Toronto has officially launched its first international art biennial. For 72 days, Torontonians and tourists are invited to visit the numerous contemporary art installations, performances and talks under the umbrella theme of The Shoreline Dilemma which takes a look at the past, present, and future of the city’s waterfront, which is currently undergoing an urban renewal.
More than three decades after becoming the first woman from the Americas to summit Mount Everest, Sharon Wood looks back with pride about how she reached the top rather than how she made history.The 62-year-old resident of Canmore, Alta., has grappled with her success since she and climbing partner, Dwayne Congdon, reached the 8,848-metre summit in 1986. The climb also made her the first woman in the world to reach the summit via the West Ridge from Tibet and without Sherpa support.
“Game of Thrones” resurrected the Iron Throne at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, ruling as top drama on a night of surprises in which “Pose” star Billy Porter made history and the comedy series “Fleabag” led a British invasion that overturned expectations. “Television has never been bigger. Television has never mattered more. And television has never been this damn good,” Cranston said.
Toronto’s International Arts Festival, Luminato, brings local and international artists to the forefront offering entertaining and thought-provoking programming. The festival’s vision is of the past, present and the future offering illuminating works and ideas. From the most intimate moments to profoundly joyous, there is a whole festival waiting for you.