Talk

Jul 21 - Oct 21 2018
Museums today are struggling with what to do when artists represented in their galleries are accused of sexual harassment or when artworks in their collections are viewed as problematic. #MeToo & the Arts offers audiences a series of public engagements that explore the intersection of #MeToo and the arts, with a focus of museums. Prompted by the ROM’s upcoming presentation of Modernism on the Ganges: Raghubir Singh Photographs, and an allegation of sexual misconduct made against the deceased artist, #MeToo & the Arts seeks to encourage a larger conversation about how museums, and the public, are engaging with art within the context of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements.
Mar 01-15 2019
See one of the world’s truly magnificent countries. The setting for much of this African trip is the stunning veldt where you will experience big game safaris and bush walks from our base at a private game reserve lodge. We will visit “the Cradle of Humanity”, a UNESCO World Heritage site, with a renowned expert, Dr. David Evans of the ROM. We will also visit the site of his remarkable find… a dinosaur nursery! We will tour the award winning “wine district” for some fabulous food and drink and see penguins at the tip of the Cape of Good Hope. We will visit Robben Island, near Capetown, site of Nelson Mandela’s long captivity, visit the house he was arrested in, and learn about the apartheid era.
Jul 07 - Aug 26 2018
Bring the family to visit the last home of Toronto's first mayor, William Lyon Mackenzie, and let the kids get hands-on making their own crafts. Weekends in July - "Historical" fridge magnets Weekends in August - Paper folding crafts
Aug 31 2018 (Friday)
Try out locally brewed, modern beer with our guests, Muddy York Brewing Co., in an amazing historic setting. Learn a little something about craft brewing in Toronto while sampling Victorian snack food. Ticket price includes a taste of four different beers and two 12 oz pulls.
Sep 03 2018 (Monday)
Calling all fans of the Outlander series! In this hands-on workshop, Mackenzie House explores how the real-life struggles and triumphs, of Scottish rebel, William Lyon Mackenzie compare to the romantic world of Jamie and Claire Fraser. Transcribe 19th century historical documents; compare period fashion; experiment with herbalism and hygiene; and discover your own clan connections! You'll also try a printing press similar to Jamie's and learn how they were used as agents of change. Mackenzie House was the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, first mayor of Toronto and leader of the Rebellion of 1837.
Sep 08 2018 (Saturday)
Imagine a world where human beings are empowered to design their lives around their strengths and natural abilities... Where each of us is able to share our unique gifts with the world and prosper doing it... Where thousands of mission-driven businesses have achieved their goals and changed the world.
Sep 15 2018 (Saturday)
Wanderlust 108—The World’s Only Mindful Triathlon—brings the community together for a 5K run/walk, a dj-powered yoga session, and guided meditation in your local park. Following the triathlon, you can choose your own mindful adventure by enjoying bonus activities, perusing our Kula Market of local artisans, and stopping by Wanderlust’s True North Cafe for a healthy snack or lunch. From dancing with DJs on the main stage to trying something new like hooping and acroyoga, there’s plenty to do when you’re not on your mat. Nationally recognized teachers, speakers and musical talent are featured at each event to make for a fun-filled day.
Sep 16 2018 (Sunday)
The artist will invite participants to join in felting a large scale textile evil eye. The textile evil eye will be made up of felted balls, which will each make up the full image of an evil eye. This relates to the theme solidarity in the BAM Exhibition because the piece cannot be made without the help of willing participants. It engages the participants to challenge the “mal de ojo” that has been cast upon our communities.
Sep 20 2018 (Thursday)
Please bring plenty of resumes to hand over to employers/organizations and be professionally dressed. Workshops and seminars are optional to attend.
Sep 22 2018 (Saturday)
Learn how to preserve the harvest at this hands-on workshop. Participate in the start to finish process of canning and preserving the Victorian way with the help of our 1860s wood stove. We will be canning a variety of savoury jams and vegetables for participants to sample and take home.
Sep 30 2018 (Sunday)
Celebrate the harvest season with your community in beautiful High Park. Activities include pumpkin carving, apple bobbing, harvest lunch at the Children's Garden, period music and dancing. Browse local vendors, artisans and makers and enjoy tasty roast potatoes and warm apple cider.
Oct 06 2018 (Saturday)
Back on popular demand, participants will make three different quick breads on the open hearth. This hands-on workshop is led by an experienced historic cook. Participants must be 12 or older.
Aug 03 - Dec 07 2018
On the first Thursday of every month, join us for a fun evening of music and song as Doctor of Music Chris Wilson guides us through ukulele instruction with new and old tunes. Perfect for all skill levels. Bring your own ukulele, some spares available but they go fast!
May 16-19 2019
Featuring free and ticketed events all weekend long, it’s a new festival for children showcasing the best programming for children from around the corner and around the world.
from Jan 29 2015 to Feb 01 2021
Gift Circle’s are an ancient practice that’s weaving its way into our modern world – and it’s about creating an alternative economy based on sharing. The distinctive feature of a gift economy is that people give of their possessions and services with no expectation of return.
from Feb 17 2015 to Feb 25 2020
from Feb 17 2015 to Feb 28 2020, 07:00 PM
from Feb 18 2015 to Feb 26 2020