Toronto’s Long Winter celebrates 10th anniversary with Together Apart series

Kicking off with a rooftop concert at the Garrison headlined by Fiver, the series will feature Owen Pallett, Odonis Odonis, OBUXUM and more


Long Winter went virtual last year, but it’s back for a big 10th anniversary year.

The Toronto multi-disciplinary music and art series is extending into fall with a series called Together Apart, which will run from September to November. It’s an extension of Long Winter‘s partnership with Paris, France’s Collectif MU/La Station, a binational exchange also called Together Apart.

The series starts on September 24 and 25 with a pair of outdoor concerts on the roof of the Garrison (five days before the Dundas West venue reopens its own doors). September 24 will feature performances by Fiver, LAL and Status / Non Status while September 25 gets sets from OBUXUM, Mr. Joy and Zones (all local bands).

Long Winter then picks back up a month later, on November 26 and 27, at St. Anne’s church at Dundas and Dufferin. November 26 acts include Owen Pallett, Odonis Odonis, Bernice and Orphx. November 27 has a more electronic bent with New Chance, Ziibiwan and Casey MQ and Ceréna of Club Quarantine.

The November dates will also feature a conference that will span both Toronto and Paris as part of Together Apart. It will focus on resource and information-sharing between underground scenes, while focusing on access to DIY art space – an issue that has been exacerbated during the pandemic.

“DIY scenes are highly threatened spaces,” reads a message on the Together Apart website. “This was true before the pandemic, and has never been more evident. Despite being sources of the most prescient, often revolutionary, developments in arts and culture, DIY artists and community leaders remain systemically under-resourced and under-represented.”

As per Long Winter tradition, there will also be art and presentations by other local DIY organizations: Bunker 2, Younger than Beyoncé, Xpace Gallery and more.

The events will be a hybrid mix of in-person and virtual, so if you can’t get a ticket or prefer not to be in a crowd you can also watch online.

Long Winter’s full 2021 lineup

Sept 24 – MUSIC

Fiver
LAL
Status / Non Status
DJ sets by FSR 
Time: 5:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance (to reserve a place); pay-what-you-can at the door
Location: rooftop of Garrison (from lot across the street)
Tickets here.

Sept 25 – MUSIC

Obuxum
Mr. Joy
Zones
DJ sets by Trueconnection
Time: 5:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15 in advance (to reserve a place); pay-what-you-can at the door
Location: rooftop of Garrison (from lot across the street)
Ticket here.

Sept – ART

Bunker 2  (Sept 16 – 30)
Jeremy Bailey
Hiba Abdallah 
Megan Feheley
Jana Ghalayini
Heran Genene
Marie Sotto x Tristan Sauer

Nov 26 – MUSIC

Orphx
Owen Pallett
Odonis Odonis
Bernice
Savannah Taylor (Unit 2)
Merival
She Shn (Strangewaves)
Together Apart Research Conference
+More TBA
Location: St. Anne’s (Dundas and Dufferin)
Format: IRL and virtual

Nov 27 – MUSIC

New Chance
Casey MQ (Club Quarantine)
Besé
Ziibiwan
Ceréna (Club Quarantine)
Tica Holiday (Sou Sou)
FSR Radio
+More TBA
Location: St. Anne’s (Dundas and Dufferin) x La Station – Gare des Mines (Paris)
Format: IRL and virtual

Nov 26-27 – ART

Younger than Beyoncé
Xpace Gallery
Collectif Ascidiacea 
Gentrification Tax Action 
Poster, filters, illustrations by Fion Liu
Location: St. Anne’s – Dundas and Dufferin, and more 
Format: live and virtual

Conferences

Date: Nov 26 – DIY space research and multi-sector conference with Together Apart Conference, ADAIR + more 
Location: Lula Lounge and St. Anne’s (Toronto) x La Station (Paris)
Format: live and virtual
Registration: opens fall 2021
 
Date: Saturday, 27 November – DIY music scenes conference, workshops (Ontario x France)
Location: St. Anne’s (Toronto) x La Station (Paris)
Format: live and virtual
Registration: opens fall 2021
With Gendai, Music OntarioXpace, collectives across Ontario + more
*PLUS Long Night with Vish Khanna* / DIY scenes docs and essays / A/V and short film screenings 

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