This integrated media arts festival is dedicated to moving-image art in all its forms. It is the largest festival in North America for experimental and independent moving image culture, showcasing the innovative edge of international contemporary media art both on and off the screen. Alongside film and video screenings (On Screen), the festival presents ground-breaking live performances (Live Images), media art installations (Off Screen) in local galleries and new media projects by Canadian and international artists.
Images provides artists with a supportive and professional forum in which to present their work and to connect with each other, with curators and programmers, as well as with audiences that expect and appreciate the unusual, the surprising, and the inventive.
Exploring the experimental energy of an era, Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 brings together more than 100 works by 65 artists and collectives to highlight an innovative period in Toronto art history. Amidst the social and political upheavals of their time, the generation of artists that emerged in Toronto during the 1970s and 1980s pushed the boundaries of conventional painting, sculpture and photography, exploring new ways of art making including video, installation and performance.
Drawing heavily from the AGO collection Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989 opens on September 29, 2016, filling the entire fourth floor of the AGO’s Contemporary Tower. The exhibition, which runs until May, 2017, will be accompanied by a live performance series, a film and video festival, as well as satellite installations throughout the Gallery.
Each year Hot Docs, the Canadian International Documentary Festival, presents a selection of more than 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe to an audience of 180,000. Through its industry programs, Hot Docs also provides a full range of professional development, market and networking opportunities for documentary professionals. Over the years, Hot Docs’ education programs have grown exponentially, positively impacting over 78,000 of youth across Ontario each year.
Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is held every month of May and features some 1,500 Canadian and international artists and photographers. They exhibit at more than 175 venues throughout the GTA. The Festival is devoted to celebrating and fostering the art and the profession of photography, through a diverse range of programmes.
The Festival is committed to advancing knowledge, creativity and innovation in photography. CONTACT is the largest photography event in the world, and a premiere cultural event in Canada.
This annual festival presents feature films, documentaries and shorts on themes of Jewish culture and identity. It also hosts filmmakers and guests from around the globe. Screenings take place at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, the Cineplex Odeon Sheppard Cinemas, Innis Town Hall, and the ROM Eaton Theatre.
The Marathon draws upwards of 2,500 participants in a downhill course that is fast and scenic, starting from Mel Lastman Square in North York and finishing at Ontario Place. The course is fast and is a good springboard to qualify for the Boston Marathon.
There is also a half-marathon, a 5K run and a 5K walk.
The run is a fundraiser for "Camp Ooch". Camp Oochigeas provides fun and meaningful experiences to approximately 1000 kids with and affected by childhood cancer and their families each year. Programs are offered at no cost to their families.