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2022 Highlights
Arts in the Parks Season Kick-Off at Lee Lifeson Park, 2022
ICONS Dance Group in Dixon Park, 2022
Ashkenaz Foundation in Earl Bales Park, 2022
Art Gallery of York University at Black Creek Community Farm, 2022
Clay & Paper Theatre in Parkway Forest Park, 2022
Shadowland Theatre in Parma Park, 2022
Shakespeare In Action in Little Avenue Memorial Park, 2022
2021 Highlights
Together Again in Little Avenue Memorial Park, 2021
A multicoloured flag that says "Arts in the Parks" stands in front of a wildflower garden and sidwalk.
A tent and trees stand in the distance behind a wildflower garden.
Two Arts in the Parks staff wearing blue shirts wave at the camera as they hand out ice cream. They both wear face masks.
A woman in a striped black and white dress sings in front of a microphone.
A man in a white shirt plays the steel pan drum.
A man sits at a keyboard and plays along with a man playing a steel pan drum who stands to his right.
Three performers in black and white costumes stand and play a flute and different types of drums.
Five drummers play different drums placed in front of them while audience members watch from the grass.
A woman with a white guitar plays and sings into a microphone.
A woman plays the guitar and sings into a microphone while audience members watch from the grass.
A man plays the guitar while another man stands beside him and plays the saxophone.
A man plays the guitar while another man stands beside him and plays the saxophone.
A performer in a multicoloured costume hangs from long pieces of silk that are tied to an aerial rig.
A performer in a multicoloured costume hangs from two ropes suspended by an aerial rig while audience members watch from the grass.
Audience members sit on the grass and chairs while watching a performance.
a family sits on the grass while watching a performance. They smile and look up at the camera.
TOES FOR DANCE in Lee Lifeson Art Park, 2021
A chalkboard sign and multicoloured flag stand on a sidwalk.
A woman dances on a sidewalk while audience members stand and form a circle around her.
A woman dances while she faces the camera, audience members stand behind her and watch.
Audience members sit on concrete tiered seating in front of lights as they wait for a performance to beghin.
A woman in a red dress dances alone on a wooden stage.
A group of dances all wearing black dance in unison on a wooden stage. They are lit with green light.
A group of dances all wearing black dance in unison on a wooden stage. They are lit with green light.
Audience members stand and raise their hands during a dance performance.
Bounce: Ethiopian Circus and Dance Show in Prairie Drive Park, 2021
A group of people stand under a brightly coloured tent in a field.
A man stands on the pavement and juggles while audience members watch from the grass.
A man balances on the top of a ladder in the middle of the pavement while a man watches.
A woman in a white outfit with a brightly coloured scarf dances.
A group of male and female dancers in brightly coloured outfits dance together while audience members watch from the grass.
A man wearing a brightly coloured outfit stands on the pavement and juggles.
A group of women stand and sit together on the grass. They look directly at the camera, they are wearing face masks.
Performers stand next to each other holding up a Canadian flag and Ethiopian flag next to each other. They look directly at the camera and smile.
STEPS Public Art in Rowntree Mills Park, 2021
A view of a river surrounded by trees.
Groups of people gather under tents in a field surrounded by trees.
A woman stands with two Arts in the Parks staff members in blue shirts on either side of her.
A man in a green shirt sits on a bench and watches a performance in the distance.
Two women wearing green shirts that say "Park People" hold up their hands and look directly at the camera while smiling.
A group of four people sit on the ground and paint the pavement different shades of blue.
A boy and a women crouch down and paint the pavement yellow and blue.
A group of people in black shirts sit on a bench and look directly at the camera. They are wearing face masks.
Arts Etobicoke & Delta Family Resource Centre in Wincott Park, 2021
Audience members sit and stand in a field as they watch a group of musicians play under a tent.
A guitarist and drummer sit as they perform and sing under a tent.
A group of children and adults sit at a table in a field doing crafts.
A group of musicians play and face each other under a tent.
A man and woman, both in white dance together in a field while audience members watch.
A group of children stand around a bucket and use sticks and ropes to make large bubbles.
A man in a multicoloured cape and large tinsel headpiece walks across a field
A group of people in white and blue shirts crouch and stand together in front of an Arts Etobicoke tent. They look directly at the camera and are wearing face masks.
Nagata Shachu in Beverly Glen Park, 2021
Seven drummers in black and white outfits stand side by side. They look directly in to the camera.
Audience members sit under a group of trees and watch a performance.
Two drummers play large drums in front of them.
Three drummers play large drums placed in front of them. Audience members in front watch from under a group of trees.
Audience members sit under a group of trees and watch a performance.
A sign with the words "Nagata Shachu" stands next to a group of drummers performing under the trees.
A group of five drummers play different large percussion instruments under the trees.
Staff members in blue shirts and two volunteers in green shirts sit and stand under a tent and wave at the camera.
Dance Together Festival in Amos Waites Park, 2021
A multicolour flag flies in front of a group of people dancing on pavement.
Three women sit in front of the word "groove" which is painted on pavement. They are smiling and looking directly at the camera.
A woman on a raised stage dances and leads a workshop. Audience members dance in front of her on brightly painted pavement.
A woman dances and leads a workshop. Audience members dance behind her on brightly painted pavement.
A woman dances and leads a workshop. Audience members dance behind her on brightly painted pavement.
Two Arts in the Parks staff members wear blue shirts and look directly at the camera. They are both wearing face masks.
Audience members dance with their hands in the air as they participate in a workshop. They dance on brightly coloured pavement.
Audience members dance with their hands in the air as they participate in a workshop. They dance on brightly coloured pavement.
Hercinia Arts in Flagstaff Park, 2021
Three performers in costume sit beneath an aerial rig while audience members watch from the grass.
A group six of audience members sit on the grass. They are looking directly at the camera and smiling.
Audience members sit on the grass and clap during a performance. They are wearing face masks.
Three performers in white space suits dance on chairs while audience members watch from the grass.
A woman performs in a multicoloured costume. She is suspended in air, doing the splits, from two ropes hanging from an aerial rig.
A woman in a multicoloured costume hangs from an aerial rig, she is suspended by two long pieces of cloth.
Three women in multicoloured costumes stand and look directly at the camera, they are saluting.
Two staff members in blue shirts crouch as volunteers in green shirts stand behind and hold up to multicoloured flags. They all look directly at the camera and are wearing face masks.
2020 Highlights
Dance Together Festival's Dance On Map in Amos Waites Park, 2020
An overhead shot of a large cement area that has been painted with designs of flowers and animals in a variety of colours.
Two children dance with each other on pavement that has been colourfully painted.
A woman dances in front of the camera, she is smiling and her arms in the air, a blue mural is in the background.
A woman in a white shirt and green skirt leads a dance workshop. Her arms are in the air and she is smiling.
Two women dance with each other on pavement that has been brightly painted.
A woman in a white shirt and green skirt leads a dance workshop. Three people follow her movements.
Two women are kneeling on the pavement and painting a design.
Eleven people stand and are seated as they pose for a photo. They are all staring directly at the camera and are smiling.
Arts Etobicoke & Delta Family Resource Centre in Wincott Park 2020
A sign that says "Wincott Park" is to the left of a large field with trees in the background.
A group of children are seated and follow an instructor in front of themas she teaches them movements.
Two adults walk with three children through a field.
A group of adults stand in front a black tent that says "Arts Etobicoke" and wave at the camera. They are all wearing face masks.
A sign in the front says "Drama Dream" while adults and children dance in a circle in the background.
A child with a pink tutu stands in front of a large drum that is placed on the ground in front of them.
Ensemble Jeng Yi in Princess Park, 2020
A large stone tower against a background of buildings. A stone sign in front reads "Princess Park".
A large condominium tower stands in the background. In front is the side of a tent which is pink and reads "artsintheparksto.org".
Four drummers in costume stand in a circle with a pink flag in the background.
A woman sits in a yellow dress playing a stringed instrument. Audience members watch her from the grass.
Five drummers dance in a circle. They play handheld instruments while long white ribbons from their hats move in the wind.
Six drummers stand in a circle in costumes. They all play handheld percussion instruments.
Five drummers in costume sit in a semi circle on the pavement. They each play a handheld percussion instrument while audience members watch from the grass.
Five drummers dance in a circle. They play handheld instruments while long white ribbons from their hats move in the wind.
Two drummers in costumes sit and play large drums that are placed in front of them.
Audience members sit and stand on the grass and clap after a performance.
Six drummers stand side by side and smile, looking directly at the camera. They are wearing white pants and multicoloured shirts.
Six drummers stand side by side, looking directly at the camera. They are wearing white pants and multicoloured shirts and black face masks..
Hercinia Arts Collective in Flagstaff Park, 2020
Sign that says "Flagstaff Park" stands to the right in front of a tree and some bushes.
Three women in costumes interlink arms and look directly at the camera, they are smiling.
Two performers stand under large triangular poles.
A woman hangs in a giant hoop from a suspended rig.
Audience members sit on the grass as two performs hang upside down in front of them.
Audience members sit on the grass as two performs hang upside down in front of them.
Audience members sit on the grass and in chairs watching a performance.
Audience members sit on the grass as a woman in costume hangs from two ropes upside down.
Audience members sit on the grass as a woman in costume hangs sideways from a large hoop suspended from a rope.
A woman in costume hangs upside down from a large hoop suspended from a rope against a background of trees and a sunset.
Audience members sit on the grass as a woman in costume climbs onto a large hoop.suspended from a rope.
A volunteer in an orange shirt and two staff members in blue shirts give thumbs up to the camera, they are all wearing masks.
2019 Highlights
Arts in the Parks Season Launch at Lee Lifeson Park, 2019
A blackboard sign sits on the sidewalk. It says "Season Launch: Free"
Mayor John Torry stands at a podium and speaks through the microphone.
A woman in a flower print dress plays the drum and sings into the microphone.
A parade of men playing drums in colourful costume walk down a sidewalk.
Mayor John Tory stands in front of an artist and learns how to create a silkscreen print on a table.
Claire Hopkison wears a blue and white striped top and stands as she learns how to play the hand drum.
A circus artist hangs in two long strips of red fabric, suspended over a stage.
A group five of young women perform a street dance on a wooden stage.
Audience members watch a performance from the grass and concrete tiered steps.
Audience members stand under the shade of trees and walk around a park to different tents.
A table covered in many different boxes of multicoloured face paint.
Children gather around a table to do arts and crafts with paper and paint.
Ensemble Jeng Yi in Earl Bales Park, 2019
A group of drummers stand and play in unison.
A large group of drummers stand together on a stage and pose for a photo.
Five men in colourful costumes play the drums as they dance and move long ribbons attached to their hats.
Two men in colourful costumes play the drums as they dance and move long ribbons attached to their hats.
Labyrinth Ontario in Flemingdon Park, 2019
Two Arts in the Parks volunteers in orange shirts stand under a tent.
An audience member takes a photo during a performance.
Three musicians sit and sing into a microphone.
Audience members sit on the grass and in chairs. Two Arts in the Parks staff sit in the foreground wearing blue shirts.
Audience members sit in chairs as they watch the event.
Two men perform different instruments under a tent in a field.
A far shot of the audience on chairs as well as a tent to the side.
Three men sing and play instruments as they are seated under a tent.
Little Pear Garden in Beverly Glen Park, 2019
A large crowd sits under a group of trees to watch an event.
A man and a woman dressed as peacocks dance on a raised stage with the audience in the distance.
A woman in a blue and black costume dances on stage.
A group of seven dancers in dark costumes and red boots dance on the grass in front of the stage.
Three volunteers in orange shirts sit in chairs with the audience.
A large group of dancers pose on stage for a photograph.
Four women in colourful draped costumes dance on stage.
A group of young girls in ballet outfits gathers to get ready for their performance.
Four women in blue costumes dance on a raised stage while audience members watch.
A woman in a pink costume raises her leg as she dances on stage in front of the audience.
View from the back of a large audience under the trees watching the event.
Three women in pink and white costumes wave pink fabric as they dance on stage.
Shakespeare in Action in Little Avenue Memorial Park, 2019
Three performers in costumes stand in the middle of a raised wooden stage with a green backdrop
Three performers in costume dance on the grass in front of the stage.
A woman in a green costume sits on a stage with a child who is wearing a crown of flowers.
A man in a green costume stands in front of a wooden stage
Four performers standing on the grass and stage and face the audience out of frame.
A far shot of audience members watching the stage on the grass.
Audience members watch the stage, a colourful tent sits to the left with Arts in the Parks staff sitting underneath.
Two musicians stand on a wood stage playing instruments in front of green backdrop.
2018 Highlights
Arts Etobicoke at Bell Manor Park, 2018
An individual works on a paper craft at a table filled with paper and paint supplies.
A woman guides a child in weaving a yarn tapestry that is strung between two trees.
A child uses a stick and rope attached to use large bubbles from a bucket.
A group of people crowd around a table with a green cloth under a tent.
A chain link fence has an image of heart in different colours put together with small blocks.
A brass band plays instruments under a white tent.
Two children sit at a table and work with paper crafts.
A child stands as an adult paints his face various colours.
Nagata Shachu at Flemingdon Park, 2018
A row of drums sit on the grass as people play them with drum sticks
A man with a hand drum lead a group of audience members in a workshop.
A group of audience members stand and raise hand drums above their head as they participate in a workshop on the grass.
A group of audience members stand and play hand drums as they participate in a workshop on the grass.
A group of drummers in black and white costumes as they play their drums.
A group of performers in colourful shirts play the drums in a field as audience members watch from the shade of the trees.
A man in raises drum sticks over his head as he plays a large drum in front of him.
Three men play drums and cymbals as they perform on the grass.
Shadowland Theatre at Alexmuir Park, 2018
A woman in a colourful bird hat stands amongst a large crowd in a field.
Two performers in costumes stand in front of a white backdrop and speak to a crowd of children.
A group of women dancers in yellow and red costumes carry drums as they move across a field.
A man carries a child and ties a piece of fabric to a wooden cage structure.
A group of audience members wearing colourful hats cheers for performers who are out of frame.
Two performers in costume on stilts through a field.
A woman in a red costume walks with a group of people in white carrying colourful flags.
A group of musicians play and walk through a field.
Long Exposure Festival at Flemingdon Park, 2018
A large blue sphere sits in the foreground while a woman dances in a hanging hoop in the background.
A small child places his hands on a giant blue sphere.
Audience members sit in chairs and watch an event.
A woman in a white costume wrapped in large white fabric hangs in the air.
A group of children interact with a large black rectangular sculpture display
A man holds a child and stand in front of a large blue sphere.
A performer in a white costume crouches next to a child as someone takes a photograph.
Driftwood Theatre at Oakdale Park, 2018
A woman with long hair sings into a microphone.
A group of audience members stands and watchers a performance.
A woman wears a large blue mask on the top of her head. She stands behind a man in a black suit and black hat.
Three performers stage a fight. Two men hold the woman performer wearing a blue mask and giant blue foam hands.
A woman in a jean jacket sings into a microphone.
A volunteer passes out pieces of paper. She is wearing an orange shirt that says "Arts in the Parks".
A woman in a jean jacket and flowered skirt sings as a group of children dance around her on the grass.
Two performers play a drum from each side as audience members are seated and watch.
Clay and Paper Theatre at Amos Waites Park, 2018
A large, multicoloured paper mache mask sits next two a large metal storage container with a banner on it.
A large crowd of children are seated on the grass and clapping as they watch a performance.
Two performers with large paper mache pigeon heads stand on either side of a painted building with two performers sticking their heads through face holes.
A woman wearing a white mask perches on top of a ladder in front of a multicoloured backdrop
A large crowd of children and adults are seated and watching a performer in the middle of a field.
A man sits and plays the drums and watches a crowed seated to his right.
A giant puppet in a black suit runs through a field and is followed by a giant bird puppet handled by three performers.
A volunteer walks through the crowd. She is wearing an orange shift that says Arts in the Parks.
2017 Highlights
Parks N' Wreck at Prairie Drive Park, 2017
Two dancers perform with each other on a stage while a crowd circles them.
Two dancers perform with each other on a stage while a crowd circles them.
Audience members seated around the stage watch and take photographs with their phones.
A woman in a mulicoloured shirt dances in the middle of the stage while everyone watches.
A man dressed in all black break dances on the stage.
A man wth a microphone speaks to the crowd and holds a t-shirt that says "Parks N' Wreck".
A man in black and red dances while audience members watch.
Two men dance in the middle of the stage while audience members watch.
Volunteer Appreciation Party at Daniels Spectrum, 2017
A group of people stand and talk to one another while drinking beverages.
A multicoloured flag that reads Arts in the Parks stands in front of a crowd of people.
A man looks at a podium. A woman stands and speaks into a microphone next to a screen with pictures on it.
Two women stand in front of a microphone. They are singing and playing ukeleles.
A family of three sits on a bench with ukeleles while a women teaches them how to play.
A crowd of many people stand and talk to each other.
A small group of three link arms and talk in the middle of large crowd.
A woman stands and plays the ukelele while others watch.
The STEPS Initiative at Walter Saunders Memorial Park, 2017
A group of women weave multicoloured yarn through a large tapestry between two trees.
Multicoloured pom poms hang from a string between two trees.
A group of adults and children sitting on blankets under a tree doing crafts together.
A woman in a blue and red top is seated on a blanket under a tree. She smiles at the camera, she has sunglasses on.
A woman in a blue and red top sits on a blanket and talks to a group of children.
A circle of children sit on the grass, each with a drum, with an adult who is teaching them to play.
A woman in a blue shirt sits and weaves with a pile of yarn in front of her.
A group of people sit on a blanket and weave. A child sits with them and laughs.
Nia Centre for the Arts at Earl Bales Park, 2017
A man in a bright multicoloured shirt paints a canvas on an easel.
A group of performers stands on stage and claps in unison.
A woman in a pink shirt stands and sings into a microphone.
A woman in a bright yellow and green skirt sings into a microphone with musicians.
A woman, stands at a DJ booth and is working on a computer.
A group of children dance together on stage.
A man in all white clothing stands on stage and points a microphone towards the audience who are seated.
A group of musicians perform as audience members watch from the tiered seating.
Ballet Creole at Thomson Memorial Park, 2017
A group of drummers in bright orange shirts perform as they walk, followed by more drummers in various clothing.
A man wears a bright, multicoloured shift. He has his hands in the air and smiles at the camera.
A group of women carry bright yellow flags across a field.
A horizontal line of people play steel drums as they march over the grass
A woman sits and paints a child's face under a tent.
A man in a blue shirt dances as he crosses a field, he is smiling at the camera.
A group of women in bright poofy pink skirts dance in a line across a field.
Audience members stand and watch musicians as they perform under a tent.
Little Pear Garden Dance Company at Chester Le Park, 2017
A group of women dancers in red and gold costumes perform on stage.
A group of children dance on stage while a woman takes a photograph.
A group of women dancers in bright green costumes dance in pairs on stage.
A woman in red dances with two green fans on stage.
Audience members watch the event seated under the shade of a tree.
Four Chinese performers in blue costumes dance together on stage.
A man in beige pants kicks high in the air as he performers on stage.
A seated crowd under the shade of the tree claps for a performance.
Nagata Shachu and Ensemble Jeng Yi at Panorama Park, 2017
A man leans against a park sign for Panorama Park next to other audience members.
Two male drummers in colourful shirts sit on the grass playing drums.
Four performers play the drums and dance while long ribbons attached to their hats are flung in the air.
A group of children play hand drums in a field while a performer teaches them.
A child plays the drums while a performer in a black and white costume encourages them to play louder.
A group of children learn to play the drums in a field.
A child plays the drums as a performer teaches him.
A drummer teaches a child as they beat the same drum with drumsticks.
2016 Highlights
Lua Shayenne Dance Company at Flemingdon Park, 2016
A man watches as a group of dancers in straw skirts and colourful shirts perform in a field.
A far away shot of tents and audience members in a field under power lines watching the event.
A group of dancers in black skirts and white shirts perform while audience members watch.
A group of four dancers in black skirts and white shirts perform in front of a tent.
A woman in blue and white costume dances in front of two women in black who dance behind her.
A woman in a blue and white costume dances in front of three other women who dance in black costumes.
Audience members who are seated under a tent watch a drummer stand and perform.
A woman in a black costume teaches a group of audience members how to dance in a field.
Cajuca Mas Arts Producers at Littles Park, 2016
A man on stilts and a long black cape walks through a field.
A child watches several performers in long white costumes and masks walk by.
A man in costume dances in a field while audience members watch.
A man on stilts a long white costume walks through a field.
An individual wearing blue horns and blue wings walks during a performance.
A woman in black dances as audience members are watching from the shade of a tree.
Four women in large multicoloured dresses and white parasols stand and perform in a field.
A large audience sits and stands watching the event under the shade of a tree.
Eldritch Theatre at Panorama Park, 2016
Performers stand in front of small boxed stages while audience members watch on blankets.
Two Arts in the Parks staff members in orange shirts watch a performance from a distance.
A man stands in front of a boxed stage speaking to the audience on the grass.
An elderly gentleman is seated and watches performers from a distance.
A man and women in costume play instruments next to a box and colourful flag.
A woman and man play instruments in cosume next to a small boxed stage and two colourful flags.
A black woman in a white shirt looks directly at the camera and smiles. Behind her is a group of vegetable gardens.
A man in costume talks to a young girl in front of audience members on blankets.
Etobicoke Community Concert Band at Broadacres Park, 2016
Musicians are seated while playing instruments and reading music, a large audience looks on.
A man stands in the middle of a crowd with a paper in his hand and makes an announcement with a microphone.
A seated man plays the tuba and reads music from a stand.
A large crowd of seated people watch the performance under the shade of trees.
Two people stand under a tent while a large crowd watches a performance from a band.
A standing man plays a trumpet under the shade of a tree.
three seated audience members watch a band play in a field next to a large red brick house. The sun is shining brightly.
Feast in the East at Prairie Drive Park, 2016
Children play in a splash pad around a sculpture made out of floating foam tubes.
Two people stand and watch a seated person wearing a costume made of branches.
A person wearing a mask of branches sits on a grassy field near a splash pad.
A group of people stand around a large colourful tent.
Two people stand and hold plates of food.
Musicians perform on various instruments under a white tent.
Spectators sit on a field and watch musicians perform under a tent.
One person carries a bicycle and the other looks at it.
MABELLEarts at Broadacres Park, 2016
An adult sits on the grass and is surrounded by a group of children looking on.
Spectators watch as three men perform in front of an old red brick house.
A man in a multicoloured vest holds up two sticks while a crowd forms a circle around him.
A group of children play buckets as drums under a tree.
Children carrying sticks and flags run through a field.
A large group of children walk through a field into a wooded area.
Two rows of people hold ropes and form a path as performers walk down the middle.
Adults and children sit on blankets under a tree working on crafts together.
Parks N' Wreck at Alexander Muir Memorial Park, 2016
A poster featuring a dancer is taped to a light pole
A group of people dance together in an open field
A group of people dance in a field next to a large multicoloured flag
Spectators watch as a group of people dance on a wooden stage
A plant and glasses of lemonade sit on a table with drawings
A far away shot of a large group of people dancing and sitting in a field.
Two performers dance on a raised stage while a large group of people sit and watch.
A child dances on a wooden stage while a group of adults watch and clap.
Shadowland Theatre at Alexmuir Park, 2016
A group of people dressed in colourful costumes walk on stilts.
A small child walks and carries a white flag
A group of pepple dressed in white carry white flags as they walk across a field.
A group of children and adults holding flags sit in a group as a man in black clothing talks to them.
Four small children in colourful costumes cheer and walk.
An individual wearing a large orange mask is escorted across a field as children watch.
a large group of people wearing white and costumes march across a field carrying flags and large birds made of cloth.
Large white birds made of cloth are held up to the sky on sticks
Tune Your Ride Collective at Prairie Drive Park, 2016
Image description: a band plays various instruments and smiles as they perform under a tent.
Image description: a group of participants dance to music on a dirt surface.
Image description: a musician and equipment are pulled by bikes across a road.
Image description: people on bicycles pedal down the road while a large group of spectators watch.
Image description: a group of people on blankets watch a band perform under a tent near trees.
Image description: three musicians play percussion instruments and sing under a tent.
Image description: a small boy touches one of a group of plants sitting on a table.
a DJ and two artists smile as they are performing.
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