Graffiti Summit Town Hall

The City of Toronto in conjunction with Direct Engagement will hold a town hall meeting as part of work to develop a long-term community strategy on graffiti. Participants can attend the town hall either in person or through live streaming.

This town hall will take place on Tuesday May 31st, 2011 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Drake Hotel, 1150 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON.

The theme is developing a ‘community strategy’ on graffiti. The first part of the Town Hall will have seven speakers that include a curator from the AGO; a graffiti artist; small business owner; and various community organizations that will give their perspective on the graffiti issue in the City.

The second part of the event will be an interactive panel discussion that will include a small business representative; a street artist; Jeff Melanson, Special Advisor on the Arts to Mayor Rob Ford; and City Councillor Michael Thompson.  Media interviewers from the National Post, CanadaOne and The Globe & Mail as well as members of the audience will be able to pose questions to the panel in person or online via the live web-cast.

You are welcome to attend the event on May 31st (limited seating), or watch it live on the web at: