Every Friday, Torontoist provides a not-so-scientific roundup of the best people, places and things to check out over the weekend. The result: The Big Five.
We’re extremely fortunate in Toronto to have a vibrant network of more than 1,600 (for real) public parks. Hosted by Park People, this year’s summit focuses on the theme of “inspiration from across Canada” and will feature a panel discussion with representatives from urban park groups across the country. A community showcase will also profile innovative projects happening right here at home, concluding with a tour of Regent Park.
A showcase of two throat singers—Radik Tyulyush of Mongolia and the hugely buzzed-about Polaris prize–winnning Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq—concludes with live accompaniment for a screening of the silent film Nanook of the North (1922).
Montreal multimedia artist Walter Scott (maybe best known to some for his serialized cartoon, Wendy, in Hazlitt magazine) presents the next chapter in his semi-autobiographical untitled narrative that has taken the form of comics, sculpture, performance, and watching Paramore videos from a mattress on the floor.
Deemed “Best Comedy Duo” at the L.A. Comedy Festival, the Templeton Philharmonic is composed of writers and performers Gwynne Phillips and Briana Templeton, who describe their off-kilter sketch comedy style as “delectably surreal” and “peppered with interpretive dance,” which sounds about right. Also: hilarious.
They play, you sing. It’s that simple, folks.