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.
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 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.
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.
Toronto Comedy Festival is produced by Just for LaughS. Why just-For-Laugh (JFL)42? Because in addition to the headliners to choose from, there are 42 other comedy acts over this ten-day event. Invited artists include Carol Burnett, John Mulaney, Threedom, Scoot Aukerman and a stage interview with Margaret Trudeau
The shows are presented in a number of venues. make sure to check the festival's programme.
Fashion lovers can discover an amazing array of vintage fashion at the new Toronto Vintage Clothing Show. The show is an opportunity to discover hand-picked vintage and retro clothing, accessories and jewellery from top independent vintage fashion vendors. Exhibitors hail from Montréal, Toronto, Ottawa and beyond, and offer rare, one-of-a-kind pieces. Vendors carry everything from costume jewellery, to Chanel, Hermes, vintage scarves, hats, cocktail dresses - anything you could want at every price range. Takes place at the Heritage BUilding at Exhibition Place
The powerful images of the World Press Photo contest return to Toronto where they can be viewed at the Allen Lambert Galleria, in Brookfield Place, every day from 9am to 9pm. An event which should not be missed, World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization based in Amsterdam, known for holding the world's largest and most prestigious annual press photography contest, as well as a separate annual contest for journalistic multimedia productions in association with Human Rights Watch and the annual Tim Hetherington Grant.
For over 55 years the World Press Photo contest has encouraged the highest standards in photojournalism. The contest creates a bridge linking the professionals with the general public. All the prize-winning photographs are assembled into an exhibition that travels to 45 countries over the course of a year. In addition to selecting the World Press Photo of the Year, the contest determines winners in categories such as Spot News, General News, Observed Portraits of people, Staged Portraits, Sports Action, Sports Features, Contemporary Issues, Daily Life, Portraits, Nature.
The tenth annual edition of Toronto's dusk-to-dawn celebration of contemporary arts and culture offers exhibitions and installation for one night only. More than 80 independent projects by Toronto's art community and four curated exhibitions featuring 48 projects produced by the City of Toronto are on display. An international network of Visual Arts happenings, taking place from Amsterdam to Copenhagen, Skopje to Košice, Florence to Madrid. Valetta to Riga, Nuit Blanche continues to expand around the globe.
Some works encourage an intimate encounter with art, while others wow the audience with large-scale spectacle. To check the map of events, click the pic.