Building Up Together 2017 featuring new work by Jen Pilles and Jeremy McCormick of Akin Lansdowne

You are invited to join us on Saturday, April 22, 2017, from 7:30 - 11:30 pm at the Centre for Social Innovation Annex, in Toronto for Building Up Together 2017!

Building Up Together 2017 is the first annual fundraiser event for Building Up, a non-profit social enterprise that trains and employs Torontonians with barriers to employment to install energy and water efficient retrofits in Toronto’s low-income housing buildings.

The event will feature delicious food and drink, entertainment, live music, speakers, a raffle and a silent auction of unique artwork on toilet seats, lids and toilets by local Toronto artists including Jen Pilles and Jeremy McCormick of Akin Lansdowne.

About Building Up:
Building Up is a non-profit contractor that provides training and employment in the trades to those who need it most. They provide a mix of on-the-job training and off-site workshops that give trainees the technical skills they will need to pursue a career in the trades as well as the personal support that they will need to maintain it. Building Up seeks a Toronto where people with barriers to employment have an opportunity to fight their communities' social and environmental issues with economically viable solutions.

Upcoming Artwalks and Exhibitions from The Artists' Network!

Lots of great events coming up from our friends at The Artists' Network.  See below for details or follow them on Facebook for updates and more!

My Canada - Tribute to Canada 150
April 3-17 / Art Square Gallery

How will you celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday? What does Canada mean to you? The Artist’ Network is holding an exhibition that celebrates everything Canadian! Reception: Wednesday April 5th


Riverdale Artwalk
June 3-4 / Jimmy Simpson Park

Riverdale ArtWalk is a free two-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists in Jimmie Simpson Park in Toronto’s flourishing Queen East arts district.

Artwalk in the Square 2017
August 18-20 / CF Shops at Don Mills

ArtWalk in the Square will be a three-day, public fine art exhibition showcasing established and emerging artists at the CF Shops at Don Mills.

About the Artists' Network
The Artists’ Network is a membership-based organization dedicated to supporting visual artists in their business practice. They promote development and entrepreneurship of artists by organizing educational seminars, offering networking opportunities, providing business tools and developing exhibition opportunities. They work with the individual artist, the community and arts organizations, as well as the private sector and all levels of government to promote the arts.