Thursday September 22nd
6:00pm Sukkahville Exhibit Officially Opens
6:30pm Doors Open to DX Exhibition Hall for Opening Ceremony
7:00pm Sukkahville 2016 Awards Ceremony
JURY: Shauna Levy, John Bentley Mays, Paul Rowan
7:30pm Panel Discussion
TORONTO: A CITY EVERYONE CAN CALL HOME?
Moderated by Senator Linda Frum
PANELISTS: Jennifer Keesmaat, Steve Diamond, Ken Greenberg & Adam Vaughan
8:30pm Audience Q&A
8:50pm to 10:00 pm Reception following event.
Music by Rock the Shtetl
Catering by Kosher Dudes
Drink Sponsor: Ace Hill Brewery
Friday September 23rd
9:00am to 5:00pm Exhibit open for viewing in DX lobby
Schools are invited to arrange class trips to Sukkahville .
The Sukkah Designers will talk about their designs and constructing them.
Rabbi Frydman Kohl will be on site to discuss Sukkot, Sukkahville and Jewish Values.
Saturday September 24th
12:00pm to 4:30pm Exhibition Open
3:00pm to 4:30 pm The Ward: Walking Tour
Take a walking tour of The Ward, Toronto’s first immigrant neighbourhood. Learn about the challenges faced by the new Canadians who resided in The Ward – African Americans, Irish, Jews, Italians and Chinese —as they struggled to adapt and make a life in their new home during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. While the city’s moral reformers like Charles Hastings and J.J. Kelso viewed this neighbourhood as a crime-ridden slum that posed a threat to civil society, the immigrants created thriving communities and called it home. The tour will include several key historic sites within this locale and address topics such as immigration, poverty, affordable housing, work and social service agencies.
The tour guides will be John Lorinc and Dr. Ellen Scheinberg, editors of The Ward: The Life and Loss of Toronto’s First Immigrant Neighbourhood (Coach House Books, 2015), finalist for the Toronto Books Awards. The book will be available for sale after the tour.
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
MEETING PLACE: Lobby of Design Exchange, 234 Bay St., in front of the Sukkahville display.
Sunday September 25th
12:00pm to 4:30pm Exhibit Open
2:00pm The Poverty Plague – Sandi Pelly UJA
Poverty is plaguing our communities. Toronto has a poverty rate of 23% and growing. In the Jewish community, poverty is at an all time high and growing. There are a disproportionate number of seniors and Holocaust survivors living without basic needs. Learn about the situation on the ground and the Jewish community’s collaborative, cross-sectoral approach to addressing poverty. You will hear stories about individuals that UJA Federation of Greater Toronto’s partners have helped and about opportunities to enhance the way organizations serve our most vulnerable community members.
4:30pm Sukkahville 2016 Officially Closes