The Gardiner Expressway is, and will remain, a major artery in and out of Toronto. The elevated portion of the Expressway stretches some 6.5km through the heart of the City, across the entire length of the downtown. From a regional perspective, the Gardiner represents an essential connection between the sprawling communities of the Greater Golden […]
The Field Guide to Digital and/as Public Space is a living document, designed to be rearranged, remixed, and expanded.
Pulse Topology uses 3,000 lights to create a landscape that reacts in real-time to the pulse of visitors’ heartbeats in the interior of the space of the under-Gardiner area of Exhibition Place.
Our 2021 artist residency focused on The Bentway’s identity as a public space where art and recreation meet. Featuring Toronto’s own Bekah Brown.
COVID has produced the greatest big tech experiment of our time, driving everything – from education to cultural programming, health and wellness to social interaction – online. It seems likely that this newfound dependence on the digital realm is here to stay, and that public life post-COVID will continue to move back and forth between […]
We are pleased to announce eight micro-residencies, investigating the convergence of digital and physical space as part of our Digital and/as Public Space initiative.
March 2021 marks one year of COVID-19. One year of lockdowns. One year of Zoom parties. One year of physical distancing, masks, remote working, parents under strain, and the unchanging everyday of the pandemic. One year where stark social inequities have been magnified for all to see. We are taking this opportunity to look back […]
What is Digital and/as Public Space? Find out everything you need to know about our new initiative with our facilitators and partners, From Later.
Gelila Mekonnen and Nahomi Amberber joined our Safe in Public Space initiative, interrogating the meaning of public safety during a global pandemic and heightened focus on anti-Black racism. As emerging professionals in public health and urban planning, the Fellows helped shape editorial content and community engagement, while conducting independent research.
Safety in public space can mean different things, depending on who you ask. What makes some people feel safe can make others feel unsafe. Help us want to understand who feels safe and unsafe in public space within our neighbourhood by taking the Safe in Public Space survey.
How do we define public safety and for whom? Safe in Public Space is a multifaceted initiative that aims to broaden the definition of public safety in the public sphere.
It’s All Right Now is a public art project and a collective movement that confronts and captures our varied perspectives, experiences and understandings of life in COVID-19.