Toronto Islands Visit

The Toronto Islands are in Lake Ontario, a 13-minute ferry ride from downtown Toronto.  We will be visiting them on Tuesday October 2.  Boats to the Island leave from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at
the foot of Bay St. and Queen’s Quay. The ‘Island’ is a group of 15 islands inter-connected by pathways and bridges. You can walk from one end of the Island to the other.

The island is approximately 5 kms long from Ward’s Island to Hanlan’s Point.  The view of the city is gorgeous and the island itself is just as beautiful – it’s a photographer’s paradise indeed.

Enjoy the tranquility of Toronto Islands. There are plenty of opportunities to paint, sketch or take photos.

If you would like more information, please view our Five Day Event pdf, or the further detailed information on the ‘Home‘ or ‘A Symphony in Watercolour‘ pages if you’ve decided to go with us.

Photo credit Chris Kingdon.

David Dunlap Observatory – last chance!

We hope you will join us for this special evening during our Five Days of Celebration, finding out about and painting the stars at night!

We are very sorry but we had to cancel this excursion!

This is truly your last chance to say you are interested in doing this activity.  It will cost about $20 per person, maybe slightly less if we have more people in our group.  At this point, we do not have enough people interested for the evening to go ahead as planned.  We have to let the observatory know in the next two days, so if you would like to do this, it’s absolutely essential that you email iwscanada@gmail.com by Tuesday afternoon to let us know!

That means you, Canadians!!

McMichael Canadian Art Collection

Located on 100 acres of forested land along the Humber River, the McMichael is a major public gallery uniquely devoted to collecting The Art of Canada.

The McMichael’s permanent collection consists of over 6,500 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, First Nations, Métis, Inuit and contemporary artists who have contributed to the development of Canadian art.

We will be visiting the gallery on Monday, October 1, 2018 as part of our Five Day Celebration Event to open our exhibit ‘A Symphony in Watercolour’ at Boynton House and Burr House in Richmond Hill, Ontario.  The gallery has generously sponsored this field trip for us – thank you McMichael Gallery!

For more information about our entire event please visit our home page.

Black Creek Pioneer Village

Black Creek is a working village, typical of those established in south central Ontario between the 1790’s and the 1860’s. Escape the modern world, and spend the day experiencing Ontario’s rich rural heritage with sketchbook and camera in hand.  This is one of the activities scheduled during our Five Days of Celebration Event.  We will be visiting the Pioneer Village on Sunday, September 30.

For more information on the Five Days of Celebration Event visit  here.

Photo credit: Black Creek Pioneer Village