Sunday, May 3, 2015 | 2:30 PM
Start at Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street
FREE | No registration required
Toronto’s memory is notorious for being quickly forgotten, but plenty of clues remain in the landscape. By meandering through West Queen West, our walk will attempt to reassemble the neighbourhood’s memory by uncovering its histories, urban legends and everything in between. Inspired by the Koffler Gallery’s exhibition Erratics (a Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, until June 16 at the Koffler Gallery at Artscape Youngplace) we will use the power of imagination to piece together the neighbourhood’s fragmented histories. Of primary concern will be: what’s the difference between historical fact and urban legend and does it even matter? Full details here.
Walk Leader: Daniel Rotsztain
About The Walk Team
Daniel Rotsztain is the Urban Geographer, a writer, artist, designer and cartographer based in Toronto, Ontario. Daniel is also interested in finding and celebrating the uniqueness of the Toronto region. From identifying its bioregion to understanding Toronto as a city of small towns, Daniel is committed to efforts to make this city more sustainable, liveable and effectively governed. Daniel grew up in Toronto, received an undergraduate degree in Urban Geography from McGill in Montreal, and has lived in Halifax and Amsterdam before returning to Toronto, his hometown, and a city that inspires him greatly. Daniel spends a lot of time on Toronto Island, where he has a studio and works for Artscape Gibraltar Point. He sometimes writes for Spacing and other Toronto publications In the Fall of 2014, Daniel visited and drew every branch of the Toronto Public Library. He has been dedicated to researching, writing about and exploring Toronto’s libraries since.