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Entries Tagged as 'Arts'

Theatre Centre gets new home

December 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

$6.2 million renovation to make Carnegie Library performing arts centre

By Ryan Saundercook

After 33 years of a somewhat unstable nomadic existence, the Theatre Centre has broken ground on the renovation of its first permanent home – the Carnegie Library, a 104-year-old heritage property located at 1115 Queen St. West.

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Drawing Together a Community

December 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

First Huron Artisans Fair took place on Nov. 17

By Jacqueline Schifano

The event, organized by Leigh Chestnuthall and members of St. Thomas’ Anglican Church spent a beautiful Saturday appreciating and acquiring some of the great work by the artists within the Huron Street community.

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ROM goes ‘BIG’ with newest exhibit

December 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off

The Royal Ontario Museum opens new textile showcase

By Katie O’Connor

When the Royal Ontario Museum commissioned a haute-couture dress from fashion house Christian Dior, they had little idea how big its significance would become.

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Your Life, Our Life; Our Lives

November 13th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Exhibition in the Annex shows what it means to be homeless

Visitors to the Beit Zatoun House view Your Life, Our Life, a new exhibition exploring what it means to be homeless. Photo by Kristin Eliason

By Kristin Eliason

In the heart of the Annex lives a place with a lot of the same.

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Bookworms unite to celebrate Toronto

November 11th, 2012 · Comments Off

Supporters gathered at the Toronto Book Awards to celebrate the city

By Jacqueline Schifano

Bibliophiles united at the Toronto Reference Library for the 38th annual Toronto Book Awards.

On Oct. 11, Andrew J. Borkowski’s collection of short stories, Copernicus Avenue, took the top prize at the awards honouring literary works that are evocative of Toronto.

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Songs of Toronto comes back to Trinity St Paul’s

November 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

Folk musicians gather to share tales of the history of Toronto

By Jacqueline Schifano

Folk music is heading back to Trinity St Paul’s Church as the Grass Roots Folk Songs of Toronto concert makes its one-night stand.

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Charity Jazz Concert Raises Money for St. Alban’s

November 8th, 2012 · Comments Off

All proceeds to support children’s arts programs

Left to right: Kevin Cooke, Roger Dorey and Glenn Tooth bring the house down at the A Night of Jazz at 918 event. Photo by Alex Zakrzewski

By Alex Zakrzewski

Move over Ron Burgundy, Glenn Tooth is this town’s newest jazz flute virtuoso.

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Collaborative commons

October 25th, 2012 · Comments Off

By Kristin Eliason

This past July, a new collaborative workspace opened on Bloor. CO:WORK (703 Bloor St. W.) opened with the goal of creating an inspiring space, where productivity and networking would be possible.

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The Wongs of the Annex

October 23rd, 2012 · Comments Off

Hit SummerWorks play explores hard choices in marriage

By Melania Daniel

Its stage name is A Song for Tomorrow, but this Annex-based play, which enjoyed a successful debut at SummerWorks this year, could have easily been called The Story of the Wongs.

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Jini Stolk wins cultural award for promoting arts in Toronto

September 20th, 2012 · Comments Off

The executive director of Creative Trust is keeping the arts alive in Toronto, one dance troupe at a time

By Haley Steinberg

Jini Stolk, a longtime Annex resident, was recently awarded the Toronto Arts Foundation’s William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life. The work she has done to promote and sustain the arts city-wide is extensive and diverse.

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