For ten days this June, Toronto will welcome the world to our city—a city that’ll be bursting with queer-positive cultural events, including musical performances by the likes of Tegan & Sara, special theatrical presentations by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and many more, visual art exhibitions, parties, and of course, the various annual Pride parades. All the official events are listed on the World Pride 2014 website (though we’ll also be keeping our eyes open for a few unofficial events we think readers might appreciate).
A three-day festival of music, dance, theatre, and more, the Indigenous Arts Festival takes place this weekend at Fort York, hosted by the Mississaugas of New Credit. The performances include a workshop presentation of Article 11′s Ministry of Grace, by playwright Tara Beagan; The Honouring, by Kaha:wi Dance Theatre; and a concert by Kinnie Starr.
Many of the panels at this three-day symposium on the topic of Urban Transformations along St. Clair Avenue are invite-only, but there are some public highlights too, including an opening-night keynote talk by Ed Keenan, senior editor at The Grid and author of Some Great Idea. There’s also a public walk on Sunday, June 22, that will look at St. Clair West’s historical significance.