Turn South to Visit the Idea of North

Some Summer Art!

But first, about last week:

Last year, three of us visited TD Bank’s Gallery of Inuit Art. I knew we had to go back. And Sunday was Nunavut Day! So a larger group gathered this time, and walked south to see this beautiful Centennial collection of Inuit carved sculpture. A subtly lit open mezzanine houses most of the exhibition. Tough to photograph, as the pieces are all in glass cases. But we loved the seals and goddesses and caribou and family scenes. The soapstone and whale bone. The expressions of everyday life, and of mythology – sometimes in the same piece. This gallery is an unsung wonder – no one I’ve mentioned it to has heard of it! Mind you, I also discovered it by fluke. It’s definitely worth a visit. It’s open every day. It’s free. Oh dear, maybe I am saying too much! If you are interested in sculpture, Inuit culture, northern life, slightly rough-and-rounded beauty… you should just go. Good idea!

Here’s the post about our previous visit to this gallery.

And, below, a few photos from last Sunday’s great walk. Thanks all, for a wonderful morning.

Click on any image for larger files, in carousel slide-show.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

I’ll see you at the Y at 9:00, as usual.  Wear comfortable shoes! We’re going back to the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibition (TOAE) for their 56th display at City Hall. We’ll walk down to Nathan Phillips Square and agree upon a time and place to check in again. After that, of course, if you want to stay even longer and enjoy even more objects of beauty and wonder… great! If you are joining us at City Hall, arriving by transit, please be in touch, so we can plan our arrival meeting.

You may want a sunhat or an umbrella. Or both! Check the forecast that morning. The comfortable shoe suggestion is serious. On a sunny day, the square gets incredibly hot, under foot. But it is definitely worth the wandering. A wonderful annual tradition. Some of us may take transit home. We’ll discuss return plans in detail, as we’re walking.


Save the date! A Wednesday theatre afternoon in Guildwood Park, in two weeks! I mention this now so you can consider and plan ahead. And get your own ticket, online. Don’t worry, I’ll remind you again! We plan to see “She Stoops to Conquer” – an Oliver Goldsmith play. If you are curious about the drama and want to read up a bit, you might start here.

Our trip east to the play, and a brief walk in the park: 02 August. Please save that afternoon.

Go here to purchase your ticket. The matinée performance is $10. ($11.34 total) Choose the Wednesday 02 August 2:00 p.m. performance, if you’ll join us.

Then, think about a tasty picnic lunch to bring. And maybe a blanket for comfy lawn sitting.

What’s next? Our FOURTH anniversary of walking! Congratulations, everyone. Yes, let’s celebrate.

In a few weeks, let’s toast our success over afternoon tea, at Montgomery’s Inn. We shall plan that soon!

See you Sunday morning for the TOAE!

You’re just finding WestWalking for the first time?!

Welcome. You really should walk with us!
See you in the morning!

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