You’re Invited: 11 Great Canadian Events in Ontario Sept.15-Nov.25, 2012

You're Invited: 11 Great Canadian Events in Ontario Sept.15-Nov.25, 2012
You’re Invited: 11 Great Canadian Events in Ontario Sept.15-Nov.25, 2012

Here are some great FREE events in Ontario, Canada:

This video presents “2012 Antibes Multicultural Festival Highlights”:

  • Toronto City Councillor James Pasternak (Ward 10) announces that Antibes Community Centre will be designated as a Priority Centre this Fall 2012

Priority Centres in Toronto

Did you know that Priority Centres in Toronto offer FREE recreation programming for children, youth and seniors. Permits are also free. Adults pay regular program fees:

  • Priority Centres were established in 1999 in select locations where 30% of the population in the census tract had income levels below the Low Income Cut-Off (LICO).
  • During the 2011 Operating Budget process, Council approved the introduction of fees for Adult registered programs at Priority Centres
    •   Adult drop-in programs, along with programs for children, youth and older adults will continue to be offered free of charge at Priority Centres

City of Toronto to Officially Open Joel Weeks Park

Saturday, September 15

Noon to 8 p.m., Remarks and Ribbon Cutting at 2 p.m. 

Joel Weeks Park, 10 Thompson St.

  • Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth), City of Toronto staff and representatives of Toronto Community Housing will join members of the community to officially open Joel Weeks Park
  • The celebration will include a barbecue organized by the local community.
  • The new park was designed by Toronto landscape architecture firm Janet Rosenberg & Associates, using input from community workshops
  • The park’s features include pathways lined by river plantings, benches, a shade-tree grove, grassed mounds, a unique water feature, a children’s playground, and community planting areas

Frontenac Challenge

This video presents “Frontenac Challenge”:

  • Helen and Ben took on the Frontenac Challenge and did it in record time

The Frontenac Challenge – Kingston – September 1 – October 31

  • The Frontenac Challenge is the Friends of Frontenac Provincial Parks’ most popular event and a great way to get to know the park
    • situated in Southern Ontario about 40 km (25 miles) north of the historical city of Kingston. Kingston is located on Lake Ontario just west of the Thousand Islands and is approximately half way between Montréal and Toronto
  • Enjoy the splendour of the fall colour of Frontenac Provincial Park by hiking each of the 11 loops that form the Frontenac Challenge within the months of September and October (from September 01 to October 31).
  • Participants must hike all 160 kilometers of the park’s trail system between September 1st and October 31st
    • If successful, participants will
      • be presented a certificate of accomplishment at the Frontenac Challenge celebratory BBQ in November
      • and be acknowledged on a plaque in the Park Office
    • In order to “take the Challenge”, you must register at the Park Office and then set out to hike Frontenac through the autumn splendor
  • For more information:
    • contact the Park Office at Frontenac Provincial Park at 613-376-3489
    • or visit The Friends of Frontenac Park website at

The Power Plant’s Two Exhibitions


The Power Plant opens two exhibitions FREE to the public as part of the yearlong celebration of the gallery’s 25th anniversary.

This video presents “Christian Marclay, The Clock”:

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery


The Clock

14 September – 25 November, 2012

231 Queens Quay West, Toronto

FREE Admission

  •  The Clock (2010) isan ode to time and cinema, comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films that create a 24-hour, looped, single-channel video“:

    • Created by world-renowned sound and video artist Christian Marclay
      • Marclay compiled thousands of film clips of wristwatches, clock towers, sundials, alarm clocks, and countdowns, each of which illustrate every minute in a 24-hour period in real time
    • Years in the making, The Clock examines how time, plot, and duration are depicted in cinema
      • Audiences are stunned by its clever construction, as they can use the piece to tell the local time
      • Captivated viewers can experience a vast range of cinematic settings and moods within the space of a few minutes, making time unravel in countless directions and rupturing any sense of linear, narrative sequence
  • The Power Plant will open its doors for the following Special 24-Hour Viewing Periods  during the course of the exhibition, providing the public with the opportunity to see The Clock in its entirety:
    • Friday, 14 September, 5 PM – Sunday, 16 September, 5 PM
      • Please expect significant wait times during the opening weekend presentation Opening Weekend
    • Scotiabank Nuit Blanche Toronto
      • Saturday, 29 September, 10 AM – Sunday, 30 September, 5 PM
    • Watch-a-Thon
      • Tuesday, 16 October, 10 AM – Sunday, 21 October, 5 PM
    • Art Toronto 2012
      • Saturday, 27 October, 10 AM – Sunday, 28 October, 5 PM
    • Closing Weekend
      • Friday, 23 November, 10 AM – Sunday, 25 November, 5 PM
  • Please note that:
    • visitors are admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis
    • visitors will be required to check their bags
    • demand for The Clock is expected to be high so please expect significant wait times.
    • inside the Installation:
      • Visitors are invited to stay as long as they like:
        • The installation has couches to accommodate 50 visitors at one time
      • Food and beverages, cameras and recording devices, cell phones, and other electronic devices are prohibited
      • There are brief periods of nudity and strong language during The Clock:
        • This exhibition is recommended for visitors no younger than 7 years of age
        • Visitors with children should use their discretion
    • this exhibition is wheelchair accessible

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery


Omer Fast: Continuous Coverage


15 September – 25 November 2012

231 Queens Quay West, Toronto

  • The Power Plant presents a solo exhibition of the work of critically-acclaimed Berlin-based artist Omer Fast
  • “Fast (born 1972, Jerusalem) works primarily with video to test our understanding of media and examine how individual and collective histories interact
  • Focusing on narrative structures and constructions, he mixes sound and image into stories that test the line between personal and media accounts of current events and history, particularly a recent history of war
  • The exhibition includes three significant projects spanning the last decade that reveal his facility with, and critique of, the languages of media, cinema, documentary, and contemporary art”

For more information about The Power Plant’s exhibitions and public programs, please call +1.416.973.4949 or visit

The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery at Harbourfront Centre
231 Queens Quay West, Toronto, ON, M5J 2G8, Canada


NEW Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
Thursday, 10 AM – 8 PM
Open holiday Mondays

Vietnamese Lantern Festival


Saturday, September 15, 2012


235 Queens Quay West

View Map

  • C0-sponsored by the Vietnamese Women’s Association of Toronto
  • Celebrate the end-of-summer harvest!
  • Explore the meaning of the Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival as seen through the perspective of the Vietnamese community
  • Enjoy a full day of cultural foods, entertainment and family activities:
    • Paper Lantern-Making Booth
      • Arts and crafts fun!to make paper lanterns and decorate them using coloured crayons and stickers
      • There will also be paper origami folding tutorials throughout the day!
        1:00PM – 6:00PM
        Zone 3
        235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario

        View Map

    • Mooncake Tasting Booth: FREE
      • Come taste a sweet bite of tradition by sampling delicious mooncakes, and witness the making of mooncakes!
      • Mooncakes will be available in a variety of flavours for you to taste!
        1:00PM – 7:00PM
        Zone 3
        235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario

        View Map

    • Thien Le Ao Dai Competition: FREE
      • Sponsored by renowned fashion designer Thien Le and his supporters, members of all ages are encouraged to enter the runway style competition to showcase their own store-bought or homemade ao dai (a traditional Vietnamese long dress)
      • Judges will select the best looking outfits and winning contestants will receive a range of prizes!
        Redpath Stage
        235 Queens Quay West

        View Map

Fortune Cooking Festival

  • A full-course feast of Pan-Asian food and culture!
  • Iron Chef Competition: Street Food Edition: FREE
    • “Experience a one-day sampler of the ever-popular Fortune Cooking Iron Chef competition
    • The secret ingredient will guide the way as two of Toronto’s top chefs of contemporary Asian cuisine go head-to-head in a battle of culinary supremacy
      3:30PM – 5:00PM
      Brigantine Room
      York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

      View Map

  • Street Food Spotlight: FREE
    • Get your taste buds travelling as Fortune Cooking takes you on a journey to the world of Pan Asian street food
      12:00PM – 5:00PM
      Zone 5
      235 Queens Quay West, Toronto Ontario

      View Map

100 Years of Venice

September 16, 2012


Toronto Music Garden

475 Queens Quay West

  • “Glorious music from Baroque Venice closes another spectacular season of Summer Music in the Garden
  • Make your way down to the Toronto Music Garden for 100 Years of Venice, performed by three brilliant artists: Christopher Verrette (baroque violin), Kate Bennett Haynes (baroque cello) and Matthew Wadsworth (theorbo)”

Spadina Museum’s Annual City Cider Festival

September 16, 2012

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

285 Spadina Road

  • Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens is teaming up with Not Far From the Tree to host City Cider – an annual family event that features local food, live music, arts and crafts, hands-on workshops and freshly-pressed cider
  • Admission is $5 (free for those age 12 and under)
    • Admission includes access to the museum
  • The event will feature:
    • preserving workshops
    • guided heritage apple tastings
    • cider-making demonstrations and tastings (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) by Cidrerie St-Nicolas
    • visitors can pair their cider with eats from the Urban Smoke and Pretty Sweet Cakes food trucks
  • Green Toronto’s award-winning Not Far From the Tree organization puts Toronto’s abundance of local fruit to good use by picking and sharing the urban bounty, supporting the local food movement and promoting urban ecology
    • Representatives will show how apples are properly picked and pressed to make delicious cider from Spadina’s unique orchard – which includes varieties of apples not commonly available today
  • Musical talent at the event will include:
    • Ventanas, Caroline Brooks and members of the Good Lovelies and Beams
  • Children can enjoy kids’ yoga, potato sack races and more.
  • Spadina’s gardens are a hidden gem in Toronto’s local food landscape
    • Comprising 2.3 hectares (5.7 acres) and featuring more than 300 varieties of plants, the gardens include an abundant apple orchard, a grape arbour, kitchen gardens and formal areas/display beds
  • Spadina Museum: Historic House & Gardens, one of 10 historic museums operated by the City of Toronto,

Miss Lou’s Room: Interactive Exhibition Space

Sunday, September 16, 23, 30, 2012


11:00AM – 3:00PM
Miss Lou’s Room
York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West
View Map

  • Arts and crafts
  • This schedule is subject to change throughout the year, so please check the What’s ON calendar or call 416-973-4000 to confirm the most recent schedule.

Miss Lou’s Room: Storytelling


Saturday, September 29, 2012

11:00AM – 3:00PM

Miss Lou’s Room

York Quay Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

View Map

  • Come and learn about “Miss Lou” as you listen to wonderful volunteer storytellers share stories from around the world
  • Do you have a favourite story? Come and share it with us!

Power Kids
The Clock

September 30 2012 | 3:00 PM

The Power Plant

231 Queens Quay West, Toronto

FREE Admission

Call 416.973.4949 to reserve a spot

  • “American artist Christian Marclay’s The Clock (2010) is an ode to time and the cinema comprised of thousands of fragments from a vast range of films. Short clips featuring wristwatches, alarm clocks, countdowns, and other references to time and timepieces are edited together into a captivating illustration of virtually every minute of a day”
  • Workshop participants will have the chance to make their own creative functioning clock to take home afterwards, including learning collage techniques using various artistic and found materials
  • For children ages 8 – 12 and their younger siblings and adult companions
  • Tours and workshops are led by artist-educator and Animateur at The Power Plant Anna Bouzina and her artist-educator assistant Marina Guglielmi.



You may also like: