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June 28, 2014 – September 21, 2014

Charles Edenshaw

This exhibition constitutes the first comprehensive survey of works by this ninetheenth century carver of wood, argillite and metal and affords a rare opportunity to consider Charles Edenshaw’s creative output as a totality. It is structured around four principal themes that expand on aspects of Edenshaw’s art and his legacy. The first section, Haida Traditions, features a number of objects the artist made for his family and for practical use that demonstrate the depth of cultural values imbedded in his work. The next section, featuring carved platters, is focused on Edenshaw’s representation of Haida stories and his development of Narrative structures. The section that follows is dedicated to Edenshaw’s celebrated Style and draws attention to defining characteristics of his aesthetic through a range of objects, including model poles and bracelets as well as the painted designs on hats and baskets. The final section centres on the artist’s incorporation of diverse cultural influences and the complex New Forms that resulted through increased contact with Europeans, such as walking sticks and silver spoons.

Charles Edenshaw is organized and circulated by the Vancouver Art Gallery and curated by Robin K. Wright, Professor of Art History, Curator and Director of the Bill Holm Center at the Burke Museum, University of Washington and Daina Augaitis, Chief Curator/Associate Director of the Vancouver Art Gallery, with Haida advisors James Hart and Robert Davidson. The exhibition is made possible with support from The Audain Foundation for the Visual Arts, the Government of Canada through the Museums Assistance Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Mr. David Aisenstat.

Website: www.mcmichael.com

McMichael Canadian Art Collection — 10365 Islington Avenue, Kleinburg, Ontario

 
Start: June 28, 2014
End: September 21, 2014
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September 21, 2014

Francophonie en fête

Trinity Square, 1 Trinity Street

September 21, 2014

Francophonie en Fête is a not for profit organization that celebrates the diversity of francophone and francophile community of the Greater Toronto through the presentation an annual musical festival. The main mission of the festival is to reinforce the identity and the feeling of belonging of the francophone community and to develop as well the pride to be francophone, especially in minority situation. We wish to support the French language in Ontario by organizing in the GTA events that value our diverse francophone cultures. This is how, in the past editions of the festival, we have welcomed more than 7,000 spectators.

Free Admission.

For more information, please visit francophonie-en-fete.com

The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street

October 4, 2014

Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise

Saturday, October 4th, 2014 – 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. – Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise ($86.27 per person)

Put on your lederhosen and get your polka on aboard the Showboat! The Oktoberfest Dinner Cruise includes a three hour cruise and a delicious German-inspired buffet dinner with schnitzel, bratwurst, sauerkraut and more.

Mariposa Cruises has been sailing the city’s Harbourfront from April to New Year’s Eve for more than 25 years and welcomes over 100,000 guests each season. Mariposa Cruises has built its reputation as the leader in the Toronto harbour, with an impressive fleet of seven distinctive ships, varying in size and style. Docked in a prime location at Toronto’s waterfront alongside Queens Quay Terminal, Mariposa Cruises can accommodate groups of 15 to 575.

Website: tickets.mariposacruises.com/index.php?event_id=896

October 16, 2014

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra

Ancient Chinese instruments lead a grand Western orchestra through melodies rooted in 5,000 years of divinely inspired culture in a program including vast repertoire of Shen Yun’s original music and celebrated classics from Berlioz and Dvořák.

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra made its Carnegie Hall debut in 2012 and is part of internationally acclaimed Shen Yun Performing Arts. With unparalleled collaborations among composers, conductors and musicians, they integrate Chinese instruments in a Western orchestra on a grand scale—an achievement requiring a command of both musical traditions—and deliver original compositions crafted exclusively for the one-of-a-kind orchestra.

Website and tickets: www.shenyunperformingarts.org/symphony

Roy Thomson Hall — 60 Simcoe Street

 
Date: October 16, 2014
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October 25, 2014

The Wynners

A Legend in the History of Hong Kong Music…

Performing to sold-out crowds around the world…

2014 marks the year of the largest concert series in World Vision Canada’s history and of the decade! Hong Kong’s Iconic band, The Wynners, re-unites in 2014 and in full force for a concert tour like no other. The Wynners is firing up to rock the Canadian stage touring around 4 cities, ending centre stage in Toronto at the Sony Centre. All 5 members of The Wynners is set to take the crowd in, leaving it all on the stage with back to back golden melody hits! It will definitely be a once in a lifetime concert you won’t want to miss! Get your tickets now before they are sold out!

For tickets: www.sonycentre.ca

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts — 1 Front Street East

 
Date: October 25, 2014
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October 22, 2014 – October 26, 2014

imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival

October 22-26th, 2014. Come celebrate their 15th anniversary with the imagineNATIVE Film & Media Arts Festival. This international festival celebrates the latest works by indigenous peoples on the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media.

The Festival will take place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and other various venues. Please review the website for further details.

Website: www.imaginenative.org

 
Start: October 22, 2014
End: October 26, 2014
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November 28, 2014 – December 14, 2014

The Lowes Toronto Christmas Market

Throughout the Distillery District, 55 Mill Street

November 28 – December 14

This holiday season, Toronto will once again celebrate the magic and romance of a traditional Christmas at the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market. Inspired by the Old World and influenced by the New, this free annual event captures all of the tradition, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique and local handcrafted products. Family friendly entertainment includes musicians, carolers and children’s choirs, and of course no Christmas Market would be complete without a visit from Santa!

Free admission.

For more information, please visit: torontochristmasmarket.com

 
Start: November 28, 2014
End: December 14, 2014
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March 1, 2014 – December 27, 2014

Discover Greektown on the Danforth Food & Cultural Walking Tour

Every Saturday 
11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Cost: $69.

Meeting Point: 990 Danforth Ave., NW corner of Donlands Ave. and Danforth Ave.

Discover the changing face of the largest Greek neighbourhood in North America and one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Toronto! Experience a neighbourhood alive with interesting restaurants, boutiques, shops, markets and cafes.
Proud of their heritage, hear from the locals who helped to shape this vibrant area. Get a taste of Greek food and culture with a dash of Turkish influence as we stroll along Danforth Avenue, which hosts the annual ’Taste of the Danforth’, Canada’s largest street festival welcoming over 1.3 million visitors every year. Taste Turkish olives, ‘pide’ (Turkish ‘pizza’), and a veritable feast of delicious Greek ‘mezes’ — homemade from recipes handed down over generations and prepared by proud restaurateurs. Mix in a Greek wine tasting and a little gourmet shopping and you have an afternoon of wonderful experiences!
Easily accessible by public transit: Take the Bloor-Danforth subway eastbound to Donlands stop. We meet on the north west corner of Donlands Ave. and Danforth Ave. just steps away from the subway stop. Tours run rain or shine.

 
Start: March 1, 2014
End: December 27, 2014
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June 14, 2014 – June 1, 2015

Manasie Akpaliapik

Manasie Akpaliapik was born in 1955 in a hunting camp near Ikpiarjuk (Arctic Bay), Nunavut, on north Baffin Island. He spent his youth in Arctic Bay, relocated to Montreal, then settled in Toronto where he created all of these carvings. Now based in Ottawa and Montreal, Manasie is known for his animated and ambitious sculptures that sympathetically utilize the unique material and structure of bone, ivory and stone. Deeply connected to the culture and traditions of the Arctic, his works reflect a concern for the vulnerability of his homeland. They offer unflinching depictions of social ills that have impacted northern communities and reflect the belief that humans must live in balance with and respect all living things.

Organized by the Art Gallery of Ontario.

This exhibition is included with general admission.

Website: www.ago.net

Art Gallery of Ontario — 317 Dundas Street West

 
Start: June 14, 2014
End: June 1, 2015
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