You’re Invited: “The Future of Design” Talk May 27 + Doors Open Toronto 2016 May 28-29 at No Cost

The following video presents The 5 most amazing places we saw at Doors Open Toronto:

“Last weekend, curious citizens across the city were given access to a wide range of Toronto’s most interesting buildings at the 13th annual Doors Open Toronto.

The best places we saw include a building that reacts to the weather, the city’s most breathtaking library, the place your tap water comes from, and a massive pile of sugar.

Directed by Graham Runciman for The Grid.”

The 17th annual Doors Open Toronto returns on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2016, offering FREE and rare access to more than 130 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city.

  • The Doors Open Toronto 2016 theme of Re-used, Re-visited and Revised will explore the adaptive re-use of buildings throughout Toronto’s architectural history.

The weekend activities kick off on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Design Exchange with the event’s first-ever keynote speaker, acclaimed designer Karim Rashid.

  • His talk The Future of Design will explore how the future of the aesthetic world will cross all disciplines so that design, art, architecture, fashion, food and music fuse to increase everyone’s experiences and bring greater pleasure to the material and immaterial world.
  • Seats for this event are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

One of the special programming is the “Unlock the City” game.

To plan your Doors Open Toronto weekend, please visit http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=42eafa2cd4a64410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD for information on FREE special programming, exhibits, walking tours, and talks that can be experienced during the event.

Enjoy and Good Luck! / Profitez-en et bonne chance!

NEWS RELEASE

3-May-2016

Doors Open Toronto announces exciting lineup of buildings and programming

Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf has announced its lineup of buildings and enhanced programming for May 28 and 29. The 17th annual celebration of design will offer free and rare access to architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across Toronto.

This year’s event features more than 130 buildings, including over 40 new participants, an exciting speaker series and citywide walking tours. Details are now available at toronto.ca/doorsopen.

“The city’s buildings come alive during Doors Open Toronto weekend, giving residents the opportunity to discover and explore unique buildings and vibrant neighborhoods,” said Mayor John Tory. “I encourage Torontonians to visit the event’s many destinations, including City Hall.”

“Doors Open Toronto allows the public to learn more about the heritage and design that helps make this city great,” said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee. “Each year there are new buildings, walks and other activities for all to experience.”

“Great Gulf is excited to return as presenting sponsor of Doors Open Toronto celebrating architecture, heritage and design. Focused on the intersection of great design and art to enrich the human experience, we share this passion with Doors Open through our commitment to create the best architecturally designed buildings,” said Great Gulf President Christopher Wein. “We encourage you to join us in experiencing this incredible event with members of the international architectural and design community.”

The weekend activities kick off on Friday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. at the Design Exchange with the event’s first-ever keynote speaker, acclaimed designer Karim Rashid. One of the most prolific and recognized designers of his generation, his talk The Future of Design will explore how the future of the aesthetic world will cross all disciplines so that design, art, architecture, fashion, food and music fuse to increase everyone’s experiences and bring greater pleasure to the material and immaterial world. Seats for this event are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

There are three other talks as part of the OpenInsights Speaker Series, exploring a variety of themes: Architecture is Art?; Bomb Girls – Trading Aprons for Ammo; and Why New Ideas Need Old Buildings.

Toronto City Hall will be a key destination during the Doors Open Toronto weekend from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Visitors to the building can experience rare access to the Mayor’s office and the 27th floor observation deck, as well as to the council chamber.

Special programming will include: Continue reading “You’re Invited: “The Future of Design” Talk May 27 + Doors Open Toronto 2016 May 28-29 at No Cost”

You’re Invited to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015 Event at No Cost For an Exploration & Celebration of Contemporary Art in Toronto, Canada, Oct.3 from 6:55 P.M. Until Sunrise on Oct.4

The following video presents Nuit Blanche Toronto: A 10-year retrospective:

“Celebrating 10 years of transformative art in Toronto…..Toronto buzzed with excitement as Nuit Blanche Toronto was first unleashed on an unsuspecting city.

Torontonians left behind the comfort of their beds en masse and ventured out onto the city’s streets for an all-night exploration and celebration of contemporary art.

Since the inaugural event, more than 9.5 million people explored 1,200 art projects by 4,500 artists.

Join us on October 3, 2015 for the 10th edition and experience this FREE all-night contemporary art event.

For more info, visit: scotiabanknuitblanche.ca.

Follow: @sbnuitblancheTO Tag: #snbTO”

You are invited to Nuit Blanche Toronto, a FREE event on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 6:55 p.m. until sunrise on Sunday, October 4!

“On Saturday, October 3 from 6:55 p.m. until sunrise on Sunday, October 4, the streets of Toronto will be transformed by more than 110 art projects created by and featuring nearly 400 artists for the 10th edition of #snbTO. Visit www.snbto.ca for information & start planning your night!”

Enjoy! / Amusez vous bien!

NEWS RELEASE

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015 – planning ahead and getting around on October 3 and 4

From sunset at 6:55 p.m. on Saturday, October 3 to sunrise on Sunday, October 4, Toronto’s all-night celebration of contemporary art once again returns to the city’s streets. To help people plan ahead for the event, information about getting to, around and home from the event is available at scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/plan-ahead.

Digital guide and navigating the night
A streamlined version of the navigation website will be available on mobile devices on October 3 at snbto.ca. Use GPS to find the closest projects and to get around for the event. Projects can be found and viewed by location, artist or project name. Additional information about the optimized web app can be found at scotiabanknuitblanche.ca/connect/nuit-mobile.html. Event updates will also be available on Twitter at @sbnuitblancheTO, #snbTO throughout the night.

Event map
A map and detailed event information are available via the website and on mobile devices, as noted above. During the event, a paper map is available at any of the Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Information Centres: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., Union Station, 65 Front St. W., and the southeast corner of College Street and University Avenue.

Public transit Continue reading “You’re Invited to Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015 Event at No Cost For an Exploration & Celebration of Contemporary Art in Toronto, Canada, Oct.3 from 6:55 P.M. Until Sunrise on Oct.4”

Calling Artists for Nuit Blanche 2015: Info Sessions Jan.5, 12 + Submission Deadlines Jan.19, Feb.17

This video presents Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014 Highlights.

“Scotiabank Nuit Blanche transformed the city of Toronto on October 4, 2014 with 130 art installations from hundreds of artists. More than a million people explored the exhibitions, including three new neighbourhood locations. Join us on October 3, 2015 for the 10th edition and experience this FREE all-night contemporary art event.”

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2014, Toronto’s free annual all-night celebration of contemporary art in October, generated an economic impact of about $40.5 million for Toronto.

  • An estimated attendance exceeding one million people and including close to 200,000 out-of-town visitors.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015

FREE Admissions

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Toronto’s free all-night contemporary art event.
From sunset to sunrise, experience Toronto transformed by artists for one night only. All night long.

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche official website

Participate in Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2015
Artists  |  Sponsors  |  Volunteers

Artists & Programming Partners – Call for Submissions

FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions

If you have an idea for an art project, there are three different ways you can apply to participate: as an Open Call Project, an Independent Project or for the “10 for 10th”, as follows. Continue reading “Calling Artists for Nuit Blanche 2015: Info Sessions Jan.5, 12 + Submission Deadlines Jan.19, Feb.17”