With the guiding theme, ‘Express yourself’, Wallpeople encouraged people to express their ideas and share them in a public arena. The grey wall of the washroom in Bellevue Square transformed when nearly seventy people contributed their art.
Painting, knitting, collage, poetry, and photography changed the face of the wall in this improvised open-air museum. Children and people of all ages were playing with art supplies.
Wallpeople is a collaborative art project originally conceived of in Barcelona that leads people to create, and be part of a special moment in an urban space, by setting up a unique street work done by all. Wallpeople is truly a chance to inhabit our urbanity together through a collective creativity. Wallpeople is art by and for the people and found a comfortable fit in the eclectic neighbourhood of Kensington Market.
Wallpeople Toronto’s Team included Javiera Rossel, Felipe Hidalgo, Esma Yakut, Lido
Pimienta, Javier Lovera, Simón Rojas and Su Alexanian.
Wallpeople in Toronto was supported by KMAC and the Kensington Market BIA.
See more at Wallpeople Toronto Video
How sweet! George Takei turned 75 on Friday urned 75 on Friday and, smart cookies that they are, a Toronto bakery was ready for the “Star Trek” alum’s visit to the Great White North.
This weekend, Toronto’s Kensington Market pie shop Wanda’s Pie in the Sky presented Takei, who’s best known for playing Hikaru Sulu on “Star Trek,” with 13 cookies made just for him. To read the full OMG! article click here
We received the following from Rosario Marchese’s office:
Dear neighbourhood association,
Our office invites your members, as well as a representative from your association to join us on May 3, 2012 to discuss removing the City of Toronto from the jurisdiction of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
Join Rosario Marchese (MPP for Trinity-Spadina), Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19), Councillor Adam Vaughan (Ward 20), and Christopher Hume (Toronto Star columnist), as they discuss the reasons why the City of Toronto is capable of handling it’s own development future.
When: May 3, 2012 at 6:30PM
Where: 155 Crawford Street (Trinity Bellwoods Community Recreation Centre)
I encourage you to share this information amongst your members and networks.
If you are able to send a representative, please let me know by replying to this email so they can be recognized at the meeting.
Attached to this email you will find:
Backgrounder on the motion recently passed in Council chambers.
Petition asking the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to remove the City of Toronto from the jurisdiction of the OMB.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Laura Auquilla Pesantez
Constituency Assistant to
Rosario Marchese, MPP | Trinity-Spadina
808 Dundas Street West | Toronto, Ontario M6J 1V3
Tel: 416.603.9664 | Fax: 416.603.1241