Art Activates: HOME is TORONTO

October 15, 2019Events

Members and guests are invited to the public forum Art Activates: HOME is TORONTO on Nov. 6.

PIA explores how art activates communities

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Stackt Market, 28 Bathurst St.

Can artists change the way a city works?

After exploring the role of art in the public realm, Partners in Art begins its next deep dive into how art and artists can activate communities, the environment, policy-making, city-building and more. The launch of Art Activates begins with the public forum HOME is TORONTO. The panel includes artists, arts workers, and creative industry leaders who will bring their perspectives on one of the most pressing issues facing the city today: housing.


Marc Mayer, Strategic Advisor, MOCA Toronto


Emelie Chhangur, Interim Director/Curator, Art Gallery of York University

Mazyar Mortazavi, President and CEO, TAS Design and Build

Charles Stankievich Director of Visual Studies, Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto

Naty Tremblay, Multimedia Artist and Educator

Full bios

Topics include:

  • How other municipalities have employed artists to explore city issues?
  • What if artists had conversations with developers and policymakers, planners and politicians?
  • Is Toronto ready for creative problem solving?  What would the impact be on city building initiatives and planning?


6:30 – 7:00         Doors open, cash bar, hors d’oeuvres

7:00 – 7:10         Opening remarks from Partners in Art

7:10 – 8:30         Presentation, discussion and Q + A

8:30 – 9:30       Reception with a cash bar and hors d’oeuvres

Photo used in PIA logo by Patrick Rohe. Creative Commons Public License