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Brian Jungen's Friendship Centre | Until Sunday August 25 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours

Brian Jungen's Friendship Centre is the largest exhibition of this Vancouver-based artist’s creations. Brian Jugen works with existing consumer products, de-structuring them and reassembling them to make new forms inspired by West Coast indigenous culture and artifacts.. His recent Warrior sculpture series, made from Nike Air Jordan, presents variations on Indigenous headdresses, while his Prototype for New Understanding series are made from Nike sneakers sewn together to resemble masks created by Northwest Coast peoples. He creates totemic masts with sport bags.

The AGO is featuring sculptures, paintings, drawings and installation work that spans Jungen’s entire career. Furniture Sculpture (2006), a monumental tipi created from 11 leather sofas, will be on view in Walker Court until July 28

Valérie Blass: le Parlement des Invisibles | Until Sunday December 1 | Art Gallery of Ontario | Hours

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.

Canadian International Air Show | From Saturday August 31 to Monday September 2 | Hours

The annual Canadian International Air Show soars over Lake Ontario Labour Day weekend for another awe-inspiring performance.

The show runs throughout the long weekend from 1:00 to 4:00pm

CaribbeanTales International Film Festival | From Wednesday September 4 to Thursday September 19 | Royal Cinema | Hours

The CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) celebrates the talents of established and emerging filmmakers of Caribbean heritage who practise their art across the Caribbean Diaspora worldwide – including Canada and the Caribbean, Europe, the Americas, Africa, China, India and the Middle East. CTFF presents a multi-ethnic mix of exciting and dynamic films that showcase diverse shared stories and cultures.

For its 10th anniversary, 16 feature-length and 30 short films are screened at the Royal Cinema over a ten-day period.

Toronto International Film Festival | From Thursday September 5 to Sunday September 15 | Bell Lightbox | Hours | Phone 416.599.8433

The 2017 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) runs from September the 7th to the 17th. Most films are screened just around the corner from le Sélect at the Bell Lightbox. Attracting close to half a millions film buffs, TIFF has grown into one of the biggest rights and distribution market and one of the largest film festivals in the world.

If you dine with us and came by car, you can leave your vehicle in our complimentary parking lot, making sure to inform us first. We are a ten-minute walk away.

Word on the Street | From Tuesday September 17 to Sunday September 22 | Harbourfront Centre | Hours

The Word On The Street is a national celebration of literacy and the written word 30 years in the making. Each September, in communities coast to coast, the public is invited to participate in hundreds of author events, presentations and workshops and to browse a marketplace that boasts a great selection of Canadian books and magazines.

This year, the Toronto festival takes place at Harbourfront and last six days.

Toronto Palestine Film Festival | From Wednesday September 18 to Sunday September 22 | Bell Lightbox | Hours

Celebrating Palestinian culture, the Toronto Palestine Film Festival showcases films of various themes and genres, many of which are world or Canadian premieres, and spotlights Palestinian poetry, music, art, and even cuisine.

The full program and tickets are available from the TPFF website. Films are all screened at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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