If you live in Toronto you should check this out….Good music, a good cause…Ain’t nothing better than that.
“Welcome to our Living Room”
A Benefit for the Toronto Public Space Committee
an evening of seven solo performances by:
Jason Collett (broken social scene)
Andre Ethier (deadly snakes)
Magali Meagher (the phonemes)
Andrew Whiteman (apostle of hustle)
bloor cinema * february 18 * $14
doors at 8pm * show at 8:30pm
Please join us for an evening of beautiful voices and urgent politics. Sarah Harmer and six Toronto indie artists will welcome you to our Living Room to raise funds and awareness about Toronto’s anti-postering bylaw and the continuing commercialisation of our city’s public spaces.
Three years ago, Toronto City Council tried to pass a bylaw that would ban public postering on 99% of all utility polls. Posters are an important part of any community, an expression of a vibrant culture and a right that must be defended. The bylaw was successfully opposed by a coalition of community and arts organisations but has now resurfaced and is being championed by City Councillors who see freedom of expression as ‘clutter’. If posters are banned while commercial ads continue to appear on billboards, buildings, buses and garbage bins then public space is no longer ours, but the private realm of advertisers. Let’s reclaim the streets.
Tickets at: The Bloor Cinema, Toronto Womens Bookstore, Soundscapes, Another Story Bookstore, Rotate This, Sonic Temple