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ARTS: Cream cheese and Covid Culture (Apr. 2021)

May 12th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Cream cheese and Covid Culture (Apr. 2021)

Your May 2021 Arts Brief

In Dream Scenes, photographer Martha Davis allows seniors to fulfill their wildest fantasies thanks to the magic of green screens.

By Meribeth Deen 

May 16th, 2021 is a Sunday, and in all likelihood, you will not be going anywhere, certainly not to a museum or concert. Maybe, maybe… you will go to a park. 

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ARTS: Online culture is real – dive in (Jan. 2021)

January 27th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Online culture is real – dive in (Jan. 2021)

Digitally speaking it’s wide open to explore

By Meribeth Deen 

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ARTS: Keep. Craving. Culture. (Dec. 2020)

December 21st, 2020 · 3 Comments

Many ways to engage 

By Meribeth Deen

Welcome to December, month ten (give or take, depending on what date you track back to) of life in a global pandemic. Understandably, you might be struggling to conjure holiday feelings this month. Let’s remember, however, that it is “always darkest before the dawn,” and that on December 22, the days start getting longer. So let’s find out what the institutions associated with the Bloor St. Culture Corridor have in store.

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ARTS: Global pandemic month eight: the show goes on (Oct. 2020)

November 2nd, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: Global pandemic month eight: the show goes on (Oct. 2020)

Discover a wealth of Culture Corridor programming on-line

By Meribeth Deen

Remember festivals? Remember movie theatres, parties, the crush of humanity drawn to the streets because there were places to go, things to see, and people to meet? Sometimes eight months feels like forever, even though we got a dose of sunshine, could set foot into museums, and got re-acquainted with dining out. 

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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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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: 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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NEWS: JCC rebuilding playground (May 2018)

May 9th, 2018 · Comments Off on NEWS: JCC rebuilding playground (May 2018)

Community centre emphasizing accessibility

The new rooftop playground at the Miles Nadal JCC will feature natural elements, equipment that encourages learning through play, and be accessible to children in wheelchairs.

By Geremy Bordonaro

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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: 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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CHATTER: No more funding for Annex Family Festival (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on CHATTER: No more funding for Annex Family Festival (Jan. 2018)

The future of the Annex Family Festival is up in the air after most of its funds were cut by the Bloor Annex BIA at its annual general meeting on January 9. The organization’s board of directors presented the annual budget, which included funding for the festival, for approval by the general members.

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ARTS: New year adventures in arts and culture (Jan. 2018)

January 29th, 2018 · Comments Off on ARTS: New year adventures in arts and culture (Jan. 2018)

Learn a new language, gain a new skill or try something different

The Japan Foundation, Toronto is celebrating film in January with special screenings of Japanese films, including The Vancouver Asahi, a baseball drama about a Japanese baseball team in Vancouver in the 1930s. COURTESY JAPAN FOUNDATION

By Heather Kelly

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