Events Guide: streetscapes, walk, public forum, and more…

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WHAT: Streetscape at Regent Park ‘Living Space’
WHEN: June 13 – 15
WHERE: Regent Park

Drawing from partnerships in the local the community, five major components of Luminato’s StreetScape exhibition will attempt to reflect the people and activities of Regent Park — a diverse community and Canada’s pioneering social housing project. The process-driven installations will aim to confer importance on the residents as individuals and to celebrate the life that makes up Regent Park as a community.

Visit www.luminato.com for more information.

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WHAT: Streetscape at Parliament Slip ‘Housepaint’
WHEN: June 13 – 15
WHERE: At Parliament St. slip

Over the final three days of Luminato, June 13-15, ten simplified houses will be painted live by top Canadian street artists. The houses will be surrounded by fencing partially covered with hundreds of 12×12” painted canvases.  These smaller works will be distributed to audience members during the final hours of the festival as souvenirs of the site-specific installation.

Visit www.luminato.com for more information.

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WHAT: ROMwalks: Parkdale
WHEN: June 15, 2 pm
WHERE: Meet in front of Parkdale Public Library (1303 Queen St. W.) look for the blue umbrella.

Discover Toronto’s unique architecture and rich history through ROMwalks, a series of free, guided walking tours of the city.

Parkdale walk highlights: St. Mark’s Anglican Church, Masaryk Hall, the home of Mazo de la Roche, Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Melbourne Place.

Visit www.rom.on.ca for more information.

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WHAT: Public Forum – Fixing the 501: A Queen Streetcar Update
WHEN: June 16, 7 pm
WHERE: Committee Room 2, City Hall, Second Floor (100 Queen St. W.)

National Geographic magazine recently named the TTC’s 501 Queen streetcar route as one of the world’s most scenic trips by transit. It’s also one of the longest streetcar routes in North America, stretching from Long Branch in the west to Neville Park in the east.

For daily passengers, however, the trip often seems more stressful than scenic and the longest route often results in a long list of passenger frustrations. Passengers talk about inconsistent service, irregular schedules and unexpectedly short-turned trips that often seem to occur daily for regular 501 users.

“Fixing the 501: A Queen Streetcar Update” is a public forum to hear from transit riders about their concerns and for TTC staff to talk about how they propose to improve the service. Representatives of other City of Toronto divisions will also attend.

Click here for more information.

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WHAT: ROMwalks: Citadels of Wealth
WHEN: June 18, 6 pm
WHERE: Meet at the corner of Yonge St. and Front St., look for the blue umbrella.

Discover Toronto’s unique architecture and rich history through ROMwalks, a series of free, guided walking tours of the city.

Citadels of Wealth highlights: Hockey Hall of Fame, early skyscraper banks, Canadian Bank of Commerce, the Big Five modern banks, BCE Place.

Visit www.rom.on.ca for more information.

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WHAT: Joy Ride
WHEN: Opening reception June 19, 7 pm; Runs June 19 -22
WHERE: Studio Gallery (294 College St., 2nd Floor)

Studio Gallery is proud to present Joy Ride as part of The Bicycle Film Festival.  The multimedia exhibition is a documentaion of the emerging urban bike movement from artists around the world. Featuring both international and local artists, the exhibition has created an avenue for artists to show their love for the bicycle.

Visit wwww.studio.to for more information.

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WHAT: Toronto Free Library
WHEN: Opening Party June 19, 8 pm; Runs June 19 – July 26
WHERE: Toronto Free Gallery (1277 Bloor St. W.)

Toronto Free Library (TFL) is an art exhibition that imagines Toronto as a community bonded through books. The show will examine the library’s role as a place for free exchange of information, through applying the library model to an art gallery environment. The project also explores exchange and collaboration: the Toronto community contributes to the TFL collection and, in turn, artists will intervene with the ollection, mediating and modifying the archive. Toronto Free Library explores the relationships between books and their owners, libraries and librarians, art spaces and social spaces, book readers and book lenders. A publication featuring a dialogue between Vid Ingelevics and Daniel Payne, and designed by Chris Lee, will accompany the exhibition.

Click here for more information.

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WHAT: Parkdale Project Read Fun-Raising Dance
WHEN: June 20, 8 pm
WHERE: Edward Day Gallery (952 Queen Street W. at Shaw)

Parkdale Project Read is a non-profit, community literacy program that  operates an adult learning centre in the Parkdale community. Help support this project by attending the Project Read annual Fun-Raising Dance featuring Skeets and the Clay Pigeons.  Tickets are available at Parkdale Project Read (1209 King St. W., Unit 2) 2 for $30, or $20 at the door.

Visit www.parkdaleprojectread.ca for more information.

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WHAT: Community Environment Days
WHEN: June 21, 10 am – 2 pm
WHERE: Loretto College School (151 Rosemount Ave.) and Albert Campbell Collegiate (1550 Sandhurst Circle)

How many times have you heard that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure? It’s a familiar saying, and for good reason: it’s true! Bring your unwanted and unused “stuff” to your local Community Environment Day, hosted by your city councillor, and transform your trash into treasure.

Click here for more information and a schedule.

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WHAT: LEAD Canada’s Cohort 14 Training Program
WHEN: August 10 – 15
WHERE: Toronto ( details TBA)

LEAD Canada, the Canadian affiliate of Leadership for Environment and Development International, is offering a professional development program for people interested in leadership training within the challenging sphere of sustainable development. The theme for the first domestic session in Toronto is ‘Sustainable Cities’. A critical component of any sustainable city requires that energy, alond with its common by-product, climate change, be addressed. Over the course of the program, workshop leaders will foster in participants systems-thinking, communication and interest-based negotiation skills.  Participants will acquire a set of tools that can be taken back to business, government, NGO or university work-places.  The registration fee for the six-day program is $750.  Applications are due by July 21, 2008.

Visit www.leadcanada.net for more information.

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The Events Guide is a regular feature on Spacing Toronto. To submit a listing, email eventsguide@spacing.ca. Please note that, due to demand, we cannot guarantee publication of your listing.

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