Category: Heritage

McMichael Concert Series

McMichael Concert Series Returns with Lineup of Canada’s Top Jazz Performers

The McMichael Concert Series returns this fall with an eclectic lineup of top Canadian jazz musicians, including three of the country’s most engaging female vocalists—Florence K, Barbra Lica, and Emilie-Claire Barlow—followed by a special concert entitled Arabian Nights, inspired by the upcoming exhibition Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse and featuring a fusion Read More

The Binder Twine Festival

The Binder Twine Festival, held annually the first Saturday after Labour Day in Kleinberg, Ontario, located just outside of Vaughan, marks the beginning of the harvest fair season across Southern Ontario. The Origins The Binder Twine Festival originated in the 19th century, when farmers would come into the communities for twine to bind sheaves of Read More

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Visual Art Centre of Clarington Hosts George Raab’s Into the Woods Exhibit

One of Canada’s premier printmakers, George Raab has a distinctive style that combines intaglio printmaking with photography and watercolour painting to create haunting and evocative images of his favourite natural landscapes. His work brings a fresh perspective on Ontario’s wilderness and countryside to global audiences. For this, George has won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize for Prints at the prestigious Read More

Sunset at Cape Dorset Harbour

CONTACT Photography Festival: Arctic Exposure

Arctic Exposure: Photographs of Canada’s North May 3 to June 1, 2014 Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection with Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Curated by Sharona Adamowicz-Clements and Bonnie Rubenstein   Canadian identity is strongly tied to the North, yet impressions of this vast, remote, and desolate place have largely been formed through the Read More

Leaskdale, Lucy Maud, and a Labor of Love

As a young girl growing up in Nova Scotia, I can’t remember a time when I didn’t know about Anne of Green Gables, my famous fictional neighbour in adjacent Prince Edward Island. Like many Canadian children, Anne’s misadventures punctuated my childhood and her enchanting, imaginative spirit was a motivating factor behind many of my own Read More

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Sounds of Music in Unionville

There’s nothing like an awesome summer night enjoying a fantastic meal on a patio, a walk along small intimate shops, some gourmet ice cream for dessert and an outdoor concert to top it all off. This is the scene in the historic village of Unionville, Ontario. I love exploring small towns and villages close to Read More

Easter at the Farm

In Central Counties we believe Easter shouldn’t just be about chocolate. It’s a great time of year to explore our region’s agricultural landscapes and get the kids excited about being outdoors. Easter at the farm means meeting the animals, going on tractor wagon rides, meeting the Easter Bunny and generally having fun. Remember, farms can Read More