Using found clothing and plaster casts of body parts, Valérie Blass creates work that defies simple definition. She works with models and specific textiles, moulding these materials to create fixed tableaux.
Blass also incorporates casting, carving, and assemblages of objects into her sculptures, drawing on realism, minimalism and Cubism to explore what she calls the “in-between” spaces of abstract, human and inanimate forms.
The Toronto Triathlon is a unique urban triathlon on the downtown highways of Canada’s largest city, a journey through Toronto’s unique landscape, as concrete jungles dissolve into picturesque hills and valleys.
The event includes a Duathlon, a Sprint course (750m swim, 20K bike, 5K run) and an Olympic distance (5K swim, 40K bike, 10K run). The first wave of competitors starts at 9:30am at Coronation Park in front of the gates of Exhibition Place. The Bike course takes the competitors onto the Gardiner Expressway and up the Don Valley Parkway up to Eglinton Avenue and back.
The 4.5 km Caribana Toronto's main attraction is the Grand Parade, North America's largest Caribbean Parade. This year's Caribbean Carnival Parade starts off inside Exhibition Place. Traditionally, the competing Masquerade Bands (known as “Mas” Bands) fill the air with live Soca, Calypso and Steeplan music! The elaborate costumes, props and lively dancers bring everything to life. The Parade can bed watched free of charge along the Lakeshore Parade route or for $20 from the comfort of a within Exhibition. The parade goes on for four to six hours.