PhotoNews Magazine honours TYS with cover story
March 13, 2018
Spring 2018 shared the Take Your Seat story with the nation
as thousands of Photo News Magazines were distributed with the Globe & Mail.
We were honoured to have photographs from Take Your Seat; Take Your Seat, Canada;
Take Your Seat with the Group of Seven; and Take Your Seat, Hong Kong
featured in the six page article. Carden Cove earned the cover.
A big thank you to Jacques and Norm at Photo News for believing in us.
Click the icon above to open a PDF version of the magazine,
or click here to view the flip book!
The Canadian Ethnic Media Association and the Canadian Ethnocultural Council celebrate 'Together in Canada'
June 24, 2018
On June 24th, over 400 guests enjoyed a message of community and inclusivity.
Take Your Seat was there to highlight our love of Canada's natural beauty.
One question has to be asked,
'Why is it that we embrace the natural diversity that makes this country the envy of the world, but we have yet to extend that embrace to the diversity of our people?'
Take Your Seat, Canada inspires you to see this great country instead of just talking about seeing it.
From July 1st to June 30th next year, motivation and Canada go hand in hand.
Take Your Seat featured in Life Captured exhibition
by Fujifilm Printlife and Toronto Pearson
October 3 - November 3, 2021
We are excited to have some of our favourite and most recent images included in the Life Captured exhibition. Our images hang among those of other Canadian photographers, expressing themes of Community Love, Moments that Matter, and more. We hope everyone enjoyed this amazing collection of photographs!
The exhibition was open and free to the public at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Mississauga.
It was presented by the talented teams at Fujifilm Printlife and Toronto Pearson Airport.
Take Your Seat returns with At Origin gallery
June 29 - September 30, 2020
On June 29th, with the help of our friends Mehtap and Cuneyt from At Origin Coffee,
we launched a two month exhibition that brings our chair's journey to Toronto.
None of us can travel now, but maybe a cup of fresh brewed coffee, surrounded by photographs of Japan, Canada, Hong Kong, Turkey, and Vietnam will get you dreaming again.
At Origin is at 687 Mount Pleasant, Toronto, ON, Canada.
October 11, 2018
October 11th marked two firsts for us;
Take Your Seat's first trip to London, Ontario and our first talk with a camera club.
The London Camera Club hosted us as we shared our ongoing story of One People. One Planet. One Life.
About 150 avid photographers joined us to see and hear the stories
of our expeditions to Japan, the United States, Cuba, Hong Kong and of course, Canada.
They warmly welcomed both us and our message. Thanks, London!
If you'd like to have the Take Your Seat message shared with your club or group,
Oakville Camera Club welcomes Take Your Seat
September 9, 2019
We were excited to share our story with the photo enthusiasts of the Oakville Camera Club.
It's always a good time when photographers get together to discuss how we can change the world creatively.
If you have a club or organization that would also like to hear the Take Your Seat story, please contact us here.
Take Your Seat joins Farber offsite at Niagara-on-the-Lake
June 21 - 22, 2018
Imagine presenting to a room of executives and one very special guest: Mr. Harry Rosen.
That was just one of the highlights of a two-day strategic offsite that was
focused on bringing Farber's core team even closer together.
In three hours, we transformed a boardroom into an intimate "gallery"
that served as an artistic backdrop for a strategic discussion.
No matter who may be in your audience, Mr. Harry Rosen included, we'll tailor the right message to your group.
Mayor John Tory officially launches Take Your Seat, Canada
April 12, 2017
On April 12th, Toronto's Mayor officially launched our Canada 150 expedition.
With the global work at the First Canadian Place gallery as a backdrop,
Take Your Seat, Canada brought us home.
Talk Boutique's Salon series hosts the Take Your Seat message
November 16, 2016
Canadian Ethnic Media Association honours Take Your Seat
with award for Innovation in Journalism
December 19, 2019
Take Your Seat was honoured to be counted among the "voices of Canada" at the 2019 CEMA Awards.
We and our chair were proud to receive the Canadian Ethnic Media Association's award for Innovation.
Imagine you're on the northern shore of Lake Superior.
The sun begins its early rise as an ethereal mist hugs rock and tree in an embrace worthy of a photograph.
Now imagine that same scene almost 100 years ago.
Lawren Harris, the Group of Seven, are about to eternalize Pic Island in sketch form and on canvas.
With that backdrop as our inspiration, we began our next adventure:
Take Your Seat with the Group of Seven.
Fittingly, for seven days, we had the rare privilege to retrace the steps of the Group of Seven
around the untamed wilderness of Marathon, Ontario.
The goal was simple; trek through the forests and valleys to capture the same locations
that were both muse and motivation for a host of paintings
created by the Group of Seven on their repeat adventures to the region.
They were drawn to Lake Superior for reasons that remain true still today.
Our photography aimed to capture Nature as it was then, as it is now,
to rediscover the Group of Seven in our time and through our lens.
With guides, canoes and hiking boots, we attempted to do justice to the Fall colours and locations
that have made the Group of Seven synonymous with the natural beauty that
has become an inextricable thread of the fabric of our identity.
Along with us, of course, was our Director's Chair.
Follow the project on Instagram using #TakeYourSeatG7