You’re Invited: Toronto Events Sept.13-Dec.29, 2013 + Toronto & TTC Alerts

Here are some celebratory events as well as green events in Toronto,  Ontario, Canada.

  • Most are FREE events.

Wychwood Barns Community Association (WBCA)

Presents

THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE ST. CLAIR STREETCAR AND WYCHWOOD CARHOUSE

A CELEBRATION OF HERITAGE, ARTS AND THE COMMUNITY

FREE Admission

September 13 – 21

Artscape Wychwood Barns
601 Christie Street
, Toronto

Contact Info: Ruth Butler at volunteerwbca@gmail.com

www.atthebarns.org

St Clair Streetcar Line Centennial Celebration includes the following FREE events.

  • Historic Exhibit – Our Past Is Our Present: September 14 – 15.
    • Enjoy an exhibit drawing on rarely seen archival images and contemporary photographs that portray the changing identity of St. Clair over the past 100 years.
    • Where: Barn #2, Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • September 14 — 9am – 5pm
    • September 15 — 11am – 5pm.
  • Tour the Historic Peter Witt Streetcar: September 15, noon – 4pm.
  • TTC Advertising Exhibit – A Sign of the Times: Exhibit continues to September 21.
    • Where: Community Gallery, Artscape Wychwood Barns.
    • Journey through time while viewing TTC advertisements and other artefacts that reflect the impact of world events on our city, our social norms and our values over the past seventy years.

    Friday, September 13 — 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday, September 14 — 9am – 5pm

    Sunday, September 15 — 11am – 5pm

    Wednesday, September 18 to Friday, September 20 — 5pm – 9pm

    Saturday, September 21 — 9am – 2pm

  • “St. Clair West: The Growth of a Streetcar Suburb” Walking Tour: September 15, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
    • Donations are encouraged.
    • Visit some of the area’s sites of historic and architectural significance, including the Wychwood Car Barns, streetcar maintenance buildings which now house a lively arts and community centre.
    • Tour Leaders are Diana Sernick and Sheryl Mitchell, Wychwood Barns Community Association.
    • Length: Approx. 2 hours.
    • Focus: Historical, architectural.

  • Silent Film at Wychwood Theatre: September 14, 2:30 pm and September 15, 4 pm
    • Where: Wychwood Theatre, Artscape Wychwood Barns
    • In honour of the Centennial, Silent Sundays @ the Revue Cinema brings a silent film (featuring streetcars of course!) to the Wychwood Theatre featuring live accompaniment by musicians William O’Meara and Tania Gill.
    • Please click here for more info about this silent film.
  • ST. CLAIR WEST “ROCKIN’ THE ROCKET” SIDEWALK SALE + CELEBRATIONS: September 14 – 15, noon – 5pm
    • Stroll along St. Clair Ave. W. from Bathurst St. to Dufferin St. and enjoy live music, characters in period costume, window displays, commemorative food & drink, and more.
    • Hosted by the area’s three Business Improvement Associations.

Re-Branded Exhibit

FREE Admission

September 13 – 18, 2013

12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Opening Reception: Friday September 13th 7-11pm

Project Gallery
1109 Queen Street East
Queen Street East and Caroline Avenue
Map to this event

Website: www.projectgallerytoronto.com
Email: info@projectgallerytoronto.com
Phone: 416-315-1192

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Your Input: Walks and Gardens Art Contest Ends Jun.14 + Gardiner Expy East’s Future – Public Forum Jun.13, 2013

The City of Toronto in Ontario, Canada, wants your input for the two events that are described here:

This silent video presents “Union Station Toronto – Simulation of future evening peak”:

  • From 6 seconds to 10 seconds, the video shows part of the Front Street pedestrian bridge which connects the front entrance of Union Station to Front Street
  • From 12 seconds to 25 seconds, you see passengers and visitors walking in the Centre Bridge Area below the Front Street pedestrian bridge

You’re invited to provide input for Toronto’s Walks and Gardens art competition

Toronto invites your input into the designs of five international artists shortlisted in a public art competition:

  • The artists are competing for the opportunity to create and showcase a 21-metre, permanent art installation at Union Station in commemoration of the Walks and Gardens Trust
    • A portion of Union Station building sits on the original Walks and Gardens Trust lands

  • The designs:
    • range from interactive digital pieces to a multicoloured mural

    • artists are:

      • Gisele Amantea
      • Jason Bruges
      • Jim Verburg and Ryan Crouchman 
      • LAb[au]
      • Geoff McFetridge — with Barry Ditto
    • are on display this week from June 11 to 14 at Union Station – Canada’s busiest and most important transit hub

The winning artwork will be installed on the north wall of the new pedestrian walkway (also known as the centre moat) under the Front Street pedestrian bridge: