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May 24, 2014 – May 25, 2014

Doors Open

The 15th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf is a city-wide celebration offering free, rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto.

This year’s theme is Secrets and Spirits… Exploring the Mysteries Behind the Door. Close to 80 locations feature secret spaces, stories of spirit sightings and unexplained mysteries. Look for the mysterious keyhole icon while browsing the list of participating buildings or walking tours.

Doors Open is produced by the City of Toronto in partnership with the broader community.

Website: bit.ly/PLxKzP

May 24, 2014 – May 25, 2014

The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S. – Back for a Limited Two Night Run!

The BSM is excited to present, back by popular demand, a two-night remount of February’s sold out theatrical experience The Last Seven Steps of Bartholomew S. Join us on May 24th or 25th for this unique immersive theatrical event.

Enter the world of Bartholomew S – a mysterious voyager that brings change to the places he visits and individuals he encounters. Over the course of the evening, small groups of participants will interact with characters whose lives have been impacted by the mysterious Bartholomew S.
Each group will be drawn into the retelling of encounters that take place in, and have been inspired by, the galleries of the Bata Shoe Museum.

Dates: May 24th and 25th , 7pm.

Cost: $50.00. Includes a wine and cheese reception with the cast following the performance. Tickets are now available for purchase online at www.batashoemuseum.ca/tickets . For other info or to purchase tickets over the phone please call 416-979-7799 x 239. If available, rush tickets will be on sale at the museum’s front desk the day of the performance from 10am-5pm for $20. Please call to find out if rush tickets will be available for purchase.

Bata Shoe Museum — 327 Bloor Street West

Website: www.batashoemuseum.ca

 
Start: May 24, 2014
End: May 25, 2014
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May 15, 2014 – June 29, 2014

In Six Characters in Search of a Photography

Featured exhibition in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival.

In Six Characters in Search of a Photography, Fausta Facciponte presents new work that blurs the line between the real
and the artifical. The artist creates diorama-like scenes composed of kitsch decorative objects; ceramic figurines, cocktail glasses
and garish landscape paintings are crammed into absurd but formally elegant compositions. Each work reflects on the social constructs
of the art world, and different roles such as artist, curator, and collector are represented by a central protagonist figure and are played
out in a fictional display. The images’ visual fullness, liveliness of color, and vaguely familiar objects arrest the viewer’s attention
and draw them into an extended act of looking, as an attempt to define the world of art becomes lost in the artwork itself.

Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

Website: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

 
Start: May 15, 2014
End: June 29, 2014
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May 15, 2014 – June 29, 2014

Joy and Sorrow

Joy and Sorrow is a contemporary exploration of analog material. Freedman addresses inherent paradoxes found within photography
and explores their significance through a sculptural form, and Gilmour, in her elaborate multi-channel 16mm film installation, continues
her exploration of photography’s physicality, relating the fleeting nature of the material’s form to that of its content. Using considered
lighting scenarios, Freedman and Gilmour’s installations discuss themes of time and impermanence, creating an immersive environment for viewer
to engage with the works and consider the complexities of contemporary photography.

Art Gallery of Mississauga — 300 City Centre Drive

Website: www.artgalleryofmississauga.com

 
Start: May 15, 2014
End: June 29, 2014
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May 14, 2014 – May 18, 2014

Game of Thrones℠: The Exhibition

This May, the internationally touring Game of Thrones: The Exhibition returns to Toronto. The 2014 exhibition will feature nearly 100 original artifacts, costumes, weaponry, storyboards and more from seasons 1, 2 and 3, plus select pieces from the fourth season of the epic fantasy series. Experience the world of Game of Thrones May 14-18, 2014 at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

Ticketing information to be announced in the coming weeks.

 
Start: May 14, 2014
End: May 18, 2014
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May 11, 2014

Mother’s Day Brunch

Sunday, May 11th, 2014. Times: 10am, 12pm & 2pm.

Cost: $55 per person and $45 for children under 12.

RESERVATIONS REQUIRED!


Please include number of guests and preferred time.

Email: info@casaloma.org or call 416-923-1171.

Casa Loma — 1 Austin Terrace

Website: www.casaloma.org

May 1, 2014 – May 31, 2014

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival

May 1-31, 2014. CONTACT is an annual month long festival of photography with over 1,500 local, national and international artists at more than 175 venues across the Greater Toronto Area in May.

Website: www.scotiabankcontactphoto.com

Held at various locations across the Greater Toronto Area

 
Start: May 1, 2014
End: May 31, 2014
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April 24, 2014 – May 4, 2014

Hot Docs

April 24 – May 4, 2014. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival. Each year the festival presents a selection of more than 180 cutting-edge docs from Canada & around the globe, reaching audiences of over 180,000.

Please consult website for locations and movies: www.hotdocs.ca

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Start: April 24, 2014
End: May 4, 2014
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Location: Hot Docs

April 8, 2014 – April 20, 2014

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

April 8 – April 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it.

Whenever possible, screenings include an opportunity to engage in discussions with filmmakers and special guests to further explore the film’s ideas, themes, storytelling techniques and much more.

With TIFF Kids, you can be sure the time your family spends in the theatre will be more than just a day at the movies.

We look forward to seeing you and your children at next year’s Festival!

For more details: www.tiff.net/tiffkids/festival

Venue: TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West

 
Start: April 8, 2014
End: April 20, 2014
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Location: TIFF Bell Lightbox

April 8, 2014 – April 20, 2014

TIFF Kids International Film Festival

April 8 – April 20, 2014. TIFF Kids offers a diverse slate of films from Canada and around the world — films that take children and parents out of the everyday, and use the power of film to foster thought and encourage discussion about the complex and challenging issues facing young people today, and have lots of fun doing it. Whenever possible, screenings include an opportunity to engage in discussions with filmmakers and special guests to further explore the film’s ideas, themes, storytelling techniques and much more. With TIFF Kids, you can be sure the time your family spends in the theatre will be more than just a day at the movies. We look forward to seeing you and your children at next year’s Festival!

Website: tiff.net/festivals/tiffkidsfestival

TIFF Bell Lightbox — 350 King St. West

 
Start: April 8, 2014
End: April 20, 2014
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