I walked the Danforth from Greenwood to Woodbine (actually from Bay and Wellesley to Woodbine, but that’s another story) and had a chance to see some of the art on display for the Art of the Danforth. Throughout the planning for this event – organizer, Cindy Rozeboom, has been talking about the joy of seeing art in unexpected places (like a computer store or a children’s consignment store). I must say, while I went along with it, I didn’t really understand why that would be so terrific. Until today.
It’s like discovering a hidden treasure. You walk by a store you’ve never paid any attention to and see something amazing. You walk into a shop you’ve barely noticed and find something that moves you. It’s like living in a neighbourhood that has just about everything you could ever need, as long as you know where to look for it.
I encourage you to pick up the map at LucSculpture (663 Greenwood) or download it here and walk the walk. And, check out the full schedule of events to take part in the events that are happening this weekend and next.
(Oh and the DECA Family Make A Joyful Noise Parade will go ahead rain or shine at 11 a.m. on Sunday at East Lynn Park.) As long as the weather’s decent our fabulous farmers’ market face painters will be there at 10 a.m. along with some Cozy Cafe treats!)
Saturday, April 24th
10am – 1 PM: Danforth Mosaic BIA Community clean up: wherever you are, get outside and clean up the neighbourhood!
Noon – 5 pm @ Red Sable, 1765 Danforth – create a painting to contribute to the Home & Habitat display (onsite activity)
1-2 pm @ Coxwell Parkette – Volunteer BBQ and unfurling of The Pillow Project by Laura Brown
1 pm: 1783 Danforth – BOXZART by SOL EXPRESS L’Arche Toronto (dance)
Sunday, April 25th
11 am @ East Lynn Park – DECA Family Make A Joyful Noise Parade
12 noon – 3 pm @ Coxwell Parkette – Portraits in the Park by Stephen Caissie
12 noon – 5 pm @ Red Sable, 1765 Danforth – create a painting to contribute to the Home & Habitat display (onsite activity)