We may not be able to traditionally enjoy all that autumn in Toronto usually has to offer, but many events have adapted to our new normal. See below for a breakdown of what’s happening around town this fall season.
Toronto International Film Festival
Though TIFF has just wrapped up it’s final few viewings in Toronto, and it’s been a very different kind of viewing experience this year. For those lucky enough to get tickets, in-cinema seats were available with the promise of being physically distanced. In addition, there were options for at-home viewings and drive-in movie screenings. For more information about TIFF screenings, please visit their website.
What is usually the free event of the season, Nuit Blanche is still set to take place, but like others, in a new format. On October 3 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. art lovers can revel in the contemporary pieces from the comfort of their homes, as Nuit Blanche will be online for 2020. The theme, The Space Between Us focuses on connections and sharing of knowledge. The event with its highly relevant theme will surely be an interesting one to check out.
Art Toronto 2020
Canada’s largest art fair, Art Toronto, reopens this fall and will take place from October 8 till November 6. The event will be held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, but like many other events, there will also be an online presence that includes virtual exhibitions, talks, tours and so much more. The online aspect will allow for the opportunity to virtually showcase art and culture from across Canada. Check their website for more details.
One exhibition that stood out to us is We Have Done Enough by the Nia Centre for the Arts. The moving piece designed by artist Anique Jordan is a 21-ft art installation that encapsulates a love letter to black people and challenges the viewer to consider the battles and the never-ending fight for liberation.
Whatever events you choose to take part in this season, please remember to take precautions and put your safety first.