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You’re Invited: Stratford Summer Music Festival July 14 – August 24, 2014

stratford summer music festival 2014

Over 200 artists in over 100 performances over 6 weeks of music, from July 14 – August 24, fill Stratford’s concert halls, restaurants and gardens with classical, folk, jazz and world music from around the world during Stratford Summer Music in Stratford, Ontario, Canada.

  • The 14th annual festival launches with a spectacular FREE outdoor event complete with fireworks.

This video presents “TorQ Percussion Quartet plays Stinkin’ Garbage, by E.Argenziano.”

A major theme this year is percussion.

  • In recognition of this, Tom Patterson Island will be transformed to “Tom Percussion Island” for one week (July 14-20).
    • New instruments, all percussion, will be installed on the island for one week, free to be beaten, rattled, smashed, and shook by visitors.
  • TorQ, an Ontario-based percussion quartet, have been chosen as this year’s artists-in-residence.
    • They’ll be performing unannounced “pop-up” sessions throughout the season, largely in areas populated by young people.
    • They’ll also be holding a number of ticketed events, one of which will feature noted German percussionist/composer Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, who will double as a guest lecturer at the TorQ Percussion seminar (July 25).

FREE outdoor concerts will take the stage on the Music Barge on the banks of the Avon River to suit every musical taste – from Quebec fiddling to meringue from the Dominican Republic, gypsy swing and pipes and drums.

View the festival schedule here.

Here is an itinerary of FREE or Pay-What-You-Can performances and events.

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You’re Invited: Toronto Events Jan.7-Feb.2, 2014 + Toronto & Ontario News

Here are some great events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

  • Most events are FREE.

Are You Interested in Weaving?

Tuesday Afternoons from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

FREE Admission

Gibson House Museum

Call 416-395-7432 for more info.

  • Gibson House’s small but dedicated group of weavers has been making textiles for the museum programs and gift shops for years.
  • Their products are so popular they need more hands to help.
  • If you have basic weaving experience and are interested in helping them grow this group and their weaving activities at the museum – please join them.
  • Please call to confirm your interest.
  • After your initial orientation, you can drop in to weave any time (pre-arranged).

Saturdays and Sundays in January

Admission is by Pay What You Can

12 to 4 p.m.

Scarborough Museum

Contact Info: 416-338-8807 or

  • Warm up with some cider, sample fresh baked treats and share what you love about Scarborough!
  • Make your family a part of history!
  • The Community Memories Kiosk is waiting to record individual and family stories.
  • Newcomers and long time residents welcome.
  • Please click here for more info.

Factory Farms: Behind the Scenes

FREE Admission

January 8, 2014


Brentwood Library, 36 Brentwood Road North (Royal York and Bloor)

  • Brentwood Program Room
  • Speaker: Sonia Faruqi (
  • What are factory farms? What do they do? And why are they concerning?
  • In this talk, Sonia Faruqi will draw on industry information as well as her own experiences investigating and living at factory farms around the world.
  • The talk will end with tangible, practical solutions and actions.
  • Drop-In Workshop. First Come, First Seated.
  • Please click here for more info.

Toronto Repair Café


January 11, 2014


Skills for Change – 791 St. Clair Ave. W.

  • Do you have a broken appliance, piece of furniture or item of clothing that you’d like to save from the landfill?
  • That’s where the volunteer “fixers” at the Repair Café come in!
  • Help combat waste and built-in obsolescence at this event!
  • For more info about Toronto Repair Café, please click here.

winter bird count rouge park 2014

Rouge Park’s 11th Annual Winter Bird Count

January 12, 2014

9:30am Top of the Vista trail from Zoo Road
Meeting Point TTC and Parking info

12:30pm Beare Wetland Loop from Zoo Road
Meeting Point TTC and Parking info

Sheryl Santos
Stewardship Coordinator

Rouge Park
905-713-6007 (phone)

Sheryl Santos provided the following details of this event: