This Saturday, May 5, 2018, join the Parkdale People’s Economy, Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust, Toronto Public Library, and Canadian Film Centre on a Jane’s Walk and Public Panel – (dis)Placed in Parkdale: Gentrification & Community – for On Civil Society!
12:00PM-2:00PM: Jane’s Walk – Voices of Resilience: Claiming Places in Parkdale – Meet at Parkdale Project Read (1209 King St W)
Join the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust in learning how to preserve, protect and build a just, healthy and inclusive neighbourhood. See Parkdale through the eyes of diverse residents and organizations in pursuit of equitable development. Speakers will share stories of building participatory strategies in response to the pressures of displacement. Glimpse the future of a site of conflict and of community empowerment through Augmented Reality technology presented by the Canadian Film Centre. The walk will be supported with live Tibetan translation.
2:00PM-2:30PM: Break and Gallery Tour – Parkdale Library Auditorium (1303 Queen St W)
2:30PM-5:00PM: Public Panel Discussion – Democratizing the Economy in Toronto – Parkdale Library Auditorium (1303 Queen St W)
As part of On Civil Society, the Toronto Public Library will be hosting a public panel on Democratizing the Economy in Toronto. The panel will feature:
- Mercedes Sharpe Zayas – Parkdale People’s Economy
- Cutty Duncan – Formerly Social Planning Toronto
- Wayne Chu – City of Toronto
- Katharine Rankin – University of Toronto
Light refreshments, childcare, and Tibetan translation provided during the public panel.