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Congratulations to the top 3 winning video entries selected for the Father’s Day Video Challenge in collaboration with our Deputy Mayor Michael Thompson. Winners will enjoy a take-out dinner for 4 at one of these three participating restaurants within the Wexford Heights BIA

Winning entries:

  1. Jayden Murzello
  2. Brianna Hylton
  3. Ash Premchand

Thank you to our participating restaurants Roadhouse Wings, FV Foods, Mini-Moe’s Burgers for their support.

Fathers Day 2020 Sponsors

 

 

Father's Day Video Challenge

The health and safety of our guests, volunteers and employees is always our top priority. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 we had to cancel our 2020 Taste of Lawrence Festival. Stay tuned for more information for our 2021 Taste of Lawrence Festival!

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 16:00

 

 
 


Incredible Murals at RT Stations & Independent Projects in Scarborough

Nuit Blanche Toronto is this Saturday, September 29 in Downtown Toronto and lands in Scarborough for the first time this year! Thanks in advance for helping us to spread the word about the vibrant projects scheduled from sunset to sunrise.

 


Key event information:

  • Nuit Blanche Toronto is from 7 pm to 7 am in Downtown Toronto, Scarborough Civic Centre and Scarborough Town Centre. All free. All ages.
  • Find full program details about Scarborough projects at nbto.com.

Getting around:

  • At Scarborough Town Centre, Borough Drive will be closed between Brian Harrison Way and Town Centre Court starting at 8 pm, Saturday, September 29, until 9 am, Sunday, September 30.
  • Enjoy FREE, all-night service on Line 3 Scarborough (RT) from 7 pm on September 29 to 7 am on September 30.

Event highlights:

  • Curated by Tairone Bastien, the City-produced exhibition The things they carried has six projects in Scarborough—five murals at Scarborough Rapid Transit stations and a multipart installation sited at Scarborough Civic Centre and Yonge-Dundas Square.
    "Be sure to disembark at each station between Kennedy and Scarborough Town Centre to experience the vibrant work of five artists from Toronto’s graffiti and street-art scene," says Bastien. "The artists' large-scale murals visually translate the Tower of Babel legend and provoke a sense of wonder and surprise.”
    In addition, the exhibition has two projects in Downtown Toronto, the International Dumpling Festival with Ken Lum and On Flashing Lights with Brendan Fernandes. All projects are made possible with funding support from the Government of Ontario through Celebrate Ontario and the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.
  • Enjoy 11 Independent Projects at Scarborough Civic Centre and Scarborough Town Centre: RebirthLong Distance RelationshipRISEAfroscannedah me dhatThe Faces of ScarboroughThe Scarborough SignYou're HereAn Atlas of ScarboroughInterlacingPortrait of a Street.
  • Curated by Alyssa Fearon, the City-produced exhibition STYLL has 10 projects at Scarborough Town Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre.
 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Kennedy Station – little g

The mural little g by Javid Jah at Kennedy Station is one of the five works in the stations along the RT, created by Toronto-based artists in response to eL Seed’s multipart installation Mirrors of BabelMore...

 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Lawrence East Station – Universal Language

Universal Language is the story of one woman’s journey across a divided land and her will to overcome the borders that surround her, says artist Shalak Attack. More...

 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Ellesmere Station – Am I Okay?

Tabban Soleimani’s immersive work, Am I Okay? employs figures that tumble across multiple surfaces and text that stems from a life-altering moment in the artist's life. More...

 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Midland Station – Natural Love

Natural Love by Planta Muisca depicts an immersive jungle full of objects, figures and designs that reference the Indigenous cultural imagery of Central and South America. More...

 

Project Spotlight: Mirrors of Babel: Scarborough Centre Station – Mord'iim

Drawing the title for his mural, Mord'iim, from the Hebrew word for “rebel,” MEDIAH is deeply concerned with humankind’s experiments in the human genome, artificial intelligence and space colonization. More...

 


Be sure to experience 11 Independent Projects at Scarborough Town Centre and Scarborough Civic Centre created by cultural institutions, educational organizations, individual artists and producers.

 

Project Spotlight: Long Distance

Long Distance Relationship is an interactive, two-part light-and-shadow installation that will attempt to create relationships at remote distances by connecting participants in Downtown Toronto and in Scarborough More..

 

Project Spotlight: The Scarborough Sign

Scarborough-based multidisciplinary artist MEDIAH will paint live on the 36-foot-long Scarborough Sign to start off the evening on September 29. This street-performance-style public-art installation blurs the lines between post-graffiti art and dynamic abstraction. More...

 

Project Spotlight: Afroscanned

Afroscanned is an exploration of diversity and 3D scanning as a way to increase diverse representations of digital futures. The installation features 3D-scanned volunteers as digital avatars that are then project-mapped onto an artfully designed series of boxes. More...

 


Follow us at @NuitBlancheTO on FacebookTwitter and Instagram. You'll find project photos on Flickr and check out our highlight videos on YouTube. Use the event hashtag: #nbTO18.

Thursday, 03 May 2018 10:47

You are welcome to join us at Wednesday, May 9th from 4pm to 6pm for the launch of the 2018 Cultural Hotspot Launch at the Malvern Town Centre (31 Tapscott Rd.). To RSVP, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 416-392-1214

Monday, 26 March 2018 13:42

You're invited to our upcoming open houses! Come out to learn about the future Crosstown stations in your neighbourhood and the progress on the new Eglinton LRT.

East Open House

East At-Grade (Pharmacy - Ionview Stops) to Kennedy Station

April 11, 2018

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Centennial College Ashtonbee Campus

75 Ashtonbee Road

Room B2-11 75

Monday, 24 July 2017 16:34

Taste of Lawrence Draws Record Attendance!

Thank you to everyone who came out and enjoyed the Taste of Lawrence 2017. We were pleased to see record attendance of over 200,000 plus people at this year’s event. As Scarborough’s largest street festival it was also a wonderful opportunity to continue the celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday with many of our attractions focussing on this historic milestone. The street was filled with the aromas of an array of mouth-watering foods from across the globe, a real celebration of food, music and culture for everyone to enjoy. We are excited to get started on the planning for next year’s event as we get set to celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Taste of Lawrence!

This year was one of our most successful food events to date. There were over 50 food vendors participating at the festival this year with cuisine from the many cultures within the GTA. We have received a number of compliments and enquiries on the delicious food options that were available at the festival. I’m sure we all did a little over-indulging during the festival weekend.

Both our main and family stage had a vast array of entertainment and programming to please all ages. As part of the Canada 150 celebrations, our main stage hosted performances throughout the weekend with performers from our First Nations who put on a fantastic show for the crowd.

We would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who was part of bringing this great community event to life: Councillor Michael Thompson who founded this event and whose vision got this project off the ground, his office team, our volunteers, all of our sponsors, our title sponsor at TD Bank Group, the members of the Wexford Heights BIA, the event planners at Sphere Entertainment, our suppliers, our vendors, and all the musicians and artists who brought our stages to life. Last but not least we would like to thank everyone who came out to the event to experience Lawrence Avenue. We appreciate your presence and continued support.

Also, congratulations to the three winners of our photo contest: David Chiu, Brian B, and Mike Popelyak. Their award winning photos are display below. 

See you at Taste of Lawrence 2018!

Wednesday, 26 April 2017 07:00

Taste of Lawrence is a three-day food and cultural festival that takes place in the Wexford Heights BIA. As Scarborough’s largest street festival it boasts the most enticing flavours from every cultural community in the GTA. Locals and tourists alike come to the festival to experience the Taste firsthand as they celebrate their cultures and learn about the rich heritage of others.

The festival was founded 15 years ago by Councillor Michael Thompson and a group of community members who had a vision for attracting visitors to the vibrant community on Lawrence Ave that is now known as the Wexford Heights BIA. The first event was held in a local parking lot and attracted just over one thousand people. However, with diligence and vision from the councillor and the BIA, the festival population has grown to accept more than 200,000 people onto Lawrence Ave.

Some notable attractions:

  • Exceptional International Food Options! This is the place to be for a FOODIE! 
  • Over 130 street vendors.
  • Midway rides and amusements on the street for family fun! 
  • 2 fully functional live entertainment stages with headlining entertainment!
  • Constant support from Ward 37 Councillor Michael Thompson provides excellent opportunities for community engagement.
  • Volunteer opportunities! Constantly engaging youth from local schools, and other community members. 
  • A true world festival. People of all cultures participate in the event.

Festival Details are as Follows:

Date: July 7, 8, and 9, 2017 
Location: Lawrence Ave. E. from Warden Ave. to Birchmount Rd.
Times:

  • Friday July 7. 6pm-11pm 
  • Saturday July 8. 11am-11pm 
  • Sunday July 9. 11am-7pm

FREE ADMISSION

Taste of Lawrence