As part of the City of Toronto’s inaugural Humanitas Festival, a celebration of Toronto’s rich history, Spacing magazine proudly presents 35 Years Without the Spadina Expressway. This event will remember and honour the important work of community members in saving the city and our neighbourhoods from the perils of superhighways. 35 Years Without the Spadina Expressway will bring together politicians and community activists that played crucial roles in one of the most seminal events to have shaped Toronto. With the recent passing of Jane Jacobs, this event will allow the public and community members to come out and celebrate her greatest and most lasting contribution to Toronto.
On June 3rd, 1971, Premier Bill Davis cancelled the Spadina Expressway and said: “If we are building a transportation system to serve the automobile, the Spadina Expressway would be a good place to start. But if we are building a transportation system to serve people, the Spadina Expressway is a good place to stop.”
Join us for some stories and a few speeches on Friday June 2nd, 2006 from 5:00-7:30pm on the south lawn of the Spadina Museum, an architectural gem that would have been destroyed by the expressway’s construction.
FRIDAY JUNE 2nd, 2006
Spadina Museum, 285 Spadina Road (click here for map)
5:00-7:30pm, speeches at 6pm, Free
• David & Nadine Nowlan, former city councillor (Nadine) and authors of The Bad Trip
• Bobbi Speck, Stop Spadina original
• Adam Vaughan, son of Stop Spadina organziers Colin and Annette Vaughan, and former City TV journalist
• hosted by Matt Blackett, Spacing publisher