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ARTS: Celebrate 100 years of insulin with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (Mar. 2021)

March 26th, 2021 · Comments Off on ARTS: Celebrate 100 years of insulin with the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library (Mar. 2021)

Take a deep dive into medical history at U of T

The Toronto research team managed to isolate insulin, free of toxins, in January 1922. As spring approached it was clear they had a major medical breakthrough on their hands. COURTESY THE THOMAS FISHER RARE BOOK LIBRARY

By Meribeth Deen 

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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: 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: 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: 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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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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CHATTER (JUNE 2017): Building business on Bloor Street

June 30th, 2017 · Comments Off on CHATTER (JUNE 2017): Building business on Bloor Street

Cycle Toronto has launched a new program aimed at boosting business on Bloor Street. Pick up a “Bike and Buy: Tour de Bloor Passport” from Cycle Toronto and have it stamped every time you eat or shop at one of 73 participating businesses between Avenue Road and Shaw Street. Passport-holders will be entered in a draw for discounts and prizes, including a Simcoe Bike valued at $850 from Curbside Cycle. The program will run until the end of the September. Passports are available at Curbside Cycle, Sweet Pete’s B-Side (Annex), and bloorlovesbikes.ca.

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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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