We have not one but two civics related events tonight in Toronto. At Trinity St. Paul’s church just near Bloor and Spadina we have Jane Jacobs: A Public Celebration. There have been plenty of smaller celebrations for the life of Jane Jacobs but one more never hurts.
Anne-Marie MacDonald and John Sewell are among some of the readers and to lighten things up we have music from Caitlin Broms-Jacobs and friends, the Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band, and others. The event starts at 7:30pm and is completely free.
We kinda think Jane Jacobs would’ve liked the City Idol project. The project’s goal of increasing civic engagement and making municipal politics seem more relevant again meshes with so much of her work. The Downtown-East York Finals goes on tonight at the Lula Lounge, doors at 7:00pm. I’m one of the finalists and I’m kinda getting nervous.