Craft Mini-Market

Campbell House presents two Craft Mini Markets on August 8 and 15. Come and shop locally at socially distanced vendor tables, enjoy some light refreshments in the garden, and watch for surprise entertainment. Visitors will be able to purchase refreshment tickets for a drink and cookies at the front gates, ensuring contactless transactions.

The museum will also be open for visitors to see our special exhibit, ICON, with regular museum admission.

August 8 from noon to 4 pm. Entrance into the market is free. Cash/Card accepted.

NOTE: We require all attendees to wear a mask or face covering that covers the mouth, nose, and chin when approaching vendor tables. Attendees will also be asked for their name and phone number for contract tracing when entering the garden.

Distance Dances – Part 3

Artscape Atelier, in partnership with the West Queen West Business Improvement Association launched a three-part performance series called Distances Dances in different parks and locations in the West Queen West neighbourhood. Six artists were offered paid performance opportunities as part of Artscape’s Together for Artists initiative, each performing their original piece on July 4, July 18 and August 15.

August 15 

Limits of Intimacy of Johannes Zits
Trinity Bellwoods Park (Site Specific)  2-3:30PM

Since the beginning April, a particular maple tree in Trinity Bellwoods Park has been one of my sources of strength and given me a sense of hopefulness for things to come. Since spring, when this maple woke from its slumber, I have observed its many changes: its leaves have opened up and delicate flowers turned into seeds. There are now a circle painted over some of its roots, to act as a barrier for some. My engagement with this maple will be an act of connectedness and empathy, while contesting the heteronormative understanding of intimacies that exist among different kinds of living bodies as well as our entrenched notion of hierarchy constructed between humans and nonhumans.

Grace Channer
Queen & Gore Vale 2-3:30 pm

Despite the harsh realities of the times we are living through, this interactive work insists on the hopeful desire to communicate with one another. The expressions of the body in this performance seeks to explore ethical engagements with others. In conjunction with the broad capacity to imagine change and to ‘hear’ and dialogue, the ethical expression of the body is an especially potent, if not mandatory practice to develop in the contemporary world environment today.

Downsview Park Community Stewardship – Invasive Species Busting

Help improve Downsview Park’s forests and meadows! Aug 11 at 6 pm. Free.

About this Event
In response to COVID-19 changes to the program have been made to keep participants and staff as safe as possible. Participants and staff will be in small groups, not exceeding provincial regulations. All participants must pre-register, everyone needs a ticket to attend. We will no longer have an indoor component. We recommend participants bring a mask, and a health check in will be needed before attending all programs. Additional information will be sent to all program participants. If you have any questions about our COVID-19 policies, please contact us.

We’ll be protecting Downsview Park’s beautiful forests and meadows from invasive species, creating homes for urban wildlife and working together to improve the Park. This program is a great way to get physical active and meet other people from your community.

August 11: Invasive Species Busting

This week we’ll be focused on stopping the advance of dog strangling vine (DSV) and Phragmites into the park’s natural areas. We’ll be preventing further invasive spread by removing DSV seed pods and spading phragmite roots.

What to Bring:

We’ll be working on and off pathways. We recommend long pants, closed toe shoes, sun protection and water. Gardening gloves are useful but not required. Downsview Park will be providing shovels and bags as needed.

Location

We will be meeting outside the Discovery Centre (back of 70 Canuck Avenue, next to the greenhouses).

Please note: Pets are not permitted at this program. Service animals are always welcome.