Hanging in the house Dave Stieb built.
It’s Opening Say! So I wrote about the notorious criminal who helped win Toronto our first baseball championship — my first post on the Dreams Project blog in ages; you can find it there.
Oh hey, have I mentioned there’s a chapter from the Toronto Book of the Dead in the current issue of Spacing?
The Irish Famine refugees at Ireland Park by Rowan Gillespie. He has a similar set at the docks in Dublin where their journey began. 38,000 arrived here in the summer of 1847, when the population of the city was just 20,000 and deeply anti-Catholic. They’re featured in a chapter of the Toronto Book of the Dead.
Earth Hour Tower
Research nights inside a Weeknd video.
Sunday in the Beaches
A dream for Lucie Blackburn inside the Lucie & Thornton Blackburn Conference Centre with the mural they inspired, having escaped slavery in Kentucky to come north. I spent a pretty great day here today in a room full of people sharing stories & ideas about how to bring the site of Toronto’s old Parliament Buildings to life. #lucieblackburndream
Looooove this. A detail from the Garden of Future Follies by Hadley+Maxwell in the Canary District. “Sir John A. Macdonald’s nose is assembled along with the eyes of artists Frances Loring and Florence Wyle, the chin of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, and Northrop Frye’s hair; Jack Layton’s smile is one of seven that grace a figure lounging atop a reconstituted mantel from the library at Osgoode Hall; a bell from St. James Cathedral’s famous collection is perched on a cannon from Fort York; while nearby a suitcase from the Memorial to Italian Immigrants acts as a plinth for a collection of hats from various bronze heads.” - Hadley Howes in Spacing