Living in the St. Lawrence Neighbourhood means that you are only ever a few short minutes walk away from Toronto's beautiful lakefront and all the parks, shopping and activities in the areas north of it. We're pleased to share with you some of the activities animating our waterfront, courtesy of the following Waterfront Toronto newsletter.
Animating our Waterfront - Summer 2017 Edition
Uke Can Sing
Where: Corktown Common
Uke Can Sing is a series of free outdoor workshops that gather people in the park and teach them how to sing and play the ukulele. Led by K Funk and Lady Ree – the infamous singing ukulele ladies of the TTC Subway Musicians program – participants will learn how to play and sing a full song on the ukulele by the end of each 90-minute workshop.
Wednesday, August 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 16 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 30 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Voguing for Vitality
Where: Underpass Park
Voguing for Vitality is a series of free public workshops that harness the power of Voguing to help participants find their own meaningful and purposeful existence. Workshops will draw on this freestyle form that uniquely fuses modelling, theatre, and dance. Lead artist Robert Halley will be joined by guest artists to guide participants to explore musical rhythm, aerobic warm up, fun character acting role-play, modelling, poise, eye-contact, strutting the catwalk (with a rack of clothing and props to choose from) and geometric arm coordination patterns (think human Tetris).
Friday, August 11 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 18 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Friday, August 25 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Ol’ Time Carnival: The Story Must Be Told
Where: Sherbourne Common
In honour of the 50th anniversary of Toronto’s Caribbean Carnival celebrations, the award-winningCajuca Mas Arts Producers will present their special 2017 project Ol’ Time Carnival: The Story Must Be Told. Costumed performers, live narration, drumming and Calypso will tell the story of the African origins of Carnival. Come join us to celebrate Carnival and the important history that has brought this unique celebration forward, from slavery to the streets and stadiums of cities around the world!
Saturday, August 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.