Free events in Toronto this week will witness a huge birthday bash for the city at Nathan Phillips Square and the Oscars on the big screen. The Spring Flower Show is also in full bloom and Winter Stations is just getting warmed up.Events you might want to check out:
Spring Flower Show (February 25 - April 17 @ Allan Gardens Park and Conservatory)
There is literally nothing better than the smell of spring flowers, and thanks to the dedicated folks at Allan Gardens, we can now experience their beautiful fragrances well before winter ends.
I Am Not Your Negro (February 27 @ Toronto Reference Library)
Raoul Peck’s adaptation of James Baldwin’s unfinished book is timely and relevant, chronicling racial issues in America from the civil rights movement to #BlackLivesMatter.
Diversity in Sports (February 27 @ Ted Rogers School of Management (1-067))
President Masai Ujiri and VP of Basketball Operations Teresa Resch of the Toronto Raptors discuss how their organization has approached diversity and how that has spurred innovation in their workplace.
The Illustrative Wit of Barry Blitt (February 28 @ OCAD University)
You've definitely seen his work; OCAD U alumnus and New Yorker illustrator Barry Blitt is back at his alma mater to talk about his drawings.
Toronto Storytelling Festival (March 2-25 @ Various locations)
A celebration of the arts of voice and story, the Toronto Storytelling Festival will host a mix of events land include local and international storytellers. Only certain venues are free, so check the schedule.
Water Advisory! (March 3-25 @ Loop Gallery)
An art exhibition by indigenous and non-indigenous artists, Water Advisory seeks to examine the current disconnection between society and water.
Celebrate Toronto (March 3-6 @ Nathan Phillips Square)
Here's to 184 years of Toronto! And what better way to celebrate our fair city's b-day than with a festival at City Hall? Food trucks galore, skating, music, and shopping round out the four day event.
Oscars Live Broadcast (March 4 @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema)
It's the time of year again. The Oscars are on and it's more than just about who gets a statue. Film columnists from The Globe will also be on hand to provide commentary during the breaks.
Toronto Light Festival (January 19 - March 4 @ Distillery District)
This week marks your last chance to catch this dazzling display of lights, best experienced on even the dreariest of winter evenings.
WinterStations (February 19 - April 1 @ The Beaches)
Now in its fourth year, these art installations can be viewed at any of the Beaches main shorelines, including Balmy, Kew, and Ashbridges Bay.
by Lisa Power via blogTO