Sunday August 12th, 1pm - 5pm
Presented by Art Spin in Partnership with Sidewalk Labs
We’re thrilled to set sail and try something new for Art Spin, trading in our bikes for the historic tall ship Kajama. This tour will take our audience across Toronto’s inner harbour, around the beautiful islands, and a rare foray into the waterways of the Port Lands.
We are excited to be partnering with Sidewalk Labs to present this unique event. Our inspiring conversations about the use of the waterfront have led us to consider the water itself as a programmable space as well as notions of play and animation in Toronto’s inner harbour. This is the perfect opportunity to draw a connection between our organizations and create an experiential, temporary, and shared art experience across an under-utilized city space.
As part of the thrill and mystery of the Art Spin experience, specific details about the programming will be kept secret until the day of the event. We invite you to trust the curators and allow yourselves to be surprised by both the creative programming and the unusual spaces to which they lead you, however we can’t help but to tease you with a few details. From the sides of the boat, you may come across art installations on land, performative interventions on water, and quizzical messages in the sky, plus an extra piece of programming presented by The Toronto Biennial of Art. Inspired by our waterfront surroundings, this tour will explore a range of ideas around forced migration, the natural vs. re-naturalized waterways, and the fate of industry in the Port Lands.
We are excited to be joined yet again by our emcee and trumpeter extraordinaire Michael Louis Johnson, as well as DJ General Eclectic who will be sure to keep the wind in our sails between the various art projects.
ABOUT THIS TOUR:
The tour will take place on Sunday August 12th. Board the Kajama at 235 Queens Quay W, the boat is docked directly south of the Power Plant and Harbourfront Centre buildings. Boarding begins at 1pm and the boat leaves at 1:30pm sharp. The tour will return to land around 5pm. There will be a cash bar on board the Kajama, no outside alcohol is permitted, and complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served. Alternately, get your day started early with a group ride to the boat! See all the info below.
GROUP RIDE & VISIT TO 307:
While we are trading in our bikes for a boat for this Sunday’s event, in the true spirit of Art Spin we encourage you to ride your bike to this tour – better yet, join us for a group ride from 307, the experimental workshop in Quayside of our presenting partners for this tour, Sidewalk Labs.
The visit to 307 and group ride to the Kajama are a special FREE addition to your boat tour ticket, in fact even if you couldn’t get a boat tour ticket you should join us! Sidewalk Labs will be opening up shop at 307 early, just for us, so be sure to join us anytime after 11:00am to learn more about their projects, prototypes, and creative ideas that might become part of a future neighbourhood. There will be staff on hand to answer any burning questions you have about Sidewalk Labs and Quayside. Plus they have delicious food vendors in their Market 307 area, so it’s a perfect place to grab a bite.
Meet at 307 Lake Shore Blvd. E and explore Sidewalk Labs experimental workshop and displays
Sunday August 12th
Between 11:00 am - 12:45 pm
Ride leaves at 12:45 pm sharp for the Kajama Tall Ship
Bring your bike!
Tickets for this event are now sold out! They sold out in record time, apologies for those who were not able to get one, and thank you all for supporting this event. Ticket holders must sign the attached waiver before boarding the boat, please see it here.
WHAT TO BRING:
As this is a rain or shine event we recommend being prepared for both. Bring a light rain jacket and sunscreen. While we are serving hors d’oeuvres on board you are welcome to bring snacks and water if you like. If you are joining us for the group ride and the visit to 307 before the tour, be sure to bring your bike and lock.
While Art Spin events often operate with a rain date this tour is an exception. Due to the many complications and expenses that arise when working on water, this event will be rain or shine., but not to worry, the boat does have extensive covering for both rain and shade, as well as, a lounge below-deck. Please note, we will not be able to refund tickets due to inclement weather, please come prepared for rain or shine.
NOTES ON ACCESSIBILITY:
This event is partially accessible. There is a ramp available to board the Kajama, however folks using a wheelchair may require assistance boarding this ramp, as it extends from the boat to the mainland and can shift with the waves. Unfortunately washrooms on the boat are downstairs and are not accessible. If you have further questions about the physical accessibility of this event and venue, please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our best to assist.
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. Special thank you to our presenting partner for this tour, Sidewalk Labs, with additional programming presented by The Toronto Biennial of Art.