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Walking, shopping and exploring Toronto can be an exhausting adventure. “Take a Seat Toronto” encourages travellers to sit, relax and enjoy our beautiful city by finding a bench and sitting down. This map showcases interesting, comfortable and hidden bench locations around Toronto to be found at malls, parks, streets and restaurants. Do you have a favourite place you like to sit?
Name: Julian Saadeh
Map Title: Take a Seat Toronto
This map is intends to record and display a personal Toronto as we have seen and lived in it. To do so, Scribble TO also intends to leverage you, the show-attendee, as well as my peers, to leave your marks on it. Draw from where you came today or where you go daily. Mark favourite places, memories, potholes, where you grew up, etcetera; it’s left up to you. Colour in Toronto with your own experiences.
Name: Alex Mckellar
Map Title: Scribble TO
When It Was celebrates the architecture of the city as it was in the past. This lens is an exploration of images found online which depict the rich history of Toronto and some places which now exist with partial changes, or have diminished. These images are valuable and hold significance because they capture a moment in time and a place in time.
Map Title: When It Was
Name: Karen Cuevas
This map explores loose aesthetic associations to the word “honesty” in the urban environment. A student public was asked to identify areas in Toronto they associate with honesty. A series of keywords emerged that samples free associations to “honest” + “Toronto”. They were further used as keywords in web image searches. A collection of 139 found images were cropped to build an image database. These images were then collaged to make this map.
Map Title: Make “Honest” “Toronto”
Name: Keli Liu
City Love uncovers the best places to be while in love. Wherever you are in the city, there are joys and surprises to be found – and when are our senses heightened more than when we are in love?
This mobile map is meant to expose the viewer to the possibilities of beauty and love within the city – all while encouraging a slow, intuitive exploration of the physical space.
Map Title: City Love
Name: Julia Hart
This map is a living representation of my neighbourhood’s night life in infa red light. Its aims to encourage others to explore the area and inform them of what are considered to be the hottest locations (literally and figuratively), deducted from mine and my friends’ nightlife experiences living in this neighbourhood. The map focuses on the College Street/Spadina/Kennsington neighbourhood. Public spaces and establishments are the most popular locations (all yellow and reddish areas only), however residential areas that are notorious for their abundant entertainment are also noted. The map retains a secretive quality to emulate infra reds near blind view point and to promote the action and joy of exploring.
Map Title: Hottest Spots
Name: Ngadi Smart
What if all the city environments were barrier free? This question served as the starting point for the creation of the Map: Wheelchair Accessible Restaurants in Toronto Downtown. Its primary goal is to be a useful map for quick recognition of accessible places by Wheelchair users. The secondary goal is to promote awareness about the great number of restaurants that still impose mobility limitations, preventing barrier free access.
Map Title: W.A. Restaurants in Toronto
Name: Dario Correa
It’s the middle of the night and you’re craving Chinese food. You finished your project at 3 AM and you need to get it printed. Friends are over really late and you want to go Bowling. Or you just feel like having Breakfast at dinner time. Where do you go in Toronto in these situations? Non-Stop Toronto explores the city of Toronto from a 24-Hour perspective. There are over 150 business and services open at all-times in this city – but where are they, and did you know they were open? This map explores just a few of the many options available (it will be expanded in the near future, as a useful resource for Torontonians and those visiting the city).
There are hidden treasures everywhere you look in your city. Sometimes, these treasures are ignored because you can’t see them clearly; other times they are chased away by the noisy people who forget that they’re even there. This map will help you escape the city by exploring it from the inside; by riding a bike so you can use those city legs, getting lost simply to find out where you are, and playing detective as you look for the perfect picnic spot. Maybe if you’re good enough, you just might find out where these treasures have been hiding all along.
Map Title: Lonely Picnic
Name: Vlad Rudakov