This exhibition focuses on the creation, dissemination and alteration of Canada’s trademark art image, The Fathers of Confederation. This iconic Canadian image has decorated the walls of Parliament, the pages of history books and even cookie tins. More recently, it has been criticized by the brushstrokes of various contemporary artists, who seek to tell the unwritten and unacknowledged stories and narratives that hide beneath the canvas of Canada’s contested history. Canada’s Birthday Portrait will explore the impressions that the image has made on Canadian society and culture, including a special connection to Toronto, through kitsch, collectables, fine art and more.
Curated by Alyssa Trudeau
Designed by Claire Hamilton
This exhibition remembers the service and sacrifice of the dozens of law students and lawyers who served at the Battle of Vimy Ridge in April of 1917. Curator Patrick Shea tells the brave and poignant stories of these young men, and reflects upon the Canadian legal profession’s contribution to World War I. The Battle of Vimy Ridge continues to live in the hearts and minds of Canadians, especially during this month of April, in the 100th anniversary year.
April 4 – April 29, 2017
Tuesday – Friday 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 12PM – 4:30PM
Friday April 7, 2017
17:30 – 19:30
The exhibition is in the ballroom of Campbell House Museum, which looks out over Toronto’s legal precinct and Osgoode Hall, home of the Law Society of Upper Canada. It was at this intersection of Queen and University that the City of Toronto originally proposed Vimy Circle, a monumental plan of curved buildings and radiating streets that would have radically altered the city that we know today.
Patrick Shea, LSM is a Partner at Gowling WLG. He served as an officer in the Canadian Forces Reserves and was the person behind the 2014 grant of honorary calls to 58 Ontario law students killed in World War I.
Photograph by Sam Javanrouh
Co-curated by Emily Berg, India Burchell, and Jane Campbell
What do you see at the iconic intersection of Queen & University? This exhibit uncovers a vibrant past, and also brings a contemporary perspective through Sam Javanrouh’s new photographs and the curators’ consideration of public space theory and urban aesthetics. An interactive window station will encourage mindfulness and curiosity.
March 1 – March 31, 2017
Tuesday – Friday 9:30AM – 4:30PM
Saturday 12PM – 4:30PM
Saturday, March 11, 2017
1PM – 4PM
Curators Emily, India, and Jane are Master of Museum Studies students at the University of Toronto — Faculty of Information. Look Both Ways is their final year exhibition project.
This exhibition is part of the Myseum of Toronto’s Intersections Festival which runs from March 6-31. Myseum Intersections is an annual festival of exhibits and events showcasing different perspectives of the city’s natural, cultural, and historic diversity. #MyseumX
a play by Guy Vanderhaeghe
(adapted by Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal, with original music by Paul Humphrey)
Available online: http://dancocksdance.brownpapertickets.com
February 1 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 2 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 3 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 5 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
NEW PERFORMANCE ADDED: February 5 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
DANCOCK’S DANCE is an exciting new piece of immersive theatre from the creative team behind 2016’s smash hit HOGTOWN: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE (which made the ‘must see’ and ‘top ten’ list for Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, NOW Magazine, among others).
World War One soldier John Carlyle Dancock returns from France shell-shocked and haunted by the sins of war. He is also judged unfit for society, and so is committed to an insane asylum, trapped by his own conscience and by the rigid rules of authority. In his struggle to survive, Dancock manages to find redemption and deliverance – and the possibility of love – when he connects with a fellow inmate, the mysterious Dorothea Gage.
In this groundbreaking production of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s play, THE HOGTOWN COLLECTIVE re-imagines Dancock’s Dance with original music and dance. This immersive show takes place in Toronto’s historic Campbell House Museum, transforming it into the mystifying asylum. Audience members are once again invited to experience the play from room to room in the newly-converted asylum, brought to life with powerful performances and eye-popping set & lighting design. Dancock’s Dance will leave you breathless, thanks to the stark lyricism of Vanderhaegue’s poetry. It will also redefine the possibilities of what theatre can be, and what theatre can do. Audiences will lose themselves in Dancock’s Dance, and discover an unforgettable evening.
The smash hit Elizabeth-Darcy returns for another holiday season!
Elizabeth – Darcy features returning cast Kate Werneburg (Titus Andronicus, The Winter’s Tale), and a new performer, Peyton LeBarr. Ms. LeBarr is a core creator for Spiel Players Theatre Collective and was nominated for Outstanding Actress for a 2015 My Theatre Award for her performance as Viola in Twelfth Night for Alehouse Theatre. Other team members include director Tom Arthur Davis (Governor General’s Award winning Mamoud, Situational Anarchy), stage manager and patron shepherd Steve Vargo (Seams, The Harvester), and co-producer Isidra Cruz.
After selling every ticket before opening night in December 2015, this immersive comedy has become a beloved Toronto holiday tradition. Three more performances have been added to this year’s run to meet public demand for tickets. Audiences have proved themselves eager to engage with Elizabeth – Darcy’s playful, spirited style, which remains true to Austen’s classic story while invigorating it with a refreshing, gender-bending twist.
“A delight. NNNN” – NOW Magazine
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at: www.elizabeth-darcy.brownpapertickets.com
Tickets also available at Campbell House Museum box office by phone: 416-597-0227 ext. 2.
December 13th, 8pm
December 14th, 8pm
December 15th, 8pm
December 16th, 8pm
December 17th, 2 and 8 pm
December 18th, 2 and 8 pm
Please note patrons must be able to climb stairs.
The original version of the Elizabeth-Darcy stage play was co-created by Hallie Burt and Kate Werneburg and premiered in July of 2013. Kate Werneburg and Peyton LeBarr appear with the permission of the Canadian Actors Equity Association.