Sawmill Sid

2019 Program Artist

Sawmill Sid, run by Sidney and Sheila Gendron (based in Mississauga, ON, Canada), is Canada’s first Tree and Wood Recovery Center and operates out of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authorities. The goal of the project is to recover and repurpose trees felled due to storms, disease, and development, and to repurpose them into high-value wood products, capturing tonnes of carbon in the years to come. Offering portable and on-site sawmilling services, the project connects with municipalities, developers, artisans, and local wood remanufacturing companies. Sawmill Sid not only conserves trees, but aims to build sustainable communities by donating wood and raising awareness.


Opening BBQ

We celebrate the opening weekend of the Toronto Biennial of Art with a family-and youth-friendly BBQ for neighbours and those further afield. After sharing a meal, participants can engage in a number of collaborative activities ranging from “drawing with the sun” – a cyanotype workshop led by Embassy of Imagination and PA System – to […]


Long Branch Tree Fest