weekend happenings: outdoor art & walking tours
I can’t believe it is the beginning of July already, and with that it is time once again for art to come outside at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall.
As the event’s web site states, the show, in its 49th year, is a juried showcase featuring contemporary fine art and craft. As the largest outdoor art exhibition in Canada, TOAE features hundreds of established artists, undiscovered talents and innovative students selling their work directly to the public and making lasting connections with art dealers and collectors.
New to this year’s show are artists workshops, speakers series, and walking tours.
If you can’t make it to this outdoor art market, be sure to mark your calendars for:
Cabbagetown Arts & Crafts Sale – September 8-12, 2010, Riverdale Park , Toronto
Junction Arts Festival – September 8-12, 2010, Dundas St. W. & Keele St. , Toronto
Queen West Art Crawl – September 16-19, 2010, Queen St. W., Toronto
Whenever I travel I seek out walking tours in the cities I visit as I find they offer a much better view and insight into the historic details of the particular destination that a tour book just can’t match. No need to wait until the next trip abroad; offered from May to October, Heritage Toronto Walks are neighbourhood walking tours that cover all areas of the city of Toronto. On these walks you’ll learn about the stories behind the people, landscapes and historic buildings that bring Toronto’s neighbourhoods to life. No reservations or pre-registration are required. Full details for all walks are provided on the Heritage Toronto Walks web page.
This weekend the walks offered include:
Toronto’s Railway Heritage (Jul 11 2010 – 1:30pm)
TOAE Poster: Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition
All Toronto Heritage Walks: Heritage Toronto
All others: Susan A. Forint