Horse Feathers performed by Clay & Paper Theatre in Dufferin Grove Park in Toronto

Horse Feathers Tells Story of Dufferin Park Racetrack

The Dufferin Park Racetrack, an integral part of the neighbourhood from 1907-1955, is located on the present site of the Dufferin Mall. It's the subject of Clay & Paper Theatre's Horse Feathers, a play performed across the street at Dufferin Grove Park, starting tonight.

The outdoor play, which features a stilt-walking puppet horse, Commedia dell'Arte and live music, is about the bygone days of the racetrack and the local residents' dreams for a better life.

The production brings this significant part of Toronto history back to the neighbourhood.

Dufferin Racetrack in Toronto

Horse Feathers is part of the company's continuing community project, Building Local Stories initiative, that ensures local stories of Toronto's diverse communities are shared and remembered.

Shows start tonight at 7:30 p.m. in Dufferin Grove Park, in the grove between the baseball diamond and the soccer field. Bring your blanket or something comfortable to sit on.

Horse Feathers runs Wednesdays through Sundays until August 17. $10/PWYC.

There will be post-show "talkbacks" led by the cast and creators on Saturday performances.

Top photo by Roger Cullman.
File photo: dufferinpark.ca.


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