Two months ago, I Want Rhythm organizer Nicole Stoffman was just another former Degrassi star-turned-crooner of French torch songs, eagerly handing out “Let’s dance in the street!” flyers to people leaving Spacing‘s not-a-mayoral-debate. Now, five installments of I Want Rhythm later (having been written up on Torontoist and the Spacing Wire multiple times, as well as in the “real media“), Nicole is one of Toronto’s new “It” girls of public space interventionism.
So come one, come all, when the eighth edition of the event that “transforms a functional space, the sidewalk, into a living space, a moving dancefloor” returns tomorrow afternoon (Sunday, January 7). The boogying gets underway at 2:30 at the northwest corner of Yonge and Gerrard. If you have no interest in “challenging the cultural prejudice against dancing in the street for no reason but pure joy,” we are deeply, deeply sorry for you.
Photo of the Dec. 17th I Want Rhythm in Kensington Market by todd.in.toronto.