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You’re Invited: Canadian Events Sept.19 – Dec.20, 2013 + Ontario News + Toronto & TTC Alerts

Here are some great events, celebrations and green events in Canada.

  • Most events and celebrations are FREE.

Justina M. Barnicke Gallery


Bouchra Khalili: ‘The Opposite of the Voice-Over’

FREE Admission

Exhibition continues to December 20, 2013.

Justina M Barnicke Gallery
Hart House, University of Toronto, St. George Campus
7 Hart House Circle
Toronto, Ontario

Telephone: 416-978-8398

Gallery Hours
Thursday to Tuesday, 12:00 – 5:00 pm
Wednesday, 12:00 – 8:00 pm
Closed Sundays and statutory holidays.

  • As part of Paris-Toronto, the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery presents French-Moroccan artist Bouchra Khalili’s first solo show/exhibition in Canada, « Bouchra Khalili: ‘The Opposite of the Voice-Over’ », which includes the following two major video installations about the experience of migration.
    • The Mapping Journey Project (2008–2011)

      • “The Mapping Journey Project, produced between 2008 and 2011, is a mixed-media installation that combines eight video works, The Mapping Journey, and eight silkscreen prints, The Constellations.”
    • Speeches—Chapter 1: Mother Tongue (2012) “is part of a trilogy entitled the Speeches Series (2012-2013), articulating issues of language, citizenship, and working class.”

Textile Museum of Canada


Farandole: Perspectives on Western Canadian Metis Culture



Artists Colette Balcaen and Pascal Jaouen

Admission is ‘Pay What You Can’ only on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Admission charges apply for other days.

Sept. 18, 2013 – Nov. 14, 2013

Textile Museum of Canada
55 Centre Avenue (Dundas St. W & University Ave., St. Patrick subway)
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2H5
t. (416) 599-5321
f. (416) 599-2911

Exhibition Tour: Wednesday, October 9, 2013, 6:30 pm

  • Farandole: Perspectives on Western Canadian Métis Culture exhibition combines contemporary visual art and haute couture to explore the reinvention of tradition through the work of artists Colette Balcaen of Manitoba and Pascal Jaouen of France.
  • Enjoy the opening reception of Farandole: Perspectives on Western Canadian Métis Culture exhibition.
    • Artist Colette Balcaen will be in attendance.
  • Also, join Textile Museum of Canada’s Curatorial Director Sarah Quinton as she “offers insights into traditional practices, narratives and techniques used in the intricate embroidery and costumes of fashion designer Pascal Jaouen and the work of artist Colette Balcaen.”
    • FREE with admission.
  • Please click here for more info about the exhibition and the artists.
Samuel de Champlain to illuminate the sky of the Capital.
Samuel de Champlain to illuminate the sky of the Capital.

National Capital Commission (NCC) and the French Embassy in Ottawa


Plain Chant

An Interactive Light and Sound Installation

FREE Admission

September 19 – 21, 2013
Thursday, 7 to 11 pm; Friday, 7 to 11 pm; Saturday, 7 pm to 4 am

Nepean Point
380 Sussex Dr.
Ottawa, Ontario

Phone: 613-239-5000