A preview of an exciting installation that portrays public space and is displayed in public space – a layered imagery of the fabric of Toronto.
The lack of open space in overcrowded neighbourhoods created a visible problem a century ago. Children played in hazardous storage yards and vacant lots, were exposed to disease near waste disposal sites and were struck down by vehicles. Local reformers tackled the problem through the Toronto Playground Association.
Our contemporary public square may be the internet, but China exerts state power and alerts us to the limits of freedom on the web.
What was that geodesic plywood and scrap construction? And how did it change over time as people added messages, signs and pylons? Collaborative art? Perhaps.
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Power is a concept or phenomenon too amorphous, sprawling or chameleon-like ever to be amenable to exact identification. Where we are concerned with power, we must be satisfied to live with vagueness.* Vagueness may be inherent, but we can’t be satisfied without attempting to make a dent in it. We begin simply. Power is the …
A look back at the origin of Pride activities in Toronto and the activism and efforts that have gone into the making of WorldPride 2014.
As we huddled under the covers in the dark and cold last December, the ice storm and its aftermath got us asking. Why was it such a massive outage? What was taking so long to fix it? Why is our system vulnerable to this? Who is responsible? How can we make sure this never happens again?
The 1990s saw widespread street protests as unions and community groups came together to fight against the cutbacks in social services that were made in a radical shift to the right by the neo-conservative government of Mike Harris.
Faced with a developer’s unwelcome application for rezoning, a Toronto neighbourhood agreed to take part in a Working Group set up by City Hall.
“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.” These are the wise words of Nelson Mandela and are especially important when it comes to meaningful parental engagement.
Recently, a Toronto criminal lawyer was found guilty of ‘smuggling’ marijuana into the Don Jail. Many criminal lawyers, including myself, were united in their anger with this verdict.
Canvassing is a great way to discover your neighbourhood and understand the ideas and concerns of people in your community.
It is often said that Toronto is a city of neighbourhoods, each with its own socioeconomic characteristics, ethnic communities, life cycles and histories. While that may be true, Toronto is also a cluster of “invisible cities”…
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Over ravines, rivers, railroad tracks. Across ages, languages, cultures. From past to present. Situations requiring bridges are rife in Toronto. How do we extend ourselves to connect?
World-renowned harmonica player Mike Stevens has been connecting with young people in remote Aboriginal communities through music since 1999. His goal is to
inspire kids who have been left behind by giving them tools to ‘breathe in their world and breathe out their music’.
Toronto photographer Alex Ioannou’s series of images is not a view typically captured in photos of bridges. Startling visions of altitude and grandeur occasionally evoke cathedrals while others display function in the heart of a city.
What can a city do to deal with the tragedy of a police shooting? An answer comes from an unlikely place. The city’s arts community offers a way to build bridges between people and communities.
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We are a city of immigrants, we know, but what does this mean for each of us? We explore some of the myriad aspects of being at home.
I know home: it’s St. Clair West but belonging here today is the germination of seeds planted decades ago. For those, like me, who have lost their place in the world, finding it again becomes a journey, a quest to feel rooted…