What: The Leona Drive Project
When: October 22-31, 2009 open daily from 1-4pm and 6-9pm with artist talks each day at 1 and 6 pm
Opening: Friday, October 23, 2009
Getting There: Free shuttle bus, with a cocktail reception aboard en route, leaves Toronto International Art Fair at 7:45 pm, picks up at the Gladstone Hotel at 8 pm and returns downtown at 10 pm. A special outdoor film screening curated by Pleasure Dome takes place on site at 9pm
Where: 17 Leona Drive, 2 blocks east of Yonge Street, just south of Sheppard Avenue East
The Leona Drive Project will also offer special events and programs in partnership with the Toronto International Art Fair at the Metro Convention Centre, including free Leona Drive dossiers with artist statements, concept sketches and photographs, and installations by artists Oliver Husain, An Te Liu and Christine Davis in the fair's NEXT lounge area.
Willowdale Councillor John Filion will host a roundtable discussion on urban planning in the suburbs titled "Reimagining the future of Toronto's inner suburbs: An open dialogue on arts creativity and community" October 28 from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the North York Central Library (Meeting Room 1, 2nd floor, 5120 Yonge Street).
A future issue of the journal Public: Art/Culture/Ideas edited by Marchessault and Prokopow will be dedicated to The Leona Drive Project, exploring further the issues raised by the exhibition.