TORONTO, September 28, 2021 / CNW / – In October, Toronto History Museums will launch new in-person outdoor content for the City of Toronto Awakenings program. This new content includes a light and sound meditative experience at Fort York National Historic Site, powerful art projections at the sites of the Toronto History Museum, and a final opportunity to see Luminary Mary Ann Shadd outside the museum. Mackenzie House up October 30.

Continuum by Torontobased artist Krista kim use light and sound to create a meditative experience at Fort York National Historic Site located at 250 Fort York Boulevard from saturday 2 october To Monday October 4.

The in-person Continuum experience takes place outdoors for only three days, the saturday 2 october and Sunday October 3 of noon to 10 p.m., and on Monday October 4 of 5 a.m. to noon. Continuum is free to the public. One-hour timed tours must be booked in advance online at https://fortyork.streamintickets.com/events/Continuum.

Continuum features a 100-foot-long freestanding video wall paired with original music composed by Smashing Pumpkins guitarist Jeff Schroeder and immersive healing sound frequencies. It is the largest sound and light installation ever presented in Fort York.

For those unable to attend in person, the Friday October 1 To 8 p.m., Continuum will be broadcast live at www.youtube.com/c/TOHistoryMuseums.

The The Continuum Experiment was designed in accordance with Toronto Public Health recommendations. Guidelines include physical distancing, wearing a mask, reduced site capacity, and medical screening.

We were still there
As an extension of Awakenings’ We Were Always Here project, portions of these films will now be shown in a free in-person experience at Historic Sites of Toronto History Museums. These Pthe installations based on the projection of ublic art will take place from saturday 9 october To Monday, October 18, bringing truths hidden in from Toronto history to life.

In 2020, world-renowned director Julien Christian Lutz pka Director X, supervised 10 Blacks, Aboriginals and people of color Toronto– emerging and mid-career filmmakers, to present short films aimed at disrupting, discovering and displaying colonial narratives of the past. This project was made possible in part by the government of Canada.

The following screenings of We Were Always Here will be available on Saturday, October 9 to Monday, October 18, of 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.:

  • October 9 – Mission Sankofa Awakening at Montgomery’s Inn, 4709 Dundas St.
  • October 10 – Mimie & the Garden at Colborne Lodge, 11 Colborne Lodge Dr.
  • October 11 – Thanks to Fort York National Historic Site, 250, boul. Fort York.
  • 12 october – approximately at the Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road.
  • October 13 – Reverence to St. Lawrence Market, 93 Front Street East.
  • October 14 – Lanes at Mackenzie House, 82 Bond St.
  • October 15 – The MIS (re) EDUCATION of The Invisible yet Furious Five to
    Zion School, 1091 Finch Avenue E.
  • October 16 – Fuyuzakura at Gibson House Museum, 5172 Yonge St.
  • 17 october – A portrait in red at Todmorden Mills, 67 Pottery Rd.
  • October 18 – EMPIRE at the Scarborough Museum, 1007 Brimley Rd.

Visuals for We Were Always There, a program based on public art projection, were created by AVA Animations & Visual Arts Inc., a Toronto animation studio based with award-winning expertise in projection mapping and interactive content for immersive spaces.

Star: Mary ann shadd
Toronto History Museums present Luminary: Mary ann shadd outside the Mackenzie House Museum. This is a reimagined portrait of the first black woman in North America publish a newspaper, in a contemporary light in Toronto-based multidisciplinary artist, Adeyemi Adegbesan.

Mary ann shadd published the Provincial Freeman newspaper. Her newspaper fought for the abolition of slavery and women’s rights and helped those fleeing slavery adjust to life in Ontario. This project is visible until saturday 30 october.

Details and content of the Awakenings program are available at www.toronto.ca/museums. Additional Awakenings programming will be available throughout 2021.

The City is grateful for the support of the Continuum Foundation, the continued support of community partner Toronto Raptors, technology sponsor Panasonic and media partner 106.5 ELMNT FM Toronto.

High resolution images are available on Flickr at the Toronto History Museums: www.flickr.com/photos/cityoftoronto/albums/72157706312114731

Launched in december 2020, Awakenings is a series of art projects by black, indigenous and colored artists, operating under the principles of anti-oppression, anti-colonialism and anti-racism. The series is part of the City’s efforts to combat anti-black racism.


“Awakenings’ new content offers Torontonians the opportunity to reconnect with their communities through Toronto’s history museums, which provide equitable and inclusive access to local history. I encourage people to live the Awakenings experience and rediscover our city.
– mayor John tory

“It’s exciting to see Awakenings integrate a projection-based public art program that highlights stories hidden in from Toronto the story. With over 80 percent of the creators involved in these projects coming from Black, Indigenous and Colored communities, Awakenings adds new and authentic perspectives to from Toronto historical narrative. “
– Deputy mayor Michael thompson (Scarborough Center), chairman of the city’s economic and community development committee

“I believe that art can heal us and that digital technology can be used as a tool for well-being and humanity in the world. Let us come together, reconcile and create a better future.”
Krista kim, Continuum, Toronto-based contemporary artist

“I am honored to be working on this project which continues my work on Awakenings for Toronto History Museums, where I presented my film Acknowledgment which highlights the truth about what we need to learn and unlearn. Continuum, held in Fort York Park, is part of a path to reconciliation, as it contains space for pain, recognizes trauma, and also provides space to let go of emotions. Together with artist, Krista, we have honored traditional wampum belts (physical representations of treaty agreements between local indigenous nations and settlers) by incorporating their dominant colors into her work which will rest on the original shoreline in the strong ; an act of countering colonial cartography which erased indigenous modes of navigation; change the way we see our city. ”
Jon Elliot, Mohawk Nation

“As part of Panasonic’s commitment to supporting art, culture and our communities, we are very honored to be part of the City of Toronto Awakening program.

This program truly resonates with our philosophy of contributing to society by providing cutting edge technology. With our laser projectors for large venues, Panasonic wants to highlight the city’s rich and diverse culture, explore untold stories and unlock new perspectives. “
Stefan Berens, Head of Multimedia Entertainment Business Division Panasonic Canada Inc.

“These works preserved in the 10 historic sites will provoke, awaken and, above all, allow erased voices from all walks of life to tell stories about our past, our present and our future.”
Julien Christian Lutz pka director X

Toronto History Museums are a group of 10 museums owned and operated by the City of Toronto who bring from Toronto life story for residents and visitors. They include Colborne Lodge, Fort York National Historic Site, Gibson House Museum, Mackenzie House, Market Gallery, Montgomery Inn, Scarborough Museum, Spadina Museum, Todmorden Mills, and Zion School. More information is available at toronto.ca/museums, or follow Toronto History Museums on Twitter at www.twitter.com/TOHistory, on Instagram at www.instagram.com/TOHistoryMuseums, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TOHistoryMuseums and on YouTube at www.youtube.com/TOHistoryMuseums.

Toronto is home to over 2.9 million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city from Canada a leading economic engine and one of the most diverse and enjoyable cities in the world. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation, and consistently ranks at the top of international rankings thanks to investments supported by its government, residents and its businesses. For more information visit http://www.toronto.ca or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/CityofToronto, on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/cityofto.

SOURCE Toronto Special Events Ltd.

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