Multiculturalism Day on The Esplanade
June 27, 2020

On June 27th 2020, the community of The Esplanade came together to celebrate Canada's Muliculturalism Day, funded by Canadian Heritage and Canada Council for the Arts, and in partnership with Canadian Stage.

We treated the audience with a beautiful performance bringing to life a series of eight visual portraits that were created as part of Wind Stories.
A unique way to share and celebrate each other stories.
ARTISTS: Ashima Suri, Jonelle Sills, Jeremiah Sparks, Michael Caldwell, Paulina O’Kieffe-Anthony, Sue Croweagle, Heidi Chan, Raha Javanfar, with hosts Ryan G. Hinds & Indrit Kasapi.

Photos and videos: Laura Dittmann

Multiculturalism Day on The Esplanade
June 27, 2019

On June 27th 2019, in the context of multicultural day, Jamii brought together three visual artists who were invited to capture the diversity of the people of the Esplanade with live portrait drawings

Accompanied with lively music and cultural stories this event was a celebration of the rich cultural fabric of our community.

Visual artists Alicia Herbert, Alison Garwood-Jones, and Andrew Patterson worked on capturing people through portraits encapsulating the beauty within us in their own artistic style.

Live performances from: 

Haitian storyteller Djennie Laguerre

Indigenous storyteller Jim Adams

Québécois musician and singer Valérie Descheneaux 

Syrian violinist Iman Abdul Razzak

and Albanian theater director Indrit Kasapi 

Visual artist Alison Garwood-Jones also wrote a blog post about our event read it HERE.

In partnership with Théâtre Français de Toronto and CORPUS.

With the support of Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage and Ontario Arts Council.

Photos by Gillian Mapp
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