Events this Week!

Our online calendar is not working, so here are the events listings coming up this week!

Block by Block/Quartier par Quartier Toronto

September 24, 3 PM to 6 PM in Ada Slaight Hall

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Block by Block is a participatory, multimedia project. Led by young fellows, Block by Block seeks to engage the public in a dialogue around the impact local communities have in the lives of newcomers. Through this exchange of personal stories, reflections, testimonies and resources we hope to create a better understanding of the role neighbourhoods play in fostering a more inclusive society.

Quartier par Quartier est un projet multimédia participatif. Mené par des jeunes, Quartier par Quartier cherche à engager le public dans un dialogue sur l’impact des communautés locales dans la vie des nouveaux arrivants. À travers ces échanges de récits personnels, de réflexions, de témoignages et de ressources, nous espérons mieux comprendre le rôle que les quartiers peuvent avoir dans l’établissement d’une société plus inclusive.

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Daniels Spectrum 5th Year Anniversary BBQ & Open House

September 25, 3 PM to 7 PM at Daniels Spectrum

Free | Drop in


We’re turning 5! Can you believe it?? Join us as we celebrate Daniels Spectrum’s 5th year anniversary with a BBQ and open house.  It’s been an incredible few years here at Daniels Spectrum and we want to celebrate this special moment with the whole community! This is your opportunity to explore our facilities, enjoy a delicious BBQ, take in a performance and meet the arts and social innovation organizations that call this home.

Venus Fest: a Canadian Music Festival and Arts Celebration in the Spirit of Feminism

September 30 – October 1, 1 PM to 11 PM in Ada Slaight Hall



Emel Mathlouthi · Grouper · Weaves · DIANA · Lido Pimienta · Phèdre · Ice Cream · Witch Prophet · Queen Of Swords · The Highest Order · HEX


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Anime: Outdoor Movie Night

October 8, 5 PM to midnight in the Courtyard


Enjoy Anime outdoors with friends and family. Meet hundreds of anime fans, artists and enthusiasts to share and learn from each other. We will have art, animation, comics, contests, cosplay, dance, musical performances, and much more.

This exclusive event will premiere two Studio Ghibli short film works, alongside the timeless classic – MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO, in its original Japanese language with English subtitles:

• ON YOUR MARK (1995, 6 mins). Japanese language. Dir: Hayao Miyazaki

• GHIBLIES EPISODE 2 (2002, 24 mins). Japanese language with English subtitles. Dir Yoshiyuki Momose

• MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (1988, 86 mins) rating G. Japanese language with English subtitles. Dir: Hayao Miyazak

This event is family friendly. Tickets are $10 and space is limited.


Artists booths registration will be posted soon.

Vendor Applications:

*This is a fan run event, for fans, by fans. All rights are owned by Studio Ghibli*

After Party immediately after “MY NEIGHBOUR TOTORO” Screening.



DJ’s to be announced

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World

October 12 at Daniels Spectrum


Celebrate and show your support for the Regent Park Film Festival this year by joining us for a screening of Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World!
Please join us for our annual fundraising screening! The night will be hosted by CBC’s Duncan McCue, host of CBC Radio One Cross Country Checkup.

To start things off, join us for a cocktail reception featuring an amazing spread compliments of Cinq Foods, Steam Whistle beer, a performance by First Nations artist Arthur Renwick, a silent auction and raffle full of goodies and get a sneak peak of the 15th annual Regent Park Film Festival’s line-up.

After the film, stay for a panel discussion with Arthur Renwick and two special guests.

Cocktail Reception: 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Film and Talkback: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Celebrate 15 years of story telling with Toronto’s only free community film festival while helping to keep Regent Park Film Festival’s year-round programming free for all to enjoy and take part in.

About the Film

This documentary tells the story of the influence Native Americans has had on contemporary music. Some of the most influential musicians of our time reflect on the importance Indigenous musicians have had on their music and their contributions to popular culture. Featuring Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Iggy Pop, Jimmy Page, Slash, Taboo and more. This film is one to watch for all music lovers.

The film received great success at HotDocs winning the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary and the HotDocs Audience Award.


Free & Fun Summer Events for Everyone! All Summer Long…

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!

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Check Our Incredible Black History Month Exhibition

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.

The Official Opening of the New Regent Park

MAGIC CITY- v5On Saturday, June 21, Regent Park becomes THE MAGIC CITY – alive with pipes and horns, voices and drums, ice cream trucks and orchestras – all to celebrate the opening of Toronto’s newest City park.

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 /

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter with #MagicCityTO to share the excitement!


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