Events Calendar

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October 12, 2013 – September 1, 2014

Chester Brown and Louis Riel

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

 
Start: October 12, 2013
End: September 1, 2014
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Location: Art Gallery of Ontario

August 15, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Canadian National Exhibition

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

 
Start: August 15, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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Location: Canadian National Exhibition

March 8, 2014 – September 1, 2014

The Forbidden City

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

 
Start: March 8, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Artfest Toronto

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.

Free admission.

For more information, please visit: artfestontario.com

 
Start: August 29, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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August 30, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Canadian International Air Show

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

 
Start: August 30, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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August 19, 2014 – September 1, 2014

2014 Senior Pan American Gymnastics Championships

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!

SeniorPanAmGymnastics.ca

 
Start: August 19, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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Venue: Hershey Centre
Address:
5500 Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga, Ontario, L4Z 4B6, Canada

August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Ashkenaz Festival

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

 
Start: August 29, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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May 7, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Fashioning the Intangible: the conceptual clothing of Ying Gao

The expressive garments of Canadian designer Ying Gao appear to be made of air and light. Bridging art, science and technology, Gao’s clothing materializes the immaterial with interplay between matter and imagination, and between the tangible body and the infinite expression of its embellishment. Poetic effects are developed through computational systems, motors, sensors, embedded electronics, pneumatic and interactive technologies – and with a distinctive aesthetic grace. A focus on urban cultures and transformation is central to this exhibition, which presents six installations produced between 2008 and 2013.

For more details: www.textilemuseum.ca

Textile Museum of Canada — 55 Centre Avenue

Textile Museum of Canada
Start: May 7, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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June 20, 2014 – September 1, 2014

To See & Be Seen: T-shirts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives

Presented on the occasion of WorldPride 2014 Toronto, To See & Be Seen features T-shirts from the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives representing over four decades of the fight for visibility and recognition of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer (LGBTQ) communities. From organizations such as ACT UP, Queer Nation and local LGBTQ Pride events in Toronto and beyond, together they demonstrate a range of messages from expressions of identity, political and social struggles, to the celebration of community, love and pride.

For more details: www.textilemuseum.ca

Textile Museum of Canada — 55 Centre Avenue

Textile Museum of Canada
Start: June 20, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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August 29, 2014 – September 1, 2014

Artfest Toronto

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.

Free admission.

For more information, please visit: artfestontario.com

The Distillery District — 55 Mill Street

Start: August 29, 2014
End: September 1, 2014
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