September 21, 2017
The City of Toronto's My City My Six project is now showcasing 150 six-word stories from Toronto residents on the Toronto Sign at Nathan Phillips Square until spring 2018.
"What better place to display short, six-word stories about our city than right on the Toronto Sign," said Mayor John Tory. "The My City My Six project helps us all see our city in different ways and better appreciate the experiences of our fellow residents."
My City My Six received more than 4,200 submissions from which 150 were chosen by a diverse jury that included Toronto Poet Laureate Anne Michaels. The public can also see these 150 juried selections at an exhibition in the City Hall Rotunda from September 25 to 28 and are invited to an exhibit celebration at City Hall on September 27 from 5 to 7 p.m.
Some of these stories are also being shown on billboards, TTC displays and at exhibitions across the city. Hundreds of additional My City My Six works are being featured in partnership with the City's six Local Arts Services Organizations (LASOs) and businesses through September and October. These exhibits reflect Toronto's diverse neighbourhoods.
Erected in July 2015, the interactive Toronto Sign serves as a unique point of interest for residents and visitors. The hashtag #MyCityMySix will be displayed on the base of the sign to encourage visitors to share and engage with the public art project on social media.
Earlier this year, the My City My Six project asked residents to share something essential about themselves in six words in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday. More information on the My City My Six project and exhibits is available at http://www.toronto.ca/mycitymysix.
My City My Six is part of the City's annual Cultural Hotspot initiative and the TO Canada with Love program. It is produced by the City in collaboration with the City's six LASO's: Arts Etobicoke, East End Arts, Lakeshore Arts, North York Arts, Scarborough Arts and UrbanArts.
This news release is also available on the City's website: http://ow.ly/hSmS30fk73s.
Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit http://www.toronto.ca, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/TorontoComms and on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/cityofto.
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