Eaton’s Goes to War: Family, Memory & Meaning Mackenzie House | September 21 to January 31
The First World War transformed Canada. During that war, 3,327 Eaton’s employees enlisted to fight. This exhibit explores the lives and histories of several of these soldiers and their families. Included with regular admission.
A Colourful History: Toronto’s Historic Sites Todmorden Mills | October 4 to 15
Toronto artist and urban geographer Daniel Rotsztain has visited and sketched more than 100 of Toronto’s historic sites to be featured in a new colouring book. See his original sketches on display at Todmorden Mills. FREE.
TO Canada with Love Events
Autumn Harvest Festivals
Three of the City’s historic sites will host harvest festivals celebrating the fall season. Highlights include a farm animal petting zoo at Gibson House Museum, historic recipe tastings at Todmorden Mills and apple bobbing and wagon rides at Colborne Lodge. FREE.
Food connects all cultures. The food we eat tells compelling stories about who we are, and it is these stories the program is interested in sharing. Canada Cooks, Toronto Eats invites visitors to experience the history of Toronto and to discuss the present and future of Canada through family recipes. You can share your recipes and food memories by visiting torontoeats150.tumblr.com.
Hello Dali: A Surrealist Collage Workshop
Spadina Museum | Friday, September 22, 7 to 10 p.m.
Join us for an evening of creative exploration and come away with a finished collage inspired by the 1920s Surrealists and your own imagination. After the workshop enjoy an evening tour of Spadina Museum followed by light refreshments. Pre-registration required.
Nuit Blanche Toronto Mackenzie House & Spadina Museum | Saturday, September 30, Sunset to sunrise
Nuit Blanche Toronto is an annual city-wide celebration of contemporary art. For one sleepless night, from sunset to sunrise, the familiar is discarded and Toronto is transformed into an artistic playground. Visit Mackenzie House or Spadina Museum for an exhilarating contemporary art experience. FREE.
Invictus Games Toronto: Archery Competition
Fort York | September 27 to 29
The third Invictus Games will welcome more than 550 competitors of 17 nations competing in a dozen adaptive sports. Fort York will host the Archery Competition within the historic site, surrounded by Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. FREE.