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ARTS: Commit to culture in 2020 (Jan. 2020)

January 31st, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Commit to culture in 2020 (Jan. 2020)

A myriad of activities meet the new year in the Arts Corridor

The African oxpecker consumes the blood of its host. Featured in the ROM’s Bloodsucker exhibition. Courtesy the Royal Ontario Museum

By Meribeth Deen

How about making the most of the city’s culture as a resolution for 2020? 

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ON THE COVER (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Dec. 2019)

Women Walking in Lane (Watercolour) by Jim Prince from his collection Toronto Winter Themes is featured on our cover this issue. 

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ARTS: Corridor calendar chock full (Dec. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ARTS: Corridor calendar chock full (Dec. 2019)

Chrismukkah, mystery, music, and more along the Arts Corridor

By Meribeth Deen

Hop off the Bloor line anywhere between Bathurst and Bay streets to enjoy any number of the unique adventures offered in the city’s most diverse arts and culture district. 

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ARTS: Arts light up November nights (Nov. 2019)

December 9th, 2019 · Comments Off on ARTS: Arts light up November nights (Nov. 2019)

The Arts Corridor is waiting for you – all of it within walking distance

By Meribeth Deen

No need for the lull between the excitement of Halloween and the festive lights of the darkest month to get you down. The Bloor Street Arts Corridor has plenty of story, spectacle, and audio enjoyment to keep your spirits up as the days grow shorter. 

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ARTS: Indigenous arts revealed (Sept. 2019)

October 8th, 2019 · Comments Off on ARTS: Indigenous arts revealed (Sept. 2019)

The Bickford Centre hosted a celebration of Indigenous culture and arts for the second summer in a row. Sue Crow Eagle (centre) showcased her corn husk figures alongside 15 other indigenous artisans as well as dancers and drummers.
NABAHAT HUSSAIN/GLEANER NEWS

First Nations come together for arts and crafts festival

By Nabahat Hussain


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ARTS: Culture Corridor adds members (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on ARTS: Culture Corridor adds members (May 2019)

Women’s Art Association and Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library join

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library is the newest member of the Bloor Street Cultural Corridor. Among their treasures is this decorative binding from the 1601 book Instructionis sacerdotum libri septem. It is covered with block-printed paper with an elaborate floral design, and is an example of the binding technique known as ‘drawn-on solid’. COURTESY THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

By Meribeth Deen


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ARTS: Spring fever brings corridor to life (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · Comments Off on ARTS: Spring fever brings corridor to life (Spring 2019)

Annex cultural communities bring their best to the table

By Meribeth Deen

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HISTORY: Delivering history in Harbord Village (Spring 2019)

April 23rd, 2019 · 1 Comment

HVRA lane-naming project leads to The Postman

In March of 2015 the Gleaner featured coverage of the pending play, The Postman, that was staged on neighbourhood porches in the summer of that year. The Harbord Village event commemorated the life and times of Albert Jackson, Canada’s first black postie. On the occasion of Canada Post issuing a stamp in Jackson’s honour, we are reprinting this article 

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ON THE COVER (Dec. 2018)

December 30th, 2018 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (Dec. 2018)

“Foreground of Hart House and University College” is one of six pieces by Nicholas Hornyansky in the Art Museum at the University of Toronto. Hornyansky was a Canadian-Hungarian artist who moved to Canada in 1929. His work includes many local scenes, including Hart House, Convocation Hall, University College, and the Soldiers’ Tower. The Art Museum is made up of the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House, and the University of Toronto Art Centre at University College. It’s one of the largest gallery spaces for visual art exhibitions and programming in Toronto.

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ON THE COVER: Eyes on Nuit Blanche (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Tracy Gorman’s “In her eyes” studies the eyes of the women in her life. Gorman specializes in textile-based pieces, and put photos of eyes on a dress using synthetic photographic transfer paper. The installation was part of W-O-M-A-N, an all-woman exhibition about women in society at Spadina Musuem for Nuit Blanche Toronto on September 29. HÜSNA SARI/GLEANER NEWS

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