Urban Planner: May 9, 2012
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Urban Planner: May 9, 2012

Today in Toronto: talk climate change and jobs with David Miller, see Toronto in a new light with the book launch and exhibit for Full Frontal T.O., and catch a play about complicated young love.

Sarah English and Grant Tilly in Love Notwithstanding. Photo by Glowing Hearts photography.

TALK: Can fighting climate change and creating jobs go hand in hand? It’s the question former mayor David Miller is going to tackle tonight at a Thought Leader Forum. As the former chair of the C40 Climate Leadership Group, and someone who is still involved with the initiative, he will be advocating for the creation of sustainable urban economies. Trinity St. Paul’s United Church (427 Bloor Street West), 7 p.m., PWYC.

LITERATURE AND ART: Get a new perspective on the city at the book launch of Patrick Cummins and Shawn Micallef’s Full Frontal T.O.: Exploring Toronto’s Architectural Vernacular. For the past thirty years Cummins has wandered the city streets taking mugshots of houses, garages, and storefronts and their transformation is chronicled in the new book. Also, as part of a CONTACT Photography Festival exhibition, Cummins’ photographs are being showcased at Urbanspace Gallery until May 31. Urbanspace Gallery (401 Richmond Street West), 7 p.m., FREE.

THEATRE: Opening today is a play about the complications of a cross-country romance called Love Notwithstanding. The play by Grant Tilly is about two young artists who agree to a one month relationship only to find that it’s a little more complicated than they originally thought. The play is directed by Rona Waddington and stars Sarah English and Tilly. The Red Sandcastle (922 Queen Street East), 8 p.m., $15–$20.

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