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Public Block Party


Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 15:00 to 18:00
Block by Block, Toronto Ward Museum

Where: Maison des jeunes Côte-des-Neiges, Parc Kent, 3220 Appleton Ave, Montréal

Block by Block is a participatory, multimedia project. Led by young fellows, Block by Block seeks to engage the public in a dialogue around the impact local communities have in the lives of newcomers. Through this exchange of personal stories, reflections, testimonies and resources we hope to create a better understanding of the role neighbourhoods play in fostering a more inclusive society.

In particular, Block by Block will explore the impact that three historic neighbourhoods have had in establishing and maintaining Canada as a popular destination for people from around the world. The project focuses on: St. John’s Ward, Toronto, Côte-des-neiges, Montréal, and Strathcona, Vancouver. As popular destinations for newcomers, these neighbourhoods have played a vital role in our nation’s history. While many newcomers no longer live in these neighbourhoods, Toronto, Montréal and Vancouver remain popular centres for newcomer settlement.

Through the collecting and sharing of these stories, Block by Block will seek to build bridges between the past and the present, encouraging newcomers from across the country to engage in conversations that will uncover connections between their own histories and stories from Canada’s past. The Block by Block project will culminate in three simultaneous public block parties held on September 24th, 2017, 3-6pm in Toronto and Montréal, and 12-3pm in Vancouver.

Maison des jeunes Côte-des-Neiges, Parc Kent, 3220 Appleton Ave, Montréal

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