Sumach Roots: Canadian Vignettes (part of Simcoe Day)
Monday, August 5
Vignettes at 12 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm; Performance, 6 pm to 8 pm
The brainchild of JUNO nominee and best-selling historian Jason Wilson, Sumach Roots draws from a deep well of sounds—from traditional British folk to bebop jazz and classic reggae—in order to tell the stories of those who built Upper Canada, literally and culturally. With a top-flight cast of performers, Wilson delves into the late 18th century diaries of Elizabeth Simcoe, the impact of the Irish Famine, and the great Toronto fires of 1902 and 1904. With humour and pathos, Sumach Roots celebrates “place” and its importance to history and memory.
Vignettes are free with regular admission; evening performance tickets are here.