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Friday, March 30 • 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Queen West Art Crawl

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This tour is FULL!

Half day (afternoon)

Venues: Queen Street (including the Gladstone  Hotel, studio of Ian Carr-Harris, Stephen Bulger Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art) (Toronto)

Maximum capacity: 27

Departs promptly at 12:30pm from the Hospitality/Registration Desk, Vide (Lower Concourse), Sheraton Centre.

Disabled Access--No

Get contemporary with the QW Art Crawl! West Queen West is Toronto's official Art and Design District by virtue of the numerous commercial galleries, arts-and-design boutiques, and artist studios within fifteen short blocks along Queen Street West. Arts journalist, Betty Ann Jordan, will take you out and about on this walking tour, commencing with the Gladstone Hotel, an historic Victorian/turned art hotel (and cultural hub for the dynamic local arts community). Toronto’s gritty west end is home to many artist studios; you will visit the studio of internationally exhibited Ian Carr-Harris and Yvonne Lammerich.  The tour continues with stops at a handful of indy and edgy galleries and retail/design-related venues, plus the Stephen Bulger Gallery of photography. (Stephen’s bookshelf of over 3,000 titles is a must to browse and buy). Step off the beaten-track and be amazed by Graffiti Alley. Your Queen West contemporary art crawl concludes at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art.

Tour participants are requested to buy transit tokens at the Conference Registration Desk in advance of the tour, so that the group may depart on schedule.

12:30pm - Depart promptly from the Hospitality/Registration Desk, Sheraton Centre to catch the Queen streetcar heading west.

1:00pm - Tour commences at the Gladstone Hotel

1:00pm to 3:30pm – Art crawl along West Queen West

3:30pm to 4:00pm - MOCCA

4:00pm - Head back to hotel via Queen Street streetcar


Friday March 30, 2012 12:30pm - 4:30pm

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