• Artists: Meral Pasha with the Truth & Dare Project, Naz Rahbar, Aurorah & Soudabeh Allen-Creighton; Natalie Very B; Victor Sy Wei; Caylen Dort, Reanna Niceforo & Phil Sutherland; Walter Segers & Lilliput Gallery; Natalie Richard; Sadia Fakih; Bernadette Wyck & ShiftScape; and Ryan Phyper
  • Medium: Multimedia Installation
  • Project Type: Major Institutions
  • Neighbourhood: Danforth East

Encounter East Danforth as you’ve never experienced it before. A spectral Bengal tiger roams a park. Artists take over storefronts. Drawings become currency.

Location

Danforth Avenue East, between Greenwood and Coxwell Avenues/TTC Stations

  • Intersection: Danforth Ave & Coxwell Ave
  • Public Washrooms: Yes
  • Physical Access: Wheelchair accessible
  • Indoors/Outdoors: Both

The Project

This neighbourhood activation will delight and surprise residents of and visitors to the East Danforth area. It will create opportunities for anyone and everyone to become creators and storytellers. Communities will come together to exchange drawings in Naz Rahbar's “Drawing Bar,” building an art installation in the process. Meral Pasha will present an animated video projection that connects resistance fighters and Bengal tigers during the time of British colonial rule in India. Plus, nine independent artists will bring storefront windows to life, creating fantastical displays for one night only. See below for the full list of locations. Despite best efforts, the free shuttle bus between Royal Ontario Museum, Ontario Science Centre, Aga Khan Museum and Coxwell Station is no longer operating. All-night TTC services are available on Line 1, 2 and 3, helping audience explore the event.

The Artists

  • Meral Pasha with the Truth & Dare Project, Toronto, Canada

  • Naz Rahbar, Toronto, Canada

  • Aurorah & Soudabeh Allen-Creighton; Natalie Very B; Victor Sy Wei; Caylen Dort, Reanna Niceforo & Phil Sutherland; Walter Segers & Lilliput Gallery; Natalie Richard; Sadia Fakih; Bernadette Wyck & ShiftScape; and Ryan Phyper, Toronto, Canada

Meral Pasha is a Canadian artist and facilitator. They have an interest in the politics of power. Naz Rahbar is a multidisciplinary artist working in drawing, print, handmade books, performance, animation and installation. Drawing is at the core of her practice.

Acknowledgements

Danforth East Independent Storefront Projects: "The Nocturne Continuum" by Aurorah & Sudabeh, Vii Designs, 1434 Danforth; "The Dream Machine" by Natalie Very B, Future location of Baremarket, 1480 Danforth; "3D Masks" by Victor Sy Wei, Linsmore Tavern, 1298 Danforth; "Element" by Caylen Dort, MacFab, 1552 Danforth; "blue hour walk" by Reanna Niceforo, and Phil Sutherland, Face to Face Games, 1408 Danforth; "MAKE LOVE NOT WAR" Walter Segers and Lilliput Gallery, August Kinn, 1374 Danforth; "Citizen Arepa" by Natalie Richard, Pomarosa, 1504 Danforth; South Asian & Modernist Western Sculptures presented by Sadia Fakih, Red Rocket, 1364 Danforth; "ShiftScape" presented by Creative Works Studio, Vilnes Hair Salon, 1436 Danforth.