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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.

Art Challenge 2021

Submit your own poster or food scrap image by October 24, 2021 for our inaugural Ontario Culture Days 2021 Art Challenge and win a Fujifilm Instax®

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.

Art Challenge, 2021: Food Photography Activity 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. 

Art Challenge, 2021: Do it yourself – Poster activity by Laura Rojas

Laura Rojas, 2021 Ontario Culture Days Creative in Residence, will be teaching readers how create posters that express our dreams for a better future. Submit a scan or photograph of your work to be included in a zine showcasing pieces from all participants ⎯⎯ and a chance to win a FUJIFILM Instax®.

Kicking Off A Creative Fall Season

Can’t wait for the 2021 Ontario Culture Days Festival? Neither can we. Here are sneak peeks of some of the exciting events that have been registered early. Start saving the dates now!

Staff Picks: Music to Keep On Keeping On

It’s the last lazy weeks of summer, and we’re taking a moment to shout out some incredible Ontario-born or based musicians. The tone, lyrics, and emotions in these songs and albums have made her pandemic a little bit easier. Have fun scrolling through and then put on some jams, take a walk, or dance around in your kitchen—and enjoy!

Table Settings: Alchemy in conversation with Jane Macdonald

2021 Creatives in Residence, artist collective Alchemy, believe the sharing of art and food makes a difference on two fronts: in the community itself, and in the creative practices of the artists and makers they collaborate with. In this blog, Alchemy takes you behind the scenes to visit one of their collaborators—writer Jane Macdonald.