If the Artist Newsstand at Chester Station wasn’t enough awesomeness in a public space, yesterday I got to set up a table and meet all sorts of people rushing and meandering past and learn what they love about this wonderful city of ours as they wrote love letters to Toronto. It was so much fun and so full of so much goodness!
One of my favourite moments was when two letter writers struck up a friendship — right there at the table! Be still my beating heart!!
It was such an amazing evening, we’re planning another soon!
Artists have taken over the subway…or at least Chester subway station. It’s one of the most inspiring art interventions/projects I’ve seen in a long while and I am over the moon to be love lettering there this summer
I am officially solar-powered, which means my very favourite day of the year is the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year! Bring on the light! And this year, I’m honoured to be asking folks to write love letters to Toronto and the Junction at the Junction Summer Solstice Festival!
Saturday, June 20: Mavety St & Dundas St W, Toronto. 12-3pm.
Head to Trinity Bellwoods Park from 10-1 on Saturday, June 6th and write a love letter to Toronto with GenNext volunteers!
Both organizations are all sorts of inspiring:
100 in 1 Daysis a global festival of civic engagement where hundreds of people unite to participate in small initiatives to spark change.
And the GenNext projectencourages people in their 20s and 30s to become involved with United Way—to more fully understand the issues that confront people in our city, to actively connect with and contribute to the community, and to influence positive change through meaningful volunteering and giving opportunities.
Saturday was all sorts of amazing. Not only was it gloriously sunny (helloooooo sundresses and sandals!), it was also filled with Jane’s Walks! I met the Jane’s Walkers at the northern edge of the Railpath (after this fabulous walk!) and we wrote love letters to things we love about Toronto. It was so inspiring.
(also, I got to use a megaphone – AMAZING!)
A huge thank you to my volunteer crew, Laura Wills, Adam Hess and my little (patient!) son Jack!
I’m so thrilled to be bringing The Love Lettering Project to the Jane’s Walk Launch Party this year! So excited to celebrate Jane Jacobs and the 2015 festival and write love letters to this glorious city
Join in on the walk and come find me at the last stop to write your love letter to this reclaimed stretch of public space, to Jane and her inspiring ideas, to the Junction, to all the wonderful parts of this fair city we live in!
May 2, 2015
The walk is from 2-3:30
I’ll be love lettering from 3pm onwards at the northern tip of the Railpath!
(And have you seen the Jane’s Walk postcards? Pure brilliance!)
It’s always a slow return from the deep freeze of winter, but this year’s spring in Toronto is especially delightful! I like to document my love affair with spring in checklist form (and now you can too! Check out my Etsy shop!)
The Toronto Star even featured the lists (and most significantly, the glorious 20 degree weather!) on their site! More here!
(And more Toronto+spring love = Jane’s Walk is fast-approaching!!)