BY: EMILY WELSH
Happy Reading Week everyone! Read on to learn about four current and upcoming events!
1. An Honest Farewell
|Schedule for the four day festival honoring Honest Ed's. Source.|
From February 23rd - February 26th, the Centre for Social Innovation Toronto is hosting a four day festival to honour Honest Ed's and to launch Toronto for Everyone, an initiative looking to co-create an inclusive city and carry on Ed's legacy. The festival includes free and ticketed events including:
-Amazement - an immersive maze of art installations (including photography, theatre, dance, & murals) inviting visitors to "come get lost one last time."
-Town Hall for All: Community Hub - a variety of organizations and individuals will be present to offer free community programming. Attendees are invited to register online and can sign up for a maximum of three sessions. Check out the schedule here.
-Goodbyes & Good Buys: Market City - Farmer's markets, flea markets, maker markets and more!
2. The Dumplings of Toronto
|Example of a Kibbeh. Source.|
Every month the Mackenzie House Museum invites visitors to explore the diversity and similarities of Toronto's communities through the dumpling. On February 25th, visitors can experience cooking demonstrations on the museum's 1860s wood burning stove and explore the Kibbeh (Kubbeh, Kubbah), a dumpling from the Middle East.
Learn more: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=7899606b4d301410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD
3. Winter Stations at the Beaches
|Eight art installations are set up at the Beaches. Source.|
Winners of the 2017 Winter Stations Design Competition are on display at the Beaches from February 20th - March 27, 2017. Eight art installations are located along the beachfront with this year's theme of "Catalyst : Converting one form or substance into another." The competition organizers saw the theme as representing several notions of change and being especially fitting for the 2017 social, political and cultural climate. Competitors were asked to design installations that would embody change by stimulating reconsideration of Toronto's waterfront and by being more ecologically friendly.
Learn more about the competition and this year's theme: http://winterstations.com/competition.php
4. Ice Breakers Exhibition
|Five art installations are set up along the Toronto Harbourfront. Source.|
Five art installations are currently on display around the Toronto waterfront, along Queens Quay from the Toronto Music Garden to the Harbourfront Centre. The installations, on display until February 26th, result from a collaboration between Winter Stations and the Waterfront Business Improvement Area. Explorers can also download the TO Ice Breakers app on Apple and Android to not only help them locate the art displays but also add to their experience by accessing more information about the art & artists and voting on their favourite installations.
Learn more: http://www.waterfrontbia.com/event/ice-breakers/
Additionally, from February 20th - 26th, Ontario is celebrating Heritage Week! If you know of any events celebrating Heritage Week or other upcoming events please leave a comment below! Happy reading!