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October 10, 2014 – November 1, 2014

Toronto’s Haunted Walk – Mackenzie House Visit

Departure: This tour will departing from in front of the Hockey Hall of Fame at 30 Yonge Street.

From the old military town of York to the metropolitan city of today, discover Toronto’s ghost stories and darker history. On this special version of Toronto’s Haunted Walk, hear of the city’s haunted theaters, public hangings and the terrifying encounters at Mackenzie House – which you will have a chance to explore! You will never look at the city the same again.

Duration: 90 minutes.

Dates: October 10th, October 17th, October 18th, October 24th, October 25th, October 28th, October 29th, October 30th, November 1st. Times vary by evening. Book online or call to reserve. (www.hauntedwalk.com; 416-238-1473.

Adults $18.75, Student/Youth $16.75, Children (6-12 yrs.) $10.75.

 
Start: October 10, 2014
End: November 1, 2014
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November 11, 2014

The Toronto Zoo’s 29th Annual Remembrance Day Ceremony

Waterside Theatre, Ceremony begins promptly at 10:55 am.

Veterans and the general public are invited to join in remembering and honouring the many wartime sacrifices that Canadians have made for their country. Admission for veterans and all guests attending the ceremony is free from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. The year round parking fee will be in effect except for VIP’s, Veterans in uniform or with medals, crests or other military affiliation insignia, as well as any other persons in uniform, including serving members of the armed forces, police, fire, ambulance and TTC.

Website: www.TorontoZoo.com

Toronto Zoo — 361 A Old Finch Avenue

September 17, 2014 – December 7, 2014

Dispatch: War Photographs in Print — 1854 – 2008

By comparing original prints with their reproductions in magazines, and in exhibiting other modes through which visual news is disseminated, DISPATCH reveals that taking a shot is only one step in the process of illustrating a war. Picture editors and art directors have always selected, trimmed, ordered and sequenced war photographs to suit their particular needs. This exhibition views these photographs not as windows open to the world, but as representations that are the product of changing editorial figures, aesthetic priorities and historical contexts. From Roger Fenton’s collodion plate photographs taken during the Crimean War (1853–1856) to Luc Delahaye’s images of the recent conflicts in Afghanistan (2001–present), the photographic representation of war has evolved dramatically in the Western press over the past 150 years.

Please visit our website: www.ryerson.ca/ric

Ryerson Image Centre — 33 Gould Street

 
Start: September 17, 2014
End: December 7, 2014
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December 13, 2014

Step Into A Victorian Christmas

For three magical evenings, Black Creek Pioneer Village invites visitors to join in the holiday festivities. Bathed in the glow of lamplight and dressed in its finest holiday decor, Black Creek comes alive with live music, food and activities. Program only or with dinner options available.

For more details: www.christmasbylamplight.ca/

Black Creek Pioneer Village — 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.

December 20, 2014

Step Into A Victorian Christmas

For three magical evenings, Black Creek Pioneer Village invites visitors to join in the holiday festivities. Bathed in the glow of lamplight and dressed in its finest holiday decor, Black Creek comes alive with live music, food and activities. Program only or with dinner options available.

For more details: www.christmasbylamplight.ca/

Black Creek Pioneer Village — 1000 Murray Ross Pkwy.

October 18, 2014 – January 11, 2015

Michelangelo: Quest for Genius

Revealed through a selection of rare drawings, Michelangelo: Quest for Genius tells the story of Renaissance master Michelangelo Buonarroti (b. 1475) and the frustrations of his creative process. The exhibition centres on a loan of 28 drawings from the Casa Buonarotti, Florence, whose collection is formed from Michelangelo’s own.

These drawings represent the range of Michelangelo’s work, revealing the private world of the artist – his ideas, emotions and struggles to create and highlighting his unrivalled achievements as a painter, sculptor and architect. Dating from before and after the completion of the Sistine Chapel, the works on display include preliminary drawings — both architectural and figural sketches — as well as highly finished presentation drawings.

Organized thematically, the exhibition takes a critical look at the notion of the genius at work, locating the creative search at the axis of ambition, exploration, frustration, defiance and unrealized dreams. Developed by Lloyd DeWitt, curator of European Art at the AGO, and David Wistow, interpretive planner, Michelangelo: Quest for Genius will feature computer animations that bring to life some of Michelangelo’s most ambitious and ultimately unfinished designs.

The exhibition also examines the significant influence that Michelangelo had four centuries later on the French sculptor Auguste Rodin (b. 1840). Ten sculptures from the AGO’s collection will be on display, including representative works from the Burghers of Calais (1884–1917) and his final commission, the work for which he suffered the most criticism, Balzac (1898).

Michelangelo: Quest for Genius is a ticketed exhibition. Bookings open to AGO members as of September 15 and public tickets go on sale September 26, 2014.

Organized by the Associazione Metamorfosi in collaboration with the Casa Buonarroti and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

For more details: www.ago.net

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: October 18, 2014
End: January 11, 2015
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