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]
 
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]
 
Mapnificent Toronto/Hamilton - Dynamic Public Transport Travel Time Maps for Toronto/Hamilton
Google map mash-up that let's you estimate how far public transit can take you in a given time frame. [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]
 
Poetry is Public is Poetry
This project is aiming to make a permanent visual place for poetry in our public space. The first exhibit went on display December 6th 2010 at the Cedarbrae Branch public library. [Read More]
 
the money project
The MoneyProject takes the form of collaborative production of short video works authored by individuals and presented together. In it's process it seeks out egalitarian relationships of shared power, voice, and decision-making. Its' intention is to engage people willing to participate in discussion, production, the organizing of public screenings, and outreach to groups with interest around the world. We hope that our organizing principle reaches outside of the determinations of capitalist rela... [Read More]