This is an update to my previous blog  You’re Invited: Special Events in Toronto January 2013:

  • For this month, please mark your calendars for these additional five FREE events in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:

Conference of the Historical Society of Toronto

L’art du vitrail / The art of stained glass

Wednesday, 16 January 2013, 7:00 pm / Mercredi 16 Janvier 2013, 19h00

Language / Langue: French / Français

Alliance Française – Campus Sheppard
95 Sheppard Avenue West (near the Sheppard subway)
Toronto Ontario, Canada, M2N 1M4

Entry / Entrée: FREE / GRATUITE

Le texte français suit le texte anglais:

  • The archaeologist Joelle Guidini-Raybaud sheds light on nearly a millennium of history of stained glass in Europe
  • The Historical Society of Toronto invites you to meet Joëlle Guidini-Raybaud who is a:
    • PhD doctor in archeology, history and civilizations of the Middle Ages,

    • volunteer guide at the Royal Museum of Ontario since 2005,

    • lecturer at the University of Provence Department of History of Art, 2001-2004

  • Conference presented by the Historical Society of Toronto

Please click here for more info on L’art du vitrail / The art of stained glass, a Conference of the Historical Society of Toronto.

Le texte suivant est en français:

L’archéologue Joëlle Guidini-Raybaud fait la lumière sur près d’un millénaire d’histoire du vitrail en Europe.

Conférence présentée par la Société d’histoire de Toronto (SHT).

S’il vous plaît cliquez ici pour plus d’informations sur L’art du vitrail / L’art du vitrail, une conférence de la Société historique de Toronto.


Campus de l’Alliance Française de North York
95 Sheppard Avenue W.
North York, ON M2N 1M4
Tel: 416 221 4684
– Fax: 416 221 0673

Office hours / Heures d’ouverture
Lundi–Jeudi: de 9h00 à 21h30
Vendredi: de 9h00 à 16h00
Samedi: de 8h30 à 16h00

Société d’histoire de Toronto (SHT)
Tel: 416-924-7631



Canadian premiere



Wednesday, January 16 – Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Opening on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 – 6:30pm

Istituto Italiano di Cultura – 496 Huron St., Toronto

Reception to follow

Free admission

Infoline: 416.921.3802 ext. 221

  • Italian contemporary artist Angelo Filomeno, known for his captivating machine-sewn embroidery on pieces of silk stretched over canvas, will exhibit eight of his works at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Toronto
  • The exhibit runs through Wednesday, April 10, 2013
  • Gallery hours: Mon – Fri: 10:00am – 1:00pm; 2:30pm – 5:00pm
  • The artist will be in attendance

Please click here for more info on Intoxication exhibition.




LUCIANO BERIO 1925-2003:

Monday, January 21, 2013; 6:30pm

Walter Hall, 80 Queen’s Park, Toronto

Free admission

  • On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Luciano Berio’s death, the UofT New Music Festival in collaboration with the Department of Italian Studies – University of Toronto and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura, presents Luciano Berio 1925-2003: A Retrospective – The Complete Sequenzas which is:
    • a concert by faculty artists and guests

    • curated by Duo ConTempera

  • This Berio Retrospective will see the first performance of the complete sequenzas by Berio in one evening in Canada
  • Joseph Petric and David Hetherington from Duo ConTempera, are excited to be collaborating with Festival Co-ordinator Norbert Palej in this presentation with UofT New Music Festival
  •  This concert lasts 3 hours and 40 minutes with intermission
  • Presented by: Department of Italian Studies – University of Toronto
    • In collaboration with: Istituto Italiano di Cultura

  • Staging: Graham Cozzubbo
  • Narrations of poetry for each Sequenza by Berio and Sanguineti read by Joseph Petric
Above, Toronto City Hall Area (

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Also, The Department of Italian Studies – University of Toronto will host:

On the translations of musical experience: Luciano Berio’s Sequenze

Monday, January 21, 2013;  2:00 pm -4:00 pm

Carr Hall 404, 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto (St. Michael’s College University – University of Toronto).

  • This is a lecture by Damiana Bratuz, Professor Emeritus at the University of Western Ontario

Please click here for more info about the above lecture event and the Luciano Berio 1925-2003: A Retrospective – The Complete Sequenzas concert.

Harbourfront Centre


Winter Exhibitions 2013


Saturday, January 26 – Sunday, April 14, 2013

FREE Opening Reception: Friday, January 25 | 6-10pm

York Quay Centre
Toronto, Ontario

Info: 416-973-4000

  • Harbourfront Centre‘s exhibition spaces will be closed from December 23, 2012 until January 25, 2013 for major redesign and renovation
  • Please join Harbourfront Centre’s artists on Friday, January 25 from 6-10pm for their FREE opening reception, celebrating:
    • the unveiling of their newly renovated main gallery
    • six exciting new exhibitions in visual arts, photography, craft, and architecture:
      • Many of the exhibitions will explore the idea of what is “north” through an artistic lens

Please click here for more info on Winter Exhibitions 2013.


  • For general inquiries regarding events, programs, site directions and services:
    • Information Hotline | 416-973-4000



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