TORONTO – Daniels Spectrum, in Toronto’s east-end neighbourhood of Regent Park, played host to an eclectic mix of artists and designers for Fashion Art Toronto [FAT] 2014.
The cultural hub – formerly Regent Park Arts & Culture centre – is the backdrop for the five-day event featuring more than 50 designers, art exhibitions and live photo shoots.
The arts centre was a key component of the Regent Park revitalization, which officially began in 2003.
Since demolition began in 2006, the city’s revitalization plan has gone through numerous phases aimed at transforming the once isolated neighbourhood into a mixed-use, mixed-income community.
The latest phase of the revitalization plan focused on youth, and includes park space, new sports facilities, the cultural centre and employment opportunities.
Year round, Daniels Spectrum serves as a destination for the arts, for community groups and space for social and cultural workshops.
Other events being held this spring include, (Mus)Interpreted – an exhibition featuring 20 local, young Muslim artists – and Third Eye Looming, a theatrical performance directed by award-winning thespian Ed Roy.
During FAT 2014, emerging contemporary designers and artists showcased their work to thousands of attendees.
FAT 2014 runs from Tues. April 22 to Sat. April 26, 2014.
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