by carl wilson

T-Dot Thrillz: Local Aktion Gruppen

Some civic-minded announcements for T-dottopians:

Is Queen Street Dead? followed by A Funeral For A Building: Lecture Panel @ 3:15 pm at the Gladstone Hotel in the Melody Bar, moderated by Misha Glouberman with Roberta Brandes Gratz (NYC urban critic, author of The Living City: Thinking Small in a Big Way), Michael Toke (artist, Bohemian Embarrassment), and Margie Zeidler (creator of 401 Richmond). Followed by a Public Performance at the Corner of Queen W & Abell Street
with Jessica Rose, the Residents of 48 Abell and you. Presented by Toronto Alternative Art Fair International.

The performance will involve an attempt to form a record-setting-sized human chain wrapping its arms around the artists' live-work space 48 Abell St. Recommended dress: Funeral garb. But the panel seems especially noteworthy - anyone who's looked at the plans for the Bohemian Embassy, with its intent to tower five times the height of any other building in the area, knows that the title is not necessarily entirely alarmist.

Also, in advance of this Monday's municipal election: Yes, the mayoral contest is a foregone conclusion, but not so the city-council fight in your ward. If you're still making up your mind, there's useful information in the survey conducted by Artsvote - where do your candidates stand on culture issues? Or, more telling, could they not even be bothered to get off their asses to answer the question, demonstrating contempt for voters who care about culture? Check it out.

| Posted by zoilus on Thursday, November 09 at 4:14 PM | Linking Posts | Comments (1)

 

COMMENTS

This artsvote thing seems like a good idea but looking through it, well, it is underwhelming.

Yes, bravo for the councillors that actually fill out the nifty quiz.

Whatever.

These questionaire results are not exactly illuminating.
Check out Rob Ford's response.

I wish there was an opinionated rating system.

Posted by tam on November 10, 2006 3:28 PM

 

 

 

Zoilus by Carl Wilson