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A series of three architectural walking tours to rediscover downtown by highlighting institutions, commercial complexes and cultural landmarks. This series of urban tours presents the evolution of downtown’s eastern sector from the 19th to the 21st century.
“Today’s unveiling is an important milestone for the City of Orillia’s culture and tourism sectors,” said the Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario (FedDev Ontario). “The Government of Canada loves supporting projects like this with the Orillia Museum of Art & History so they can showcase the talents of Canadian artists and inspire creativity.”
The Town of Collingwood is thrilled to announce that the Collingwood Art Crawl has been named one of the Province’s Top 100 events by Festivals & Events Ontario, an accolade shared with the likes of the Canadian National Exhibition, TD Ottawa Jazz Festival, and the Stratford Festival.
Curl Mapped by Rebecca Bair tackles the complex, colonial history of archives to represent that which is absent: traces of Black settlers in this region.
“I am excited to see we are working with Capture Photography Festival once again to bring engaging public art to our community,” said Mayor Patrick Johnstone. “This work by Rebecca Bair is a striking addition to our Downtown streetscape and will generate meaningful dialogue about how history is shaped and the stories told and untold about New Westminster.”
After a two-year hiatus, the City of Markham’s Markham-Milliken Children’s Festival returned in-person in 2022, and was named a Top 100 Event in Ontario for 2023 in the York, Durahm and Hills of Headwaters Tourism Region category by Festivals & Events in Ontario (FEO).
“One of the priority areas in the new strategic plan is to create a vibrant and prosperous community and an accompanying goal is to develop a vision for the City of the Arts. In addition to articulating this vision, the Task Force will report back with a strategy to create synergies between the arts and businesses in the city, with the goal of brand identification and strengthening. I’m looking forward to seeing this vision come to life through this amazing group of Port Moody artists and business owners."
“We hope that through the establishment of this grant stream, residents will be empowered to create and participate in events that foster a strong sense of community and connection,” says Shona Dickie, manager community supports, City of Medicine Hat. “Applications for the microgrants are now open and will remain open throughout the year, with notice of application status provided within 30 days of submission.”
Hosted by Semiahmoo, Kwantlen and Katzie First Nations, this event is an opportunity to acknowledge and show respect and admiration for Indigenous Peoples past, present and future; to share cultural history; and to share spirit, experiences, stories, song, art and dance with each other and the community. The in-person event will include cultural sharing from the local First Nations with teachings and practice through art, music, storytelling and dance.