Announcing special events ...
COMING MARCH 2017
Water Docs Film Festival
March 29 - April 2, 2017
Join us at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for a fascinating program of environmental films on issues facing global and local water systems. Each screening ends with a live Q&A session, where you can pose questions to filmmakers, activists, artists and other related speakers.
March 29 (Wed) @ the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
The jeans you’re wearing are killing our rivers. It’s time to make the sustainable manufacturing of clothes fashionable. Attend the Toronto Premiere of RiverBlue, followed by a panel discussion with fashion activists. Sponsored by the Student Chapter of the Ontario Water Works Association.
Opening Night – March 30 (Thurs) @ Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema & CSI Annex
Can Canada’s last pristine river watershed be saved from development? Paddle with 6 artists into an Arctic Circle adventure and exploration of Canadian identity. This is the Toronto Premiere of The Peel Project.
Then join us for an Opening Night Reception at the Centre for Social Innovation (720 Bathurst – walk 5 minutes south from the cinema).
And there's much more: Our Ontario150 Awards night on Friday; the Saturday matinée about a young cold-water surfer; Saturday evening's screening features traditional wisdom of rainmakers; an exciting Sunday afternoon shorts program for you to enjoy. See you at the movies!
World Water Day 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
World Water Day is a time to remember and celebrate water and here in Toronto we can celebrate Lake Ontario. This year the focus is on wastewater, so it's also a great time to appreciate all that Toronto Water does for us.
Coming up soon!
We'll be announcing the plans from a coalition of Indigenous and non-Indigenous partners for the Ontario150 Great Lakes Water Walk.
Led by Anishinaabek Elder Josephine Mandamin, the September 24 event will draw many thousands of Canadians from all walks of life for a trek across Toronto's waterfront, ending in a special blessing – the first step toward an annual National Day of Walking for the Water.
It will be a walk of inspiration, reconciliation and hope.
Watch this space for the date of the announcement celebration. You'll enjoy short documentaries, a talk by Grandmother Josephine Mandamin and much more.
Watch this short introductory video to the Water Walk.