Our friends at the Toronto Public Space Committee are presenting a book launch tonight starting at 7:30pm at the Victory Cafe (on Markham, a block west of Bathurst and a block south of Bloor). Come and join the editors of Belltown Paradise / Making Their Own Plans for a presentation of their new double book. Yes, a double book! Editors Brett Bloom and Ava Bromberg will present their work, share stories, and answer questions.
Belltown Paradise / Making Their Own Plans tells inspiring stories of urban renewal through the eyes of the artists, environmental visionaries, and local citizens who reshaped their cities and neighborhoods in five cities. Focus is placed on: Belltown neighborhood (Seattle), City Repair Project (Portland), The Resource Center (Chicago), Park Fiction (Hamburg), and Can Masdeu Squat (Barcelona).
Each section spotlights an example of successful community initiatives of neighborhood renovation, urban farming and gardening, community resource centers, open space reclamation, environmental planning, and community housing.