December 2012 Applications Close Tomorrow!

2012 Call Ad
Artwork by Caitlyn Murphy

Greetings Citizens,

Just a nudge to remind you that our winter 2012 applications close tomorrow (Friday), August 31st at midnight EST. Do not miss out on the action! As always, we can not accept late submissions so get yer craft on, folks!

2012 Application and FAQ can be found here.

Good luck, y'all!


Screen Printing Wars Recap.

Poster by Team Colour Code

All who came out to the Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Street Fair on Saturday afternoon will be well aware of the amazing Screen Printing Wars hosted by Kid Icarus in front of Comedy Bar. For those who don't know, three of Toronto's top screen printing collectives/studios had one hour to battle it out by making competing gig posters for an upcoming (surprise) event in the Bloorcourt area. They only had old inks, old screens, paper (for making stencils) and their inner design sense to get them through the challenge. 

Poster by Team Carl Wagan

Varying strategies were used to create these amazing end products. It was just as thrilling to watch the challenge unfold as it is to see the end product. Yup, pulling the curtain back on the secret art of screen printing is a joy to behold. And this was only Round One - watch the Kid Icarus website for future installments popping up aat other Toronto events.

Poster by Team Kid Icarus

Fun Fact: Catch23 Improv is actually co-produced by City of Craft Ring Leader, Becky Johnson. She is also a regular performer there so if you want to see her act like a goof on stage get yourself down to Comedy Bar on Friday nights at 8:00pm.


Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Street Fair - Today!


Today today today! C'mon down.

Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Street Fair
August 18, 2012
Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm
(Entertainment until 10:00pm)
FREE to Attend

Bloor Street from Dufferin to Montrose


Carl Wagan Bookmobile at Bloorcourt (Saturday).


Hello campers!

We are very happy to announce the schedule for our special Bloorcourt guests, The Carl Wagan Bookmobile, for this Saturday's street fair. They will be hosting demos, hands-on activities and interactive opportunities all day long! earn badges, eat s'mores, bind books! What's more? All activities are by donations/pay-what-you-can!

The Wagan will be set up all day, this Saturday at Bloor and Delaware in Toronto.

Daily Schedule 
11:30-1:30 - Bookmaking with special scouts Lisa and Eunice 
2:00-3:30 - Field Trip: Screenprinting Wars 
4:00-5:00 - How many badges can you earn? 
Activities include:
 Woodworking, Knots (crochet), Poetry, Friendship (pins), Physical Education (thumb wars), First Aid (mouth to mouth!), Self Esteem (giant novelty cheques), Orienteering.

 5:30-7:00 -Campfire with special guests on the ukulele, stories, and s'mores.
 7:00 onwards: Magic hour (what dreams may come?)

Bloorcourt Arts & Craft Street Fair - This Saturday!

Artwork by Sandi Falconer

This Saturday! C'mon out, Toronto. It is going to be twelve whole blocks of fun, crafts and local businesses.

Bloorcourt Arts & Crafts Fair 2012
August 18, 2012
Saturday 11:00am-7:00pm
(Entertainment until 10:00pm)
FREE to Attend
Bloor Street from Dufferin to Montrose


Applications now open for City of Craft 2012!


Citizens, the time is upon us again, applications are now open for City of Craft's 2012 winter fair!

This is it, the big one, the end-of-year blowout event, it's all happening.

So hop out of that lake, towel off, get your photos and write-ups together and apply today.

City of Craft 2012
December 8&9
The Theatre Centre

Applications Deadline: August 31, 2012, Midnight EST

Artwork by Caitlyn Murphy