In this new bi-weekly column, we take a look at some awesome cultural events happening in the city of Toronto over the next couple of weeks that you won’t want to miss. This week we take a look at a breathtaking spectacle of performance art, a cultural film festival entering its seventh year, and a series of panels and courses for budding filmmakers led by an industry veteran.
The Canadian Olympic Committee marked Canada Day with a special announcement last week with the news that two-time Olympian Mark Oldershaw will act as Team Canada’s flag bearer for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Opening Ceremony.
As someone who has lived in hotels, sometimes for years at a time, and has written innumerable articles on hotels of all varieties, many for The GATE, be they old and historic, small boutique hotels or brand new hotels–but one kind of temporary visitors residence I have never had the occasion to visit was an athletes’ village like those constructed for Olympic Games or Pan Am Games–until now.
Things that have great meaning to you–be it personally or professionally (or both)–tend to show themselves at the time in a very humble and quiet way. It is through the passage of time, looking back, we can then see the full meaning and the full import of something that seemed a casual occurrence at the time. Such can be said of the ten solid years I have been working with Andrew Powell (creator and Editor-in-Chief) and The GATE.
Canada Post took the opportunity during Fan Expo on the weekend to unveil their tribute to one of the world’s most recognizable superhero: Superman. Paying tribute to the comic book hero for his 75th birthday this year, and all of the artists who have made him look so super.
The popular quiz fill in the blank show Match Game will be returning for a second season on Comedy Network. The first episode of the new season will premiere on September 2 with episodes airing Monday to Friday at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Toronto will host one of Canada’s ultimate geek-out events next week as Fan Expo 2013 brings thousands of fans–plus dozens of celebrities and hundreds of retailers–to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for four days of collectibles, signings, panels, and general nerding out.
For the second-year running, the SummerWorks Performance Festival will include a Live Art Series of 12 creations, which will feature an abundance of opportunities for audience interaction.
Eight Canadians have been selected to receive the honour of having their names cemented in Canada’s Walk of Fame (CWOF) in Toronto’s Entertainment District. This years inductees are Bob Ezrin, Terry Fox, Victor Garber, Craig and Marc Kielburger, Oscar Peterson, Christine Sinclair and Alan Thicke.
For a few days in June every year, Sled Island festival hits Calgary and the downtown is taken over by bands and concerts. The festival was created in 2007 by Calgary native, and at the time the owner of music venue Broken City, Zak Pashak.