Creative Potluck | Curated Tour of Nuit Blanche- Scarborough

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Scarborough Town Centre, Food Court

300 Borough Dr, Scarborough

Toronto, ON M1P 4P5

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Join us for a special edition of Creative Potluck- a curated tour of Nuit Blanche in Scarborough!

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Join us for a special edition of Creative Potluck facilitated by guest authors and who grew up in Scarborough, Catherine Hernandez and Carrianne Leung. Catherine and Carrianne will provide suggestions for how to engage with public art in a personal and meaningful way throughout a curated tour featuring 5 installations in Nuit Blanche- Scarborough. We will enter the installations together, experience them individually, and meet at the exit point to discuss our interpretations of them with the support of Catherine and Carrianne. Catherine and Carrianne will read excerpts from their novels based in Scarborough before we enter the installations to help ground and shape the experience. Children, artists, art appreciators, and community members are all welcome and encouraged to join.

We will meet in the Scarborough Town Centre food court to before beginning the 2.5 hour tour.

Itinerary

  • 6 p.m.- Meet in Food Court of Scarborough Town Centre *look for Neighbourhood Arts Network signs
  • 6:20 p.m.- Begin tour by leave the food court and moving towards installation #81: 'Where Are We Now?'
  • 9 p.m.- End of Event

Selected installations listed in the order that we will view them:

81. Where Are We Now?

11. Scarborough Royalty

89. Below the City

47. PostScript

14. The Miss Chief Eagle Testickle Picture Show

Please dress for the weather as there will not be a rain-date!

Please email eva@torontoarts.org if you require ASL interpretation or accommodation services.

Accessibility information:

  • Scarborough Town Centre is Wheelchair and Walker Accessible. There are automatic doors at entrance 1 by Cineplex Cinemas, entrance 2 by Scotiabank and entrance 7 by TD Canada Trust Bank; there is reserved parking in over 46 spots close to the entrances; there are complimentary wheelchairs, walkers & scooters from Guest Services; there are elevators in the Centre Court, Walmart Court, Hudsons Bay, and Sears, and a moving walkaway inside Walmart. There are accessible washrooms in the upper and lower Food Court, on the upper level by DAVIDsTEA and in Sears, and on the lower level by Pearle Vision.
  • Where Are We Now? is fully barrier-free and wheelchair accessible and is an indoor installation located in the upper level Taste MRKT
  • Scarborough Royalty is fully barrier-free and wheelchair accessible and is an outdoor installation
  • Below The City is fully barrier-free and wheelchair accessible and is an outdoor installation
  • PostScript is fully barrier-free and wheelchair accessible and is an outdoor installation located at the Borough Dr. & Brian Harrison Way intersection. *Content warning: Loud noises, Adult language
  • The Miss Chief Eagle Testickle Picture Show is partially barrier-free and wheelchair accessible and is an indoor installation located in the Council Chamber of Scarborough Civic Centre *PG Advisory for Sexual content

About the guides:

Catherine Hernandez is the Artistic Director of b current performing arts and the award-winning author of Scarborough (Arsenal Pulp Press). Scarborough won the 2015 Jim Wong-Chu Award, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, the Evergreen Forest of Reading Award, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, the Trillium Book Award, and longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. It made the "Best of 2017" lists for the Globe and Mail, National Post, Quill and Quire, and CBC Books. Scarborough will be adapted into a film by Compy Films, Reel Asian Film Festival and Telefilm, with Catherine authoring the screenplay. She is currently working on her second and third books, Crosshairs and PSW, both forthcoming from HarperCollins Canada.

Carrianne Leung is a fiction writer and educator. She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology and Equity Studies from OISE/University of Toronto. Her debut novel, The Wondrous Woo (Inanna Publications) was shortlisted for the 2014 Toronto Book Awards. Her collection of linked stories,That Time I Loved You, was released in 2018 by HarperCollins and in 2019 in the US by Liveright Publishing. It was also shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards 2019, the Danuta Gleed Award for Short Fiction and long listed for Canada Reads 2019.It was also named as one of the Best Books of 2018 by CBC and selected as Amazon Book of the month. Her work has also appeared in The Puritan, Ricepaper, The Globe and Mail, Room Magazine, Prairie Fire and Open Book Ontario.

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Scarborough Town Centre, Food Court

300 Borough Dr, Scarborough

Toronto, ON M1P 4P5

Canada

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