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When is a Kiosk Anything But?

opencity projects - wychwood barns

On a chilly February night last week, the Artscape Wychwood Barns opened their doors to student designers and the general public to host their first crowdsourced design jury. When the Barns were acquired by Artscape, a not for profit organization that “develops and manages unique multi-tenant facilities that deliver sustainable and below-market production, rehearsal, exhibition and living space for artists, creative practitioners, entrepreneurs and cultural organizations”, in 2001, the City of Toronto was planning to demolish the site which had been sitting unused since 1992. Continue reading

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OpenCity Weekly Review

9271523237_1ce1954ec4_cHere’s our weekly review rounding up the best stories and ideas in public space from cities around the world. This week we bring you a citizen perspective of cities, a pop-up protected bike lane on the cheap and reviving abandoned railways in Queens. Continue reading

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#lovethisplace

OpenCity Projects: BrickworksI #lovethisplace because it blurs the line between industry and nature, showing that the two don’t need to be mutually exclusive. Who doesn’t get a thrill from adaptive reuse done right? Check out the awesome heritage infrastructure at the Evergreen Brickworks in Toronto, Ontario.

What makes YOU #lovethisplace? Tweet us a photo and a caption
@OpnCty with that hashtag and show us your favourite spaces and places!

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