Tag Archives: Toronto

Riding the Rocket

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The 15-year-old film student, Russell Wellner, spent part of the summer and the Christmas season filming a gorgeous love letter to the TTC on his Canon T3i DSLR camera. Wellner’s one-minute film features shots of Rosedale, St. George, Bloor-Yonge, and a quick front-seat burst along the Bloor-Danforth line from Christie to Castle Frank.  Continue reading

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Showing off some skills

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As I was walking downtown I noticed this young man on this bike practicing some tricks. I bet Mies van der Rohe didn’t see this as a use when he designed the TD Buildings back in the day. This is a perfect example of how public space can transform itself into an arena of self expression and imagination through the eyes of a beholder.

Video by Richelle Sibolboro

Richelle Sibolboro is Managing Editor of OpenCity Projects

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When is a Kiosk Anything But?

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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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Snaps shots from Nuit Blanche 2013

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Nuit Blanche is an evening when the streets of Toronto come alive. From sunset to sunrise, pockets of the city are filled with modern and contemporary art from around the world. This year, my journey thorough the extensive maze began at one end of the city and finished in the center of the action. Continue reading

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TIFF and the City

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For 10 days in September, Toronto becomes ‘Hollywood North’. Celebrities flock to the city premiering their latest films in hopes of creating some Oscar buzz. For a veteran of the scene, the Toronto International Film Festival is more like a marathon of screenings and epic long lines. With over 40 celebrities in attendance, star gazing added an element to the festival that literally transformed public spaces into local stages with loyal fans waiting in the wings. Continue reading

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