Acorn Studio makes two dimensional stained glass art pieces as well as three dimensional pieces that can be used for display or terrariums. # notyourfathersstainedglass
Since 1994, BLKMAIL has been in existence. Principal Photographer Rose-Ann Marie Bailey, a Jamaican born artist has been using photography as a medium to document alternative images of Black people than that offered by the mainstream media. Toronto-based photographer, Bailey is a graduate of York University where she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) and Education degrees, as well as a Masters in Education. Her research centres on the use of arts-based community research as a health intervention. In 2016 BLKMAIL Photography will launch their first set of Black focused post cards and greeting cards series.
Henna World is specializing in henna art and tattoos. Misha Ali is a professional henna and face painting artist and we will be doing henna and face painting at the festival to entertain everyone including kids. We provide excellent henna services around GTA and available for all corporate or non corporate events and parties as well as personal henna services by appointment. Contact Misha to get the service or henna lessons conveniently today and check my facebook page too.
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Horse Fiddle Press is from Toronto started in 2016 January, founders are artists Sustai Ulanbaagem and Tian Yu. Although they both do not own any pet. Sustai makes original woodcut prints based Asian cultures and mythologies. Tian Makes cute and historical watercolour/gouache Illustrations. They also sells the reproductions of their art, and handcrafted merchandises based on their art, such as Tote bags, t shirts, pillows, patches....
I Can Be Face Painting can transform your little one (or big ones too!) into a super hero, princess, mermaid, unicorn or monster. Watch them get their faces painted and then have the added option to choose a hand-made costume accessory to complete their character.
Screen printing duo based in Toronto, specializing in handmade art prints, greeting cards and notebooks. http://www.stephaniecheng.ca and http://http://www.jackieleeart.ca/
Henna art and tattoo by Nasrin . Also doing fruit carving, face painting
Sebby Confetti is a where you can find art and goods featuring cats and fun whimsical creatures like Cat Birds and Merlions. Come explore the vibrant world of Sebby Confetti this summer, whether you are a cat lover or a simply child at heart!
Snack Club is a collective of artists and screen printers working out to Toronto, Ontario. We make and sell screen printed goods, predominantly limited edition screen prints, greeting cards, and small publications / book arts.
I am a painter and mineralogist. I integrate my art into my love for geology. My paintings are surrealist geometric pieces painted with acrylic ink and minerals on birch panels. I also use gems and stones in my macrame jewelry pieces. As well as specialize in North American ethically mined mineral specimens.
Toronto School of Art is the city's longest-running independent art school, fostering the inherent capabilities of its students through a visual arts education model that revolves around artists teaching artists to help them make their mark. TSA offers quality studio arts education for adults and youth.
Tarragon Theatre is your local home for contemporary plays! We have great subscription packages available for our 16/17 season, or a special Neighbourhood Ticket Package of 2 tickets for $60, or 4 tickets for $100!
lou brown vintage makes altered vintage goods. Come and bear witness to her massive collection of overflowing decorative vintage plates donning animal portraits, choice phrases, and general sass.
We create custom prints on a variety of materials such as raw textured plywood, smooth sanded wood, dull or shiny or scratched metal. At Big on Bloor, we will be selling wood postcards that you can write on the back and put into the mail with a 2$ stamp. We will have our coasters made of wood and metal, a wonderful addition to the cottage! A selection of larger 12x12” and 8x8” art prints will also be available, for that wall in your home you just don't know what to do with.
PULP is coming back to BIG on Bloor Festival (July 23-24) with Card-yard at BIG on Bloor! Find more details at pulpartparty.ca - PULP has been involved in BIG on Bloor since 2013. We are given outdoor space in the middle of the festival and a budget to create activity and art hubs. We commission Toronto artists to create small and large scale installations, pavilions or architectural follies, and landscape design that can be implemented during busy festivals (BIG on Bloor saw 100,000 visitors in two days in 2015). - This year we are trying something new with the cardboard tubes. We have a new design for CNC plywood and cardboard tubes that allows you, the visitor, to create furniture and even architecture at the festival. It's like a giant Lego Technic kit, more information to come! More information please visit our art, activity, and performance pages at pulpartparty.ca
Mikromaladang is a large scale communal sculptural couch that seeks to explore the notions of utilitarian and industrial designed objects, and in this case specifically couches. With the exhibition of this work being at outdoor summer festivals, this work plays up the outdoor elements in a playful manner alike to how furniture are often packaged and bungee-cord wrapped up during transportation and delivery. The title of the work, “Mikromaladang”, is a play on words from Cantonese and Greek origin which plays homage to industrial designers (in this case the two artist collaborators) where they would create a new word by combining various words to incorporate a larger meaning to describe their project. The assembled title contains fragments of meanings of being large, soft, hard, and small which alludes to the physicality of the actual work. As part of the selection of PULP Reclaimed Art & Design Projects for this year’s street festivals across Toronto, Mikromaladang contains mainly reclaimed Etha-Foam from local mascot designers and makers in Toronto. Each piece of these foam materials (negative residual space) is informed by the original shapes and figures being craved by the mascoteers. This sculptural couch dramatizes its value and alludes to a grandiose designer furniture through being created to be oddly oversized and ostentatious in shapes and then being hidden underneath usual packaging cloth material, industrial plastic wrapped and accessorized with bright coloured bungee cords.
PULP: Make is a pop-up playground made of plywood and reclaimed cardboard tubes. The installation was originally designed to be a standing wall, however children insisted it works better horizontal, and we had to admit they had a point. This installation was designed with Peter Kelly.
Inspired by PULP: Obstacle and its ability to invite festival visitors to complete a half built structure, PULP: Make is a new art installation that aims to allow for pop-up architecture. Six 4×8′ plywood panels will be machine cut to different forms. These forms will have circular holes the size of cardboard tubes, allowing for easy connections. You are invited to join us and create a bench, sea saw, a table, and even a full size pavilion.
At the request of Larissa, our flamenco performer (see more information on the Performance and Activity pages), artist Ksenija Spasic took the challenge of creating a Spanish style caseta tent. Colourful lanterns made of used pop cans will decorate Larissa’s tent and cast shadows as the sun goes down.
Baldini will demonstrate the difference between magic and illusion at the Card-yard stage on Brock and Bloor. He will also entertain passersby at his tent near the stage. Visitors are promised to learn a trick!
Local musician Ben Boostma is bringing his guitar and his heart to our summer events. Ben will bring his cool sound to a hot day (at least we hope it will be).
Calling all ages to make a mess! Festival goers are invited to create a colourful city-scape using architectural models reclaimed from the Daniels School of Architecture. Acrylic paint and brushes provided; show us your city!
BoardAgain will have a couple tables to chat and demo some games! Come say hi! On July 23!
Join us on Sunday July 24 for some free table hockey experience. All ages welcome at Card-yard on Brock and Bloor!
Working against both the open mic format and the "sit-down-and-frown" traditional reading series, Emerging Writers brings audiences writing that is fresh, engaging, and full of new voices. Readers are emerging writers who have not yet published a book, but all readers are professionally serious. Since March 2012, EW has grown to be the "must-attend" monthly reading series and the place where people go to check out new talent. For BIG on Bloor, Emerging Writers will run a showcase of our past readers, including those that have gone on to publish books and win awards. Readers will be reading both poetry and prose.
Global Tramp Imports is a fair-trade, ethically-minded buyer of handmade clothing, handbags and maker of jewelry. I travel off the beaten track to remote villages to buy beautifully unique, handmade items from the makers themselves, where possible. I enjoy going to local artisan markets to browse for ideas, admire the crafts, immerse in the frenetic energy and negotiate fair prices for quality items.
Original and unique, screen printed shirts and handmade crafts
Maison 6ix is an online fashion boutique that features affordable and trendy fashion for women that evoke attitudes of individuality and confidence. Maison 6ix brings independent designers from across the globe and curates select pieces to be showcased and distributed through our online platform.
We're a Hamilton based, life style brand. We believe in spreading positive vibes and "paying it forward". We're still relatively new, but we believe that given the chance we can contribute and bring something unique to BIG on Bloor.
Soul Woven is a fair trade fashion collection curating traditional Mayan creativity into innovative, modern design. Our collection consists of ethically sourced, beautiful authentic handmade pieces including boots, clothing, yoga accessories, exquisite jewelry and more. Soul Woven empowers artisans to gain independence and self-sustainability while allowing our consumers to make conscious and informed purchases. We aim to make ethically sourced products as accessible and convenient to consumers, as any product from the fast fashion industry. “Engage with soul woven and become a part of our conscious web.”
A clothing and accessories brand that celebrates the best and the worst of Toronto. Home of the Turonno™ shirt.
Based in Toronto, Canada, The Wanderly is an online lifestyle boutique specializing in handmade and vintage goods from around the globe. Every season, we are inspired by the trips we've taken, the people we've met and the beauty we've seen.
The Zari Initiative repurposes vibrant South Asian fabrics into new clothing, accessories and home decor. All fabrics are donated, all seamstresses are local immigrant women seeking to develop their skills and each and every piece is unique with a story of its own.
Artful ties, bow ties and pocket squares, hand-crafted in Toronto from Japanese, Italian, Liberty London cotton
Explore Toronto Through Beer | Explore Beer Through Toronto The Craft Beer Passport gets you a $2 craft beer at 20 bars around the city this summer!
Fill up your water bottles with good cold Toronto tap water and help the environment as well.
We are a 100% volunteer-driven not-for-proft focused on spiritual education. We encourage a simpler better life with focus on the spiritual. We focus on healthy food, yoga, mantra meditation, and a simple back-to-the-basics lifestyle.
Over the past year, the Metrolinx Davenport Diamond Overpass- a 1.5km elevated bridge for GO trains, to be built along the Barrie GO corridor from Bloor to Davenport Road- has been a contentious issue in our community. As we have worked as a community to fight for the best interests of our community in whatever is built, we have managed to accomplish a number of wins along the way: a budget increase to the bridge plan of $60 million, a significantly improved design plan, and most recently, a GO station stop at Bloor and Lansdowne. But there is much work that still needs to be done. Come join us to learn about the bridge plan, our continuing work, and how you can be involved. We'll have a variety of fun activities and other surprises on hand, too. We look forward to meeting you there!
The Queens Shoppe, a SustainabilityBeauty Salon and Create Fitness Health and WellnessINC We will be providing PWYC Haircuts ( Always for Charity) A Colouring Station (Kids BIG and small) PWYC Yoga Classes, Thai Massage ($1/MIN) And Products and Services will also be on Promotion (all activities will be provided both days)
West Neighbourhood House, formerly known as St. Christopher House, is a large multi-service agency serving communities in the west end of Downtown Toronto since 1912. Our programs meet the needs of a wide cross-section of people, including the Newcomer Youth Program, the aim of which is to foster the leadership abilities of newcomer youth and encourage them to take an active role in Canadian society.
West Toronto Community Legal Services provides free legal assistance and representation for low income people living in the West end of Toronto.
Hand crafted products from ecuador all made with natural and organic materials, panama hats wooden sculptures and much more
Artisnal and promotional products using eco-friendly, natural fibres that are sustainable and ethically made.
Charan Creations is home for unique handcarved wood block stamps. The stamps are designed by Charan, the artist/designer behind Charan Creations. These stamps are carved out of 'Indian Rosewood' (from Teak family) and is very sturdy & durable. We also create items 'block-printed' with these handcarved stamps like Tote bags, Wine Gift bags, 100% silk and cotton scarfs, Greeting cards, Garments, Cork Coasters, Cushion covers and Pillow Shams etc. Hand sculpted Polymer clay applique jewelry is a recent addition to the line of crafts from Charan Creations. Each jewelry piece is made with great love, patience and passion to create something exquisite. No moulds are used to create the details. Each small detail in the design is carefully applied with thin needle and many hours are invested in the creation of each piece.
High quality handcrafted wooden toys and gifts
We are a local (College and Lansdowne), craft business. We design and silk screen original images on Canadian (Toronto) made t-shirts. We silk screen by hand.
Hand crafted wooden masks, Meditation Singing Bowls, 100% Organic Hemp Bags and Accessories etc.
Anna is a stained glass artist. Handmade sun-catchers and jewellry. Up cycled vintage silverware into rings, ear-rings and necklaces
- 3D Pop up cards cut by laser and installed by hands. - Handcrafted natural bath and body products
Fair and Fabulous! Fair Trade Himalayan Handicrafts supporting grassroots charities, NGO's and Women's Groups in Nepal
Handicrafts and Handmade products from different parts of the world, mostly villages, Shortlisted work from graphic /digital artists (prints on Canvas) and tribal art. We are not a non profit but a benefit corporation (however we donate a part of the profit for causes). Since these products are hand made so there is wide range of variety in terms of design and products, so i am attaching collage of the product categories.
We supply handmade paper note books and cards and some of meditation items and some silver/copper jewellery and bags.
With Love makes meaningful greeting cards geared towards wellness and gratitude. Our cards are hand drawn and hand crafted, and we find that this gives them a warm personal touch. Our mission is to help normalize conversations about wellness and mental health, and to encourage the practice of reaching out to family, friends, coworkers, and anyone in your life that you feel may need support, or who has supported you.
Learn about what natural gas smells like & what to do if there's a gas leak in your home. Plus, dress up in costume and show us your best Smellfie for a chance to WIN $500!
We will be giving out free literature and answering questions about our faith.
Live Green Toronto is a City of Toronto program that promotes and supports the greening of our city through programs, events, grants and a one-stop website with resources, tips and tools to help residents and businesses reduce emissions, protect our climate and clean our air. For more information, visit www.livegreentoronto.ca
The Randolph Academy is a non-profit educational institution providing performing arts training in college, youth show, and children's recreational programs.
Tutor Doctor is a leading provider of customized, in-home, one-on-one tutoring services for all subjects and ages.
TutorBright is an innovative education company providing every student with a chance to succeed. We offer a customized approach, developing independent learning and mentorship plans. Each student receives an academic assessment to identify skill gaps, learning style, and personality type to help them to catch up or get ahead.
A great place to eat in Bloordale
Fresh City is an online e-grocer and city farm located right here in Toronto. We deliver farm-fresh, local and organic meals and groceries right to your door (including the Bloor West neighbourhood)!! We farm in the city and work with like-minded makers to deliver a food experience that respects our bodies, our planet and our shared tomorrow. Your purchase supports green entrepreneurs committed to reforming our food system.
Fressy Bessie ice lollies are made of pure fruit. We do not add salt, citric acid, colouring or preservatives of any kind. We also don't sweeten our lollies with sugar, honey or any other sweetener. We started out making these ice lollies for children so they could enjoy a treat that was pure, natural and healthy, but soon adults started eating them as well.
Galaxy T&T is your favourite local fruit and Vegetable stand in West end! We also carry fresh coconuts, fresh sugarcane juice, Fresh fruit smoothies and Bubble Teas.
We sell Deep fried twist potatoes, deep fried twist sweet potato, and deep fried twist taro.
We are a new company launching in Toronto next week. We offer an incredible food service to the families and people of the Bloordale community. We offer local custom boxes of fresh food and local meats that come prepackaged with the right size ingredients and recipes. The meals are delicious and easy. You can find us at hellofresh.ca
Home-made dessert bakery inspired by Mom's and Grandma's recipes - served with ice cream sandwiches, espresso and tea.
Mrs. Strawberry's Smoothies and Smiles simultaneously caters to both your stomach and your soul. Watch the eccentricly affectionate, beardedly beautiful Mrs. Strawberry prance around heavy (blender) machinery in her distinctive polka dot dress as she prepares you one of her delicious, all-natural smoothies made with locally sourced (Bloordale) ingredients. A big fan of planet earth, Mrs. Strawberry's smoothies are served in 100% biodegradable containers made from plants!
We are a new bar restaurant in Bloordale and want to meet all the locals and introduce them to our tasty food and drinks.
Baking from Farm to Table. Using local and fresh ingredients to always produce the best quality products. French macaron, our signature dessert in a jar, pies, turnovers, strudels, cakes,biscotti,cannoli, drinks made from local ontario produce, cake pops, cookies, candied nuts, crazy corn and pies.
100% Real Fruit, Freshly squeezed beverages... in a compostable Cup, straw and lid!
lemoande, Orange-Aid, Lime-Aid, lemon Ice Tea and Cherry
The Bee Shop has pure natural raw honey, propolis, royal jelly, bee pollen, beeswax candles soaps, lip balms, shampoos, polishes and skin creams made with pure natural bee products. We have a Young Beekeepers Club for children ages 8 - 14. Meets monthly.
Vegan bakery and grocery.
Tropic Love Concessions OR TLC for short specializes in supplying a tiki-hut style bar that is guaranteed to generate a buzz at your event! Our product is coined “drink a fruit in a fruit”. Customers choose from watermelon, pineapple, or coconut water. All items are served from the fruit shell blended with ice to produce a refreshing drink. We are also provide gourmet ice pops (100% fruit).
smoked and dry european sausage, a variety of pepperetts, european dry salami, soft butter pretzels and BBQ turkey legs and sausage and beef burgers
Cocobananaz produces delicious Organic, Frozen, Dairy Free Chocolate covered banana, delivered in a solar powered, e-assist trike. This hand dipped, locally made product is delicious & guilt free!
We are a both a cafe and a bar with live music in the evenings and good times all around. Non pretentious, lovely and delicious.
Colour AKIN’s colouring book. The book is a curated project of drawings made by Toronto artists and part of Akin’s mandate to support artists by fostering work spaces and opportunities.
BEE Aware Projects to build interest and encourage support for garden habitats. Contribute to Toronto’s commitment as Canada’s first BEE City. BEE FACTS and examine bees, pollen and wax honey-comb patterns. Cross species, be a bee: create and wear garden crowns. FREE
Botanicus Art Ensemble - "Exploring Art and Nature" The Botanicus Art Ensemble is a not-for-profit community arts organization based out of MacGregor Park, Lansdowne Ave. north of College St. We provide free nature-based arts programs for people of all ages and abilities. Artistic Director: Kristen Fahrig BEE with Botanicus Art Ensemble for their garden-inspired, theatrical extravaganza: arts activities culminate in a Bumble Bee Flash Mob at the BIG on Bloor Festival. Location: How We Live In City’s hive, along the south side of Bloor Street, just west of Dufferin Tennis Courts. Time: Sunday, July 24, from 2:00 – 5:00pm
Located in one of Toronto''s best neighbourhoods, the up and coming Junction Triangle boasts one of the city's oldest high-rise buildings. Built in 1919, the iconic Sterling is being converted into Authentic Loft living. Castlepoint Numa, one of Toronto's leading heritage developers, is restoring this unique building. The Sterling will once again be an iconic beacon for the rejuvenation of this vibrant community. Situated amongst some of the best shops, cafes and restaurants in the west end, this is the place to call home.
Colour in, glow-in-the-dark, SHARE BLOORDALE safety backpacks and it’s yours to keep, FREE! Campaign for traffic calming: WALK, RIDE AND DRIVE, SAFE AND CIVIL STREET
Explore your thoughts, respond to statements offered as a list, a poem, a minute out of time. Mark your AGREEMENT, INDECISION or DISSENT in representing COLOURS. Cloud of Doubt performed as poetry and experienced as archival plastic.
CITY DOCTORS (not actual doctors) is an interactive, satirical project which positions a collective of local artists as expert advisors on how to live in cities. Welcoming all queries from visiting participants, the members of EQUALATERAL will be on site to prescribe idiosyncratic and highly subjective advice on how best to navigate the everyday complexities of our shared urban landscape. Following a one-on-one consultation with a city doctor, participants will walk away with a personalized set of instructions for how to troubleshoot their urban quandaries and maximize the experience of living in the city.
Based on a love of wild edible foraging and a mission to educate the public about the endless benefits mushrooms and fungi have in ecosystems and our everyday lives.
The Malleable City – hands-on, family event. Gardens and cityscapes created in clay. Saturday, July 23, 1:00 to 4:00
Spot Talks - Join Graven Feather to make your very own letterpress print! We'll have our smallest antique printing press inked and ready to go. Using pre-set designs made from wood and metal type you will get to print on a variety of papers. Learn how to print like a pro and take home beautiful mini prints.
Explore our tiny insect zoo of local insects, captured and released the same day. FAST FACTS to introduce sidewalk ants, honey bees, house spiders, moths and crickets. LISTEN: a chorus 1000 crickets have been set free to sing. Bee specimen are courtesy of The Bee Shop, live cricket from Earth Echoes Reptile Centre.
We are the first and largest makerspace for kids in the world, and we run programs, camps and parties on topics like Minecraft, 3D Printing, Videogame Programming with Scratch, Robotics Inventions using Arduino, Electronics and Remote Control Robotics. Our goal is to help kids ages 7-12 move from being consumers to creators. Play with our robotics projects using arduinos, open-source micro controllers, that allow anybody to be creators and invent technologies to help you and your world. At our booth, you can also create and play a piano using fruits!
Bring a book, take a free book. Mark your page: make your marker with a How We Live In Cities bookmarker list project. FREE Recycling project with Marjolein Winterink, B.I.G
Add flower petals to the West End Garden Corridor’s sidewalk chalk gardens, and WALK HERE.
A warm presentation of solo works showcasing Toronto artists. Several dancers present ideas, personal stories, movement exploration tasks through forms of improvised movement, choreography or physical theatre. With only limited room capacity for the audience members, we are able to create an intimate setting and challenge our artists to provide what the space needs through their personal explorations.
Never painted before? No Problem! Participate in the exploration in garden themed ecology project painting, guided by a friendly professional instructor. All materials free including bee nectar, a refreshing potion made of honey water and local flowers.
Interactive music experiments which utilize new technology, equipment and instruments, allowing for a communal creation of organized sound. Lead by alternative musicians based in Toronto from varying in different genres and skill sets.
Free Art Fridays Toronto places artwork on streets for any member of the public to enjoy and take home. During the festival you can make your own friendly textile art piece to wear or hang up at home using recycled, contributed and found materials. Learn about how the creative process reflects and advances personal health, while fostering a healthier environment. Project organized by Shyla Tibora.
Holistic Vibrancy specializes in holistic health services and related products, including Shiatsu Massage Therapy, Reflexology Treatments, Aromatherapy Treatment, Holistic Health Consultations and Fitness Training, Therapeutic Touch Kinesiology Treatments, Holistic Health Promotion and Seminars, and Acoustic Therapy through African/Caribbean drumming and music lessons. We also carry a wide array of holistic health related products including; therapeutic oils, incense, candles, bath salts, and all natural hair and body soaps and conditioners, natural vitamins and supplements, and acoustic meditation instruments including West African Djembe drums and meditation bowls. Holistic Vibrancy - Try Vibrant Health for Life!
Anarres Aporthecary is a store on Dovercourt steps above Bloor. We offer stainless steel and glass containers for food and body care, clay slow cookers and water purifiers, natural contraception and feminine hygiene products, and hundreds of healthy fairly traded and local ingredients for body care, including 500+ essential oils, clays, local hydrosols, pure African Black Soap, cocoa and shea butters.
Registered Massage Therapy, Shiatsu Thai-Yoga Massage Abdominal Detox Massage
Canadian Blood Services is a not-for-profit, charitable organization operating at arm's length from government. Its sole mission is to manage the blood supply for Canadians. Canadian Blood Services operates Canada’s blood supply in a manner that gains the trust, commitment and confidence of all Canadians by providing a safe, secure, cost-effective, affordable and accessible supply of quality blood, blood products and their alternatives. We are proud of the contribution we make.
Healthy Thai food ingredients, natural and organic herbal tea, Thai dessert from Patchmon's.
Natural skin care products and cosmetics handmade with essential oils; diffuser oils; reed diffusers
Bowen Therapy is a hands on neuromuscular technique that can be very effective for musculoskeletal pain and concussions. It is a set of gentle, precise rolling 'moves' over specific locations primarily on muscles. These moves allow the body to reset and repair largely through their affect in rebalancing the nervous system.
We deliver certified organic produce groceries right to people's doors for less than retail. Our goal is to make organic groceries more accessible to the community and to help engage in a healthy lifestyle.
We are a midwifery clinic of approximately 20 midwives who provide prenatal, labour & birth, and 6 weeks of postnatal care. Our services are covered through funding by the Ontario Provincial Government. No referral is necessary.
West Toronto chiropractic and wellness centre offering complimentary computerized spinal and postural assessments.
Staying past midnight to finish up paperwork, owner of the furniture store La Vie Maison, Rafia Irum fell asleep at her desk. Unaware of her sleeping state, Irum woke to discover that all the furniture in the store had re-arranged itself into a maze. At every corner she was confronted by a knock-knock joke that plunged her deeper into the labyrinth of her dream. The Maze of La Vie Maison is a reconstruction of Irum’s dream inviting participants to wander through the maze and make sense of the mysteries that dwell in the store’s living furniture.
I'm curating entertainment for the stage beside mercer union on July 23
Contemporary Cat Lady brings an ever-expanding collection of cat figurines outdoors and onto the street for the Big on Bloor festival. Some are handmade, while others are mass-produced, but all have been given away or discarded. These objects have been held onto for a time out of sentimentality or simply forgotten. Contemporary Cat Lady gives them a new home in this 'cat colony' collection, carefully selected from secondhand stores.
For JOUEZ 2016 A01& UnoHu (Andrew Owen A01 & Sheila Yihua Hu) will present SOLARGRAPHIC FLOWERS AND DANCE (weather permitting). On Saturday 23 they will be presenting a free public workshop for anyone to participate in creating their own small solargraphic flower prints, using only natural sunlight, flowers and water on photosensitized cotton paper. The prints created will be of the highest fine art quality (suitable for framing at 11 x 14 ins.) and free for the public. On Sunday July 24 between 11 am and 2 pm they will present the live production of two massive 3 x 4 m (9 x 13 ft.) solargraphic prints with human figures recreating DANCE, the world renown painting by Matisse, along with smaller solargraphic prints with human figures. Volunteers are invited to participate on Sunday, July 24 (meet at 10 am - print at 12:30 pm), as either posing models (in skin-tight bathing suits or clothing) to pose perfectly still on the massive 9 x 13 ft. photosensitized fabric panels in direct sunlight for 15 minutes, or as production assistants to help manipulate a large shade tarpaulin employed to create the works. Please come visit us in the Tennis Courts at the corner of Bloor and Dufferin Streets on Saturday, July 23 to sign up for SOLARGRAPHIC DANCE on Sunday, July 24! All are welcome to watch or participate! Should the weather not permit SOLARGRAPHICS, A01 & UnoHu will present United Diversity Portraits: a free public workshop for the public to create remarkably weird and wonderful hybrid portraits composed from close-up digital prints of many different people's facial features shot, printed, and composed live on-site.
Children will be wear a sightless pair of glasses and given a 35cm X 30cm sheet of paper and colour pencils in order to produce drawings from their past experiences. They will be asked to draw an important and memorable place that they remember from the past or an experience that had an impact on their lives. The intent of the “Sightless Drawings” project is to generate drawings by children that will reveal a set of important issues regarding architecture, the city, the environment and their relationship to objects. These questions are part of Alexander Pilis’ on going research that questions how we see, what we see and what we remember.
Mercer Union and Kunstverein Toronto are delighted to present a solo exhibition by Jason Dodge with CAConrad titled Width of a Witch. The exhibition opened with a reading by the American poet CAConrad of MARFA POETRY MACHINE in 36 Things: Width of a Witch, the written dimension of the show published in a new chapbook to accompany the exhibition.
Looking and Seeing is an installation that makes use of multiple peepholes for viewers to peer into the enclosed studio space of visual artist, Shantel Miller as she works on her ongoing series of paintings, the Side Profile. Through this project, the artist seeks to explores ideas related to the surveillance of black bodies and the politics of looking.
A drag/social-relativist performance that involves the artist Andrew Harwood dressing as Mme. Zsa Zsa, his alter ego, to tell the public's "fortunes".
The Collage Party is a nomadic studio made open to the public where participants come together to make art in a social setting. Since 1997, The Collage Party has been staged throughout North America and Europe in museums, private residences, public schools, universities, hospitals, department stores, and community centres.
The House on Hawthorne is an immersive installation that re-imagines the artist’s childhood home in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, where he learned step dancing from his father. Visitors will have a chance to learn some dance steps and perform in front of a video camera.
Finn and Wolf Media showcase local Toronto bands, in a variety of different sounds and atmospheres. Saturday is Rock and Roll focused, with some young up-and-coming bands as well as some veteran players, with genres ranging from folk rock, to traditional Rock n' Roll, to Punk inspired Rock, to Psychedelic Surf Rock. Sunday focuses on local Funk and RnB acts, chalk full of exceptional players and souls. Sonic Toronto aims to give the Big on Bloor audience a wide range of different sounds and styles, to open ears to the vast selections and scenes of music in our much-loved city.
Participants in this project will create an artistic bookwork by using one of the simplest and oldest of formats, the accordion book. Once the book is made, the participants will use the Surrealist technique of automatism to create the images or abstractions on the pages of the book. They will be instructed to relax, clear their minds and create a series of images from their intuitive minds, basically drawing in a wakeful dream state, trying to avoid any self-censorship or overt pre-planning. This was a technique the Surrealists developed in both visual art and literature for drawing from subconscious or unconscious mind to create artistic works. It is also known as stream of consciousness. The participants would select the size of the book from pre-cut cardboard covers, fold pre-cut paper strips and glue the covers to the opposite ends of the folded paper, a format used most often in Asian bookmaking. Crayons, sharpies, ink pins and watercolours will be provided for the participants, creating their books which they will take away with them as souvenirs of their foray into Surrealist bookmaking. They will learn trust their unbridled imaginations rather than clinging to rigid preplanned art making. The motto of our project: “Spontaneity over predetermination!”
Learn how to make a 16mm animated film loop using stickers and colourful markers to create lines, dots, stripes and other abstractions. Watch your drawings flicker, bounce and come to life on a 16mm projector with Toronto-based film artists Eva Kolcze and Leslie Supnet.
I will create an artwork with the communities participation. It will represent the coming together of the community. I ask the people of the community to help me create starbursts, by wrapping wooden dowels with a variety of yarns, that I will then bind together. The starbursts will take on a life of their own guided by the imagination of others.
Fifteen Birds Designs > One of a kind wire wrapped jewelry and sculptures, as well as, unique postcards. Sara's Soaps and Candles > Home made, soy based candles, and novelty soaps www.sarassoapsandcandles.com Organgie > Skin care products that are made with non toxic, natural and organic ingredients www.organgie.ca
BB Tresors is a handmade jewelry line based in Toronto. Inspired by nature and a love of vibrant colors, BB Tresors jewelry uses organic designs, natural elements and gemstones to create one of a kind pieces that are adaptable to everyday wear. Shop: www.bbtresors.etsy.com Social Media: www.facebook.com/bbtresors www.instagram.com/bbtresors www.twitter.com/bbtresors
Mexican jewllery and productos hand made from Mexico and Guatemala.
Artisan Jewelry and Leather accessories
We offer fashionable accessories while promoting social and environmental responsibility. Our products are fair trade and handcrafted by artisans in Bali as well as made from repurposed tire inner tubes.
We provide exotic accessories, including earrings, necklaces, bags, etc.
Hand-made origami inspired Jewelry made from fine Japanese papers, hand-folded fine silver and 3D printed Sterling silver and brass.
I'm currently showing a line of unique, unisex ,cork and leather bracelets, all with magnetic closures. The line is handmade locally and is entirely nickel and lead free.
Helen of Jewels creates one a of kind eclectic pieces of art. From jewelry to home décor, all of our pieces are locally handmade using natural materials.
Offering a fun mix of modern and vintage inspired fashion jewelry to help you shine! Also offering handmade duct tape wallets, hair bows, and earrings made by Julia - my 14 year old cousin! They come in various colours and prints and are great for all ages! I've lived on St. Clarens for over 25 years and I'm a huge supporter of this festival and the Bloordale community!
Toronto based Jewelry designer, Sonder Stone Designs uses natural materials including healing crystals, driftwood, and flowers to create unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Each pieces is created with positivity & love.
Handmade/handcrafted Trendy Jewelry for boys and girls, men and women include metal pendants, beaded necklaces, rings, earrings, bracelets.
I love making crafts. I create handmade jewelry using crystals, semi-precious stones, wood and seed beads. I love working with wire and hammering metals.
As seen in The New York Times Fortune Teller Lisa Moore is here to help guide you in life whether it be regarding love, family, relationships, health, money or business. Come and see what the future has in store for you . Tarot Card and palm Readings
Selling Egyptian products including, clothing, statues, gifts, belly dancing dresses, hip scarves, jewelry, papyrus, perfume bottles and shoes. Also a regular jewelry selection and purses.
All natural henna tattoos. Hailey is a talented henna artist who loves to adorn everyone with her unique henna designs. All henna is made using only the finest natural henna. Black henna is never used. Designs start at $5 and usually last 10-14 days.
Experience the Excitement! The pageantry and thrills of an authentic medieval tournament come to life inside the walls of our 11th century style castle. Six armor-clad Knights on horseback seek the title of champion amidst the clashing of lance and shield and heart-pounding combat. Open year round at Exhibition Place. Enjoy a four course meal and two hour show. Vegetarian, Halal, Kosher and all dietary needs can be accommodated. The perfect place to celebrate birthdays and special occasions.
Knock them down and watch them get back up! Come and try them! These special bunnies has an inspirational message for you: Life is full of ups and downs. Never Give Up! Always stay strong! Always get back up to your feet!
Spic and Span Natural Home Cleaning is a residential cleaning company. We do General Clean, Deep Clean, Move In and Out Clean, Home Organization and Event Set up/Clean up. We bring our own cleaning materials at no cost to you!
Will be selling a variety of hand made items made in unique textiles in Guatemala, such as pillow covers, doylies, scarves, makeup bags, pencil bags, hand bags and belts,
What A Ball - Now, you can walk on water! Www.whataball.com Have you ever played on the INSIDE of a ball? We are the original waterball company in Ontario and we are now going on our 7th year of business. We provide a fun and very unique activity for all ages. Children, teens and adults too, up to a max 220lbs. Now - you can walk roll, jump, play on water, without getting wet! Www.whataball.com If you would like to take a look at our site to see exactly what we offer, we are located at www.whataball.com We have a 2 million dollar insurance policy, we have never had an accident of any kind, and fully trained staff operate our stations at all times.
Aangen is a not for-profit organization that was started in 1995 as a concept in sustainability and was officially registered in 2001 Aangen is a self-sufficient non-grant based organization. Our operating budget is derived from local and ethically sourced farm products that we sell to businesses in Toronto. These businesses, cafes, restaurants and grocery stores and individuals support our mandate of building local economy and serving families in need in the Greater Toronto Area and globally. When you donate to Aangen programs, 100% of your donation dollars go to supporting programs such as feeding families or helping women move from shelters to their own accommodations and much more.
Homes First currently owns and/or manages sixteen buildings consisting of approximately four hundred and twenty-five units and housing more than 500 men, women and children. Our Savards shelter, located at Bloor and Lansdowne, is a 30 bed hostel for women with a long history of homelessness and mental illness. Savards was designed to offer a high-tolerance, low-demand environment. It has also been an incredible success: many women who were unable to access the existing shelter system feel safe at Savards. Several of our residents are involved in the arts and crafts community as painters, jewelry makers and knitters. Stop by our booth and check out a variety of hand-crafted items!
We represent three infant and child development research labs from the University of Toronto. Our goal is to recruit interested parents and their children to participate in our research. The scope of our research ranges from perceptual and motor development to the development of morality and learning. As a result, we also recruit a wide age range: from children as young as 8 months all the way up to 13 years old.
New Horizons Tower retirement community - Operating since 1974 as a charitable organization, we are committed to reinvest in the community we serve, to enhance and enrich the lives of seniors who choose to live in the heart of Bloordale Village.
Safehaven supports families who have a child (0-18) with complex medical, physical, developmental disabilities. We provide respite care (a temporary break) in which families can recharge, rest, go on vacation, spend time with other loved ones and engage in activities that might not otherwise be possible. It also gives the children an opportunity to develop independence and build relationships with other children in a home-like environment. Safehaven believes every child is special and that every child matters. While our children stay at Safehaven, we aim to provide positive and fulling experiences that include inclusive recreational activities in the community. We hope to raise money at our table with the funds going directly to the maintenance of our recreational program - so that every child feels included and a chance to experience new things. Thank you for your support!
The Salvation Army Thrift Store (National Recycling Operations) supports the mission of The Salvation Army by generating funds and influencing positively the communities in which we operate. The Salvation Army Thrift Store is a national, charitable organization that operates 106 stores across Canada and relies upon the generous donations of community members to help support those in need.
As Canada’s largest volunteer centre, Volunteer Toronto aims to build a caring and committed community of people who give their time towards building a healthy Toronto. The city's #1 source for volunteer opportunities, we support job seekers, high school students, newcomers, retired individuals and just about anyone looking to use their time to give back. Our Subscriber organizations represent some of Toronto’s leading non-profits and span every neighbourhood from Scarborough to Etobicoke, making it easier to find a great position in your area. Whether you’re an organization with 50 staff members or completely volunteer-run, Volunteer Toronto is here to help you develop a great volunteer program. Posting your positions on our database gives you access to 2,000 potential volunteers per day, making it easy to find the right fit. And that’s not all we do! Our top-notch in-house and online workshops and resources will help you develop your professional skills and build a solid foundation to support your volunteer program. If you are looking TO volunteer or looking FOR volunteers in Toronto, we are the place to start!
The Davenport New Democrats are an active group of NDP members working with MP Andrew Cash . in west-end Toronto.
The Davenport PC Association is the riding level affiliate of the Ontario PC Party for the electoral district of Davenport.
Democrats Abroad - we have done this before, but i am the new contact person.
Julie Dzerowicz was elected the first female Member of Parliament for Davenport in October 2015. As a local homeowner, Julie is proud to live and represent the residents of Davenport in Ottawa. Within the community, Julie and her team support residents with any Government of Canada program (federal), department or service including, but not limited to: o Citizenship & Immigration Canada (CIC), Passport Canada o Employment Insurance (EI) o Social Development Canada and Skills & Labour Grants o Veteran Affairs, Canada Pension Plan & Old Age Security (OAS) o Income Tax & Canada Revenue Agency
Cristina Martins, MPP Davenport (Constituency Office)
Marit Stiles is the Toronto District School Board Trustee representing TDSB Ward 9 (Davenport).
Artisella brings together a selection of contemporary and timeless fashion labels across the globe with emphasis on ethics, sustainability and style. All products are beautifully handcrafted, ethically sourced and geared for social good.
Dead Dog Records is Bloordale's finest vinyl dispensary! With a great selection of MUSIC -- both vinyl records(new and used) and CD...MOVIES (DVD and Blu-Ray) and MERCH ( rock-wear, action figures, turntables and headphones), Dead Dog Records is your friendly little neighbourhood hook-up for any and all your Music and Movies and Merch
Dueling Grounds is Bloordale's friendly local game store. We sell board games, collectible card games, role-playing games, miniature games, gaming accessories, and provide a large game room for players to use at their leisure. We also have a monthly schedule of events listing everything that's going on from free weekly game sessions to fee-based tournaments.
Family owned and operated for over 80 years on Bloor St. W. Proud of being your neighbourhood florist! Specializing in fresh custom quality floral bouquets, gourmet and fruit baskets and all types of tropical plants, succulents and air plants. We've got you covered!
That Dog Next Door is Bloordale's local dog and cat wellness store. Featuring Canadian and North American sourced foods, treats and accessories. As well as dog grooming services. We aim to provide an inviting space where you can shop for your pet knowing that products are natural and safe.
Makers of fresh fair trade organic vegan cruelty-free body-care and cosmetics, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, toner, scrubs, balms, salves and much more. We proudly donate 5% of all proceeds towards worthwhile grassroots charities working around the world on behalf of humanitarianism, environmentalism and animal rights.
All handmade soaps are made with 100% natural ingredients with love and care.
Have you always wanted to dance but thought it was too late to learn? At Bees’ Knees Dance we teach adults with absolutely no experience how to dance. We welcome you to join us at our new home, The Dovercourt House at Bloor and Dovercourt (near Ossington). It’s our passion to teach adults their very first dance steps. We create a welcoming environment for complete beginners. Absolutely no experience is necessary, but our classes are fun and informative for people with some prior dance experience too. All welcome!
Providing all kinds of vintage goods and collectibles, specializing in the history of the Junction and Toronto plus a whole lot of fun and interesting items. Find me on Facebook or drop by my Instagram page (junctionvcollectibles).