Mouse City Cloverdale Caters to Builders & Foodies

Urban planners aged 4-12 are invited to take part in the redesign of Cloverdale Mall at “Mouse City Cloverdale,” a special installment of our popular model city-building program Mouse City, presented as part of RELISH The Foodie Event, on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th, 11am-7pm, at Cloverdale Mall (North Parking Lot, 250 The East Mall). FREE.

Mouse City Cloverdale will be a drop-in session. We’ll provide FREE craft materials. Kids can make models of the structures they’d like to see in the revamped Cloverdale Mall and position them on a giant vinyl map of the current site, including the boundaries of the proposed development. The Quad Real development team, who are handling the real-life rebuild, will take notes as the kids’ vision of the new mall evolves over the weekend.

RELISH The Foodie Event will feature a number of popular food trucks and food makers. There’ll be delicious dishes and talks by celebrity chefs. For a full schedule, click here.

Come for the food. Stay for the city-building.

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Kids Can Improve Public Transit at 8 80 Streets Danforth

How can we make public transit work for everyone? Urban Planners aged 4-12 can explore this timely issue as they build a model city out of craft materials at a Mouse City program on Saturday, August 24, 10am-3pm, at  8 80 Streets Danforth.We’ll run this FREE drop-in session on the street, near Dulux Paints (2031 Danforth Ave).

Spearheaded by 8 80 Cities, the 8 80 Streets Danforth project will unfold over two days (August 23-24) and transform an entire city block – from Woodbine Ave to Woodmount Ave – into a dynamic street that exemplifies the City of Toronto’s aspiration to reduce traffic fatalities to zero.

The only pop-up street makeover of its kind to take place in our city, 8 80 Streets Danforth brings internationally renowned tactical urbanists The Better Block Foundation to Canada for the first time.

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A Magical Day With Qin Leng & Friends

Renowned illustrator Qin Leng (centre) unveiled her picture book debut I AM SMALL at our 11th annual Totsapalooza, with Fay & Fluffy’s Drag Queen Story Time (top left), author Emil Sher (top right), and indie rock all-stars The Woodshed Orchestra (bottom), on Saturday, February 2 at Revival.

Watching Qin draw a character and choreographer Ann-Marie Williams (bottom, middle) bring it to life through movement was positively magical. So too were Wanda’s-Pie-in-the-Sky Bakery‘s treats based on Qin’s pictures.

Photos by Jenn Catanzaro. For more photos, click here.

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