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