Public Display of Democracy at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche


The Three Cities Within Toronto report from the University of Toronto, written with J. David Hulchanski, found that Toronto can be divided into three distinct cities based on income, with City #1 as the most affluent, City #2 in the middle, and City #3 encompassing low-income households. Studied over 30 years from 1975 to 2005, the report found a huge increase in City #3—and a rapidly disappearing City #2.

What does this mean for our city? What do you think can be done about it? Join us for an all-night moderated public discussion, and have your say.

Your thoughts will be used to help inform the upcoming Toronto Residents’ Reference Panel organized by MASS LBP, in which a group of randomly selected residents will come together over three weeks to learn, discuss and ultimately make recommendations about this issue. The Toronto Residents’ Reference Panel and Public Display of Democracy: The Three Cities Dialogue are part of Future City and Deeper Dialogues.

You’ll also find an installation created by artist Mitchell Chan that will literally map the geography of this change over the course of the night, plus displays illustrating the finding of the report in more detail.

WHAT: Public Display of Democracy: The Three Cities Dialogue at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

WHEN: Saturday, October 1, 2011 from sunset to sunrise

WHERE: Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, 209 Victoria Street (at Shuter)