Yes In My Backyard Festival: Oct 22
The 5th Annual Yes In My Back Yard Festival (YIMBY)
October 22, 2011 from 11-4pm
This festival provides a social space for community groups and people 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.
This year, the YIMBY Festival is being hosted by the CCE in the Urbanspace Gallery at 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto.
It will also coincide with the opening of an exhibition on civic engagement guest curated by Dave Meslin.
The cost to register is $25 + HST per table (if your organization chooses to have a display table) and you can register at http://www.yimbytoronto.org/#register
This year's festival will include poster presentations, hands-on workshops, information materials and displays, and entertainment celebrating the unique self-organizing.
If you have any questions regarding this event, you may email me personally or call us at 416-583-5763.
For more information please check out www.yimbytoronto.org