FIGMENT Toronto
Figment is a participatory arts festival. Starting in New York, it now takes place in a few american cities every year and Toronto will be hosting it's first figment festival August 17-18th 2013 on Olympic island. Inclusion is one of their guiding principles, everyone is invited to bring something, actively interact, and get themselves involved with art and express themselves. It's also a free event that seeks to eschew the commodification of experience. The art is conside... [Read More]
 
2012 humber bridge sculpture | interactive arts
This past August Interactive Arts brought a few creatures, seemingly from the depths of lake Ontario, to the Humber Bay pedestrian bridge. These larger than life critters swim overhead as you cross the bridge, lighting the night with their bio-luminescence LED lights blinking in response to their surroundings. Our beautiful bridge will have this extra magical touch installed till September 20th 2012. I Hope they'll return next year.... [Read More]
 
gregory alan elliott
Ultra prolific artist and all around friendly helpful neighbour.  If you've been to Toronto you've probably seen Greg's art. From little hearts decorating buildings, poetic catch phrases on the side walk, graphic design for Not Far From the Tree, to giant snoetry(snow poetry) Gregs art is absolutely everywhere. A simple google search of his name should give you an idea of the volume of his creativity. Thanks Greg for adding the lovely joyful suprises around ou... [Read More]
 
Toronto Love Lettering Project « Lindsay Zier-Vogel
Since 2004 Lindsay Zier-Vogel has been placing love letters around the city. The letters take the form of one-of-a-kindl collage art pieces with poetry. a love letter to Roncesvalles Inspiring! Hope I'll find one some day.... [Read More]
 
Improv in Toronto « Catch IT if you can
They stage large scale public pranks and games 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: The world is your amusement park Toronto. Have fun. [Read More]
 
Beautiful City
The Beautiful city project is an alliance made up of over sixty organizations that came together to help beautify Toronto. They did this through public consultations and working with municipal government to place a tax on billboard ads to fund the arts. 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... [Read More]