MAPPING NEIGHBOURHOODS IN TRANSITION: A GUIDED WALK THROUGH TORONTO'S LOWER JUNCTION
Join Jane's Walk Director Denise Pinto on a guided tour of Dundas West's Lower Junction; a neighbourhood in the midst of major transition punctuated by large scale projects such as the restoration of the iconic Tower Automotive Building (the future home of the Museum of Contemporary Art). This walking discussion will cover themes relevant to the route, exploring the past, present and future of this 'new neighbourhood' and specifically it's colourful history of deindustrialization, micro-enterprise and creative clustering.
With the help of PopUp City's Jeroen Beekmans and Mobile City Dialogues' Leonieke Verhoog + Klasien van de Zandschulp digitally mapping this neighbourhood in transition, the route of this walk will begin at Dundas West Station. Making its first stop at progressive refugee and housing advocate facility Romero House (a neighbourhood institution), the walk will continue East on Bloor St. to examine murals projects underneath the neighbourhood’s dividing rail bridge before continuing down through the artist studios on Sterling Rd. to the future home of MOCA and finishing up at The Wallfower for some snacks.
*Don't forget! Bring your own headphones or earplugs to this walk and follow along with the location-based app HearUsHear. You can prepare by downloading the app HearUsHere *