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January 24, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am


A books + breakfast series for young kids & their parents
featuring JonArno Lawson and Sydney Smith, Sidewalk Flowers

The Koffler Centre of the Arts is thrilled to welcome award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and illustrator Sydney Smith to our first Bookmarkers event, where they will present their wordless picture book Sidewalk Flowers. They will also lead a Sidewalk Flowers-inspired walk through Artscape Youngplace, as well as wordless poetry and collaborative mural-making workshops.

Enjoy a family-friendly breakfast in the Coffee Pub café* and additional interactive play activities with the Smart Cookie Club.

Recommended for young children, toddlers to age 7

Sidewalk Flowers

  • Winner of the 2015 Governor General’s Literary Award for Children’s Illustrated Books
  • Selected for the 2015 New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books of the Year
  • Long-listed for the 2015 Goodreads Choice Award for Best Picture Book
  • Selected for the 2015 Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year

* Program does not include any food or beverages purchased at the Coffee Pub


January 24, 2016
9:00 am - 11:30 am
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Koffler Centre of the Arts
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Koffler Gallery – Studio 105
180 Shaw Street
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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