“The goal is to have 100 low-cost, low-impact projects aimed at disrupting the sometimes grim, distracted and lonely routines of urban life by engaging people and enlivening public spaces.” (From 100 in 1 Day Toronto Facebook page)
From 100in1Day FAQ
About 100in1 Day Toronto
What is 100in1Day?
100in1Day is a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities.
Originating in Bogotá, Colombia in 2012, it has encouraged hundreds of one-day community-based interventions in cities around the world with things like street art, urban gardens, beautification projects, social events, and improvements in city infrastructure all being profiled in a city-wide festival on June 7, 2014.
Who can participate?
Anyone can participate! Old or young, new to the city, or lifetime resident. June 7 is a day of possibility – where you can re-imagine your city. If you’ve ever had an idea for your neighbourhood or community, here is your chance to test it out. You can also come and take a look at the interventions themselves on June 7 if you just wanted to learn what people are getting up to.
How did 100in1Day start?
100en1dia started in 2012 by a group of students that intended to launch six urban interventions that would maximize the potential of the city. Over beers they decided to be more ambitious, and launch 100 urban interventions, that would take place in one day. On May 25, 2012, over 250 urban interventions took place in Bogotá, and a phenomenon was born, that has since spread to over 14 cities around the world.
Which cities have celebrated 100in1Day?
In 2012,100in1Day launched in Bogotá, Columbia. In 2013, the festival extended to: Cape Town, South Africa; San José, Costa Rica; Copenhagen, Denmark; Montreal, Canada; Santiago, Chile, El Salvador; Managua, Nicaragua; Malmö, Sweden and Kaluga, Russia.
In 2014 this celebration will also include: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tijuana, Mexico, Halifax, Toronto, and Vancouver, Canada.
For more about 100in1 Day and to submit your own intervention, visit http://100in1day.ca/toronto/