Public space that is inviting and functional, in a metropolis like Toronto, is a vital element of community. Public space that includes public art plays an even more important role in the social fabric of a city. In this issue we look at shared spaces in the city that invite, engage and challenge.
Tony Merante is so committed to his St. Clair West neighbourhood that he risked all his savings to open DeSotos, a restaurant that serves great food and creates a warm gathering place for the community.
The new movie about French and Indian food and of course, love, is like a soufflé – fluffy.
Martha Baillie is a novelist who produces more than a manuscript. In constructing her fiction she sometimes fabricates artifacts – objects and evidences of the world she is creating.
When Toronto-based artist Emma Nishimura was 14 years old she visited an artist’s studio in Nova Scotia. Emma recalls, “From that moment on I dreamt about what my studio would look like and became fascinated with the idea of being an artist.”
There’s a cherry tree planted at the front of a local Green P parking lot. The fruit is the bright red sour cherries that are great for baking or making jam. How did it get into the landscaping of a city parking lot? Must be the inspiration of some city workers, but we don’t really know. A fortuitous mystery; …
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