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ARTS: Culture Corridor thrives online (Apr. 2020)

May 1st, 2020 · 2 Comments

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

By Meribeth Deen

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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: 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: Openings and anniversaries (October 2018)

October 16th, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: Openings and anniversaries (October 2018)

Celebrate 100 years of Estonian independence

By Heather Kelly

It’s the time of year when arts organizations launch new concert seasons, new exhibitions, and new film and talk series. Arts and language classes start again, too.  Not only are there enriching and fun arts events coming up all across the Bloor St. Culture Corridor, but some of our cultural organizations are also celebrating momentous anniversaries.

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ARTS: New exhibitions and many festivals to herald spring (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: New exhibitions and many festivals to herald spring (May 2018)

Nikon ambassadors to offer tips and tricks on May 30

The Tatsuya Nakatani Gong Orchestra, which is touring North America, brings its live sound project to the Music Gallery on May 26 at 8:00 p.m. COURTESY OF THE BLOOR STREET CULTURE CORRIDOR

By Heather Kelly

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ARTS: Heralding spring with film and music (Spring 2018)

May 1st, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: Heralding spring with film and music (Spring 2018)

Hot Docs returns and eclectic sounds abound

Yoko Ono’s The Riverbed, continuing at the Gardiner Museum until June 3, is an interactive exhibit that invites viewers to participate. PHOTO COURTESY OF THE BLOOR STREET CULTURE CORRIDOR

By Heather Kelly

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ARTS (AUGUST 2017): Prepare for a season of festivals and events

September 13th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (AUGUST 2017): Prepare for a season of festivals and events

September marks the start of performance season and arts classes

PICTURE COURTESY HEATHER KELLY: The Royal Conservatory’s red piano at Open Streets TO.

By Heather Kelly

Concert season begins!

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ON THE COVER (OCTOBER 2016): Celebrating Bloor Street

October 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on ON THE COVER (OCTOBER 2016): Celebrating Bloor Street

PHOTO BY NEILAND/BRISSENDEN: Gleaner art director Neiland Brissenden’s annual chronicle of Nuit Blanche returns this month. In an installation at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Jody Naderi and John Fillwalk combined art and app to create The Firefly Effect.

PHOTO BY NEILAND/BRISSENDEN: Gleaner art director Neiland Brissenden’s annual chronicle of Nuit Blanche returns this month. In an installation at the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM), Jody Naderi and John Fillwalk combined art and app to create The Firefly Effect.

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FORUM: Bike lanes on Bloor Street

May 13th, 2016 · Comments Off on FORUM: Bike lanes on Bloor Street

The arrival of cycling in Toronto

By Joe Cressy

For too long, discussions of bike lanes have been divisive in our city. They shouldn’t be. When we do it right, cycling infrastructure can be a win-win for everyone.

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Tags: Annex · Columns · Opinion