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Creative Activism

What: An art exhibit showcasing creative activist art.
When: March 20 to April 19, opening reception March 20th.
Where: Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor St. W. (just east of Lansdowne).
Who: Many artists, including someone we all know, Tino!

Martin Reis is involved in many aspects of the Toronto cycling community. He's a year-round bike commuter, bike film maker, member of ARC, activist, regular participant at Critical Mass, and an all-around nice guy.

Online, many of us know him through his Bike Lane Diary blog, in addition to his posts right here on I Bike TO. He has also been busy documenting the work of the Urban Repair Squad (O.U.R.S.) as they paint guerrilla bike lanes around the city.

This is where his part of the Creative Activism art exhibit comes in.

This Week In Film

For the film buffs, there are two separate bike movie nights happening this week here in Toronto. Both events are free! Bring a date!

Thursday November 29th (Tonight!):
At 6:30pm Bike Chain at the University of Toronto is presenting:

  • Ayamye (Documentary about sending bicycles to Ghana)
  • The Winking Circle (Eccentric self-expression. Art Bikes. Mutant Bikes. Tall Bikes. Art Cars. Visionary Environments. Sasquatch Sanctuary.)

(NOTE: They were unable to get "Still We Ride" in time for tonight's showing, so it was replaced with "The Winking Circle". Thanks to Alex for the update in the comments).

Bike Chain is located at: Cumberland Room, International Student Centre, 33 St. George (just north of College).
More details here.

Friday November 30th (Tomorrow!):
The Community Bicycle Network is providing free hot chocolate courtesy of Chocosol and bike films after Critical Mass. The event starts at 8:00pm, and they will be presenting:

CBN is located at 761 Queen Street W (just west of Bathurst). More details here.

Bike Polo Art

Bike Polo Art
Toronto is blessed with being one of very few cities in Canada where folks enjoy this fun and historic sport. Join in. Tuesdays at 7 pm in Trinity Bellwoods Park. Hi-res image.

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