Talking Treaties is an outdoor pageant, workshop, and now installation that shares knowledge of the Toronto region’s treaty history. Focusing on Treaty 13, this project includes a film of Indigenous knowledge-keepers, a graphic novel, rhythmic text and song, soft sculptures, and a textile map. In this iteration, participants are invited to generate their own principles of treaty-making. An activity book and ongoing program of activities and events enable audience members to exchange ideas and information with our various human and non-human relations.

Commissioned by the Toronto Biennial of Art and produced by Jumblies Theatre & Arts. Made possible with the generous support of the RBC Emerging Canadian Artist Program.


Jumblies Theatre & Arts (founded in 2001; based in Toronto, ON, Canada) is an organization with international reach that collaborates with professional artists and diverse communities to create transient utopias and far-reaching ripples. Ange Loft (Kahnawake Mohawk, born in Kahnawake, QC, Canada; lives in Toronto, ON, Canada) is Associate Artistic Director of Jumblies and an interdisciplinary performing artist and initiator practising in Toronto. She is also a vocalist with Yamantaka//Sonic Titan. Her collaborations use arts-based research, wearable sculpture, and theatrical story-weaving to facilitate workshops and theatrical spectacle. Loft created the “Toronto Indigenous Context Brief” for the Toronto Biennial of Art’s Advisory Council.


  • Accessibility

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    Accessible entrance and washrooms
    AODA compliant building
    Accessible parking

  • Getting There

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    By Public Transportation:

    GO Transit: From Union Station, take the Lakeshore West GO Train to Long Branch Station (runs every 15 minutes), then walk 12 minutes to SAIB.

    TTC: The 501 streetcar travels west along Queen St to Lake Shore Blvd, ending at the Long Branch Loop – a 12 minute walk to SAIB.

    By Car: Take the Gardner Expressway W, then use the middle lane to take exit 139 toward Brown’s Line. Keep left, follow signs to continue onto Brown’s Line. Continue straight, then make a slight right onto Lake Shore Blvd W. Turn left at Dixie Rd/Peel Regional Road 4 N.

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