Historical Maps of Toronto
This project is an easy to use, online collection of notable pre-1900 maps of our fair city. If you’ve ever wondered what ‘Muddy York’ looked like 200 years ago, and then wanted to trace the city’s development over the following century, this site will fascinate you. Each map in the collection has its own unique story to tell. By comparing these 'windows into history' with the present day, it's possible to gain insight into how much our Toront... [Read More]
I Like You : a podcast about two people looking for like
Toronto based podcasters JP and Elah have publishing stories and conversations about love, like, relationships, sex and related topics. Lot's of real people opening up and telling personal stories. Some investigation into the unique and diverse types of human relationships. into It's a beautiful thing. [Read More]
Intergalactic Travel Authority and Story Planet
A delightful new store front just opened in Bloordale. At first glance it looks like another coffee shop with a whimsical spirit. That whimsical spirit actually hints at the shops true purpose of promoting a love for creative writting. All profits from the store front go to support Story Planet which runs free arts and literacy workshops for kids in schools, community centres and now behind the portal doors at the Intergalactic Travel Authority. Stop by, enjoy... [Read More]
Flemingdon Park: The Global Village by Andrew Faiz
A well made doc that examines the past and present of the Flemingdon Park neighbourhood through stories of community members. It was a pleasent suprise to see a fairly well known member of my Toronto community talk about his origins. [Read More]
FOOL - Festival of Oral Literatures
This event brings a diverse selection of excellent storytellers to cafes, art galleries and farmers' markets arcoss the city every fall. The festival celebrates storytelling in both french and english! [Read More]
Becoming Feminists: An anthology of how we became feminists
Becoming Feminists is a collection of stories, poetry, art and essays edited by Lorena M. Gajardo and Jamie Ryckman of OISE. The anthologoy asks the question "How did you become a feminist and how has feminism shaped your worldview?" They attempted to include as many different voices, points of view and forms of expression as possible. Rather than trying to define anything the idea was to present the polivocality of feminism. If you prefer a print version, there are a limited nu... [Read More]
Evalyn Parry
Evalyn Parry writes and performs poetic, political, theatrical songs / engaging long-format ballads infused with history and contemplation of modern issues which can't be described as anything short of awesome. I was blessed to see her perform from Spin on a recent Art Spin. She was the first stop in the art crawl. After the performance, amazed by what we had just witnessed, my partner and I looked at each other and wondered: "How is anyone else supposed to top that?" ... [Read More]
1001 Friday Nights of Storytelling
Every Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m people gather to share stories from far and wide. Folk tales, personal accounts, ballads, poems, history are all welcome. The main stipulation is that it comes from memory and is not read off a page. You are welcome to come and simply listen too. The event has been taking place since the late 70's and some of the participants bring a great deal of storytelling experience to the event, but budding tellers will find the group very welcoming. They... [Read More]
Love, Props and the T.Dot - CBC Toronto Hip Hop Documentary
The CBC put together this Doc to coincide with the Toronto Hip Hop summit. Once you've caught up on the history of Toronto hip hop, take a listen to the artists we'd like to see in the next documentary. [Read More]
CityLife Film Project
The city life project gives young filmmakers a chance to make a film. They connect neighbourhoods with reduced opputunities with experienced creative mentors to build media prodcution skills. As a result we're given the oppurtunity hear stories from our city that wouldn't otherwise be told. Check the website to apply or otherwise get involved in the program. [Read More]