Aboriginal artists shut out of Nathan Phillips Square during Pan Am Games – CBC

Aboriginal artists shut out of Nathan Phillips Square during Pan Am Games – CBC

by pmnationtalk on July 22, 2015325 Views

Jul 21, 2015

Fort York pavilion failing to attract visitors despite proximity to Pan Am Park

Aboriginal artists hoping to sell their crafts to Pan Am Games visitors are upset they’ve been cut off from Nathan Phillips Square, while the Aboriginal Pavilion set up at Fort York is failing to draw crowds.

The Aboriginal Pavilion — part public education centre, part shop for Ontario artisans that was set up by the Aboriginal Leadership Partners to run concurrently with the Games — is based just a short distance from Pan Am Park.

So far, despite featuring artisans from Thunder Bay and further afield, it’s attracted few people and craftspeople haven’t made much money. Cynthia Lickers-Sage, the pavilion’s executive producer, said organizers had expected thousands to visit during the Games.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/aboriginal-artists-shut-out-of-nathan-phillips-square-during-pan-am-games-1.3162478

 

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