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The Dupont and Spadina Corner Collective | Light up our alley!

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 04:48:02 +0000

The Dupont and Spadina Corner Collective is about beautifying their corner of the city.

http://www.vimeo.com/5811993

Greening it up with some gardening, adding the joy of art in the place of illegal billboards and filling the streets with community gatherings.

http://www.vimeo.com/7296280

They have organized events(such as the light up our alley street festival), actions, make art and music. It's my understanding they've had to move from their original location at the corner of dupont and spadina but their community spirit still seems to be shining.




The making and unmaking of Dufferin Grove Park

Mon, 15 Aug 2011 04:05:05 +0000

The city is enforcing greater beauracratic control that threatens to disintigrate that great comunity spirit that has developed over the years at Dufferin Grove Park. In responce Jutta Mason has started chronicling the history of how friends of Dufferin Grove Park have managed to turn the neighbourhood around and make things work so beautifully within the park.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dpnsan/3710221908/

She tells an interesting tale and leaves much insight and wisdom for anyone serious about healthy communities, public spaces and balancing city budgets to digest.




Toronto Love Lettering Project « Lindsay Zier-Vogel

Sat, 06 Aug 2011 00:29:07 +0000

Since 2004 Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been placing love letters around the city.

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The letters take the form of one-of-a-kindl collage art pieces with poetry.

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a love letter to Roncesvalles

Inspiring! Hope I'll find one some day.




Improv in Toronto « Catch IT if you can

Mon, 06 Jun 2011 15:43:16 +0000

They stage large scale public pranks and games

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCvWrype484

These flash mob/performance art type events bring people together and aim to brighten peoples day by shaking up routine public behaviour.

Here's a Ted talk explanation of the concept from the NY chapter:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooUqOwh-2LE

The world is your amusement park Toronto. Have fun.




Beautiful City

Mon, 16 May 2011 02:45:03 +0000

The Beautiful city project is an alliance made up of over sixty organizations that came together to help beautify Toronto.

http://www.vimeo.com/5639645

They did this through public consultations and working with municipal government to place a tax on billboard ads to fund the arts.

http://www.vimeo.com/10467626

On April 10 2010 the billboard tax passed and the aesthetic landscape of Toronto is indebted to Beautiful City for the effort it took to make this happen. Thank you. Of course there's still room for improvement. Visit their site to learn more about their next projects.




Spacing Radio

Mon, 22 Nov 2010 22:03:14 +0000

bi-weekly podcast from the folks behind the magazine looking at the urban landscape and public space in canadian cities and around the world.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/spacing/2379649440/