Urban Planner: August 8, 2008
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Urban Planner: August 8, 2008

FESTIVAL: Toronto’s annual Taste of the Danforth festival returns tonight and runs until Sunday. Along with the usual smorgasbord of excellent Greek food come expected crowds of over 500,000, and a healthy serving of ambivalence. Danforth Avenue from Broadview Avenue to Jones Avenue, 6 p.m., FREE.
INTERNET: Inspired by last year’s mass YouTube community gathering in New York, the Ontario Science Centre is holding Canada’s first large-scale YouTube meetup. Besides the usual attractions at the Science Centre, visitors can also enjoy outdoor fun, including an open mic stage for acoustic performers and the immense pleasure of watching internet drama turn into real life drama. The event is hosted by Rogers TV’s The Conventioneers. Ontario Science Centre (770 Don Mills Road), 7 p.m., $20.
ART: Visual artists from across Canada were approached to each submit an original design for a one inch button. Of those submissions, fifty were chosen to display at this year’s third annual One Inch Punch: The Button Show. Buttons will be for sale in random packages of five, and trading is encouraged in case you don’t get the pin you want. Lennox Contemporary Gallery (12 Ossington Avenue), 8 p.m., FREE.
ART: The Whippersnapper Gallery is having an opening reception tonight for their new showcase, Everything Taken. The exhibit features works by Jimmy Palfero, Heli Prajapati, Johan Hallberg-Campbell, and Jade Lee Portelli. For more information about the showcase, visit the Whippersnapper Gallery’s website. Whippersnapper Gallery (587A College Street), 7 p.m., FREE.
Photo by gerrychu from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.