Toronto Islands. Enjoy the afternoon breeze while we watch the planes of the Canadian International Air show zoom above our heads completing arial acrobatics.
Limited Space to 10.
For more information and reservations: www.gonesailingadventures.com/#!special-sails/cgwf
Gymnastics Canada is proud to host the 2014 Senior Pan American Gymnastics Championships on August 19 to September 1, 2014. The event will showcase the four Olympic gymnastics disciplines – rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics, and men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics – at the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, ON. With 24 participating countries this international event will be a true celebration of gymnastics!
North America’s premier festival of global Jewish music and culture returns with its 10th biennial celebration. Over 200 artists from more than a dozen countries will showcase the vibrancy and brilliance of Jewish artistic traditions, from traditional styles to cutting-edge, cross-cultural fusion.
For more information: www.harbourfrontcentre.com
Location: Harbourfront Centre