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Culture Days will return September 20 – October 13, 2024.


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Small Arms Inspection Building

Mississauga, ON



Offered in English.


YOU ARE A GOOD APPLE is a free public event to taste unusual and historic apple varieties, and learn about community orchards. The event inaugurates ORCHARD: a living sculpture made up of unusual, old and eccentric apple trees that will be planted by the artist in the fall of 2019 at the Small Arms Inspection Building in Mississauga. The work expands ideas of public art, and seeks to foster enduring connectedness to land, plants, food and one another. It is part of the province-wide exhibition DO BLUE BUTTERFLIES EAT PARTS OF THE SKY?


Apple Tasting: 1-4 PM

Drop-in apple tasting and free Syrian Apple Cake catered by Newcomer Kitchen

Conversation: 1-2 PM

Artist Diane Borsato in conversation with Heritage Orchardist Bill O'Keefe

Urban Orchards: 3 - 3:30 PM

Susan Poizner of Toronto's Orchard People talks about fruit trees and urban orchards


Diane Borsato is a Toronto-based artist, naturalist, and Associate Professor of Experimental Studio at the University of Guelph. She has exhibited and performed her work in major galleries and museums across Canada and internationally and has been collaborating with Amish Morrell for more than a decade in an ongoing series of contemporary art activities outdoors called Outdoor School.



Ontario Culture Days and the Toronto Biennial of Art

YOU ARE A GOOD APPLE is an artwork by Diane Borsato, co-presented by Ontario Culture Days and the Toronto Biennial of Art. It is part of the province-wide exhibition DO BLUE BUTTERFLIES EAT PARTS OF THE SKY?, curated by Dave Dyment and commissioned for the occasion of Culture Days’ 10th Anniversary.

This exhibition is made possible thanks to generous funding from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund and the Province of Ontario.


Ontario Culture Days