Dufferin Underpass Public Art Installation – 'Spirits of the Grotto'

Posted on May 8, 2012

*Reminder*

 

“Three years in the making, Jacob’sSpirits of the Grotto consists of 34 large metal panels, each bearing a pair of mosaic tile discs representing eyes. Arranged within the underpass like heroes in a Hall of Fame, Spirits of the Grottoturns an otherwise dull transport corridor into a vibrant passageway.”


Dufferin Underpass Public Art Installation

Luis Jacob – Spirits of the Grotto

City of Toronto Dedication Event

Date: Friday, May 18

Time: 5:00 – 5:30 pm

Place: Dufferin Amphitheatre (parkette), 1266 Queen Street West

 

City of Toronto Councillors Ana Bailão (Ward 18) and Gord Perks (Ward 14) join internationally renowned Toronto artist Luis Jacob for a dedication of his new Dufferin Underpass public art project, Spirits of the Grotto. The public is also invited to this event.

 

Part of Toronto’s Public Art program, the work consists of 34 perforated-metal panels bearing colourful mosaic designs in the shape of eyes gazing down on passing cars, cyclists and pedestrians. For more information on this project please visit:

http://www.livewithculture.ca/art/dufferin-underpass-becomes-a-grotto/

 

Project financing came from the City’s Transportation, Structures and Expressways area, City Planning Urban Design, and  Transportation’s Public Realm Unit

 

For more information on the City’s Public Art program please visit:

http://www.toronto.ca/culture/public_art/

 

 

To read an article on the installation and artist see: Inside Toronto Article

Dufferin Underpass Public Art Installation – ‘Spirits of the Grotto’

Posted on May 8, 2012

*Reminder*

 

“Three years in the making, Jacob’sSpirits of the Grotto consists of 34 large metal panels, each bearing a pair of mosaic tile discs representing eyes. Arranged within the underpass like heroes in a Hall of Fame, Spirits of the Grottoturns an otherwise dull transport corridor into a vibrant passageway.”


Dufferin Underpass Public Art Installation

Luis Jacob – Spirits of the Grotto

City of Toronto Dedication Event

Date: Friday, May 18

Time: 5:00 – 5:30 pm

Place: Dufferin Amphitheatre (parkette), 1266 Queen Street West

 

City of Toronto Councillors Ana Bailão (Ward 18) and Gord Perks (Ward 14) join internationally renowned Toronto artist Luis Jacob for a dedication of his new Dufferin Underpass public art project, Spirits of the Grotto. The public is also invited to this event.

 

Part of Toronto’s Public Art program, the work consists of 34 perforated-metal panels bearing colourful mosaic designs in the shape of eyes gazing down on passing cars, cyclists and pedestrians. For more information on this project please visit:

http://www.livewithculture.ca/art/dufferin-underpass-becomes-a-grotto/

 

Project financing came from the City’s Transportation, Structures and Expressways area, City Planning Urban Design, and  Transportation’s Public Realm Unit

 

For more information on the City’s Public Art program please visit:

http://www.toronto.ca/culture/public_art/

 

 

To read an article on the installation and artist see: Inside Toronto Article

PARC Beat – First Issue

Posted on May 8, 2012

 

Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre (PARC) has put out its first issues of ‘PARC Beat’ which you can see here: PARCbeat Issue 1

 

PARC Beat is an in-house quarterly publication of stories, ideas and updates from the PARC community. Although the first issue is dated April 2012, PARC has had two other publications, Cuckoo’s Nest, and Foolproof.

 

If you have a story, opinion or update to share with PARC Beat, we would love to hear from you. Talk to Geoff on the second-floor or email him at ggans@parc.on.ca

 

“PARC’s mission statement is “a community where people rebuild their lives”. But what exactly does this mean? Truth is, its meaning is probably different to everyone: It could mean enjoying a healthy meal and sitting in the company of your peers; it could be showing up every day and bringing your unique perspective to one of the many art and recreation programs – from drumming, to painting, to yoga – taking place in and around our drop-in centre seven days a week; or exercising your ability to train, work and give back to the community as a Peer Outreach Worker, PARC Ambassador, part of the Members Caucus of the Board of Directors or in one of our many member committees such as Peers Among Community.

Exploring the meaning in our mission statement reminds us that the stories coming out of PARC are amazing and they are many. This is why each edition of PARC Beat will feature a different story about the people, programs and possibilities created here. At the same time, we believe it is essential PARC contribute to the ongoing dialogue about major social issues affecting, not only PARC members, but thousands of individuals throughout Toronto, Ontario and across Canada. Whether it is poverty, the stigma of people living with mental health and addictions or all forms of oppression that go against a person’s sense of respect and dignity, PARC Beat will look for stories to highlight these challenges. And for our third and final piece we pay tribute to the many friends of PARC -our volunteers, our partners, and our supporters – without whom there would be no “us”.  Please keep your eyes on our website: parc.on.ca for further information about PARC Beat.

Victor Willis
Executive Director

For more information on PARC please see: PARC

 

West Toronto Lawn Bowling Club Centennial Celebration

Posted on May 8, 2012

 

On Saturday June 2nd, 2012, from 10am-3pm the West Toronto Lawn Bowling club will be celebrating 100 years!  Come out and enjoy a free lawn bowling clinic, silent auction, watch demonstrations and much more.  As well,  the ‘grudge match’ between Councillor Perks and Councillor Doucette will take place at 1:00pm.

 

For more information on West Toronto Lawn Bowling please visit: WTLB

 

 

 

 

Upcoming West Bend Community Association Meeting

Posted on May 8, 2012

 

 

The West Bend Community Association will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 16th at 7.00 pm at Indian Rd Cr Public School (285 Indian Rd Cr) in the second floor staff room.

 

“There will be a presentation by Metrolinx on its Operational Noise and Vibration Mitigation report which recommends noise mitigation that is required for the service levels planned for 2015 as well as for Future Build service levels (i.e. the long-term plan for all-way, two-way service). Based on the community’s feedback, Metrolinx has decided to install the Full Build noise mitigation (sound walls) for Opening Day 2015 along the Georgetown South Project rail corridor.”

 

For more information on the West Bend Community Association please see: The West Bend

 


Greenest City – Fund Change – "Making rural urban connections with residents of Parkdale"

Posted on May 8, 2012

 

Take a minute to vote for (and spare some change if you can) for this great project by Greenest City: Fund Change – Greenest City

 

Each year, Greenest City aims to provide a series of free, accessible field trips for the residents of the inner-city neighbourhood of Parkdale to connect with farms and rural areas outside of Toronto. This year we need your help to Get out of Town!


These field trips have become an important part of the community, and our recent trips to pick apples, peaches and to the Maple Syrup Festival at the Kortright Centre have been immensely popular. With full buses (sometimes two!) and a waiting list every time, we would like to expand the program to 5 trips in 2012 in order to accommodate the increasing demand. By adding new trips such as an outing for Tibetan seniors to a yak farm and a youth trip to a working farm north of the city, we will be able to include over 300 participants in field trips in 2012.”

 

To learn more about Greenest City please see: Greenest City

 

 


Greenest City – Fund Change – “Making rural urban connections with residents of Parkdale”

Posted on May 8, 2012

 

Take a minute to vote for (and spare some change if you can) for this great project by Greenest City: Fund Change – Greenest City

 

Each year, Greenest City aims to provide a series of free, accessible field trips for the residents of the inner-city neighbourhood of Parkdale to connect with farms and rural areas outside of Toronto. This year we need your help to Get out of Town!


These field trips have become an important part of the community, and our recent trips to pick apples, peaches and to the Maple Syrup Festival at the Kortright Centre have been immensely popular. With full buses (sometimes two!) and a waiting list every time, we would like to expand the program to 5 trips in 2012 in order to accommodate the increasing demand. By adding new trips such as an outing for Tibetan seniors to a yak farm and a youth trip to a working farm north of the city, we will be able to include over 300 participants in field trips in 2012.”

 

To learn more about Greenest City please see: Greenest City

 

 


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