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 annual Gourmet Food & Wine Expo is held in November at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building. Each year the Expo offers 42,000 guests an great opportunitiey to sample over 1,500 fine wines, spirits and beers from around the globe.
The Gourmet Food and Wine Expo embraces the style and sophistication of a cocktail party paired with unprecedented educational opportunities and compelling feature areas.
The One of a Kind Show offers an interactive experience in which artisans have the opportunity to showcase their talents and connect with their consumers. Everything sold at the Show is handmade by artisans from across Canada and the U.S. The One of a Kind Shows are constantly transforming and gener
CinéFranco is a Film Festival showcasing cinematographic works rarely seen in Toronto. In total some thirty films from all over the Francophone world are shown in French with English sub-titles. Most of them are shown two or three times during the festival. This year the focus in on Morocco and several directors will be in attendance to present their films, participate in Q&As and meet their Toronto public.
The annual Cavalcade of Lights traditionally falls on the final weekend of November. It kicks off the holiday season with the official illumination of the Square and Christmas tree. The event is accompanied with free performances by some of Canada’s top musical talent, a fireworks show and a skating party at Nathan Phillips Square . The Nathan Phillips Square ice rink is open for skating (weather permitting) during Cavalcade of Lights and skate rentals are available on site. Since 2002 Cavalcade of Lights has been transformed from a one-night event to a month-long one with the addition of Saturday night skating parties to live music at Nathan Phillips Square's outdoor rink.
Tafelmusik, the Baroque ensemble which means table music” or “music for the feast” in German returns to Koerner Hall with Handel's Messiah, an uplifting and moving performance which starts at 2:00pm. Tafelmusik is world renowned for its interpretation of Baroque music on period instruments.
The Toronto Symphony Orchestra, directed by Jane Archibald, joins forces with the 140 voices of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and internationally renowned vocal soloists for a glorious and stirring performance of this holiday tradition.
Bwarw, there are nor Messiah performances on December 19th