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.

Joint Meeting of IWS Canada leadership and CSPWC leadership

Yesterday, the leaders of the Canadian Branch of the International Watercolor Society, and the leaders of the Canadian Society Of Painters in Water Colour, gathered together in person and via Skype and telephone, to discuss a BIG joint project we have coming up next year – namely, an international  watercolour festival and exhibition, or Biennale.  Lots of great ideas were discussed, and the progress that has already been made on many of them was reviewed.  There is lots of work to be done but we have a very diligent and enthusiastic team.

Soon, we will reveal all of our plans and the excitement can begin for everyone!  In the meantime, we are looking for sponsors and filling out grant applications, to make this the best event possible.

We are so pleased to have received over 40,000 views of our contest results video on Facebook, and over 30,000 views of our website since October 1st.  Thank you to everyone who has supported us in this way!

Below are just a few photos of the people who attended the meeting in person. A few of the directors  Elizabeth Irvine, Helen Shideler, Tiina Price and Rose Butler also attended via skype and telephone.

Anita Cotter, Ona Kingdon, Rayne Tunley, Lianne Todd and Atanur Dogan