Pro­mot­ing the arts in North York

James Paster­nak Ward 10 Coun­cil­lor

Bayview Post - - News -

One of my pri­or­i­ties when I came into of­fice was to grow the arts and cul­ture in our lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

There are so many amaz­ingly tal­ented artists in our neigh­bour­hoods that are sim­ply look­ing for an op­por­tu­nity to shine. Un­for­tu­nately for too long the ma­jor­ity of cul­tural fund­ing was di­rected into the down­town core. I am happy to say that this is start­ing to change given how many ex­cit­ing free cul­tural events are hap­pen­ing in Ward 10 this sum­mer.

Earl Bales Park con­tin­ues to be a hub of cul­tural pro­gram­ming with free live mu­sic ev­ery Tues­day evening at 7 p.m. un­til Aug. 22. Free fam­ily movies are back out­doors on the big screen in the park am­phithe­atre on Aug. 10, 16, 24 and 30 start­ing at 8:30 p.m. Plus Arts in the Park events are hap­pen­ing in Earl Bales again this sum­mer.

Visit www.james­paster­nak.ca for a com­plete sched­ule of all the pro­gram­ming in the park.

The Taste of Manila street fes­ti­val re­turns for its fourth year on Aug. 19 and 20, at Bathurst and Wil­son, cel­e­brat­ing the food, mu­sic and cul­ture of Toronto’s Filipino com­mu­nity.

We will also be cel­e­brat­ing the new play­ground and other im­prove­ments made in Irv Chap­ley Park with a com­mu­nity fes­ti­val on Aug. 27 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the park. Join us for mu­sic, food and fun.

Th­ese are a just a few of the great events hap­pen­ing in Ward 10, and if you have an idea for a pro­ject, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact my of­fice any time at 416392-1371.

There is free live mu­sic at Earl Bales Park ev­ery Tues­day un­til Aug. 22

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