On Saturday, May 11th LAMP Community Health Centre’s Walk for Change 5K Walkathon supported the 1 in 5 Canadians living with mental illness in your community. The walk helped reduce the stigma of mental illness, and raised funds to benefit local mental health support programs, such as LAMP’s own Among Friends. This program provides social and recreation opportunities to individuals facing mental health challenges and helps them work toward recovery while promoting health, community, and respect.
The event began at LAMP Community Health Centre near Islington Ave & Lakeshore Blvd West, with Registration at 9am and the walk at 10am. Members of the community walked 5km through the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area, stopping first at the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital buildings, and continuing passed the Mastercard Centre on Kipling, towards the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital Cemetery on Evans. Along the way, speakers brought the history to life while discussing the importance of community mental health services to those of us affected by mental illness. All members of the public were welcome.
Register now at: http://walk4change13.eventbrite.ca
Interested in what the latest Toronto’s arts and music scenes have to offer? Education Remixed is an evening showcasing the talented artists and students of Toronto’s The Remix Project, a charity dedicated to educating and inspiring Toronto’s marginalized youth. You’ll have the opportunity to soak in creative music, film and art experiences, snack on delicious Pizza Pizza and Steam Whistle Brewing options and arrive in style with UBER cab.
On April 5, 2013 at 8pm, Humber College Event Management Students will host Education Remixed, benefiting The Remix Project and the Humber College Scholarship Fund.
Students helping students is the philosophy behind the Humber College student run company, TwoTen Events who have been sharpening their event management skills all year long to host the inaugural Education Remixed (#EDxTO), benefiting the Remix Project and the Humber College Scholarship Fund.
Headlining the event is DJ Romeo bringing R&B mixes to the Berkeley Church Stage. The work of The Remix Project graduates, photography and paintings, will be displayed in the mezzanine.
Special guests such as Andrew Jones, Grey Cup winning offensive line for the Toronto Argonauts are lending their support on April 5th, 2013.
There are a limited number of Education Remixed tickets available through the event sponsor Atendy ($20.00)
WHEN: Friday April 5th, 2013 8pm – 1am
WHERE: Berkeley Church located at 315 Queen St. East.
Don’t miss this opportunity to support your local community and fantastic new music.
The first annual King East Design District Exhibition was a masterpiece event! Thanks to all our supporters and participants. Hundreds of passports were sold, and over $2500 was raised for Habitat for Humanity Toronto. KEDD set out to inspire decorators and designers, and do-it-your-selfers, and bring communities together by mutually supporting a great cause. With everyone’s help we were able to reach and surpass these goals.
The weekend of creativity was full of laughter, good eats, and great works of interior art. KEDD visitors had the chance to venture on “Designer Strolls”, take part in design consultations, view the finest Italian furniture and even get a history lesson by seeing Moroso’s “Behind, After or Beyond” travelling exhibit. KEDDers also had the opportunity to join the Andrew Richards Design Team to learn how to give their backyards a make-over. And if all that didn’t get your design muses singing then learning how to toss a pizza at Mangi & Bevi, eating delicious treats with Mari Loewen from ANNA Magazine and chatting with celebrity designer Ramsin Khachi at Cambria sure did the trick.
KEDD guests showed much enthusiasm and appreciation for the King East Design District. Several visitors had their KEDD passports in hand and design questions in mind. Many were eager to find out how they could transform their small spaces while others simply wanted a change from traditional spaces to modern designs. Nonetheless, all had one thing in common; they needed inspiration.
The exhibition allowed for individuals to take the opportunity to drop by and enjoy the city’s design district. The event called for those who wanted to take time out of their busy lives and really seize an afternoon for a simple glass of wine, a few nibbles and a scenic endeavour. Journalist, Rob Campbell even wrote an article about the exhibit in Digital Journal titled, King St East now recognized as Design District of Toronto. Along with Campbell there were many other industry professionals present who felt the exhibition invigorated the design community making the event worthwhile and something to be repeated for years to come.
So whether you live in a lavish downtown condo, or you’re still dwelling in your mother’s basement, we hope the weekend enlightened those who needed refreshing ideas and gave a little nudge to those hesitating with a design dare. Toronto has a lot to offer and the King East Design District is definitely a must-see destination to fill up on your creative juices.
We hope everyone enjoyed their journey through the district and picked up innovative ideas along the way. We’ll be back next year with more design good times!
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Toronto is officially embracing autumn and is soon to be finding itself covered in a blanket of colourful leaves and the season’s brisk breezes. However, it’s not just Mother Nature bringing in the scenic surroundings; the end of September will also mark the celebration of the city’s arts and culture. Starting with Culture Days; this third annual Canada-wide event will be paying tribute to the creative innovation of all mediums of art from dance and music to visual arts and theatre. Launched in 2010 by a National Steering Committee and volunteer Provincial Task Forces; it is a collaborative national volunteer movement, committed to shedding light onto local artists and cultural organizations while providing them with opportunities to be widely recognized. The event takes place Friday Sept 28th all the way to Sunday Sept 30th and includes various activities for all ages.
In Toronto, Sun Life Cinema will be screening a collection of three short films from leading Asian filmmakers while Ontario College of Art and Design will be hosting ‘Night Kitchen’; an all-night event featuring performances and projects showcasing the hierarchal structure and identities of art and educational institutions.
And while Culture Days is set to ignite the artful weekend, Nuit Blanche will be lighting up the night through its arts and festivities. This is the seventh year of the Parisian inspired, mass accessible contemporary art event. Also known as the ‘Sleepless Night’, this twelve hour extravaganza will feature over 140 art projects and exhibits displayed across the city on the night of Sept 29th to the morning of Sept 30th. Nuit Blanche’s main focus is to engage and inspire the public on the impact of art on society and vice versa. The high-event exhibit will bring awareness to the boundless world of art and how it can be utilized to transform the most unlikeliest spaces to wonderful places. The streets are not the only domain for Nuit Blanche, several museums, art institutions and galleries will have their doors open and presenting the public with their artistic experience.
September 29th also invites the public to Art of Fashion; a leading Canadian organization dedicated to shining the
spotlight onto emerging fashion and accessories designers. This years’ AOF design competition will showcase works by designers representing the 2012 theme of ‘Raw’. Participants will have a chance to view all the designs featured and see who comes out winning as a panel of industry judges casts their vote for The Most Promising Designer 2012 and Best Exhibit.
Last but not least, the King East Design District will also be taking place on this art concentrated weekend. Event goers will have the opportunity to visit participating retailers and experience their design and interactive experiences. Along with the purchasing of a passport, participants will not only have a chance to win amazing prizes from participating retailers but will be helping Habitat for Humanity Toronto. So whether you’re into cultural events, contemporary art, fashion or modern design, the season will definitely reacquaint you with your artistic side and remind you that Fall brings the weekend of creativity.
A Diesel Celebrity Fashion Show, titled “WALK THE ONEWAY”, was presented on Thursday, August 16th at CUBE by Onexone and One Up jointly to support the Onexone Pediatric Wing at the new National Teaching Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Glen Baxter, a renowned journalist of CTV, hosted the event. A number of world class Canadian celebrities participated in that event. CityEvents was there to support the great cause and cover the event. It was great to see so many guests having a great time and amazing turn out for a mid summer event. Lovely to see some of ONEXONE originally Toronto supporters Ed and Suzanne Rogers in attendance with Glenn and David Dixon.
The event was appreciated by many of the gorgeously dressed actors and actresses. These popular celebrities also participated in the fashion show. Among them Miss Universe Canada 2010, Elena Semikina, who looked fab. The famous Being Human actress, Natalie Brown, had been the greatest surprise at the event for many of her fans. Sangita Patel, a weather specialist of City TV was also present there. Among the Television personalities Jacqui Skeete from popular Oh So Cosmo loved the occasion too. A limited number of tickets were available only at a cost of $40. One of my fav local breweries Hogtown Breweries were a sponsor of the night. www.hogtownbrewers.ca/
Onexone has dedicated their whole life towards fulfilling some of their founding goals which mainly comprise of five fundamental pillars of our day to day life: water, health, education, play and food. Their latent dream has led them to that past event and they have also planned to arrange such events in future. They have dedicated their service towards improving the lot of children in Canada, USA, Africa and other countries below poverty line. For more info on the charity please check out. www.onexone.org To see photos of the latest Diesel collection click here:http://www.diesel.com/ .
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