Excursions, Options Day, May 19

If you are not taking one of the classes on Options Day, Thursday, or signing up for stitching only, perhaps a day out and about in Toronto will take you to a new happy place!

If you have already paid your deposit and registered for the seminar and are ready to book one of our tours – please email 2022Registration@eac-acb.ca with your name and choice of tour. Your charge will be added to your seminar balance invoice that comes out in November.

#1 –  Immerse Yourself in Canadian Art & Nature

The McMichael Canadian Art Gallery & Lunch | $125 | mcmichael.com

Join us for a guided tour, a lovely café lunch and free time to explore the gallery and grounds and a visit to the gift shop. Mobility and/or wheelchair accessible.

The McMichael Canadian Art Collection is the only public fine art gallery in the nation that focuses on Canadian art and the Indigenous art of our country, both historical and contemporary. Located in the charming Village of Kleinburg, a 30-minute drive from Toronto. 

Built of fieldstone and hand-hewn logs in a modernist design, “The McMichael” houses thirteen exhibition galleries where floor-to-ceiling windows enable visitors to enjoy the collections and views of the Humber River Valley as they tour, enticing them to enjoy the paths and trails afterwards. A sculpture garden, a number of installations, a Tom Thomson shack, and the resting place of many of the Group of Seven can also be seen. 

#2 – Discover Toronto’s Distillery District & Downtown Toronto Shopping (for Stitching)

$60 | thedistillerydistrict.com

This trip cost is for the bus only but there will be an opportunity to have lunch together (at your own expense) in The Distillery District.

We start in The Distillery District, an internationally acclaimed village of one-of-a-kind stores, shops, galleries, studios, restaurants, cafés, theatres, and more set in the site of the Gooderham & Worts Distillery buildings c. 1832.  You’ll be on your own to wander down cobblestone streets, explore the district, and shop at the artists’ studios and shops in the morning. 

We’ll meet and have lunch together and then board the bus for a tour of downtown Toronto on our way to the trendy Queen Street West shopping area, where within a few short blocks there are wonderful shops and boutiques selling beautiful sewing supplies – trim, ribbons, tassels (the Mokuba Collection), textiles, buttons, fabrics, …oh my!