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ARTS: Coronavirus arts update:?Stay engaged (July 2020)

August 7th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Coronavirus arts update:?Stay engaged (July 2020)

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste

By Meribeth Deen

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ARTS: Embrace culture in defiance of COVID-19 (May 2020)

June 15th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Embrace culture in defiance of COVID-19 (May 2020)

At your fingertips and while in your pjs – enjoy it!

The Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at U of T is making available images to download for colouring. This woodcut was made in 1490. COURTESY THE THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

By Meribeth Deen

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ARTS: Bloor St. Culture Corridor celebrates Black History Month (Feb. 2020)

February 27th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Bloor St. Culture Corridor celebrates Black History Month (Feb. 2020)

February corridor offerings abound

A Tafelmusik presentation, The Indigo Project, which starts Feb. 27 at 427 Bloor St. W. (Trinity St-Paul’s) is a musical journey exploring the implications of the blue dye that touched the lives of the lowest classes. COURTESY TAFELMUSIK

By Meribeth Deen­

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ON THE COVER: (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER: (August 2019)

A Different Booklist, located at 779 Bathurst St., has long been a repository of local history and recently initiated a unique time capsule project burying some of the culture of the present beneath the re-development of the Honest Ed’s site by Westbank Corp. at Bathurst and Bloor. For more on the project, please see click here. JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

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CHATTER: A deeper history buried in Mirvish Village (August 2019)

September 2nd, 2019 · 1 Comment

JUAN ROMERO/GLEANER?NEWS

The prospect of a little time-travelling attracted a large gathering of residents to A Different Booklist on May 29. There was a definitely palpable sense of intrigue and excitement at the event as messages had been prepared to send to the future. 

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ARTS: Get your spook on for Halloween (City Election 2018)

October 17th, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: Get your spook on for Halloween (City Election 2018)

Travel round the world through the arts

By Heather Kelly

The end of October is a creepy, crawly, spooky fun time of year. With that in mind, everyone can get up close and personal with some of the biggest and baddest arachnids in the world, including new additions to the Spiders: Fear & Fascination exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum.

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ARTS: Celebrate diversity through stories (March 2018)

March 22nd, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: Celebrate diversity through stories (March 2018)

March Break fun with art, music, and culture

Audience and art interact in Riverbed by Yoko Ono at the Gardiner Museum. The museum is showing Ono’s films from the 1960s and 1970s, and hosting a lecture about the artist’s activism on March 26. COURTESY GARDINER MUSEUM

By Heather Kelly

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): Moving to the centre

March 5th, 2017 · Comments Off on BLACK HISTORY MONTH (FEBRUARY 2017): Moving to the centre

Crossing Bathurst Street with A Different Booklist

 

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Celebrate Black History in the Annex

February 2nd, 2016 · Comments Off on Celebrate Black History in the Annex

Book launches, dance festivals, and fashion mark month

#FNLROM returns Feb. 5 with Encore: One Love, a celebration of Bob Marley. The evening includes music, great food, and an art exhibition. Courtesy ElectriCITY?Events

#FNLROM returns Feb. 5 with Encore: One Love, a celebration of Bob Marley. The evening includes music, great food, and an art exhibition.
Courtesy ElectriCITY Events

By Dilara Kurtaran

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Inaugural Visual Fringe debuts at this year’s festival

July 5th, 2011 · Comments Off on Inaugural Visual Fringe debuts at this year’s festival

Artist Aynsley Moorhouse's installation will explore sound and memory. Photo courtesy Mykola Velychko

By Julia Hennessey

For the first time ever, the Toronto Fringe Festival has officially opened its programming to include visual artists, and according to Gideon Arthurs, barring hate crimes, anything goes.

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