May 2018

Doors Open presented by Great Gulf : Francophone Film Screenings prsented by CinéFranco and Le Labo

Saturday May 26 and Sunday May 27 2018, screenings at 12:30PM and 3PM

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Location: Collège Boréal, 1 Yonge Street – 3rd Floor (near Yonge St. / Queens Quay E.)
Nearest TTC Stop: Union Station
Price: Free and open to all

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EXHIBITION: Saturday April 28 – Saturday May 12, 2018

Sanguine et terres brulées / Blood Ties, Scorched Earth
Maryse Arseneault

Le Labo presents the exhibition « Sanguine et terres brulées / Blood Ties, Scorched Earth » by Maryse Arseneault during the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Exhibition Hours :
9 AM – 5 PM (Monday – Friday)
12 PM – 5 PM (Saturdays)

LOCATION: Studio 277 – 401 Richmond St W M5V 1Y9


APRIL 2018

Saturday April 28th, 2018 from 4 PM – 6 PM

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Blood Ties, Scorched Earth
Maryse Arseneault

Le Labo is excited to present the exhibition « Sanguine et terres brulées / Blood Ties, Scorched Earth » by Maryse Arseneault during the 2018 Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

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Exhibition Dates: Saturday April 28 – Saturday May 12, 2018

Exhibition Hours : 9 AM – 5 PM (Monday – Friday) and 12 PM – 5 PM (Saturdays)
LOCATION: Studio 277 – 401 Richmond St W M5V 1Y9


« Djamilia » by Aminatou Echard, CO-PRESENTATION with the IMAGES FESTIVAL

DATE: Friday, April 20 at 8:30 PM
LOCATION: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave.  

PRICE: $15 general admission, $10 (students, seniors, underemployed)

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Centring Kyrgyz women’s voices, Djamilia traces the influence of Chinghiz Aitmatov’s 1958 novel of the same title, whose protagonist broke societal norms for female conduct, inspiring generations of women to follow their own desires and ambitions. Exquisitely shot on Super 8, the film is composed of portraits of women of all ages in intimate settings—around kitchen tables, in gardens, in parks, and across diverse Kyrgyz landscapes—each reflecting on traumas resulting from the practices of child marriage and bride kidnapping. Despite recent criminalization, these practices remain common, with nearly a third of Kyrgyz girls and women being forced into marriage against their will. The film transports us to a region rarely represented in the media, and shares these women’s experiences of selfhood and identity. Djamilia invites women to reflect on their lives, their roles in society, and their expectations for change.*** Aminatou Echard will be in attendance.



« ISHYAKA : la volonté de vivre » by Joseph Bitamba
Mardi 17 avril 2018 à 18 h 00

Lieu : Salle Beeton, Bibliothèque de référence de Toronto, 789 rue Yonge, Toronto, ON M4W 2G8
Prix : Gratuit
Limited seating, please RSVP here :


Le Labo is excited to announce a screening of Joseph Bitamba’s documentary « ISHYAKA : la volonté de vivre » at the Toronto Reference Library. This film examines the remarkable reconciliation process for the victimes and the executioners of the 1994 Rwandan genocide. The screening of Bitamba’s documentary will be followed by a moderated discussion.

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MARCH 2018

Labyrinthes: Virtual Reality Artist Residencies in collaboration with the National Film Board

Le Labo is excited to welcome two Artists in Residence for the development of virtual reality projects in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada. Artist presentations will take place on March 3 and March 10, 2018. More info to below.


Residency dates and public presentations:

1)  Virtual reality creative residency with Jean Marc Larivière 
Dates: February 26 to March 3 2018

Artist Talk with Jean Marc Larivière
Date: Saturday, March 3 from 3PM-5PM
Location : Le Labo, Studio 277 – 401 Richmond St. W. , Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
Price : Free + open to everyone

2) Virtual reality creative residency withChris LeBlanc

Dates: March 5 – 10, 2018

Soirée de projections et présentations par Chris LeBlanc et Luc Bourdon
Date: Saturday, March 10 from 6:30PM – 8:30 PM
*** For Labo Members Only

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Le Labo reserves the right to cancel all workshops within a minimum of 7 days before the date of the event if the minimum number of attendees required is not achieved.




DATE : Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 2PM

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Artist Talk with Maryse Arseneault, Le Labo’s professional artist in residence
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Date: Saturday, February 10 at 2 pm
Location : Le Labo, Studio 277 – 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8
Price: FREE and Open to everyone
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MARYSE ARSENAULT : 2018 Artist in Residence
Residency Dates : January 15 to February 15

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Le Labo is very pleased to welcome MARYSE ARSENAULT, a multidisciplinary Acadian artist and the first artist in residence at le Labo for the year 2018. Arsenault will be in Toronto for one month, from January 15 to February 15. There will be many occasions to meet the artist during the time of her residence at Le Labo. More information to come !


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French Information session with the National Film Board 
Date : Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Heure : 6 PM
Location : Bureaux de l’ONF, 145, rue Wellington ouest, Suite 1000, Toronto, ON M5J 1H8

This session is reserved for current Professional and Connaisseur Members of Le Labo (as of December 5, 2017). You aren’t sure if your membership is up to date? Call us! We encourage everyone to become Labo members to take advantage of unique opportunities such as these. 


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Summer Day Camp 2017 : PHOTOGRAPHY DAY CAMP
Le Labo, in partnership with Alliance Française Toronto, is organizing a 2017 Photography Day Camp for youths 10 to 15 years old.
Location:Alliance française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario
Dates + Fees : July 4 – 14 ($685) , July 17 – 28 ($760), July 31 – August 11 ($685),  August 11 – 25 ($760), 
August 28 – September 1 ($380)

JUNE 2017

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Intro to 360° video with Emmanuel Albano
Saturday June 10 2017 – 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: 568 Richmond St. W. Toronto M5V 1Y9
Rates: Members $40 / Non-members $65 (Click here for more information about the benefits of a LABO membership)
To register, please e-mail us at by June 2, 2017.

MAY 2017

Anne-Marie Proulx : AIMINANU

Anne-Marie Proulx : AIMINANU
Saturday May 13 at 2PM (an english artist talk will follow at 3PM)
French Artist Talk with Anne-Marie Proulx for the AIMINANU exhibition at YYZ Artists’ Outlet
LOCATION : YYZ Artist Outlet , #140 – 401 Richmond St. W. , Toronto, ON


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Thursday May 25, 2017 – 7 PM – 9 PM
20 images x 20 seconds = 3 to 4 presentations (6mins. 40s. each)
Location : Coq-of-the-walk – Point Bar, 488 rue College, Toronto, ON M6G 1A4 /
Price : FREE

APRIL 2017
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Workshop : The Basics of Screenwriting for Dramatic Film with NADINE VALCIN
Saturday, April 29 2017 – 10 AM – 5 PM
Description: Workshop participants will learn the essentials of scene construction for fiction filmmaking while gaining an understanding of the basic elements of screenwriting.
Location: 568 Richmond St. W. Toronto ON M5V 1Y9
Price: Members: 67$ / Non-members : 92$
To register, e-mail us at before April 21, 2017.

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Kipwani Kiwanga, AFROGALACTICA | Performance | Lecture avec projection vidéo
Friday April 21, 2017 at 9 PM – 10 PM
Co-presented by Images Festival and The Power Plant. With the generous support of TD Bank Group, Le Labo, and Ryerson Image Centre.
Location: Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto, 2 avenue Sussex, Toronto, ON, M5S 1J5
PRICE : $15 general admission / $10 students, seniors, underemployed
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Le Labo presents a film by Joseph Bitamba, « ISHYAKA : La volonté de vivre »
Tuesday April 11, 2017 at 5PM
The screening of Joseph Bitamba’s documentary will followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and moderator Alphonse Barikage.
Location: Alliance française de Toronto, 24 Spadina Road, Toronto, Ontario
Price: FREE

MARCH 2017


Information Session with Paul Thinel, Media Arts Program Officer with the Canada Council for the Arts
Thursday February 23rd, 2017 – 6 PM – 7:30 PM
Voluntary $ contributions are welcome
Location: Le Labo, 568 Richmond Street West, Toronto ON M5V 1Y9


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Nadine Valcin – Member of the Month

Nadine Valcin is a filmmaker whose documentary and dramatic work deals with questions of race, language and identity. She has been researching the topic of slavery in Canada for many years. She will be presenting two films related to the topic, Whitewash, an experimental documentary as well as the short dramatic film Fire and Fury. She will be discussing the research and process behind the two works and their relationship to an immersive project she is currently developing.

Wednesday, February 1st, 2017
Location: Coq-of-the-walk Restaurant, 488 College Street, Toronto