riverMOUTH

riverMOUTH brings spoken word, song, music & soundscape to the lower Cobechenonk / Humber River. riverMOUTH is inspired by water and our desire to nurture sustainable, life-giving connection to the planet.

Weekend Summer Events: Aug 27-28 & Sept 10-11, 2022

Opening our ears and eyes to the valley, riverMOUTH musicians and poets sing and sound with the whispering of bulrushes, the racket of passing streetcars, the groove of a fallen log, and the never-ending flow of the river.

Location: South Humber Park
Access points: Sheldon Lookout / Humber Pedestrian Bridge and Stephen Drive and Cloverhill

Wander & Listen: 4-5:30pm

Dancer Julia Aplin reaches towards the light as it filters between the looming concrete and metal of Gardiner expressway overhead.

Download the riverMOUTH audio app* at home and then explore the park as you listen — from plant medicine, ecology and architecture, to soundscape and song. Watch out for site-specific dance installations featuring Meryem Alaoui, Nidhi Baadkar, Suzanne Barnes, Mai Duong, Molly Johnson, Terrill Maguire and Rebecca Hope Terry.

Take off your headphones and listen to what’s around you or slow down and nap with the trees, guided by Julia Aplin.

*Launches August 26

Live at the Oculus: 6-7pm

Saturday August 27: Vocalists Andrea Kuzmich, Maryem Tollar, Iryna Lozynska, Shalva-Lucas Makharshvili, Mario Morello

Sunday August 28: Vocalists Alex Samaras, Andrew Adridge & saxophonist Karen Ng

Saturday September 10: Vocalist and storyteller Sharada Eswar & spoken word artist Andrea Thompson

Sunday September 11: Vocalist Christine Duncan with The Element Choir

PAST Summer Events 2022: June 11 & 12

Biologist Clement Kent and avian ecologist Gail Fraser lead a leisurely nature walk sharing insights into the flying, fluttering, swimming, swooping, creeping and crawling creatures who inhabit the river valley. Rain or shine. June 11 & 12: 9-10:30am | Meeting point: Stephen Drive and Cloverhill

Architect Christie Pearson leads us on a walk through the forested valley of the Cobechenonk river, past the industrial hum of the sewage treatment plant, to the modernist Oculus Pavilion, an elegant relic of architectural futurism. Passing under the roar of the lakeside highways and railways, we follow the river south to the iconic Humber River Pedestrian Bicycle Bridge.Rain or shine. June 11 & 12: 11am-12:30pm | Meeting point: Stephen Drive and Cloverhill

We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts Digital NOW Fund and the Toronto Arts Council’s Arts in the Parks program for their support of this project.