ART SPIN TOUR
SEPTEMBER 16th, 3pm
Join us for an Art Spin tour on the Toronto Islands on Sunday September 16th! Following our boat tour on the Kajama tall ship in August, we’re returning to our trusted bikes for an Art Spin classic: a bicycle-led art tour with curated projects in unique spaces.
To keep a sense of adventure on every Art Spin tour, we only reveal specific programming details the day-of the event. You’ll have to trust our curators, and allow yourselves to be guided through the tour with surprises along the way, both through our commissioned projects and through the special sites that we curate. This is our first time programming any projects on the Toronto Islands, and we’re so excited to traverse this magical park, particularly since we, and any many other events, had to cancel last year due to the flooding. Audiences can expect a series of site-specific art performances, music, dance, and installations, across unexpected corners of the islands. We’ll finish off the event at Artscape Gibraltar Point to celebrate the last days of summer weather.
The final stop and afterparty for the Art Spin tour will be at Artscape Gibraltar Point, a secluded and magical venue by the water where we’ll have food, drink, art installations, performances, and we’ll finish under the stars by dancing the night away. We’re excited to have a live performance by Bruno Capinan as an encore from our last event, as well as the contagious sounds of electro-pop duo Ice Cream co-presented by our friends at CDR Toronto, and choice selections by DJ General Eclectic that will carry us away into the evening. Can’t join the bike tour? No problem, come to the after party! Join us at Artscape Gibraltar Point any time from 6pm - 9pm to enjoy some time with us on the islands.
Art Spin’s Islands tour check-in begins at 2pm on Sunday, September 16th on Ward’s Island, and the tour leaves at 3pm sharp. Just walk straight from the Ward’s Island Ferry docks to find us on the lawn, just east of the Island Cafe. We recommend taking an earlier boat to the islands to arrive on time, and be sure to arrive before we leave at 3pm to check-in with your ticket. We will be sending detailed ferry schedules to all ticket holders prior to the event.
Tickets ($10) must be purchased in advance online before the start of the event. Tickets are limited so be sure to get yours before they run out! Children 12 and under ride free. Please note that tickets do not include the price of the ferry or a water taxi to the islands.
The tour starts at 3pm sharp, and you can check-in anytime after 2pm. We suggest taking an earlier ferry – enjoy a full day on the island, go for lunch at the Island Cafe, and then meet up with us and check-in before we leave at 3pm. Ferries are busy on a Sunday, and we will not be waiting for anyone who misses a boat and arrives late. Please note that the ferries will be running on the fall schedule found here. Ferry tickets are $7.87 return per adult, and we highly recommend purchasing them online beforehand to avoid the lineups at the ferry terminal, you can simply scan the ticket from your mobile device. You can bring your bike on the ferry, however they do have limited space which is one of the reasons we recommend coming early.
There are multiple water taxi options that dock between Yonge St. and Lower Spadina Ave. Tickets are $10 per person each way, and you are able to bring a bicycle on board. Read this article to learn more about the different water taxi options.
For the safety and enjoyment of our audience, Art Spin is a fair-weather event. Our official rain date for the September 16th tour is Sunday September 23rd. Ticket holders will be notified the day before in case of any rescheduling due to weather.
NOTES ON ACCESSIBILITY:
Unfortunately this event is not accessible as bicycles are required to participate. Our next event in October, Holding Patterns is accessible, and we look forward to hosting you there.
Thank you to all of our volunteers, partners, collaborators and supporters who make Art Spin possible. Art Spin gratefully acknowledges the generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council.