Andrew Joanisse Photography
Toronto based photographer with some stunning images from the city and afar. Work by Andrew Joanisse is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License  ... [Read More]
Becoming Feminists: An anthology of how we became feminists
Becoming Feminists is a collection of stories, poetry, art and essays edited by Lorena M. Gajardo and Jamie Ryckman of OISE. The anthologoy asks the question "How did you become a feminist and how has feminism shaped your worldview?" They attempted to include as many different voices, points of view and forms of expression as possible. Rather than trying to define anything the idea was to present the polivocality of feminism. If you prefer a print version, there are a limited nu... [Read More]
The Lady Of Names
Before I saw the film I felt it necessary to include it here as the back story is so great. This movie was first conceived back in 1995. Since then director Adam Ciolfi has devoted nearly all his free time to working on this feature film. I did go see the film's premiere at the Toronto independant film festival. It's a magical charming tale and it's no suprise Michael Stokes has had continued success as writer since completing this script. Adam was better with some technic... [Read More]
Evalyn Parry
Evalyn Parry writes and performs poetic, political, theatrical songs / engaging long-format ballads infused with history and contemplation of modern issues which can't be described as anything short of awesome. I was blessed to see her perform from Spin on a recent Art Spin. She was the first stop in the art crawl. After the performance, amazed by what we had just witnessed, my partner and I looked at each other and wondered: "How is anyone else supposed to top that?" ... [Read More]
Urban Emanations by Llyod Mangal
A few weeks ago I was approached by Lloyd while waiting for a friend who was using a bank machine. He wanted to know if I was a musician or an artist. It eventually came out that he was a poet. I told him that I'm into poetry. He then produced his 'Urban Emanations' chap book. He offered it to me for $5 with the disclaimer that the money would go towards paying his room for the night. We talked a bit about creativity and inspiration. Our brief conversation piqued my interest, he s... [Read More]
Dusk Dances
Dusk Dances brings dance to pubic parks thoughout Canada. At sunset the audience is led around the park to five choreographic works specially commisioned for the location. In Toronto dances are performed at Earlscourt Park, Withrow Park and McGregor Park. It's a pay-what-you-can event. The band starts at 7 and dances start at 7:30. See their website for dates. [Read More]
Toronto Love Lettering Project « Lindsay Zier-Vogel
Since 2004 Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been placing love letters around the city. The letters take the form of one-of-a-kindl collage art pieces with poetry. a love letter to Roncesvalles Inspiring! Hope I'll find one some day.... [Read More]
1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling
Every Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m people gather to share stories from far and wide. Folk tales, personal accounts, ballads, poems, history are all welcome. The main stipulation is that it comes from memory and is not read off a page. You are welcome to come and simply listen too. The event has been taking place since the late 70's and some of the participants bring a great deal of storytelling experience to the event, but budding tellers will find the group very welcoming. They... [Read More]
Toronto Fringe Festival
For 2 weeks every July Toronto is bubbling with theatrical life. The Fringe festival puts on upwards of a hundred and forty productions every year across the city. This provides un unprecidented oppurtunity for audiences to see something new and for artists to flex their creative muscles and be innovative. [Read More]
Canadian Stage | Dream in High Park
Every year Shakespeare is brought to life among the trees of high park. Performances start at the end of June and end at the beginning of September. Tuesday-Sunday. Gates open at 6. Show starts at 8. It's pay what you can but they suggest $20 minimum. This summer they will be alternating between perfomances of Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew. Macbeth plays Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday starting June 26th 2013. The Taming of the Shrew will run Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday sta... [Read More]