Monthly Archives: January 2011

A few bricks short of a cultural renaissance

First of all, why didn’t I think of that title? Christopher Hume, in the above article earlier this month in the Toronto Star, makes a strong argument that Toronto’s “cultural renaissance” – fuelled by the SuperBuild infrastructure program of the early 2000’s – changed the face of the city. The expansion and renovation of the […]

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Embracing inclusivity: first audio described performance a success

More than 20 blind and low-vision audience members and their companions attended a groundbreaking performance of Bethune Imagined at Factory Theatre on November 30: sets, lighting, costumes, and action were brought alive by trained describers providing live descriptions through individual headsets during the pauses in performance dialogue. This first for Toronto was made possible by […]

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