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INTERSECTIONS FESTIVAL 2020

From Weeds We Grow

Unearthing Rexdale’s history through an interdisciplinary exploration of nature from the historic Thistletown Hospital through to the Humber River.


Image credit: City of Toronto Archives, Fonds 1266, Item 15325

 

Unearthing Rexdale’s history through an interdisciplinary exploration of nature from the historic Thistletown Hospital, once described as a ‘palace of sunshine’ based on its immersive approach of “sun therapy” to facilitate healing in the natural environment, through to the Humber River.

From Weeds We Grow consists of three unique and interconnected project components; walking tours of the area through both an Indigenous and historical lens, hands-on art workshops using the knowledge gained and materials gathered during the tours, and a community exhibit of culminating artwork. Together, we will explore how nature has played a key role in shaping the Rexdale community, and learn how plants and our connections to land can be used to heal and nourish one’s spirit, creating interdisciplinary artworks that reflect the intersections of nature, art, and wellness.

Birch Bark Basket Making Workshop
In this workshop, participants will each create miniature birch bark baskets used in traditional medicine gathering. Each of the baskets created will be installed as part of an exhibition to conclude the project.


Creative Team

STEPS
The STEPS Initiative develops one-of-a-kind public art projects, installations, and engagement strategies that foster vibrant communities and transform public spaces through artistic excellence. Our approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of the diverse sites and communities in which we work while building capacity of local creative talent and community members.
stepsinitiative.com

Lindsey Lickers
Lindsey is a Haudenosaune/ Anishinaabe multi-media artist and facilitator originally from Six Nations of the Grand River. She specializes in contemporary painting, beading, leatherwork as well as arts and culture facilitation. Lindsey is a graduate of OCAD University and has over 11 years of facilitation experience.
lindseylickers.ca

Alan Colley, Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours
My spirit name is Whooping Crane and I am Wolf Clan. Toronto Aboriginal Eco Tours honors our traditional way of life alongside experiential learning to bring together communities of elders, adults and youth to teach and share with the next generations how to have a sustainable relationship with the environment.
taet.ca

Etobicoke Historical Society
The Etobicoke Historical Society was formed in May 1958 as an answer to a growing concern among Etobicoke citizens to preserve the early history of the Township of Etobicoke, growing to become the leading organization dedicated to the preservation of Etobicoke’s heritage assets and community education.
etobicokehistorical.com

Panorama Park Community Garden Group
A group of volunteers dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of Panorama Park and its community gardens.
Facebook Group


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From Weeds We Grow

04 Apr 2020 –
30 Apr 2020

HUMBER RIVER & MEDICINAL WALKING TOUR:
Rexdale Community Hub
21 Panorama Ct.
April 4, 9:30am-12pm

HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR
(Thistletown Hospital and local histories)
Rexdale Community Hub
21 Panorama Ct.
April 11, 10:30am-12pm

BIRCH BARK BASKET MAKING WORKSHOPS:
Rexdale Community Hub
April 4, 1-4pm

Rexdale Community Hub
April 11, 1-4pm

PROJECT EXHIBITION
23 Apr 2010 – 30 Apr 2020
Albion Toronto Public Library
1515 Albion Rd
Toronto, ON

Mon – Fri, 9am – 8:30pm
Saturday, 9am – 5pm
Sunday, 1:30pm – 5pm

Please note:
– This venue is wheelchair accessible.
– If you require any additional assistance, or require additional accommodation(s), please email info@myseumoftoronto.com and we will do our best to accommodate.
– In case of any changes or cancellation we will notify you via email well in advance.
– Video and photography will be taken at this event.

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