Toronto’s favourite Cask festival is making a triumphant return for it’s 9th season this October 19th and 20th, and you will want to be sure to take part. With only 30% of the tickets remaining for Session Three, don’t miss your chance to sample some of Toronto and Canada’s finest ales and food all under one roof.
Guests will get their chance to try 230 beers from 124 different breweries. And in an effort to help you line that stomach first, they’ve partnered with a six local establishments to appeal to your culinary desires. Fuelled by local DJs like the legendary Skratch Bastid, Nasty Nav, Fathom, Fase, Serious, Numeric, Dirty Dale and Shingo Shimizu; you’ll definitely have the right atmosphere this season at Evergreen Brickworks.
Tickets are only $25, and saving your Cask Days glass will allow you to gain access to their after party as well. If you’re available between 12-5pm on Sunday, October 20th then you should be sure to grab your tickets to Session 3 now.
For more info: caskdays.com
Previously: Cask Days In Toronto
Toronto’s Marla Joy drops a new record entitled “Getting By” off her new EP with Syience (Jay-Z, J. Cole, Ne-Yo). She’s shared the stage with Prince and toured with the likes of Citizen Cope and Mary J. Blige. Listen below!
For more info: marlajoy.com
Previously: Marla Joy – “Tragedy” (Video)
You know Fall is officially here when the leaves start changing colour, so we thought it’d be the perfect time to host our first ever #1LOVETOphotowalk. Join us this Sunday, October 20th at the Evergreen Brick Works from 1-4pm for a guided tour with our contributing photographer SoTeeOh. He’ll be sharing helpful tips, his favourite apps for editing on the go, plus some inspiration for instagram!
Whether you’re a professional photographer or you just love to take photos on your phone, we want you there!
WHAT TO BRING
- Camera (DSLR or Film)
- Phone (Smartphone: iPhone or Android)
WHERE TO MEET
- Main Entrance (Parking Lot)
Shad drops his fourth album entitled “Flying Colours”!
ABOUT FLYING COLOURS
For me, this album is about a lot of things: it’s about standing tall, and falling down, and picking yourself back up. it’s about doing that repeatedly even though it’s crazy annoying. It’s about the time(s) someone or something picked you up cuz you couldn’t do it anymore. It’s about slowly, painfully putting one foot in front of the other. then looking back after a while and seeing how far you’ve come. It’s about coming full circle. It’s about sitting still. It’s about home. It’s about trying even if you fail. It’s about the feeling you get when someone you love tells you they’re proud of you.
Previously: Shad Feat. Saukrates – “Stylin” (Video)
The contemporary art event was born in Paris, France in 2002 but when their people got in touch with our people about doing a Toronto chapter, we jumped at the opportunity. Toronto was the first North American city to fully reproduce the France version infused with our own interpretations. It has been running with massive success since its inception in 2006 and has only grown over the years.
We got a chance to speak with Programming Manager, Julian Sleath, who has worked tirelessly among an incredible team of staff, sponsors and volunteers to bring Nuit Blanche 2013 to fruition.
People come from all over to experience Nuit Blanche. What do you think makes the experience so magical?
This event is one of the great occasions in the year that everyone looks forward to. You mention the magic in your question – for me this magic is how many people enjoy being out and about on the streets of Toronto. This is a city with a vibrant life all times of the day and night and events like Nuit Blanche bring all of us together for this communal experience and interaction with the art projects.
Why do you think an event such as this is important to Toronto’s identity and culture?
I love this city a great deal. I have worked in many locations around the world on festivals and art events and to me Nuit Blanche ranks up very high in the importance of getting the message across that Toronto is a great place to live and work. There are many festival and events that take place in this city each year and yet we manage to make the Nuit Blanche experience very unique.
What’s the best part for you?
I look forward to all of it; however of special importance to me is see the realization of many months of planning into such a range of amazing art installations. Finally, we all get to see just what these arts projects can do to make us think again about how we view Toronto.
Posted by Samira Zia Rehman
The pulsating vibe in The Distillery was a palpable pleasure to all who attended the inaugural Canada Braai Day, hosted by CBC’s Dwight Drummond and Anne-Marie Mediwake.
“Braai” is the Afrikkan term for “barbeque” and is a popular pastime in South Africa because of the way it brings people together and keeps the culture thriving. It’s even been given its own holiday in South Africa known as “National Heritage Day” championed by Patron and Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Desmond Tutu. In between the live performances and free giveaways, we devoured tons of delicious food and sipped on some of South Africa’s wine.
Braai is a customary gathering which has transcended throughout to other counties in the world. It is a time for friends and families of all races and religions to get together and enjoy each others’ company.
The South African community is very connected to the city and has created a timeless bond. Toronto stood by them in protest over the massacre of miners in South Africa who were fighting for better wages aiming to break free of poverty; the Toronto’s Children’s Choir was on tour in South Africa this summer and stopped by Nelson Mandela’s hospital to sing a song of blessings for the ailing revolutionary.
That kind of awareness and closeness of community is exactly what Braai encapsulated. We felt so fortunate to be a part of the party but more importantly, recognized and reaffirmed the notion of being proud of your roots and conscious of your culture.
Posted by Samira Zia Rehman
We’ve been waiting patiently for Ryan Edmond to release this video for Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles” as part of this years Nuit Blanche Festival. Watch as the art installation comes to life with 3,144 bicycles stacked 100 feet in length and 30 feet high in Toronto’s Nathan Phillips Square. Enjoy!
Previously: Nuit Blanche 2013 (Re-cap Video)
Last week we were invited to Toronto’s Mindzai who specialize in designer toys and accessories, for a private Do-It-Yourself toy workshop! A small group of us met with the owner Chris who set us up with everything we needed to create our very own toy masterpiece, including; paints, markers, brushes, templates and even blow dryers (dry the paint faster). I ran out of time, but check out my step-by-step process for Garfield.
If you haven’t been to Mindzai before, we encourage you to channel your inner child and make an experience out of it!
For more info: mindzai.com