The civic minded folks at Spacing magazine, Ryerson University and the University of Toronto have brought Wendy Radmacher Willis, executive director of the City Club of Portland to lecture at Innis Hall, 7:00 tonight.
Since 1916 the City Club of Portland has advocated, fought for and raised issues of concern to the citizens of that little patch of civic sanity in the Pacific Northwest. The club tackles everything from education reform, the Patriot Act, social justice, public art and more.
Does Toronto need a City Club? Torontoist feels that it can only help. Amalgamation has left many in the city feeling powerless and alienated, and Toronto has dozens of issues (the waterfront, immigration, cycling, smog, ad creep) that need constant citizen pressure and input, a City Club of Toronto would be one way of doing this. Torontoist also loves anything that increases the level of civic dialogue and participation in the city.
Other civic-minded events going on tonight is the second of the Toronto Public Space Committee’s fundraiser film nights. Tonight’s themes, bikes. Tickets are $9, 7:00 at the Bloor.