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The Cecilia String Quartet. Image courtesy of the Harbourfront Centre.
Today’s Urban Planner revolves around sights, sounds, and love: an installation evokes the feeling of being at Niagara Falls; a French Canadian unveils her painting collection about love; a string quartet performs the Labours of Love from Mozart to Piazzolla; and there is still plenty to see, hear, and love at the Fringe Festival.
ART: Type Books presents Niagara File, a project by Ian Phillips, part of the Platform Series of window installations and artist lectures. Artists Grant Heaps, Alexx Boisjoli, and Sonja Ahlers will transform the Type Books Queen Street storefront into a scene from Niagara Falls, with quilted falls, porcelain barrels, and, strangely enough, bunnies. A companion exhibit, A Tour Under the Falls, by Thomas Blanchard and Ian Phillips will feature photos and projections evoking the feeling of being at the Falls. The opening reception with artists in attendance takes place tonight and the exhibits run until July 31. Type Books (883 Queen Street West), 6 p.m., FREE.
ART: Former teacher Sophie Moisan quit her job to become a full-time painter, and her whimsical narrative images have been quite a success, with her artwork being displayed internationally, in Paris and Switzerland, in the fall. The opening reception for her first solo exhibition outside her home province of Quebec, entitled Love, is tonight, with the artist in attendance . The exhibition runs until July 25. Gladstone Hotel (1214 Queen Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.
MUSIC: Classical sounds will float through the air when the award-winning Cecilia String Quartet performs their program Labours of Love: Visionary works for string quartet, from Mozart to Piazzolla as part of this year’s Summer Music in the Garden series. This set will consist of Mozart’s Quartet in G Major, K. 387, Beethoven’s Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135, and Four for Tango by Astor Piazzolla. Toronto Music Garden, (475 Queens Quay West), 7 p.m., FREE.
FRINGE: Want to see our picks from this year’s Fringe? Check out Torontoist‘s 2011 Fringe cheat sheet and map to find the best of the shows we’ve seen so far.