YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) Festival – October 31st 2015

Posted on September 15, 2015


Shape My City in collaboration with Think Fresh Group and The Ryerson City Building Institute is hosting the 8th annual YIMBY (Yes In My Backyard) Festival at the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.


It’s a free, city-wide event highlighting community-based action and ideas.


YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) Festival 2015

Saturday, October 31st, 11am­ – 3pm

Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University

55 Dundas Street West

Free and open to the public

yimbytoronto.org | info@yimbytoronto.org


The annual YIMBY Festival provides a social space for people and groups involved in grassroots, locally ­driven community development to gather, exchange ideas and strategies to affect change, and imagine their future city. This free, one­-day event invites community groups and not profits from across Toronto to educate residents, politicians, policy makers, and each other through informal table discussions and presentations. YIMBY provides an opportunity for neighbours to meet neighbours, residents to meet politicians, and politicians to meet community groups in the spirit of people coming together for positive change.


This year’s YIMBY festival will welcome 75+ Toronto-­based groups involved in community development, civic literacy, neighborhood improvement, environmental action, arts and culture, and economic development.
Throughout the day, visitors can connect with organizations at informational displays and take in programming by YIMBY participants who will share samples their current work, ongoing strategies, and new ideas for positive change in Toronto’s neighborhoods.



yimbytoronto.org | @YIMBYtoronto | facebook.com/yimbytoronto

YIMBY is an annual festival championing a culture of “yes” in Toronto’s neighbourhoods.


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Shape My City is a platform where you can connect with people, projects and groups to share and create the cities we want to live in.

YIMBY 2015: Unity Our Strength is presented by Shape My City in collaboration with Think Fresh Group and The Ryerson City Building Institute.

September 2015