The Bloor St. Culture Corridor, Toronto's most diverse arts and culture district, is delighted to announce that A Different Booklist Cultural Centre: The People's Residence is now part of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor.
The Bloor St. Culture Corridor offers the public a wide variety of arts and culture: museums, film screenings, art exhibitions, music concerts, culture talks, theatre, architecture, and more. It also offers opportunities to experience some of Toronto's most accessible cultural diversity, including Aboriginal, French, Jewish, Italian, Japanese, Estonian, and now African and Caribbean arts and culture.
The Bloor St. Culture Corridor is a true creative cluster, an arts and culture destination, and a collaboration between some of Toronto's most dynamic arts and culture organizations.
Bloor St. Culture Corridor organizations present arts and cultural events for the public year-round in destination venues located in a cluster along a vibrant 2km stretch of Bloor Street West. Each year more than three million members of the public go to Bloor St. Culture Corridor arts and culture destinations, and attend exhibitions, performances, and events. The organizations employ more than 5,500 culture workers, and together the Bloor St. Culture Corridor organizations generate more than $629,500,000 in economic impact each year. In 2016, the Bloor St. Culture Corridor was successful in working with the City of Toronto to have the Bloor St. Culture Corridor section of Bloor St. West designated an official City of Toronto cultural corridor.
A Different Booklist Cultural Centre: The People's Residence is a non-profit hub, destination and space dedicated to the intellectual and cultural experience of people of African and Caribbean ancestry. It is the organic expression of the years of cultural activities cultivated by the independent bookstore, A Different Booklist. It is a place where invention and pioneering meet to create youth expression and intergenerational activity. The People's Residence is a destination and home away from home, located at 777-779 Bathurst Street, half a block south of Bloor St. West.
Itah Sadu of A Different Booklist Cultural Centre said, "The People's Residence is proud to be a part of the dynamic Bloor St. Culture Corridor, a collaboration and a neighbourhood of Toronto that is clothed in an array of cultural and artistic expression."
The Bloor St. Culture Corridor is a consortium of these organizations:
- Alliance Française de Toronto
- Bata Shoe Museum
- A Different Booklist Cultural Centre
- Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema
- Gardiner Museum
- Istituto Italiano di Cultura
- The Japan Foundation
- Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre
- Museum of Estonians Abroad
- Native Canadian Centre of Toronto
- The Randolph Centre for the Arts
- The Royal Conservatory of Music
- Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)
- Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra
- The Toronto Consort
- Toronto Reference Library
- University of Toronto Faculty of Music
- 918 Bathurst Centre