|10:00||14:00||Create a Character Craft Activity||Toronto - Marilyn Brewer Space||Create a character!|
We all have our stories and characters play a huge role in telling them.
An imaginary character may be the starting point to inspire a story.
Your character could be a robot, part animal-part human, an alien, a two headed
beast. Who knows.
|10:00||14:00||Scholastic Canada||Toronto - Tent F||Scholastic Canada’s booth will feature a Robert Munsch-themed photo booth and a chance to add a sentence to a book we will publish on our social media sites after the festival.|
|10:00||14:00||Penguin Random House Canada||Toronto - Tent E||Drop by Camp Penguin for games, activities and prizes that will get you all set for the best season of all: summer reading season!|
|10:00||14:00||Junior Librarian Training Camp||Toronto - Fruit Vendor Tent and West Bays inside building||Do you take refuge in your school library? Ever convince all of your friends to read a book because you love it so much? Do you have lightning fast alphabetizing skills? Then you might have what it takes to become a Junior Librarian! Come by the Junior Librarian Training Camp to challenge your skills and earn your Official Librarian badge. (Please note: no books will be harmed in these challenges)|
|10:00||14:00||First Book Canada Book giveway||Toronto - Tent G||Win your sticker at the Junior Librarian Training Camp and then come and get a brand new book as your prize from the Book Zone, sponsored by First Book Canada.|
About First Book Canada
By making new, high quality books and educational resources available on an ongoing basis, First Book Canada is transforming the lives of children and elevating the quality of education in the country. Since 2009, First Book Canada has distributed over 6 million new books to hundreds of thousands of children in need across Canada. For more information or to register, visit us at firstbookcanada.org and follow our latest news on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
|10:00||14:00||Festival Book Store||Toronto - Tent B||All 2019 Forest® nominated books will be for sale. Pencils, flying rings, bubbles, and MUCH more will also be available for purchase.|
|10:00||14:00||Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF)||Toronto - Tent A||The Toronto Comic Arts Festival is the best annual comic book & graphic novel event in Canada, and they're bringing some AMAZING cartoonists to The Festival of Trees for you to meet! Draw-along, listen while authors read their work, make comics crafts and more! With all kinds of graphic novels for sale courtesy of Page & Panel: The TCAF Shop!|
|10:00||14:00||Photo Booth||Toronto - Tent J||Not your grandma's photos. We have top of the line equipment using DSLR camera technology and the most recent software available. You can count on us for the highest quality images and fastest printing capability out there. Come and meet our amazing attendants that will help you select the best props for your photos. After your session, pick up your photo strip and a card with a link to retrieve your digital copy. You will have memories of this day for years to come. That’s our goal. Making Moments into Memories! |
|10:00||14:00||Tattoo Station||Toronto - West Bays inside building||Because reading rocks! Get some ink that even your parents will approve of. Choose from a selection of cool designs.|
|10:00||14:00||I READ CANADIAN Swag Tent||Toronto - Tent L||Stop by and pick up some of your favourite swag from the Forest of Reading and I READ CANADIAN brand.|
|10:00||14:00||I READ CANADIAN Red Carpet Photo Booth||Toronto - Tent L||A unique and fun photo experience, guaranteed to provide a few laughs! Grab your friends and jump in to celebrating reading Canadian! Bring your devices and snap some great pictures and capture some great memories.|
|10:00||14:00||Telling Tales Festival||Toronto - Tent H||Telling Tales Festival, Stories Change The World|
Visit Telling Tales (Tent H) and share your ideas about the change you would like to see in our world. Write a story, a poem, sing a song, draw us a picture.
Your name will be entered in a draw as our thanks to you for sharing your vision.
Telling Tales is a year round literacy campaign that connects Canada’s top authors, illustrators and performers with children and their families through a three day festival held in the Hamilton Region.
September 15th Westfield Heritage Village *** Meet your favourite author at the Forest of Reading Stage September 21st Hamilton Public Library
September 22nd The Royal Botanical Gardens.
|10:00||14:00||Isabella Hoops Tent||Toronto - Tent K||More info to come!|
|10:00||14:00||Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre||Toronto - HarbourKIDS Tent||Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre presents the Restoration of Identity. While Indigenous peoples have lived on Turtle Island since the beginning of time, our identities were displaced due to harmful government policies created by the European immigrants. We will showcase the work that we are doing to restore our identities. The Tipi that is placed beside us illustrates the 7th Fire, which is a teaching about the people from different backgrounds and colours being able to live together in peace and respect. We will be doing a number of arts and crafts in our Tent and even some story-telling.|
|10:00||14:00||Paddleboating on the Pond||Toronto - Natrel Pond||Please Note: Harbourfront Centre staff discovered a crack in the wall and this crack may not be fixed it until May 16. However, we cannot guarantee this activity will be available during the Festival. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. |
Don’t forget your permission forms. Forms can be downloaded on the Chaperones Info - Toronto webpage (http://forestfestivaloftrees.ca/chaperone-info/info-for-toronto/)
|10:00||14:00||Art Gallery - The View From Here||Toronto - Gallery||The View From Here|
March 9 – June 2, 2019
Nicole Bauberger, Léopold L. Foulem CM, Oscar Kwong, Paul McClure, Sage Paul, Denise Smith, and Louise Solomon
Curated by Melanie Egan
This exhibition is modelled on an anti-souvenir shop, one in which artists are motivated to act upon, react to or declare what they deem significant and worthwhile through the media of ceramics, jewellery, painting, furniture, and sculpture. How their ideas are defined and represented largely depends on their view from here. “Here” is a relative term; it may be a physical or psychological space, a continuum or a moment in time. Views can be deeply personal, introspective, or borne out of discrete experiences and research; and some may symbolize larger collective meaning, shaped by notions of community.
|10:00||14:00||ENTERTAINMENT to be confirmed||Toronto - Stage Round||More info to come!|
|10:00||14:00||Mike Ford||Toronto - Stage Round||ROUND STAGE HOST FOR THE DAY - Mike Ford:|
Mike Ford is a bilingual JUNO-nominated solo artist who has released five acclaimed albums of Canadian history-inspired songs. His fast-paced curriculum-focused concerts are adapted to meet the specific needs of grade levels. Using thought-provoking lyrics, personal anecdotes, humour and a nearly encyclopedic knowledge of Canadian History, Mike has carved a niche for himself as an artist committed to inspiring young people to have a greater interest in Canada’s past and a stronger investment in its present and future.
|10:00||14:00||Junior Harbourfront||Toronto - West Bay #1 (facing inside building)||Harbourfront Centre presents Junior in its second year. Come to our booth and discover all the exciting events that will be taking place this May long weekend at Toronto’s International Children’s Festival. Don’t forget to try on some dress up clothes from the Junior tickle truck!|
|10:00||14:00||Toronto Public Library||Toronto - West Bay #1 (facing Lawn)||Visit the Toronto Public Library at the Festival of Trees to explore some great reads and try out our innovative technology. This summer, remember to register for the TD Summer Reading Club or check out TPL teens for plenty of great reads and programs.|
|10:00||14:00||Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA)||Toronto - West Bay #2 (facing lawn)||Kids and adults with learning disabilities, vision loss or physical disabilities can participate in the Forest of Reading! The Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) produces versions of books in popular Forest of Reading categories, in formats specifically designed to be accessible to people with print disabilities. A public library card is all you need to access Forest of Reading titles plus 650,000 more books, newspapers and magazines in both French and English.|
If you are visiting Festival of Trees stop by booth #2 in the West Corridor Bays to learn more about CELA’s collection of accessible titles for kids, teens and adults, and to try out some of the accessible technology and apps used to read these books. Teachers, find out more about our Educator Access program which gives teachers free access to an entire library of accessible reading material. CELA is a not for profit organization, serving 97% of Canadians through their public libraries.
|10:00||14:00||OLA Best Bets Committee||Toronto - West Bay #3 (facing lawn)||Finished reading all your Forest books and don’t know what to read next? Stop by the Ontario Library Association Best Bets booth to check out the winning titles of 2018 and previous years. OLA Best Bets highlights awesome books for kids and teens by Canadian authors and illustrators from publishers both big and small. Pick up some great reading suggestions and talk to Best Bets members about upcoming 2019 reads! Visit accessola.com/bestbets for more information and great RA resources.|
|10:00||14:00||Junior Librarian Training Camp||Toronto - West Bay #4 (facing lawn)||Do you take refuge in your school library? Ever convince all of your friends to read a book because you love it so much? Do you have lightning fast alphabetizing skills? Then you might have what it takes to become a Junior Librarian! Come by the Junior Librarian Training Camp to challenge your skills and earn your Official Librarian badge. (Please note: no books will be harmed in these challenges)|
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