Thursday, November 02, 2006

harbourfront craft extras

On top of the year-round Craft Studio and the Bounty Contemporary Canadian Craft Shop (see below), the Toronto Harbourfront Centre is hosting a few holiday events featuring crafts made by artisans from all over the world.

25th Annual Swedish Christmas Fair
With a Lucia Pageant, Swedish singing and folk-dancing. Crafts, home-baked and imported Swedish goods for sale. Presented by the Toronto Chapter of the Swedish Women's Educational Association International Inc. (SWEA)
November 25 - 26, Harbourfront Centre
traditional swedish folk dancetraditional swedish folk dance

Ten Thousand Villages - Mennonite Christmas Festival
Support skilled artisans from developing countries by purchasing fairly-traded goods. Also featuring Pax Christi Chorale members and samplings of Mennonite baking!
December 1 - 3, Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine room - York Quay Centre
Browse delicately handcrafted gifts from more than 30 countries, sold in support of the Mennonites’ fair-trade program.—Brent Ledger
fair-trade crafts from ten thousand villagesThe Craft Studio
See professional craftspeople work in ceramics, glass, metal and textiles. Operating 11 months of the year (February to December) in full view of the public, the Craft Studio is a unique Canadian institution that assists emerging craftspeople to establish professional careers while at the same time exposing the public to the world of contemporary craft.
These two goals are accomplished through residencies, exhibitions, workshops, lectures and classes.
Open Year Round Sun-Tue 10am - 6pm, Wed-Sat 10am - 8pm, York Quay Centre.

Bounty Contemporary Canadian Craft Shopbounty contemporary canadian craft shop
Toronto’s leading store for quality, one-of-a-kind contemporary Canadian craft. Carrying a full and ever-evolving selection of functional craft that reflects the best work in all disciplines.
Open Year Round Sat-Tues 11am - 6pm, Wed-Fri 11am - 8pm, York Quay Centre.


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