What's On

July 12, 13, 14 at Nathan Phillips Square

Toronto Outdoor Art Fair has an exciting list of programs planned for visitors of all ages!

Over three art-filled days in July, we invite all members of the public to listen to compelling talks, take an expert-led tour, experience larger than life art installations, or relax in a craft beer garden and enjoy one of our many performances – all for free.

Art Talks       Art Tours       Installations & Performances       The Cascading Beer Garden       Family Fun

Friday, July 12

ArtLove Envoy Walkabout

w/ Tiffany Pratt, ArtLove Envoy

10:15am | Free

Art Tour @ Budding Art Buyers, Family Zone

Follow the magnetic Tiffany Pratt, Toronto’s celebrated designer and personality, as she explores the Fair and showers the artists and makers with love. 
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I LOVE ART

w/ Tiffany Pratt, ArtLove Envoy

1pm | Free

Art Talk @ The Partial Lounge

Be prepared to be swept away by Tiffany Pratt’s contagious energy and her passion for art. Her and undeniable warmth and sparkle will convince you of the power of art to change and re-imagine your everyday life. 
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Home Birth, Artist Talk

w/ Chason Yeboah, artist

2pm | Free

Art Talk @ Zone E, next to The Archer

Listen to Chason as she speaks passionately of how she uses crochet art in her installation of Home Birth and welcomes us to engage in challenging conversations about body-positivity, acceptance and social awareness around gender norms. 
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Who, What Wear-able Art

w/ Robert Mitchell, OCAD U Assistant Professor of Material Art & Design

3pm | Free

Art Tour @ Info Hub

Join a tour of some outstanding jewellery artists at the Fair to learn more about the complexity and design process of this art form.
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Musical Performance by Pantayo

5pm | Free

Performance @ The Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewing Co.

Hear Pantayo, Toronto’s all-women lo-fi R&B gong punk queer collective, as they engulf the stage in the sounds of kulintang traditions of the Southern Philippines and synth-based electro grooves. 
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Awards Ceremony

Opening Remarks & Awards Presentation

5:30pm | Free

Ceremony @ The Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewing Co.

Celebrate TOAF's extraordinary and best artists of the fair as we announce the 2019 recipients of $40,00 cash and in-kind awards. 
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Saturday, July 13

Fair Top Awards

w/ anahita azrahimi, Executive & Creative Director of TOAF

11am | Free

Art Tour @ Info Hub

Meet 2019 Top Award Winners and get the inside scoop on what makes these artists and their work truly exceptional. 
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Making Magic

w/ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

11am | Free

Family Fun @ Family Zone

Explore turning shapes into animals, people, and objects to create mini illustrations of magical worlds in this art making Power Kids workshop for young ones (adults welcome too). 
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Emerging Artists to Watch at TOAF

w/ Flavio Belli, Curator & TOAF Judge

12pm | Free

Art Tour @ Info Hub

Get to know the next generation of TOAF artists who are demonstrating exceptional talent in pushing the boundaries of their art forms. 
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Making Magic

w/ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

12:30pm | Free

Family Fun @ Family Zone

Explore turning shapes into animals, people, and objects to create mini illustrations of magical worlds in this art making Power Kids workshop for young ones (adults welcome too). 
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I Want It!

w/ Taiga Lipson, Curator & Writer, Olga Korper Gallery

1:30pm | Free

Family Fun @ Budding Art Buyers, Family Zone

Come for an exclusive chat for kids 14 and under! Taiga shares secrets from the memories of her art-filled early years. Looking at art is as exciting as seeing a toy you really want for your birthday or making a new friend! 
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Glaciology

by Anandam Dance Theatre

2pm | Free

Performance @ The Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewing Co.

Immerse yourself in this movement installation of a human glacier in an urban landscape. Glaciology evokes the permanent effects of human and ecological conflicts throughout centuries. 
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Making Magic

w/ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

2pm | Free

Family Fun @ Family Zone

Explore turning shapes into animals, people, and objects to create mini illustrations of magical worlds in this art making Power Kids workshop for young ones (adults welcome too). 
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Wag the Doug: Doug Ford vs The Arts

Presented by Canadaland

3:15pm | Free

Art Talk @ The Partial Lounge

Tune into a LIVE TAPING of Wag the Doug! A discussion on the impact of Doug Ford’s policies on the arts and culture in Ontario — and maybe, just maybe, figure out which art he actually likes... 
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Glaciology

By Anandam Dance Theatre

4:30pm | Free

Performance @ The Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewing Co.

Immerse yourself in this movement installation of a human glacier in an urban landscape. Glaciology evokes the permanent effects of human and ecological conflicts throughout centuries. 
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Glimpsing the Future: Focus on Emerging Artists

w/ Joshua Heuman, Curator of Education & Public Programs, The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

5pm | Free

Art Talk @ The Partial Lounge

Meet some of Toronto's diverse, innovative and emerging artists under 35. A fast-paced, dynamic and fun presentation. 
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Sunday, July 14

Fair Top Awards

w/ Taiga Lipson, Curator & Writer, Olga Korper Gallery

11am | Free

Art Tour @ Info Hub

Meet 2019 Top Award Winners and get the inside scoop on what makes these artists and their work truly exceptional. 
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Making Magic

w/ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

11am | Free

Family Fun @ Family Zone

Explore turning shapes into animals, people, and objects to create mini illustrations of magical worlds in this art making Power Kids workshop for young ones (adults welcome too). 
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Juror's Picks

w/ Robyn Wilcox, Head of Programming, DesignTO

12pm | Free

Art Tour @ Info Hub

Hop on a tour to meet the innovative artists whose work stood out to our jurors during the selection process of the 2019 artist roster. 
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Making Magic

w/ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

12:30pm | Free

Family Fun @ Family Zone

Explore turning shapes into animals, people, and objects to create mini illustrations of magical worlds in this art making Power Kids workshop for young ones (adults welcome too). 
Read More

I Want It!

w/ Taiga Lipson, Curator & Writer, Olga Korper Gallery

1:30pm | Free

Family Fun @ Budding Art Buyers, Family Zone

Come for an exclusive chat for kids 14 and under! Taiga shares secrets from the memories of her art-filled early years. Looking at art is as exciting as seeing a toy you really want for your birthday or making a new friend! 
Read More 

Glaciology

By Anandam Dance Theatre

2pm | Free

Performance @ The Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewing Co.

Immerse yourself in this movement installation of a human glacier in an urban landscape. Glaciology evokes the permanent effects of human and ecological conflicts throughout centuries. 
Read More 

Making Magic

w/ The Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery

2pm | Free

Family Fun @ Family Zone

Explore turning shapes into animals, people, and objects to create mini illustrations of magical worlds in this art making Power Kids workshop for young ones (adults welcome too). 
Read More

Art: Unwalled

w/ Robin Mckenna, director & producer of The Gift; David Ward, artist & founder of New Regionalism Project; moderated by Jenn Goodwin, dance artist & producer at Nuit Blanche

3pm | Free

Art Talk @ The Partial Lounge

Let’s discuss how art can act as a mouthpiece, peace-maker, and communicator of ideas and social change in a world spiked with cultural, linguistic, and ideological barriers. 
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Glaciology

By Anandam Dance Theatre

4:00pm | Free

Performance @ The Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewing Co.

Immerse yourself in this movement installation of a human glacier in an urban landscape. Glaciology evokes the permanent effects of human and ecological conflicts throughout centuries. 
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Ongoing Activations

 

When you are not visiting artists’ booths, take a moment to check out one of the ongoing interactive exhibits and family activities we have planned to educate and entertain.

Home Birth

By Chason Yeboah, artist

Installation @ Zone E, Next to The Archer

Enter into a portal of comfort and acceptance. Walk through a gateway to a constructed Womb; participants are invited to lay down and experience a Home Birth and to interact with the sculptures in tandem. 
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Budding Art Buyers

Designed by Tiffany Pratt

@ Booth 12, Family Zone

No adults allowed! This magical space is designed by our ArtLove Envoy, Tiffany Pratt, and for young art collectors ONLY! TOAF artists have donated small artworks available only to young art lovers 14 years old and under. 
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CMYK Geodesic Sphere

By Jonathon Anderson Studio

@ The Cascading Beer Garden by Henderson Brewing Co.

Let your visual perception be dazzled with this larger-than-life sculpture.
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StreetARToronto Photography Exhibition

By StreetARToronto

@ Info Hub

See a selection of street art by Indigenous Artists and StART murals which have transformed Toronto’s public streets, laneways and parks into a city-wide art gallery.
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StreetARToronto Live Painting

By StreetARToronto

@ Info Hub

Watch an action-packed live painting performance by some of Toronto’s beloved graffiti artists courtesy of our friends at StreetARToronto.
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The Partial Lounge

By Partial Gallery, Programming Partners of TOAF

@ Student / Family Zone

Invigorate for an art-filled day surrounded by artist tents. The Partial Lounge is a shipping container by our Programming Partners, Partial, transformed into an emerging art space for visitors to convene and engage with TOAF’s Art Talks and programming, in the heart of the fair.