We’re celebrating the 2015 edition of Summer Series with a fantastic new season of free outdoor events in and around Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park. Pick up a one-of-a-kind cultural fashion item at the Regent Park International Bazaar or learn how to create your own at the Sewing Circle, join an epic digital scavenger hunt or check out an outdoor film screening. It’s all happening outside in Regent Park!
You are invited to experience Black History Month at Daniels Spectrum with a group art exhibition that explores past, present and future narratives of black consciousness in the African Diaspora through painting, photography, graphic arts, sculptures, audio and video works. We’re excited to present the show Through Generations for the month of February, featuring five local contemporary artists: Ato Seitu, Ella Cooper, Georgia Fullerton, Komi Olaf, and Mark “Kurupt” Stoddart. It also includes a collaborative display by the ZimArt’s Rice Lake Gallery and Zimbuktu Sculptures – Public Art Consultants, and a special installation brought to you by the Art Gallery of Ontario.
A Jean-Michel Basquiat interactive installation, brought to you by the Art Gallery of Ontario and Daniels Spectrum. One of the most acclaimed artists of our time, Basquiat was born in Brooklyn New York in 1960 to a Haitian father and mother of Puerto Rican descent.
Explore his art. Create your own Basquiat inspired art card and become part of a city-wide art project – Now’s the Time for Basquiat.
Don’t miss our free opening reception on Wednesday, February 4 from 7 to 11 PM.
For exhibition open times, check our Hallway Galleries page.
Joining the festivities with local residents will be Councillor Pam McConnell (Ward 28 Toronto Centre-Rosedale) and City staff, along with event partners Toronto Community Housing and The Daniels Corporation to celebrate the opening of the new park.
Entertainment for the celebration is directed by choreographer Bill Coleman of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie, musical direction by John Oswald featuring the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with Maestro Bramwell Tovey, the Regent Park School of Music, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, and performers ranging in age from 10 to 70 from the Regent Park community and beyond. Community performances are supported by Artscape and Daniels Spectrum.
The new park features a playground, splash pad, multi-purpose green space, a plaza for community events, a dog off-leash area, community gardens, a greenhouse, a bake oven, walkways and lush landscaping.
Date and Time: Saturday, June 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Remarks – 1:45 p.m.
Location: Regent Park, 620 Dundas St. E.
Inclement weather location: Sts. Cyril and Methody Hall, 237 Sackville St. (next to park)
For more information, please contact:
Mark Hawkins: Parks, Forestry and Recreation – 416-392-6828 / email@example.com
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