The Dupont and Spadina Corner Collective | Light up our alley!
The Dupont and Spadina Corner Collective is about beautifying their corner of the city. Greening it up with some gardening, adding the joy of art in the place of illegal billboards and filling the streets with community gatherings. 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 st... [Read More]
 
The making and unmaking of Dufferin Grove Park
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. She tells an interesting tale and leaves much insight and wisdom for anyone serious about healthy communities, public spaces ... [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]
 
City Sonic Toronto | Toronto Music Films | Location-Based Films
City Sonic is a beautiful series of films which profiles Musicians and their relationship to specific Toronto locations. Watch Jason Collett talk about his experiences and favorite spots in kensington Market: Visit their web site to see the many other artists/landmarks. [Read More]
 
Spacing Radio
bi-weekly podcast from the folks behind the magazine looking at the urban landscape and public space in canadian cities and around the world. [Read More]