A large-scale windowfront installation by Toronto artist duo Caterwaul Theatre will haunt The Bentway Studio this Halloween. Encounter the urban legends and myths of the CityPlace neighbourhood and its inhabitants through innovative shadow puppetry, storytelling, and a series of commissioned Jack-O-Lanterns created by local artists.
The ghosts of CityPlace past are stirring! What do these (imagined) spirits look like and what stories do they want to tell us now?
Ghost Landing is a large-scale windowfront installation by Toronto artist duo Caterwaul Theatre that will haunt The Bentway Studio for one week this Halloween. Encounter urban legends and myths of the CityPlace neighbourhood and its inhabitants (both real and spectral) through innovative shadow puppetry, storytelling, and a series of Jack-O-Lanterns created by local artists. Stop by Canoe Landing Park from October 24th to 31st to view this spooktacular display, beginning each evening at dusk.
On Thursday, October 26, Caterwaul Theatre will lead a Ghost Walk through Canoe Landing Park featuring (totally factual and absolutely not improvised) scary stories of CityPlace. There will also be an opportunity to tell your own stories at a shadow puppet workshop on The Bentway Studio terrace.
If you are still left hankering for more Halloween, be sure to stop by during the annual CityPlace Halloween Crawl between 6:00pm-9:00pm on October 31 for an extra trick and or treat.
What to Expect:
- A windowfront installation at The Bentway Studio (55 Fort York Blvd.).
- The artwork can be viewed from The Bentway Studio’s terrace starting at dusk.
- The Bentway Studio’s terrace at Canoe Landing Park is a ground-level, physically accessible space.
- There will be no washrooms open on site after 5pm. Note: The Canoe Landing CRC next door is open until 10pm.
Read the stories behind each Jack-o-Lantern:
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