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Mimico Community News – September 2017

September  2017
Mimico Community News & Events

On the Brink – Free Evening Performance

DateSaturday September 15th and Sunday September 16th
Time: 8:00-8:45 PM
Location: Amos Waites Park, 2445 Lake Shore Blvd West

On the Brink is a community-engaged artistic residency on the shore of Lake Ontario.  On the Brink fuses dance with sound and light at the water’s edge. Community workshops engage creatively with the site through land and water-inspired movement, improvisation with found sounds, and textile design.  In partnership with Great Lake Commons we investigate microorganisms and micro plastics found in the lakes & water.

Composer and artistic director Juliet Palmer joins in collaboration with choreographer Aria Evans, percussionist Germaine Liu and designers Sonja Rainey and Kai Masaoka to gently probe the historical, political, social and ecological layers of the lake. 

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Public Meeting – Waterfront Transit

DateTuesday September 26
Time: Open House 6:00 / Presentation 6:30 / Facilitated Open House 7:30 PM
Location: The Assembly Hall, Col. Sam Smith Park

The City of Toronto, in partnership with the TTC and Waterfront Toronto is undertaking a multi-phase review of waterfront transit needs and options from Long Branch to Woodbine Avenue, known as the Waterfront Transit “Reset”.  Learn about and comment on the preliminary results of Phase 2.

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Stencil the Six: Guerilla Street Art Workshop

DateWednesday September 27
Time: 5:00-7:00 PM
Location: Lakeshore Arts

As part of Lakeshore Arts’ My City My Six series, Rob Matejka of Mural Routes will be offering stencil making workshops and spray chalk activations to Stencil the Six with the six word stories submitted by local residents during creative writing workshops. My City My six is a participatory public art project that will reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time.

Through his artistic journey Rob Matejka has embraced art as a medium for positive social intervention and is enjoying animating the communities and people he works with – making art accessible to all through workshops, mentoring, and adding to the growing outdoor public gallery

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Etobicoke Lakeshore Culture Days

DateFriday September 29 to Sunday October 1

The festival kicks off Friday Sept 29 in Amos Waites Park from 6:00 PM – 7:30PM.  Enjoy a colourful dance showcase led by Canada’s Got Talent finalists Bollywood Dance company Broken Dance and salsa dance troupe Salsa in the 6ix.

Saturday’s schedule starts at 10am in Mimico Square where you can expect a flurry of activities including: music making with a junk orchestra, writing workshops and a poetry slam, learn to graffiti with spray chalk, all-natural tie-dying, over-the-top bicycle decorating, make-believe pirates, a dance workshop of Michael Jackson’s Thriller and once it gets dark a dance party where you get to control the video screen with visual effects in real time!

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Humber Bay Shores Farmers Market

DateSaturdays until October
Time: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Location: Humber Bay Park West

Local Farmers from Ontario are featuring fresh produce, meat, herbs, cheeses, preserves and much more. Bring cash, and don’t forget your reusable shopping bags!

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