Queer(ean) Seen Film Festival



“Being LGBTQ within the Korean community is not easy… but a group of passionate Queer(eans) or Queer+Koreans living in Toronto, Canada, are trying to change that.

Queerean Town strives to raise visibility and awareness of Queer identities within the Korean community through the use of various art forms. It is holding its first event called Queer(ean) Seen, a Queer Korean Film Screening, dealing with LGBTQ issues specific to the Korean communities in Toronto and Korea. In sharing the stories and challenges of being Korean while identifying as LGBTQ Queer(ean) Seen hopes to create a stronger community amongst the Korean LGBTQ population.

Queer(ean) Seen is going to be held at the CineCycle (129 Spadina Avenue, Toronto), on Saturday, June 14th, 2014 with doors opening at 6:30pm. Admission is FREE or by donation. CineCycle has limited seating so RSVP your seat now! For more information about tickets and the event please visit www.queereantown.com.”

– The Queer(ean) Seen Team

Sound of Korea


The Korea Club is proud to be one of the organizers of Sound of Korea, a huge Korean cultural exhibition held on U of T’s St. George campus!  This free event is a great chance to learn about Korean culture through traditional games and activities, food, K-Pop performances and more.  The Korea Club will also have our own booth with fun activities, so please stop by!

The Annual Quiz on Korea Contest will also be held at Sound of Korea, and welcomes all those who wish to test their Korean cultural knowledge.  You will also be able to win great prizes including electronics, and goods from our sponsors such as The Face Shop!

You can RSVP to our facebook event, as well as like Sound of Korea’s facebook page for updates!

Event Schedule
Saturday November 30th, 2013
George Ignatieff Theatre & The Buttery
15 Devonshire Place

The Buttery
Time: 11:30AM – 2:30PM
Program: Culture Fair Booths & Activities

George Ignatieff Theatre
Time: 2:00PM – 6:00PM
Program: Opening Ceremony
Lecture and Performances
Quiz on Korea Contest

(Note: More information on the full schedule to come.)

Brought to you by:

Centre for the Study of Korea
University of Toronto

Consulate General of the Republic of Korea
Korean National Tourism Organization (KTO)
Arirang TV
Korean Town BIA
The Face Shop
Galleria Supermarket

University of Toronto’s CHeng Yu Tung East Asian Library
The Korea Club
Talk Talk
York University’s Hallyu Dongari

Hanbok Workshop

Join us as we learn about Korean culture through Korean traditional dress, known as hanbok!  Ms. Cecilia Choi will be presenting us with a variety of hanbok, from examples of royal dress to modern fusion.  Afterwards there will be a chance to try on the hanbok yourself and take pictures in our photo zone.

This is a great opportunity to learn about and experience Korean culture and customs!

We will have hanbok for both men and women, which exhibit the different styles below:

  • Royal ceremonial dress
  • Royal leisure/casual
  • Wedding couple
  • Special occasions/formal wear for Yangban
  • Commoner’s Hanbok
  • Modern fusion

You can take photos in the above hanbok at our special Korean style photo-zone.  We will have a photographer present, and all pictures will be uploaded on our facebook page after the event!

In order to take the best photos, try not to wear any clothing with collars (like dress-shirts) and instead opt for wide-collared shirts, or wear a tank-top under any bulky clothing so you can remove layers if need be! Please avoid clothing with any spikes/beading or decoration that could get stuck on the hanbok or damage it!

For more information on our guest lecturer, Ms. Choi, see her interview with Arirang TV:

Ms. Choi’s shop (전통공방) is located at 5 Glen Cameron Rd., Markham. Tel. (647)708-0461.