On Monday and Tuesday nights, the Toronto Public Space Committee will be holding its third Art Attack event. The first, in 2002, had people meet up at the Tranzac to make art and then tape it over outdoor advertisements in the Annex. Last summer, the art-making took place at the Gladstone Hotel and the ad-jamming occurred mostly in the West Queen West area (with one excursion to King and Strachan to hit the Monster Bin at that corner).
This time, things are a little different, as the proceedings will be divided over two evenings, with the “Art” happening tonight at the Victoria College Building (“Old Vic”), and the “Attack”—against a series of as-yet-undisclosed targets—happening tomorrow, starting from the Nathan Philips Square Peace Garden. Both get underway at 6:30 p.m. on their respective evenings, and everyone should feel free to come out to either or both.
With City Council set to approve the “street furniture” contract at its meeting this week, what better time to inject our public spaces with a healthy dose of idealism?
Jonathan Goldsbie is a campaigner with the Toronto Public Space Committee. Photo of last year’s Art Attack by kelly maher, from the Torontoist Flickr pool.