Imagine a flock of brightly costumed ‘birds’ dancing along the pathways and floating on the lagoons of the Toronto Islands. Serenaded by a musical chorus of bird calls, people from across Toronto and beyond, flock to see this extraordinary ‘migration’.
Migration Celebration is a collaboration between Shadowland Theatre, Birds Canada, MabelleARTS, Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee, Toronto Island SUP and the Waterfront BIA honouring the role birds play in our lives and ecosystems.
Shadowland Theatre artists, Birds Canada educators and Indigenous teachers will lead a series of weekly workshops in each community to bring awareness of the diverse bird life that swoops into Toronto every year.
The celebration will culminate in a spectacular parade and festivities from Ward’s Island to the grounds of St Andrew-by-the-Lake Church at Centre Island.
So how do I get involved?
Participate in a Workshop
Workshops will be held in Mabelle Park and RV Burgess Park from May 13 to June 4, and on Toronto Island at the WIA Clubhouse from June 5 to 10. See calendar below for details.
Make a Bird Costume at home
Check out our instruction sheet HERE.
Join us for the spectacular parade!
Gather with us on Centre Island at 2pm on June 12 for the spectacular finale parade.
Bring your bird costume and process with us from Centre Island to St Andrew by-the-Lake in a grand migration! Birds of all shapes and sizes, sky and water will gather together to celebrate the beauty and magic that are our fine feathered friends.