EVENT: YIMBY festival returns this Saturday

WHAT: Yes In My Backyard festival
WHEN: Saturday, October 22, 11am-4pm
WHERE: 401 Richmond St W. [ Urbanspace Gallery & Studio 119 ]
COST: free
FACEBOOK: check out the event listing

YIMBY provides a social space for people and groups involved in grassroots, locally-driven community development to gather, exchange ideas and strategies to effect change, and imagine their future city. It’s a chance to celebrate achievements and identify new challenges and opportunities, in an atmosphere focused on listening, learning and engaging.

This one-day event invites community groups from across Toronto to turn the table on politicians and policy makers, to educate them and each other about the issues that face each community. YIMBY provides an opportunity for neighbours to meet neighbours, residents to meet politicians and politicians to meet community groups in the spirit of people coming together for positive change. YIMBY AT FIVE will include poster presentations, hands-on workshops, information materials and displays, and entertainment celebrating the unique self-organizing energy of Toronto.

Visit Spacing’s table to pick up a copy of the new issue or to buy one of our new neighbourhood t-shirts or buttons.