StreetARToronto 2016 Program Information Session


The City of Toronto's StreetARToronto (StART) program is embarking on its 5th year! StART is a proactive program that aims to support, and increase awareness of street art throughout the city. StART's mission is to see Toronto as a 'living work of art' by creating partnerships (between the City, residents, businesses, and the creative community), reducing graffiti vandalism, encouraging civic discussion about public art, using art to foster place making, and providing grants, materials, and mentorship opportunities.

StART will be holding the following 4 information sessions highlighting what to expect for this year's programs (updated guidelines, deadlines, etc.):

Downtown Toronto
Monday, January 18, 2016 from 3:30-6 pm
Location: The Drake Hotel (1150 Queen St West, Toronto, ON M6J 1J3)

Monday, January 25, 2016 from 4-6 pm
Location: Y+ contemporary (1345 Morningside Ave, Unit 15, Toronto ON M1B 5K3)

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 3-5 pm
Location: Arts Etobicoke (4893A Dundas St W, Toronto, ON M9A 1B5)

North York
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 from 3-5 pm
Location: Toronto Centre for the Arts (5040 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M2N 6R8)

If you are an artist or non-profit arts/community organization interested in creating street art projects in the city, this is the time to learn more! Help spread the word and get involved in StART's exciting 2016 opportunities!

Please RSVP to an information session (specifying the session you will be attending) by email to

More information about StART is available at:


Akin Collective X Drake Hotel: Gallery Crawl

Join Akin Collective for an afternoon of contemporary gallery tours, talks and beers.

The group will meet at Akin Collective: 444 Dufferin Street, Unit E at 12:00PM for

FREE Kronenbourg tall cans

before heading for special tours at the following galleries:


Paul Petro Contemporary


Angell Gallery

Katharine Mulherin

The Hop will end with a VIP tour of the Drake Hotel's current exhibition and permanent collection with curator Mia Nielsen.

Join us afterwards in the Drake's North Lounge. $4 Mill Street pints! Bring you friends!

All are welcome.

Can't join the group until later? Call and see where we are at: 647-883-8295.


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May 12: 7:00-10:00pm
The Drake Hotel- 1150 Queen Street West
North Lounge

AKIN Collective and The Drake Hotel are pleased to present a free night of short films and documentaries!

Following each screening there will be a short Q&A with the directors and then stick around for drinks!


Simone Estrin's A Shift in the Landscape sheds light on the controversy surrounding the endangered Richard Serra sculpture in nearby King City, Ontario.

Caitlin Durlak's Persistence of Vision tells the collaborative story of experimental film maker Lorne Marin, who began to lose his sight.

Matt Greenwood's stunning short, All Your Changes Have Been Lost explores multiple realities through manipulated Akira Kurosawa film footage.

Randall Okita's Portrait as a Random Act of Violence reflects the varying dimensions of our own personalities.

“Silhouettes and Signals”: A Danielle Meder Fashion Lecture at The Drake

Akin Collective Member Danielle Meder!



How has sex, politics, money, youth, class and even taste shaped the silhouette? In a special performative lecture combining live fashion sketching on the iPad, fashion illustrator Danielle Meder presents a talk delving into the makings of fashion trends just before the official kick-off of World MasterCard Fashion Week.
Danielle Meder is a fashion illustrator specializing in live runway sketching and exquisite designer paper dolls. Sketching at fashion weeks in New York, Paris and London, using both traditional and digital media, she has developed a spontaneous, elegant style in the tradition of Joe Eula and Kenneth Paul Block. Her live runway sketches have appeared in Women's Wear Daily and FLARE, and she has been photographed in the act of drawing at fashion shows by The Sartorialist and The New York Times. Her paper dolls have been commissioned by New York Magazine, Bloomingdale's, and The Hudson's Bay Company.
  • Venue: The Drake Hotel- Underground. 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto.
  • Cover: $10
  • Time: March 16, 2014, 2 p.m.
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