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Enjoy the Sights and Sounds of the Holidays

As we jingle our way into the holiday season, there’s much to explore and enjoy with our loved ones. Here are some of our picks in one handy list!


Stay Dreamy this Holiday

As the seasons change, there’s no better time to reconnect with loved ones. Here’s a list of inspiring and heartwarming festivities for the holiday season! For the creative taking this time to refocus on their craft, we’ve included choice arts programming for your enjoyment as well.


My first show back

What is it like to be back on the stage? As Ontario reopens, arts writer Chris Hampton checks in with a Shakespearean Stratford Festival actor, Hamilton Philharmonic’s concertmaster, a theatre wardrobe specialist at Shaw Festival and the singer of punk rock band The OBGMs to find out.


Conversation with Tanya Lukin Linklater & Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane

Karen Pheasant-Neganigwane and Tanya Lukin Linklater share insights into their practices as artists, educators, and writers working within Indigenous performance methodologies.


Toronto in “Last Night”

Dave Dyment discusses the film "Last Night" and the way that Toronto has been portrayed in cinema.


Letters to Eatonville Library by Hiba Abdallah

"Letters to the Eatonville Library" is a collaborative work by Hiba Abdallah that explores and celebrates Eatonville library as a beacon for community gathering and learning.


Get hands on with our Creatives in Residence

Whether it's food scraps or recycled newspapers and magazines, we encourage you to get hands on and get creative with these at home do-it-yourself activities!


National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation (also referred to as Orange Shirt Day) provides an opportunity for reflection, education, and to listen to and amplify Indigenous voices and communities. It is a day to engage in commemorative events, to make space for meaningful conversation, and to reflect upon how we may support reconciliation efforts individually, as organizations, and as a sector.h


Stinging Nettle Pesto recipe by Tamara Green

Tamara Green, chef, instructor, owner of Indigenesis, and this year’s Creative in Residence, is back with another foraging video. This time, she will teach us how to make a stinging nettle pesto.


Amaranth Maple Strawberry Salad recipe by Tamara Green

As a part of our Creatives in Residence series, Tamara Green, chef, instructor, and owner of Indigenesis, will be showing us how to cook with local, wild, and edible ingredients.


Discarded Treasures by Kanika Gupta & Amit Kehar

2021 Creatives in Residence, Kanika Gupta and Amit Kehar, invite you to slow down and take a second look at every day discarded food scraps. What hidden treasures can you find when you do a double take?


Field Notes: Alchemy in conversation with Barbara Brown

In their first and second blog posts, Alchemy, 2021 Creatives in Residence, shared how their work brings artists and cooks into community settings. In their newest blog below, Alchemy takes you behind the scenes to meet one of their visiting artists – Barbara Brown.