TOTSAPALOOZA 12 Moved To 2021

It is with deep regret that the Small Print Toronto team announces the cancellation of their 12th annual TOTSAPALOOZA Festival on Saturday, February 1 at Revival Nightclub.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the team at Small Print Toronto has made the difficult decision to cancel TOTSAPALOOZA for 2020 with the intention to return next year with the high level of programming that families have come to associate with the annual extravaganza.

Ticket holders will receive a full refund. An email notice, with details of the reimbursement process, will be sent out in the next 24 hours. Should you have any questions or concerns, kindly contact the team at info@smallprinttoronto.org

The entire team offers sincere apologies for the inconvenience and disappointment, and they send many thanks to partners for their patience and continued support at this time.

Small Print looks forward to seeing you at a forthcoming program and, of course, at next year’s TOTSAPALOOZA.

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Learning from a City Built for Mice

This past week our Directors of Urban Planning Education, Alexander Furneaux and Marcia Garnes (above), attended the Ontario Professional Planners Institute Conference to share what they’ve discovered working on Mouse City, our model city-building program, with fellow urban planners from across the province.

Aligning with the conference’s focus on sustainable city-building, Alexander and Marcia told the story of Mouse City Valley – a six-week program we ran last year in partnership with Evergreen Brick Works. It gave kids a chance to explore how storybook mice might build themselves a city that respects the environmental significance of valley landscapes in urban centres such as Toronto (photos below).

Through the presentation, planners learned about the importance of engaging children in city-building, and tools to consult them in ways that are fun, creative, and accessible. Attendees were captivated by the stories and structures children created at Mouse City Valley. Alexander and Marcia showed the crowd how to transform such program materials into feedback that can be used to inform the policy and design that shapes cities.

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