July 4, 2015
10:00AM – 6:00PM
July 5, 2015
7:00PM – 9:00PM
Check in at Todmorden Mills.
67 Pottery Rd., Toronto Ontario, M4K 2B9
Free ice cream to the first 100 people courtesy of Toronto Pearson. (July 4 only)
During the events, shuttle buses will be running from Evergreen Brick Works and Broadview Station to Todmorden Mills. See schedule here.
July 4, 2015
Urbanvessel Art Installations
River Rising (Gerrard Street Bridge foundation – mud mural)
An earthen mural created with community members features river creatures from diverse cultures: Chinese water dragons, Ojibwe serpent people and Kaliya, the ten-headed serpent from Hindu mythology. Artists Sean Frey & Sonja Rainey.
Singing River (Pottery Road & Lower Don Trail – pavement stencilling)
Montréal artist Roadsworth‘s pavement stencil installation references the intertwining pathways of the river valley, incorporating imagery of native fish species along with commissioned text by emerging playwrights from Native Earth Performing Arts — Cathy Elliott, Jessica Lea Fleming, Jeremy Proulx & Cheyenne Scott.
10:00AM – 6:00PM
Urbanvessel Audio Installations
Inner Rivers (trail underpass north of Riverdale Bridge) Ultrasound recordings transport the listener along the body’s inner rivers. Composer Juliet Palmer, sound artist Chris Willes & Sunnybrook scientist Dr. Peter Burns.
Transducers applied to the bridge transform it into a vibrating loudspeaker, singing the river’s Anishinaabemowin name to the most constricted and polluted section of the waterway. Original song for the Wonscotonach River composed by Marie Gaudet and performed by the First Nations School girls singing group. Artistic direction Juliet Palmer; technical realization Chris Willes; additional voices Regent Park School of Music.
Evergreen Nature Walks
Todmorden Mills to Riverdale Park – approx 1.5 hours
Todmorden Mills Heritage Walks
Our river valleys are the hidden treasures of Toronto! Join us on a Lower Don Nature Walk to explore the surrounding ecology and heritage of the parks and river valleys surrounding the Evergreen Brick Works. Walks will start at Todmorden Mills and end at Riverdale Park. Each walk is approximately 3.7 km and lasts about 1.5 hrs.
Todmorden Mills Wildflower Preserve Walk
Onsite at Todmorden Mills
11:00AM – 1:30PM
Reading the Don – Poetry Walk at Riverdale Park
Join poets Sue Chenette, Maureen Scott Harris, Maureen Hynes, Nicholas Power and Dilys Leman for a walk along the Lower Don, reading its history — what the river has become and what lies in store for it. The walk also includes poetry by Anita Lahey. Helen Mills and John Wilson from Lost River Walks (Toronto Green Community) provide colour commentary about the Don River.
Walks leave at 11:00am, 11:30 am, 12pm and 12:30pm, starting at St. Matthew’s Lawn Bowling Club (Broadview Ave. and Langley) and ending on the Lower Don Trail at Riverdale Bridge. The walk lasts about one hour and includes rough ground and stairs. Washrooms are available in the park.
12:00PM – 10:00PM
NO.9 Eco Art Fest
On site at Todmorden Mills. Hourly Art Walks
2:00 – Art & Heritage Walk
1:00PM – 2:00PM
Public Poetry Engagement
2:00PM – 6:00PM
Music, dance, storytelling, art-making
Urbanvessel, in collaboration with Regent Park School of Music,Aanmitaagzi and Native Earth, presents an afternoon of site-specific performances. Choreography by Julia Aplin, Penny Couchie & Nova Bhattacharya. Improvised music by The Element Choir and TorQ Percussion with guest soloists Jani Lauzon, Maryem Tollar, Subhiksha Rangarajan and Aki Takahashi. Lyrics by Cathy Elliott, Jessica Lea Fleming, Jeremy Proulx & Cheyenne Scott. Original songs by Juliet Palmer with lyricists Anna Chatterton and Nicholas Power. Storytellers Diana Tso, Cathy Elliott and Sharada Eswar. Hands-on art-making includes clay seed creatures, movement, song and found sound experiments with Jason Doell and Germaine Liu.
Youth media crews from Regent Park Focus will be on-site documenting the day’s events.
July 4 – 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Evergreen Brick Works
Toronto’s Don Valley will also come to life at Evergreen Brick Works with art, music, food and fun activities.
Evergreen’s Ribbon at the Lower Don project, is a unique partnership with the City of Toronto and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority to revitalize this remarkable asset. Come learn what The Ribbon at the Lower Don is all about and share your ideas for its future as you explore the Pan Am Path Art Relay. Please visitRibbon at the Lower Don project, for a complete schedule of events.
JULY 5, 2015
11:00AM – 9:00PM
Urbanvessel Audio Installations (See Saturday for details)
Inner Rivers (trail underpass north of Riverdale Bridge)
Undercurrent (low pedestrian bridge north of Riverdale Bridge)
7:00PM – 9:00PM
A River’s Journey: Prelude Performance by TorQ percussion begins at 6:30PM
A walk beside the river featuring dance and music inspired by the Wonscotonach River’s return to life. With original choreography by Julia Aplin, Nova Bhattacharya and Penny Couchie, and performances by Aanmitaagzi, The Element Choir, TorQ Percussion, Swansea School of Dance, GREX, Jani Lauzon, Maryem Tollar, Susha Rangarajan and Aki Takahashi. Design by Sonja Rainey and Sean Frey. Original songs by composer Juliet Palmer with lyricists Anna Chatterton and Nicholas Power. Wonscotonach River song by Marie Gaudet.
Shuttle Bus and Parking
Evergreen Brick Works helps solve the most pressing urban environmental issues by bringing diverse people together, inspiring them with possibilities and engaging them in identifying solutions and taking action. At the intersection of multiple disciplines and cultures, Urbanvessel forges connections, reflects contemporary life and subverts social assumptions. Its creative works aim to alter the audience’s worldview, drawing on the power of the human voice.