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ARTS: The arts are open! (Almost) (Aug. 2020)

September 9th, 2020 · Comments Off on ARTS: The arts are open! (Almost) (Aug. 2020)

Come tread gently in the Culture Corridor

By Meribeth Deen

Are your eyes crossed yet? If you haven’t already, it’s time to shut the computer down. Yes, we are still in a global pandemic, but you can leave your house now and become re-acquainted with the city’s public spaces. Just be sure to check your venues’ COVID-19-policies so you can follow the rules of entry.

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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: 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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NEWS: Cities trump space (May 2019)

May 28th, 2019 · Comments Off on NEWS: Cities trump space (May 2019)

U of T School of Cities build to replace McLaughlin Planetarium

Architects’ rendering of the new U of T building to be erected on the site of the Planetarium. COURTESY DILLER SCOFIDIO + RENFRO

By Ahmed Hagar

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ARTS: Exceptional gifts (Dec. 2017)

December 15th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS: Exceptional gifts (Dec. 2017)

Arts, culture, film, and music

COURTESY BLOOR STREET CULTURE CORRIDOR Tickets for a Calypso Rose and Kobo Town show at the Royal Conservatory of Music make a great gift.

By Heather Kelly

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ARTS (Nov. 2017): Starting to feel festive

November 24th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (Nov. 2017): Starting to feel festive

Gearing up for the season

COURTESY GARDINER MUSEUM
This year’s 12 Trees at the Gardiner Museum are light-inspired art installations, co-curated by Canadian writer and artist Douglas Coupland and vice president of Public Art Management Ben Mills.

By Heather Kelly

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(ARTS JULY 2017) Canada 150, camps for kids, and plenty of film

August 1st, 2017 · Comments Off on (ARTS JULY 2017) Canada 150, camps for kids, and plenty of film

August is alive along the Bloor St. Corridor

PHOTO COURTESY THE ROYAL ONTARIO MUSEUM: Saul Williams of North Caribou Lake First Nation, Weagamo, infuses his first exposure to the homes of non-Indigenous women in the city with humour in White Women and Their Plants, 1978. The painting is part of Anishinaabeg: Art & Power, a Royal Ontario Museum exhibition that explores the life, traditions, and sacred stories of the Anishinaabeg.

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ARTS (JUNE 2017): Bata Shoe Museum celebrates heels and stars

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (JUNE 2017): Bata Shoe Museum celebrates heels and stars

PICTURE COURTESY?THE?ROYAL?ONTARIO?MUSEUM: The Family Camera, at the ROM?until October 29, invites viewers to consider family portraits with a different lens.

Music and art at the Gardiner

By Heather Kelly

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ARTS (MAY 2017) A month of festivals and finales

May 26th, 2017 · Comments Off on ARTS (MAY 2017) A month of festivals and finales

Royal Conservatory of Music marks Canada 150

By Heather Kelly

May is a month of fantastic festivals and concert season finales on the Bloor St. Culture Corridor. It is also Museum Month, and there is no better time to visit the Bata Shoe Museum, Gardiner Museum, and the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM).

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NEWS (APRIL 2017): U of T seeks to expand planning exemption

April 10th, 2017 · Comments Off on NEWS (APRIL 2017): U of T seeks to expand planning exemption

Proposal designates character areas

PHOTO BY BRIAN BURCHELL/GLEANER NEWS: Audience members at a community meeting fear that extending the University of Toronto’s Planning Act exemptions for its St. George campus would lead to additional new development in the area.

By Brian Burchell

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