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SPACING PRESENTS: Toronto the Good, May 27th


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WHEN: Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 starting at 7pm
WHERE: Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District
DJs: DJ trio Track Meet
HOW MUCH: $10 gets you into the site, plus food • CASH BAR
DRESS CODE: look nice!

RSVP: feel free to RSVP or share the Facebook event listing

Dear Torontonians,

The Festival of Architecture and Design is here again, and the folks at ERA Architects, Spacing Magazine, Toronto Society of Architects, Wireless Toronto, and [murmur] are throwing the fourth annual Toronto the Good party to celebrate Toronto.

This year, Toronto The Good wants attendees to explore an idea: planners, architects, developers, and interested residents from around the world are using a new tool — the urban centre — to educate the public and debate local development issues. Cities such as London, Amsterdam, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco have a place for the masses to come and learn about how their metropolis has grown and where it is headed.

Does Toronto need a similar centre? If so, what should it do and where should it be located? At the event, we want you to talk to your friends and colleagues, and even strangers, about your thoughts on this topic.

The party’s programme includes the now traditional stickering of the Big Map of Toronto, the results of TSA’s annual poster design competition, the last of Ballenford Books’ Toronto postcard series, a public text message display created by Toronto Media Lab, background but danceable music by the DJ trio Track Meet, and other charming activities. Come out May 27th to have a drink with people who care about your city.


photo by Sam Javanrouh



  1. I love this party! I went the last two years and met a lot of great people. Last year the texting game was amazing, and I love that big map!

    I also like having an excuse to semi-dress up and hang out with 600 people. I don’t do that much anymore. Its just such a nice Toronto event. If I ever wanted to introduce someone to the city it would start with this event….

    thanks for doing it again!

  2. before we get an urban centre we need people who give a shit about urban issues.

    we have conservative government whose only urban agenda is to build a rail line to jim flaherty’s house in peterborough .

    we have leaders thinking they are excelling ,but are really building shit like museum station.

    then the rest of the population sits in their condo saying fuck you to their neighbour and their neighbourhood.