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The Scarborough Sign Project at Thomson Memorial Park

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1st June

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EXHIBITION DATES

August 2 – 26, 2018

LOCATION

Thomson Memorial Park 

1005 Brimley Road

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Get your selfie sticks ready! See the SCARBOROUGH sign on full display featuring Adam Zivo’s #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE photographs and a knitting installation created by residents from the Warden and Finch community with facilitation from the STEPS Initiative. 

Take part in the #MyScarborough Selfie Contest! Take a selfie with the SCARBOROUGH sign, post it on your social media channels using the hashtag #MyScarborough and include a short caption of what you love most about Scarborough. We will randomly pick winners who will receive exciting Scarborough-themed prize packs! Winners will be announced at the end of August 2018. 

The Scarborough Sign Project is produced in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot project.


The Scarborough Sign Project at Chinese Cultural Centre

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1st June

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EXHIBITION DATES

September 30 – October 31, 2018

LAUNCH EVENT

October 6 | Time TBD

FREE 

LOCATION

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto

5183 Sheppard Avenue East

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Celebrate the last stop of the Scarborough Sign Project! Participate in an all-ages calligraphy workshop, enjoy live performances courtesy of the Phoenix Academy of the Arts, and engage with the SCARBOROUGH sign one last time.  

About the Artist
Artist TBD.

TBD.

The Scarborough Sign Project is produced in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot project.
Event Partners


The Scarborough Sign at University of Toronto Scarborough

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1st June

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EXHIBITION DATES

June 18 – July 11, 2018

LAUNCH EVENT

June 20 | 12 PM – 1 PM

FREE 

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LOCATION

University of Toronto Scarborough

Student Union Building

1265 Military Trail

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Celebrate the launch of the groundbreaking Scarborough Sign! The SCARBOROUGH sign will feature photographs from Adam Zivo’s #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE project. Launched in response to the 2016 Orlando Pulse shooting, #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE was created as a way to celebrate identity, foster solidarity, and inspire strength in the LGBTQ+ community in the face of adversity. Since the project’s inception, Adam Zivo has toured #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE in various Pride Festivals across the country, capturing and celebrating queer love in all its forms. 

Hear photographer Adam Zivo speak about the #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE project and be the first to experience the SCARBOROUGH sign! Plus, there will be free cupcakes!

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About the Artist

Adam Zivo

Adam Zivo is a Toronto-based content producer, with a … Read More »


The Scarborough Sign Project at Burrows Hall

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1st June

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EXHIBITION DATES

August 17 to September 28

LAUNCH EVENT

August 27 | Time TBD

FREE 

LOCATION

Burrows Hall Community Centre

1081 Progress Avenue

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RISE Edutainment hosts a two-hour live spoken word performance featuring Scarborough’s most promising emerging poets and performers. Words extracted from local poets’ pieces will be translated in different languages and inscribed onto the SCARBOROUGH sign, making it an integral part of the installation. 

The community is invited to activate the SCARBOROUGH sign by writing their Scarborough memories in chalk in their native tongue on the sign. 

About the Artist

Randell Adjei

Randell Adjei is a professional spoken word Artivist & Edutainer who uses spoken word to empower and create community through Edutainment. He is the founder of one of Toronto’s largest youth led initiatives: Reaching Intelligent Souls Everywhere (R.I.S.E Edutainment). The beat of his Art was found after years of being lost. He … Read More »


The Scarborough Sign Project at Nuit Blanche

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1st June

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LAUNCH EVENT

September 29, 2018 | 7 PM to 7 AM

FREE 

LOCATION

Scarborough Civic Centre Library

156 Borough Drive

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From sunset to sunrise, witness as a Scarborough-based graffiti artist bring the SCARBOROUGH sign to life with a durational live painting performance. 

About the Artist
Artist Name

TBD.

The Scarborough Sign Project is produced in partnership with the City of Toronto’s Cultural Hotspot project.
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The Scarborough Sign Project at Bridlewood Mall

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1st June

Woven Collage 2017. Photo by Alia Youssef.

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EXHIBITION DATES

July 12 – August 1, 2018

DROP-IN WEAVING WORKSHOP

July 14 | Time TBD

FREE 

LOCATION

Bridlewood Mall

2900 Warden Avenue

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 Join STEPS Initiative for a family-friendly drop-in weaving workshop! Learn how to weave while discovering more about the history of weaving and knitting as political acts. Afterwards, display your creations as part of the SCARBOROUGH sign symbolizing the rich tapestry of cultures, stories, languages, and histories that exist in and link the residents and communities of Scarborough.

About the Artists

STEPS Initiative

STEPS Initiative is an award-winning charity that bridges culture, community and unlikely spaces with unlikely partners. They seek to inspire cities across Canada and around the world to create welcoming public spaces that reflect and celebrate local community through artistic excellence. (stepsinitiative.com)

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The Scarborough Sign

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1st June

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The Scarborough Sign is a summer-long community-developed public art initiative that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities through events, workshops, and a mobile art installation.

From June to October 2018, a life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign (36’ wide x 5’ tall) will travel to six different neighbourhoods across north and central Scarborough. At each location, the sign will engage local residents in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific art activities involving different art forms from textile arts, spoken word and poetry, calligraphy, and photography. All activities are free and open to the public. 

Get your selfie sticks out! Travel with the SCARBOROUGH sign this summer and experience all that the Scarborough arts scene has to offer! 

The Scarborough Sign Project is a Signature project of the Cultural Hotspot produced in partnership with the City of Toronto. 

DATES:

June 20 – October 31, 2018

ALL FREE!

LOCATIONS:

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ON VIEW AT THE BLUFFS GALLERY: Camila Wong’s The Evolution of Self-Identity

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2nd May

The Evolution of Self-Identity
Featuring works by Camila Wong
Curated by María Alejandra Olórtegui Ibáñez

Exhibition Dates: May 3 to June 28, 2018
Opening Reception: May 11, 3 PM–5 PM 
Bluffs Gallery at Scarborough Arts
1859 Kingston Road

The Evolution of Self-Identity presents art works created by Peruvian born artist, Camila Wong. Wong’s exhibit explores self-identity through the combination of themes relating to art therapy, everyday life, humour, reflection, environment and social issues. Wong’s works can be seen to depict her bold artistic style of applying heavy paint and using repetitive, expressive energetic lines and brushstrokes to create optical illusion, lively movement, harmony and unity.

ARTIST STATEMENT
“I use painting as form of art therapy. I see it as a medium that is therapeutic and can help us to heal and express our feelings about the rights, the wrongs and the comedy of our everyday lives.  

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Get photographed for Adam Zivo’s #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE Project!

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2nd May

Photographer Adam Zivo invites members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to come out and get photographed!



Explore the Scarborough Arts building on Doors Open 2018!

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1st May

On May 26 and 27, explore the spaces within the Scarborough Arts building on 1859 Kingston Road and find out about the building’s history, architecture, and interesting facts and stories as part of Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf! 




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