ON FEBRUARY 16TH, SAY “YES IN MY BACK YARD!”
Join us for the 6th Annual YIMBY Festival on February 16th, 2013, at the Toronto Reference Library to celebrate YIMBYism in Toronto!
From the 2011 YIMBY Festival:
Browse the Community Marketplace
Meet organizations and groups from around the city who are making Toronto better! Bring the kids along and drop them off in the supervised ArtZone!
- A-Way Express Courier
- Active 18
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Toronto
- BIXI Bike Share Toronto
- Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE)
- Career Skills Incubator
- Centre for City Ecology
- City Youth Council of Toronto
- Civic Awareness Project of Agincourt Community Services Association
- Clean Train Coalition
- Collaborative for an URban RENewable Toronto through Sustainability (CURRENTS)
- Colour of Poverty, Colour of Change
- David Suzuki Foundation
- Design by Nature
- The Dream Team
- East Scarborough Storefront
- Fair Fare Coalition
- Fair Vote Canada
- Forced Marriage Project of Agincourt Community Services Association
- Good News Toronto
- Jane's Walk
- Karma Food Co-op
- Learning Enrichment Foundation
- Made IN Toronto (MINT) Film Festival
- More Than A Haircut: Macaulay Child Development Centre
- Neighbourhood Arts Network
- North York Community House
- Not Far From The Tree
- Our Horizon
- Parkdale Activity and Recreation Centre
- People Plan Toronto
- Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto (RaBIT)
- Ryerson Association of Planning Students
- Scarborough Centre for Healthy Communities
- Scarborough Civic Action Network
- Spacing Magazine
- Swipe Books & Design
- Swansea Area Ratepayers Association
- Thorncliffe Park Women's Committee
- Toronto Feral Cat Project
- Toronto Green Community
- Toronto Historical Association
- Toronto Park People
- Toronto Public Space Initiative
- Toronto Vegetarian Association
- Tower Garden
- Transition Toronto
- Wellesley Institute
- Urban Studies Student Union of University of Toronto
- York Pioneer and Historical Society
- Youth Employment Services (YES)
Presentations and Pop-Up Dialogues
Join us in the stage area for lively discussions and presentations about YIMBYism of all types in Toronto!
|The Dream Team|
|Pop-up dialogue: Businesses In My Back Yard! Featuring:|
|Dave Meslin on the Ranked Ballot Initiative of Toronto (RaBIT)|
|Pop-up dialogue: Nature In My Back Yard! Featuring:|
|Made IN Toronto (MINT) Film Festival|
Closing remarks and a draw for the
YIMBY People's Choice Award!
Join the Community Marketplace!
Your group can make a difference. Last year YIMBY! TORONTO included over 45 associations and hundreds of visitors including policymakers and politicians who came to listen to YOU. It was so successful we had to find a larger venue!
Pre-registration has closed for this year's YIMBY Festival. If you would like to be notified in advance of next year's Festival, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABOUT YIMBY! TORONTO
The YIMBY! Festival 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.
The YIMBY festival was founded by Christina Zeidler in 2006 as a result of her work with neighbourhood groups who were responding to widespread unchecked development in Toronto's Queen West Triangle. She realized that many neighbourhood groups were unfairly labeled as NIMBYs (Not In My Back Yard).
YIMBY is about promoting the role of neigbourhood groups as a positive force for change, who seek developments and projects that enhance the quality of life of the community, and bring the vitality that meets local needs.
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. This is 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.
Find out more
YIMBY! TORONTO is organized by the Centre for City Ecology. You can phone us at 416-583-5763 or email us at email@example.com.