GROUP VISIT TO “THE ENCAMPMENT” JUNE 21ST
PLEASE JOIN WANDA FITZGERALD & ROSE JACOBSON FOR AN INFORMAL AUDIO DESCRIBED GROUP VISIT TO
AN ART INSTALLATION AT FORT YORK AS PART OF THE LUMINATO FESTIVAL
THURSDAY JUNE 21ST open 7:30 -11:00 pm
Blind/low-vision patrons and companions are all welcome
PLEASE RSVP TO ROSE JACOBSON email@example.com
Please download the audio description file onto a listening device at home to bring with you [mp3 player or smart phone]
TO DOWNLOAD THE AUDIO FILE ONTO YOUR DEVICE: Go to www.luminato.com to Visitors Info, then Accessibility at the Festival on the left sidebar to Audio Description in the text and follow the prompts. General info about the artwork can also be found by title at www.luminato.com under Events, Free Events in the Visual Arts.
OUR MEETING PLACE IS BATHURST STREET SUBWAY STATION INSIDE THE TURNSTILES AT STREET LEVEL BETWEEN 7:00 – 7:30 PM
WE WILL THEN TAKE THE 511 BATHURST STREETCAR SOUTH TO THE SITE EXITING AT FORT YORK BLVD. STOP AND WALKING TO THE ENTRANCE
TIP FOR LATECOMERS: PLEASE REVIEW DIRECTIONS TO FORT YORK IN ADVANCE IN CASE YOU NEED TO FOLLOW US ON YOUR OWN
ABOUT THE ENCAMPMENT
The Encampment by artists Thom Sokoloski and Jenny-Anne McCowan, June 8th -24th, at Fort York National Historic Site and co-commissioned with the City of Toronto, is a large scale installation comprised of 200 A-frame tents pitched on the grounds of Fort York. Conceived as a temporal village, each tent will contain an installation by one of 100 creative collaborators to represent an intimate aspect of the War of 1812’s civilian history. In this way the site becomes a metaphorical archeological dig, unearthing long-buried shards of human experience. The audio description provides a description of the site’s pathways and features, plus a sampling of 3 tent installations.
GENERAL INFO ON THE ENCAMPMENT
The Encampment is open and free of charge 7:30- 11:00 nightly, June 8th – 24th 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: 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.
GENERALINFO: 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 FORTYORKWEBSITE: