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Toronto: What’s happening (virtually) on the Bloor Street Culture Corridor in July

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Happy Summer! Enjoy these wonderful arts and culture offerings from the comfort of your home.

The Music Gallery

At a time we can't get together in person, here is a chance for everyone to relive events which brought people together in unique and unusual ways. The Music Gallery is very happy to announce they will now bring you a re-watch of some of the most exciting performances and fascinating dialogues put forward at the Music Gallery! Featuring a rewatch of SlowPitchSound's performance from MG Remixed 2016 (co-presented with IF: Improvisation Festival) as well as panels from past X Avant Festival including LIVE commentary from original panelists!  All performances and talks will be streamed LIVE Mondays and Fridays at 7pm EST.Join them here.

Bata Shoe Museum

Experience the BSM From Home everyday! Catch up on the latest episode of their Unboxing the BSM series or their weekly blog posts Step Into the BSM.  On June 25 they hosted an Instagram Live with Dee Wells, co-founder of Future Focus Media as he chatted with BSM's creative director, Elizabeth Semmelhack. Be sure to catch it as it remains posted on their IGTV channel. Keep up to date on their website.


The new music organization Soundstreams is one of the most vital communicators of Canadian values and artistry abroad, and they are looking for a broad coalition of voices to help shape the organization for the future. Becoming a Soundstreams Insider is free, and you'll receive such perks as special invites to digital town halls, access to concerts before they go on sale to the general public, and more! Sign up today here.

Toronto Reference Library

While Toronto Reference Library is closed, experience high-quality programming from home with TPL's Live & Online programs. TPL's signature literary series, The Appel Salon, hosts live broadcasts with local and international authors in conversation about their new books and big ideas. On July 8, watch an online conversation with Jenny Offill about her latest novel, Weather, a dark comedy about a family, and a nation in crisis. On July 10, Susanna Moore talks about her entertaining and at times harrowing memoir, Miss Aluminum, which follows the unexpected death of her mentally ill mother. Tune in on July 15 as Megha Majumdar discusses her extraordinary debut, A Burning, that includes all the components of the most compelling thriller: class, fate, corruption, justice, and what it feels like to face profound obstacles while nurturing big dreams. Explore all of TPL's Live & Online programs at

Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre

Learn and grow with the Miles Nadal JCC online throughout July! On July 6, they launched many programs, including their virtual Suzuki Music & Arts Summer Camp, their Hebrew and Yiddish zoom language classes, and their Summer Fun Intensive program - designed for young adults 18-35 with ASD and/or development disabilities. Attend a free zoom book launch on July 9 at 7pm. The A-Z of Intermarriage by Rabbi Denise Handlarski, interviewed by MNjcc Jewish& coordinator, Lauren Schreiber Sasaki. Visit here to sign up for these and other programs. 
New! MNjcc On Demand offers 24/7 access to many of our past courses and classes with new content added weekly! Click here to learn more.

Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir

Throughout the summer, Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir will continue to gather virtually with you to share beauty and comfort through music of the past. We invite you to participate by following our social media channels or our blog, and using the hashtag #TafelmusikTogether. Visit the blog here.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Hot Docs at Home has you covered this summer with a dynamic and timely slate of outstanding streaming programming. In July, celebrate Ella Fitzgerald, the Queen of Jazz, who broke new ground in American music, toppling racial and cultural barriers in Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things; explore the fascinating romance between Johnny Cash and his first wife in My Darling Vivian; and nourish your mind with new summer Curious Minds courses on Neil Young and the post-war cultural revival. Starting June 25, Hot Docs will also offer an expanded range of free premium content exclusive to Hot Docs Members, including Desmond Cole's and Charles Officer's urgent collaboration, The Skin We're In, as well as timely viewings of How to Survive a Plague and the Hot Docs favourite, Citizen Jane, introduced by Former Toronto City Planner, Jennifer Keesmaat. For more information, please visit here.
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