Community Arts Guild
In 2008, Jumblies embarked on a residency in the Kingston Galloway/Orton Park area of East Scarborough, Toronto, in partnership with City of Toronto's Art Services and Cedar Ridge Creative Centre. The Gardener’s Cottage, on the beautiful grounds of became our home base. From here we bring people in and venturing out to form relationships with all sorts of people: families lodged in local motels; Tamil Seniors, local public school students, Cedar Ridge artists and craftspeople, newcomer youth, residents of Gabriel Dumont First Nations Housing, tenants of Toronto Community Housing, neighbouring home-owners and many others.
We celebrated our first three seasons with evolving gallery events at Cedar Ridge:Nesting (2009), Like An Old Tale Work-in-Progress (2010), and The Three Lands of Scarborough (2011). We renovated a basement suite at the Lido Motel as an arts drop-in space, and set up a costume shop in a Food Bank at 4100 Lawrence E. We explored the themes, stories and imagery of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, as catalysts for new stories and imagery, culminating in the December 2011 production of Like An Old Tale. to find out more about this production.
To date the Scarborough residency has involved over 600 participants and employed over 40 staff and artists.In 2012, the project entered its Legacy and Sustainability phase, under the ongoing name of the Community Arts Guild and the Artistic Direction of , and interim/associate Artistic Direction by
Coming up is this season:
Artists & Staff, 2012-13