Welcome to Mad Pride Week in Toronto

Toronto Mad Pride Week 2017 is JULY 10-16. Share your art, stories, energy. Join in the week's events. Schedule coming soon.

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….join the fantastic Mad and free events of 

Mad Pride Week 2017

 

Tuesday July 11 Wednesday 12 Thursday 13
Day 1:30 pm

In the Spotlight –

Documentary

Hosted by C/S Info Centre 1001 Queen Street West,
Training Room A – RSVP

11:30 am – 4:30 pm

CSI Network Forum

History & Direction of the Consumer Survivor Movement

Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue Registration Required

*MAD = Reclaim Dignity & Challenge Labels (Diagnosed, mentally ill,  crazy, mental health issues, weird, lunatic, wonderful)

…Mad Pride Events are Free and open to All. Celebrate strength and difference.

Eve 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Madly I’m Your Fan

 

Presented by the Friendly Spike Theatre Band. May Robinson Auditorium, 20 Westlodge Avenue

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

“Outside In”

 

Interactive performance by The Toronto Youth Theatre

The Lower Ossington Theatre, 100 Ossington Avenue

Friday July 14 Saturday July 15 Sunday July 16
Day 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Carnival des Voix

 

Hosted by Recovery Net Toronto and C/S Info.
1001 Queen Street West, Training Room A – Registration requested

12:00 – 4:00 pm

Mad Hatter Marketplace and Tea Party

Mad Artists, meditation, yoga, dance, Hats. OCAD, 100 McCaul Street

11:30 am

Bed Push & Parade

Historic journey and fun in the community

Parkdale Library,  1303 Queen Street W

12:30 pm

Wild Picnic

Great free food.
At Trinity Bellwoods Park

Eve 8:00 pm – 4:00 pm

MADx by Night

Music, Comedy, Rants, Poetry. Imperial Pub. 54 Dundas Street

Contact and Share us! torontomadpride@gmail.com

www.torontomadpride.com

facebook.com/torontomadpride

Twitter: @madpridetoronto

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Thanks for sharing our Mad Pride Week 2017 Poster!

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MAD PRIDE

Toronto Mad Pride Week

July 10-16

Mad + Allies + everyone welcome: We reclaim terms like Mad as an act of pride and strength. We’ll include you too!

 

July 15 – Mad Marketplace & Tea Party

OCAD – 100 McCall St. 12:00-4:00 – Mad artists, cake & fun

 

July 16 – Bed Push Parade and Fantastic picnic:

Parade starts @Parkdale Library (1303 Queen W) 11:30

Picnic @Trinity Bellwoods Park at 12:30

 

Celebrate, empower and build community

SCHEDULE: www.torontomadpride.com @madpridetoronto  torontomadpride@gmail.com www.facebook.com/torontomadpride

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TRANSverse Journal is launching its 16th Issue

TRANSverse #16 Madness!
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Join our celebration of Issue 16

Thursday, June 1st @ 6:30
Voodoo Child Espresso & Cocktail Bar
388 College Street

The event will bring together UofT’s student and Toronto’s Mad communities for a fun night of readings, spoken word, food and drinks.

And, of course, don’t forget to grab your FREE copy of Issue 16 for some Mad articles and poetry!

We hope to see you there!

 

More Info

Website:    http://www.transversejournal.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Transverse-Journal-951269978238627/

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The Mad Market is on July 15th 2017

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Mad artists are awesome. Our artwork, whichever medium, stunningly expresses who we are and what we do together. We invite artists of all stripes who intersect with and identify as ‘mad’ to apply to take part in 2017 Mad Marketplace!

See below:

We seek diverse artists who identify as Mad people, consumers/survivors, or otherwise labelled.

Apply now (deadline is tentatively June 16 2017) 

Jewels and art and a plant!
Jewels and art and a plant!

Judith Phelan's mad stories and mad art
Judith Phelan’s mad stories and mad art

Please note, we reserve the right to choose artists that represent different media and genres of art. We can only have a limited number of artists because we have limited resources and event space. It is preferred that you use this application process. You may email us at madmarkettoronto@gmail.com with the subject line “Mad Marketplace” + Your Name and we will follow up with confirmations. In the body include:

  1. Name:
  2. Contact info: email, phone number, URL.
  3. What type of art: (painting, comics, jewelry, pottery, book + more)

    Louise Martin - Author - lessons of her life
    Louise Martin – Author – lessons of her life
  4. Experience & examples of your art: experienced & new artists wanted.
  5. Story about your Art and its connection to “Madness”: (3-5 sentences max – indicate if we can share your story on the website)

Together we can make Mad Pride  Week 2017 a Huge Success!!!

We need volunteers too – we will feed you and love you forever!

Connect, empower, and build communities through education and advocacy
Donate to Mad Pride Toronto at: http://bit.ly/1YLEcVs Share the link!

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Marchers holding signs marching in the Mad Pride Parade in Toronto 2016We had a great time marching in the Bed Push Parade – Mad Pride March in 2016. We showed our strength in the community and made lots of noise along the way! We marched from the Parkdale Library along Queen Street to Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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Image: Music Notes Floating Over a Yellow Moon

Now is the time to raise your voice! And Hear Ours!

Our strengthPoster for Raised Voices Event. Background image is an opera singer dressed like a viking. comes from sharing our Mad talents and Mad spirits. Join us this Thursday, February 2, 2017 at 8:00 at the Gladstone Hotel, Ballroom. Let us know you are coming via our Raised Voices Facebook event.

Raised Voices – Performers

Dr. Anderson

Hailing from the mysterious university town of Peterboroughshire-upon-the-Ottonabee, Dr. Anderson is a Rock and Roll Musician bent on ruining the perceptions of the allegedly sane.

Jenny

Jenny has been a mad activist in the community since 2012. She is experiencing a creative reawakening after a long dry spell.

Quarry Bay

Quarry Bay is a musician, producer, ethnographer, and anarchist based in Toronto and Hong Kong. His music and studies focus on anti-racism, madness, and the inevitable demise of the capitalist nation state. He is currently interested in examining how madness and oppression intersect.

Asante

Asante is a spoken word artist who mesmerized audiences at both the July Mad X and the November Mad X. Here he is making his Gladstone debut.

Tom Theriault

He is a Toronto musician who is part of the Kensington Market music scene / community for the past 25 years. Tom is a Proud Mental Health Survivor!.

Donna Linklater

Donna is a maniac. The most apt insult she’s ever received was “Soviet Barbie”.

Felix and the Threesomes

Felix is an eclectic retro hippie far beyond perfume and bohemian; but Felix is a people person who is poly-amorous towards everything in life. The Threesomes music can be described as being folk with lyrics that are love-fantasy. Ladies and gentlemen open your hearts to Toronto’s very own, Felix and the Threesomes.

Stacey Bowen

Stacey Bowen is a short story writer who mixes fiction with non-fiction around human life-struggles. She is also a trained Motivational Speaker who advocates for changes to Social Polices and more subsidized Housing.

Stacey values her job that deals with helping the homeless population, and working with people living with mental illness and addictions by doing her frontline job as Shelter-Relief Worker at Fred Victor.

Mr. Bittersweet

Mr. Bittersweet has been playing music in Toronto for about 30 years and performed and entertained in about 600 instances for mainly community events. Besides being a singer/songwriter and self-recording artist, he is also a writer, painter and generally a multi-media artist, including technical and promotional theatre works. Over the years He worked with about 200 different artist, a majority of them based in the community mental health system and often ‘psychiatrized’. (more…)