Once upon a time…

Once upon a time…

Once upon a time there was a very urban neighbourhood full of busy professionals. Tucked in the corner of their busy neighbourhood is a little farm… an oasis of calm and charm in this bustling, downtown setting. This is Riverdale Farm. Riverdale Farm, located in Cabbagetown in Riverdale Park on the West of the Don Valley, is the home of the usual farm animals; cows, horses, goats, pigs and chickens over an area of 7.5 acres. Bounded by...

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Lyrical poem in Riverside

Lyrical poem in Riverside

Have a seat. Lean back on the grass and look up. On the edge of Jimmie Simpson Park on Queen Street East you’ll find the third of a three-part art installation by Eldon Garnet called Time: and a Clock. There are four posts each bearing a word on a pennant that make up a lyrical poem. Coursing, Disappearing, Trembling, Returning The first stage of the installation is further west above the Queen Street viaduct over the Don Valley and...

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Time is Money

Time is Money

You are standing at the corner of Queen and Broadview… look down and there among the dots of chewing gum and the cigarette butts stuck to the sidewalk you’ll see part two of a three-part 1996 art installation by Eldon Garnet called Time: and a Clock. There are four expressions dealing with time that make up this stage of the installation, one on each corner of the intersection. The four read: Time is Money Money is Time Too Soon Free...

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Time: and a Clock in Riverside

Time: and a Clock in Riverside

Do you recognize this? It’s on the longest street car route in Toronto, the 501 Queen. Ever drive across the Queen Street bridge over the Don Valley and try and make sense of the saying over the roadway? It is part one of a three-part 1990 art installation by Eldon Garnet called Time: and a Clock and reads, “This river I step in is not the river I stand in”.  The other two parts can be found at the corner...

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Riverdale Art Walk

Riverdale Art Walk

It’s the time of year again finally, for festivals and fairs. The first outdoor art fair to kick off the season is the Riverdale Art Walk artistsnetwork.ca The art walk is a two-day, public fine art exhibition running in conjunction with the Eats& Beats Festival in Riverside riverside-to.com  That translates into a destination neighbourhood that will be heaving with music, art and good food. The 16 year old Art Walk is a fine art festival...

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Eats & Beats in Riverside

Eats & Beats in Riverside

Riverside, which is a neighbourhood east of the Don Valley along Queen Street East, is hosting it’s annual Eats & Beats Fest on Saturday June 7th from 1pm to 6pm. Riverside is just minutes from the downtown core and is easily accessible by streetcar and contains many artist’s lofts, some galleries, and a wide variety of restaurants and shops including numerous unique destinations. During Eats & Beats in Riverside,...

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East End Performance Crawl

May 21st – June 1st  “a theatrical love-letter to Toronto’s East End” A solo performance festival, a series of site-specific theatre installations and a community ‘Doors Open’ event all in one! The East End Performance CRAWL celebrates the wealth of unique and vibrant independent businesses and community spaces in the Leslieville / Riverdale area. Over the 12 days of the CRAWL, the...

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Darkhorse in Riverside

Darkhorse in Riverside

                    Sitting on the benches outside Dark Horse Espresso in Riverside you see all of humanity passing by. It is a constant parade of characters… moms with strollers, school kids, hipsters galore and a cool old lady with the teddy bears hanging from the canopy of her scooter. So the entertainment is great… does the coffee live up to...

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