NOTE: Downloads still being tested and will be available on June 8th.
Live streaming is available now
TIPS FOR PLANNING A GREAT VISIT TO
The Encampment; ///Re-PLY\\\; S/N [Signal to Noise]
Audio Described Art Installations at the Luminato Festival:
KEY INFO: The downloadable audio files and other details about audio description are found at www.luminato.com on the Accessibility Page under Visitor Info; follow the prompts. General info about each artwork can be found by title at www.luminato.com under theFREE menu, Free Events in the Visual Arts.
All three installations are free of charge.
Bring your own listening device with the files loaded on – whether a smart phone or MP3 player. Our descriptions begin at each site and do not include directions there.
Read below for directions to the site of each artwork. The Encampment and ///RE-PLY\\\ each include several artworks within a described area.
You can prepare by downloading and listening to the files on your player or computer at home. The Overview Track for each installation provides helpful orientation and will facilitate your arrival. As follows:
The Encampment (Track 1 The Encampment.mp3)
///RE-PLY\\\ (Track 1 Overview.mp3)
S/N (Signal to Noise.mp3) has a single track audio file [the artwork is located at Pearson Airport Terminal One, Departure Lounge]
Bring your own water to outdoor sites. Protection from the sun is advised for both outdoor installations.
1. THE ENCAMPMENT:
The Encampment is open and free of charge 7:30- 11:00 nightly, June 8th – 17th on the grounds of Fort York Historic National Site, located at 250 Fort York Boulevard, east of Strachan Avenue, west of Bathurst Street, just north of Fort York Blvd.
ENTRANCE: Due to construction, the East Gate is closed. All visitors must enter Fort York via the West Gate off Fort York Blvd., directly east of the parking lot. This is the preferred entrance for those arriving by car, bus or foot from Garrison Road.
PARKING is available in the main lot at the West Gate entrance. All parking is wheelchair accessible.
DIRECTIONS: Good directions for getting there by car,TTCor on foot from several main points, e.g. Union Station, Bloor subway line, the Gardiner or Lakeshore, are provided on the FRIENDS OF FORT YORK WEBSITE:
Fort York is also wheelchair accessible. Information and details are available at the same website.
COURTESY AUDIO DEVICES ONSITE: Two courtesy audio devices with the descriptions may be available at the CANTEEN//Museum Store in the North Brick Barracks at the inner gates to the site [directions on Track One of your audio file]. Because the courtesy devices are not a guaranteed service, people are advised to bring their own devices. If you need one, a staff person will be there nightly between 7:30-11:00 to manage their distribution. You will need to sign it out and may be asked to leave a piece of ID in exchange for the player. The Encampment doors close at 11:30, so players will need to be returned a half hour earlier. The audio description is approximately 25 minutes long. The devices are also onsite in case someone may be having trouble with their own device.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAM AND ACTIVITIES: From June 9 to 14 between 5:00- 7:30 pm there will be additional programs and activities onsite. Please visit http://www.luminato.com/events/encampment/ for further information.
FORT YORK VISITOR INFORMATION: If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact Fort York in advance of your visit at: 416-392-6907 ext. 221, daily 9:00 am – 5:00 pm or email Fort York at firstname.lastname@example.org
ORIENTATION: This project is out in public space and intersects with the bustle of street life with all its normal challenges and occasional barriers. There are also lots of coffee shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy along Parliament Street. There is a Tim Horton’s on the south-east corner of Cole and Parliament Streets with a washroom.
Please prepare by listening to Track 1 (Track 1 Overview.mp3) at home. The remaining 8 tracks describe the artworks at eight locations. At the end of each track you will be told the two locations closest to where you are. Although the works can be visited in any order we have presented them from Track 2- 9 beginning at the south-west corner of Gerrard and Parliament Streets. It may well serve as your route.
By TTC: There are two convenient streetcars to the Regent Park area along Parliament Street:
506 Carlton stops at Parliament and Gerrard eastbound and westbound
505 Dundas stops at Parliament and Dundas East, eastbound and westbound
65 Parliament south from Castle Frank subway station [Bloor-Danforth line] with stops at Carlton and Dundas
CAR: Street parking with meter boxes along Parliament and side streets or the underground lot at Fresh Co, north-east corner of Parliament and Dundas, entrance on Dundas.
VOLUNTEERS: Luminato volunteers may be situated at two locations: at the southernmost and northernmost sites along Parliament. At these locations, a telephone booth sized kiosk made of condo boards with a thatched roof has been installed close to the artwork. They have a take-away display with pamphlets featuring a hand drawn map of all the locations, prepared by students as a part of Luminato’s education and outreach program.
3. S/N [Signal to Noise]
ORIENTATION: Please listen to the first part of your audio file at home to get a sense of the artwork’s location between columns D and E, Terminal 1, Departures Lounge at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. It is definitely worth the trip!
BUS: The 192 Airport Rocket route provides all-day accessible express bus service between Kipling Station on the Bloor-Danforth Subway line to Pearson International,
Buses stop only at Kipling Station, Dundas Street West and East Mall Crescent, then Airport Roadway at Jetliner Road upper level stop, then Terminal 1 (Ground Level), then Terminal 3 (Arrivals Level). Service operates from approximately5:30 am to 2:00 am, seven days a week. One-way travel time is approximately 20 to 25 minutes.
CAR: Get directions from your home to Pearson with help from the link below:
ONSITE: There are washrooms directly to your left and payphones directly to your right when facing the sculpture from the railed passageway. Also in the hallway to your right near the glass wall is a sit-down café/bar.