Creative Connection: A Radical Act

from Artistic Director David Buchbinder… We are at a crossroads. With the election of Donald Trump capping a year of Brexit, walls and fences, fear and anger, a growing rejection of refugees, immigrants, and minorities of all kinds and a retreat into mono-cultural reaction, it is time for us to act. Those of us who…

2016 in Review: Harvest Festival and Market in the Park

The success of the the TAG (Thorncliffe Action Group) Cultural Café project, fostered through a creative exploration process, not only inspired the women of the group and other community members, but also led to a greater degree of collaboration between Diasporic Genius and Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office (TNO). Seeing the positive impact that putting specificity of…

Drum and Sing Class and Performance Ensemble

Sundays 2-4 pm; ongoing class Thorncliffe Neighbourhood Office 18 Thorncliffe Park Drive FREE Most every Sunday afternoon from 2- 4, a group of enthusiastic community members gathers at 18 Thorncliffe Park Drive and transforms an ESL classroom into a vibrant space of music and joy.    The group is led by vocalist, dancer and multi-instrumentalist, Roula…

2016 in Review: 7 Minute Feasts

 Imagine a cold and blustery evening as you make your way among the towers of Thorncliffe Park, to the entrance of the Jenner Jeanne Marie Community Centre. Go down the stairs and though the hall, and there, on your right, is the entrance to the community activities room. Coming from beyond the door is the sound…

2016 in Review: TAG – Thorncliffe Action Group

In December 2013 we held several meetings in the Thorncliffe Park community with folks who had participated in our Story and Creativity Circle programs over the previous 18 months. We explored their ideas for community, group and individual projects, designed to address local cultural, social and economic opportunities. We ended up with a wall full…

2016 in Review: DG Artistic Director Recognition

This year the Toronto Arts Foundation awarded Artistic Director David Buchbinder the William Kilbourn Award for the Celebration of Toronto’s Cultural Life. David was also shortlisted as a Finalist for the Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.  In her speech to the audience filling the Art Gallery of Ontario’s beautiful Walker Court, Premier Wynne singled out David…