Tag Archives: spaces

Artscape Wychwood Barns

Photos by Cait McKinney The Artscape Wychwood Barns is a multi-purpose, not-for-profit community centre located near St. Clair Avenue West and Christie Street in Toronto’s midtown area. Housed in a series of renovated maintenance barns built by the predecessor to Toronto's Transit Commission between 1913 and 1921, the space features office and meeting space for […]

Centre for Social Innovation and Kensington Market

Photos of Centre for Social Innovation courtesy of Yvonne Bambrick When Yvonne Bambrick becomes involved in local activism, building relationships between artists communities and developing common spaces through the city, she does not dabble; she throws everything into her work. First and foremost, Bambrick is the Community Animator for the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI). […]

Martin Heath and CineCycle

Martin Heath’s interest in cinema began with his involvement in the film societies in England in the 1950s. His first exposure to the architectonics of its circuits was through his job at Contemporary Films in London, England. Contemporary Films had been established in New York by the radical film distributor Charles Cooper to become one […]

The Drake Hotel

The Drake Hotel in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto was originally opened in 1890 as the Small’s Hotel and was reopened after World War II as the Drake. The hotel declined along with the Parkdale neighbourhood, particularly through the 1970’s and 80’s. In 2001 Jeff Stober relaunched the Drake as a bohemian hotel and nightspot. […]

The Gladstone Hotel

The Gladstone Hotel, a formidable presence on Toronto’s Queen Street West, has a long history as the oldest continuously operating hotel in the city stretching back to the nineteenth century. The hotel was built in the medieval revivalist Richardson Romanesque style that characterizes many of Toronto’s public buildings of the nineteenth century (including Queen’s Park […]


Torontotroll could be thought of as research through self-reflexive activity and participation. Mercer Union, an artist-run centre for contemporary art gave a month-long residency to the Parisian collective Atelier Wundershön Peplum (AWP), who reimagine city spaces through alternative modes of transportation and conceptual art. Torontotroll took participants on three predetermined routes through Toronto and its […]


Virtual Neighbourhoods: Interdisciplinary Knowledge and New Research Tools Density+Proximity+Tension: Some Toronto Neighbourhoods was conceptualized through the interdisciplinary research initiative the Culture of Cities Project, which involves six Canadian universities and numerous international collaborators in the study of urban culture in four second tier cities: Toronto, Montreal, Dublin, and Berlin. The Culture of Cities Project is […]

Visible City: Project + Archive is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of CanadaCanada Research Chairs, York Research, Ontario Innovation Trust, and the Canada Foundation for Innovation. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.