The DEPARTMENT has engaged Toronto residents in discussion about Toronto’s past and future at the 33rd Rhubarb Festival of Contemporary Performance, Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, Scarborough Civic Action Network, Toronto Stop the Cuts Network, Social Planning Toronto, Toronto and York Region Labour Council and in public spaces and community centres across the city.
We have presented on our work at Xpace Gallery (with Whippersnapper Gallery), Activate T.O., the Koffler Institute, Toronto Neighbourhood Centres, Sketch, East End Tenants for Social Housing, University of Toronto, York University and more.
To date we have made commemorative signs for twelve specific sites and held ten public sign unveilings. We are nearing completion of an extensive “memory archive”, which we’ll be presenting at the City of Toronto Archives in November 2017 and at the 2018 Myseum Intersections Festival. We are also in the midst of creating a new set of signs. We have been able to make all of this happen thanks to the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council and countless community partners.