Friday, July 27, 2012

Play Me, I'm Yours: Panama

Having visited three pianos in the Play Me, I'm Yours exhibition in Toronto, I think the best way to experience them is through discovery. It's a lovely experience. I came across the Panama piano at Sunnyside Park on the boardwalk. It was created by Oswaldo DeLeĆ³n Kantule.

Here’s my short video:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Play Me, I'm Yours: Mexico

Discovering the "Play Me, I'm Yours" pianos is perhaps the best way to experience them. Another way, to experience them is to make a plan to visit them. On the day, I discovered the "Play Me, I'm Yours" in honour of Mexico created by Alex Flores I met a gentleman who was planning to play each of the 41 pianos. After playing a quick tune, he was off to visit the piano at OCAD.

Here's a short video I created of the "Play Me, I'm Yours" piano in honour of Mexico:

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Play Me, I'm Yours: Costa Rica

I was at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for a screening of Beasts of the Southern Wild. To my delight, one of the "Play Me, I'm Yours Pianos" was in the lobby. From July 11th-31st, 41 pianos will be installed throughout Toronto's public spaces. Each piano represents the 41 countries participating in the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Para Pan Am Games, and has been painted by an artist from the country it represents.

Here's my video of the Costa Rica piano, which was created by Francisco Castro Lostalo:

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Parkdale No. 6

Here's a video of the condo construction at the south-west corner of Queen and Dufferin. Ah, Parkdale:

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


I'm trying out the Blogger iPhone app, and wanted to test its photo uploading feature. Here's a picture of some gelato from Boreal on Queen Street West in Parkdale.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Shiny, Object, Person by Katie Bethune-Leamen

Katie Bethune-Leamen's "Shiny, Object, Person" is currently on view at the Art Gallery of Ontario's Young Gallery (inside FRANK). It's is a multimedia exhibition that includes works on paper, a video, a sculpture and a book. Katie Bethune-Leamen is a Toronto-based artist.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Empty Track at the Honda Indy

On my way home one evening this week, I rode my bicycle through the CNE grounds where groundskeepers were preparing for the Honda Indy. It was cool pedaling around the track where there'd be IndyCars racing in a few days. Here's my short video: