Archive: SUMMER NEWS 2018

Jumblies activities at The Ground Floor slow down for Jumblies, as our staff and artists take holidays and work and visit other places. However, The Ground Floor will be animated by colleagues and partners, including the AMY Project. Our choir will shift out to Etobicoke and MABELLEarts for the summer. 

Meanwhile during the summer: Ruth is visiting the UK to take part in Oral History conferences in Glasgow and Belfast. Ange is on a European tour with her band, Yamantaka Sonic Titan, and, will be taking Talking Treaties to Black Creek Pioneer Village in August.

Marianne and Jamie will be taking part in the Sol Express production of Birds Make Me Think of Freedom, playing at the Toronto Fringe from July 6 to 15. Ashley will be joining the AMY Project team, as well as Jackie Omstead’s Grand Valley Institute Theatre Project. Adrienne will be working on video projects and Jumblies archives. Ruth and others will be delivering some workshops at Sanctuary, and once again joining our friends at AlgomaTrad and Thinking Rock Community Arts in August. Sam will be keeping the office alive when not on holidays.

Then we’ll all be back in September to work on our remount of Talking Treaties, to be performed at Historic Fort York from Oct. 4 to 7, and then to launch some new creative adventures.

Jumblies at The Ground Floor slows down in the summer. However, The Ground Floor will be occupied by friends, including the AMY Project. Our choir, The Gather Round Singers, has shifted out to Etobicoke and MABELLEarts, and will be back at The Ground Floor in September 2018.

Meanwhile during the summer:

We’ll all be back in September to work on our remount of Talking Treaties, to be performed at Historic Fort York from Oct. 4 to 7, and then to launch some new creative adventures.

AUGUST 25TH – 26TH, 2018

Talking Treaties Spectacle

We’re excited about the return of the Talking Treaties Spectacle to the grounds of Historic Fort York! From October 4-7, 2018, Jumblies artists and community participants will be singing, dancing, and acting their way around the Fort York site, sharing stories of the complex and ongoing treaty history of our city.
When: October 4, 5, 6 at 5:30pm and October 6 & 7 at 2pm
Where: Fort York Historic Site, 250 Fort York Boulevard



Reservations are recommended, as seats are limited.
You can reserve a ticket for free, or pay 10, 20, 30 or 50 dollars. We encourage you to pay what you can afford—paying a higher ticket price enables you to support Jumblies and others who can afford less.

Lead Artist, Co-Writer & Director: Ange Loft
Historian & Co-Writer: Victoria Freeman
Original Music: Melody McKiver & Rosary Spence
Performers: Jill Carter,Brendan Austin, Pesch Nepoose, Jamie Oshkabewisens, Ashley Riley, Kitsuné Soleil,
Jesse Wabegijig, Candy Blair, Theresa Cutknife and others
Designers: Ange Loft, Sonja Rainey
Musicians: Johnny Spence, Arie van de Ven, Daev Clysdale, Gather Round Singers directed by Shifra Cooper

The performance runs approximately 90 minutes, mostly outdoors, with the audience moves along with the performers, with seats available for those who need them. A limited number of wheelchairs will be available on site. For more accessibility information, please contact Producer Rachel Penny.

If you wish to make an addititional donation to Jumblies, you can bring cash or cheque to the performance you are attending, or make a donation online through CanadaHelps. All donations enable us to keep making ambitious and community-oriented work like the Talking Treaties Spectacle.To learn more about Talking Treaties and how you can get involved, click here.

We look forward to seeing you at Fort York in October!


Jumblies is back for the fall at:


Here are some ways you can get involved:

Gentle movement, pageantry and poetry to guide people through the Talking Treaties mobile show. 
Rehearsals: Tuesdays 4:30-6:30 (Sept 11th, 18th, 25th) and/or Thursdays (Sept 13, 20, 27) 4:30-5:30
Preview & Performances: Oct. 3rd -7th

CHOIR (Gather Round Singers):
Rehearsals: Thursdays 6:00-8:00pm (Sept 6, 13, 20, 27)
Sing Melody McKiver’s original music for Talking Treaties and add your voice to our all ages, all abilities choir!
Rehearsals at The Ground Floor – 132 Fort York Blvd.

Following Talking Treaties, we will be starting up our Arts Drop-In,  on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 6:00pm, featuring more ceramics and gardening with Parker, beading with Jamie and Ashley, fabric arts and food with Marianne – and other arful pursuits to come!

Free! Everyone welcome! Transportation and other supports provided. Wheelchair accessible.

TO JOIN IN or with questions, contact:


is coming up again: Oct. 28 to Nov. 3, 2018
for info and to apply, click here


Photos from our 2018 Spring Drop-In Sessions

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