September Selections

A Month for Learning & Trying Something New

In this month’s features, there are a range of things to see, do, and learn from programing for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation to art exhibits and even a farmer’s market.

Hart House Classes

Are you interested in expressing yourself and learning a new artistic skill on campus? The Hart House Creative LifeSchool Classes could be what you’re looking for. You can register and pay for a range of courses from film to photography and visual art.

Nuit Blanche: Art all Night

If you’re a night owl who loves art, Nuit Blanche is for you. Toronto’s city-wide showcase for contemporary art returns on September 23. Explore curated exhibitions, independent projects, and installations in neighbourhoods from Etobicoke to downtown and Scarborough. This year’s theme, “Breaking Ground,” invites local, national, and international artists to explore ideas concerned with the natural world, change and innovation.

Image by Nuit Blanche: Tight Spaces, 2023, Digital rendering provided by artist.
Image by the Royal Ontario Museum

Third Tuesday Night Free at The ROM Returns

If it’s been a while since you went to the ROM, you can visit for free from 4:30 pm – 8:30 pm on the third Tuesday of each month. If you missed the most recent one on Tuesday, September 19, the next one is happening Tuesday, October 17. Advance tickets are not required, and admission is first come, first served. You’ll have access to all galleries, and the ROM special exhibitions: T. rex: The Ultimate Predator, Being and Belonging, Tusarnitut! Music Born of the Cold and Canadian Modern.

Farmer’s Market at the Garden

Enjoy the beauty of the Toronto Botanical Garden and a range of offerings from various vendors at the Farmers Market at the Garden. Every Thursday, you can shop for fresh local produce, artisanal products, and unique food items from farmers and small businesses in the Greater Toronto Area. You can also enjoy free drop-in family activities from 4pm to 7pm, and even receive free gardening advice.

Can’t make it this week? You can catch the Farmer’s Market at the Garden every Thursday until October 5.

Image by Toronto Botanical Garden

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 marks the annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day commemorates the survivors of residential schools, the children who were lost to them, and their families and communities. Publicly acknowledging this painful history and its impacts on the present is a vital part of the ongoing reconciliation process. To learn more and to honour the experiences of residential school survivors, staff are invited to attend a hybrid University-wide event to recognize Orange Shirt Day and the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on Friday, September 29.

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation is also hosting a free Truth and Reconciliation Week 2023 Public Lunch and Learn series.