BIG on Bloor Festival
July 20, 2019
The Festival aims to increase opportunities for marginalized creatives, while exploring what it means for artists to serve communities, and for communities to value artists. We hope you enjoy the car-free opening and the weeklong activations of ArtSite X Bloordale.
Situated along the most culturally diverse street in Canada, bloordale is home to small businesses and artists, which we celebrate at the twelfth big on bloor festival.
ArtSite x Bloordale is a series of large scale site-specific works curated by Festival Director, Darren Leu. Familiar Bloordale locations encourage visitors to engage with them differently through installations, creating a dialogue on how while artists may serve the community, communities need to value artists and all their contributions to the quality of living in cities.
BIG on Bloor takes place on land that is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and the Mississaugas of the Credit River. an agreement between the Haudenosaunee and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations, known as the Dish With One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, was to share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island call Toronto home and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in and with the community, on this territory.