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Programs + Events

Idea Exchange hosts hundreds of programs and events every year. From storytimes to movie screenings, there's always something interesting to do here. Find the one that's right for you.


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Online registration is available for Adult/Teen art courses and programs and Children’s art courses. All online registrations require an email address and those with a fee can be paid with a Visa or Mastercard. Registration in person or by phone (call 519.621.0460) is also available.

Monthly Calendar


Monday, October 23, 2017

"The Knits", Lisa Birke, digital video still, 2017.
September 15 - November 5, 2017
Queen's Square
Exhibitions + Openings
In knitting, one literally gives one’s time—chronicled in interwoven loops of yarn—to keep someone warm. Hand-knitted sweaters bring us closer to our... Read More»
Image: Dana Prieto, Self Portrait with Family Rags, 2017. Video installation and performance.
September 5 – October 29, 2017
Preston
Exhibitions + Openings
“Los trapos sucios los lavamos entre nosotras” Agustina in Volver, by Pedro Almodóvar, 2006   Iterating in numerous languages, the allegory about... Read More»
Ryerson University Farm, View of Roof (Spring 2015), 2015. Photo: Jayne Miles.
September 25 – November 12, 2017
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Carrot City Canada explores how design can enable the production of food in Canadian cities. By examining the connection between urbanism, design,... Read More»
Art Lab
Mondays, September 18 - November 13, 2017 - 10:30-11:00am
Hespeler
Programs + Workshops
Get your hands on a mash-up of fun science and art projects. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult.
Preschool Picassos
Mondays, September 18 - November 27, 2017, 11:00 – 11:30am
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Draw out your child's inner Picasso with amazing art projects. Each week, you and your child will use imagination and fun art supplies to explore and... Read More»
4pm Project
Mondays, September 18 - November 27, 2017, 4:00 – 5:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
School’s out. Now what? Come and explore, create and share. Crafts, robotics, comics and more. Minecraft, Pokémon and Marvel to explore.  Build,... Read More»
Guitar
Mondays, September 18 - November 13 (no class Monday, October 9), 2017, 6:00 - 7:00pm
Clemens Mill
Programs + Workshops
Picture yourself strumming and singing some of your favourite music, make the dream a reality in this fun, relaxed and super social weekly group. All... Read More»
Yarn
Mondays, September 11 - December 18, 2017, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Queen's Square
Programs + Workshops
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:00pm, Queen's Square Wednesdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Hespeler Thursdays, 10:30am – 12:00pm, Preston
Photo credit: Jayne Miles
Monday, October 23, 2017, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Design at Riverside
Exhibitions + Openings
Join Carrot City Canada curators, including Joe Nasr and June Komisar, for a deeper conversation about how design can enable the production of food... Read More»