The series continues to showcase the most brilliant Canadian authors of 2010. It also gives readers and authors a chance to meet each other face-to-face, which Fielding called an encounter like no other.
East York · Arts & Life
Since her husband retired, Lippert has paid extra attention to the front garden. There are snapdragons and hostas still doing well this fall. One could say her work created one of the best gardens in the city. Proof is that Lippert just won a 2010 City of Toronto Garden award for a commercial property.
While the Botanical Artists of Canada doesn’t have a long history — it celebrates its tenth anniversary next year — the art form these artists represent does. The artistic rendition of plants dates back to the time before camera, and is a lot more complex than it seems.
Anthony Westenberg, spokesperson for the Brick Works, says the films help build a sense of community. “We want to be a community centre and we want to bring people together,” Westenberg said. “It’s a unique way for Torontonians to get out and enjoy a night out in a very unique atmosphere.”
Eighteen-year-old Eden Full won the award in 2009. While in her last year of high school in Calgary, Full developed her prize-winning project: a method for rotating solar panels. Full, now a student in mechanical engineering and African studies at Princeton University in the United States, put the $2,000 cash prize toward developing a prototype that she tested during field work in Kenya.
Visitors can get up close to these colossal marine mammals with the help of interactive audiovisual exhibits such as exploring a “whale lab;” learning about whale riders, marine biologists and whaling families; and walking right up to a full-scale sperm whale fossil. Kids can also climb into a life-sized model of a blue whale heart.
The world of witchcraft and wizardry has landed in Toronto.
Gayla Trail doesn’t have the luxury of a yard, so she tries housing her plants in just about anything. Shallow-rooted plants such as lettuce, radishes and strawberries get grown in wooden drawers, and deeper-rooted plants such as chives, in metal garbage bins.
Lydia Akinyi’s parents died of HIV/AIDS when she was just eight years old. She, her twin sister and younger sister were left homeless and starving.
Elizabeth Parker approached the podium with nerves of steel. She paused, looked out over the standing-room-only audience and spoke with authority. “Picture hundreds of people crammed into one everything store, while local shops stand silently…