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Ontario Culture Days – 10th Anniversary Toronto Events – Sept 27 to 29, 2019
Ontario Culture Days, proudly celebrating its 10th Anniversary Edition, from September 27–29, with a vibrant kaleidoscope of FREE cultural activities encompassing visual art, theatre, cinema, dance, and beyond across the province and in Toronto.
This year’s 10th anniversary celebrations explore the link between creativity, cultural engagement and well-being. Creative activities have been linked to increased happiness, mental stimulation, and even a boosted immune system. It has been shown that public participation in arts and culture increases community engagement and fosters deeper social connection, while reducing isolation and loneliness.
Perhaps it will be a communal celebration of the power of drawing, a visit with an Indigenous elder to hear powerful stories, or a trip to the museum to discover the collection — free and engaging cultural will be freely available across the city to truly spark joy for Toronto residents as they discover their city’s culture through fresh eyes.
In Toronto, participants can venture to The Big Draw Festival, a celebration of the universal power of drawing and creative expression; the Toronto Public Library, who will be hosting a special series on the melding of storytelling, creativity, the arts, and well-being; the Royal Ontario Museum’s Culture Days’ specific programming, and, Myseum’s Wigwam Chi-Chemung’s learning series, showcasing two art-making workshops with an Indigenous elder.
Free events and activities taking place across the Greater Toronto Area include:
- Culture Days @ Toronto Public Library | September 27-29, Various Times | Toronto Public Library Branches
Experiment with storytelling, personal growth and community at Toronto Public Library Branches across the city at numerous hands-on artist-led activities focused on storytelling of all kinds.
- The Big Draw Festival Toronto 2019 | September 28–29, 10–5pm | Various locations around Toronto
The world’s largest drawing festival celebrates the power of visual art through a far-reaching partnership with all ten of Toronto’s history museums.
- Myseum’s Wigwam Chi-Chemung Indigenous learning series: Art & Wellness: An Indigenous Perspective | September 28, 1–2:30pm | Trillium Park Pavilion, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West
Creativity, the arts, and well-being are explored through an Indigenous lens with two art-making workshops (drawing and dance) and talks with Elder Duke Redbird. The event is hosted on the Wigwam Chi-Chemung (Big Canoe House): an Indigenous Learning Centre situated on a forty-foot pontoon houseboat at the Ontario Place South Marina.
– Culture Days at the Gardiner Museum includes free admission and clay activities
– Downtown Ghost Tour through self-guided fully immersive walking tour through ON-FOOT Mobile App.
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