Imagining Toronto's Better Future - Tuesday February 7th

January 12, 2012
Join the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre and Small Wooden Shoe in Imagining Toronto's better future. What kind of city would you want to live in, if we could make a city from scratch? Upper Toronto starts with a terrible idea. We want to build a new city in the sky above the current Toronto. It’s a terrible idea that allows us to ask what would happen if, knowing what we now know, we could start fresh. We are meeting with people from all across Toronto to ask them about the city that they live in now. What do you love about it? What do you hate about it? What would you change? Spend an evening with other people from your community and help us dream of a better city for everyone. Tuesday, February 7 at 7PM at the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre 1499 Queen Street West Free (with snacks) WHAT TO EXPECT Expect a quick introduction to the ideas that drive Upper Toronto. Expect guided brainstorming and playful design work. Expect time to think about city planning with a freedom and depth rarely permitted to even the experts. Expect to laugh. Expect to examine your own ideas about what's most important in city life. By opening this process to people across Toronto we hope to learn about your civic dreams and imaginations while giving you an experience of civic engagement and the challenges of planning. WHO WE ARE Small Wooden Shoe is an award winning arts company that uses current and effective consultation practices, mixed with our own innovative and idiosyncratic performance style. We bring experience with conferences, unconferences, keynote presentations, debating workshops, online collaboration, and 10 years of events in which groups come together to make the world a more interesting and engaged place. We are bent on proving that good ideas are entertaining and that pleasure and thinking require each other. -- Michael Burtt Artistic Director Making Room 416-876-5951