Oh. Wow. On Sunday, I had the absolute pleasure of hosting a Love Lettering Project event with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park Crawl in Trinity Bellwoods Park and my heart is full to bursting. The sun shone and shone and people wrote letters to all of the incredible green spaces in this wonderful city of ours.
There were bees and amazing eats and Garrison Creek fish crafts and a sousaphone player playing Ghostbusters who had enough energy to power the entire city solo. What an afternoon!
It’s fall, but barely. The sun still shines and the skies are blue blue blue. The peaches have been replaced with the very best apples and it’s time to celebrate the incredible green space we have in this city.
I have handwritten the word “love.” hundreds and hundreds of times on airmail envelopes and am all set to bring The Love Lettering Project to the David Suzuki Foundation’s third annual Homegrown National Park Crawl this Sunday (September 27, 2015)! I’ll be set up in the south west side Trinity Bellwoods (near Queen St) from 12-2.
(And if you’re looking for more green space awesomeness, the Crawl heads north to Christie Pits and will wrap up at 6! There’ll be music and food and beverages and tracing the buried Garrison Creek upstream!)
I am over the moon excited to be partnering with the David Suzuki Foundation to bring the Love Lettering Project to Trinity Bellwoods Park for the third annual Homegrown National Park Crawl! I’ll be set up in Trinity Bellwoods from 12-2, but the Crawl heads north to Christie Pits and will wrap up at 6.
Back for a third year, we’re celebrating the amazing green spaces along Toronto’s former Garrison Creek with the Homegrown Park Crawl.
This year’s Park Crawl will feature food from some of Toronto’s top chefs and restaurants, plus kids activities and live music. Participants will sample tasty treats while they flow — by foot, bike and portaged canoe — from park to park alongside adventurous local musical acts. And this year we’ll be crawlin’ upstream, from Trinity Bellwoods to Christie Pits. Each of the four parks on the route — Christie Pits, Bickford, Fred Hamilton and Trinity Bellwoods — will have entertainment and eco-activities, with food and drink vendors at Trinity Bellwoods and Christie Pits, plus a beer and wine tent at the Pits.
Confirmed food vendors include: Pizzeria Libretto, Cookie Martinez, Two Bite Saloon, One Love, Chocosol, Harvest Kitchen, Jon’s Pops, CSI Coffee Pubs, Le Dolci, Tallboys, Wenona Craft Beer Lodge, Treeline Catering, My Crème Caramel and The County General.
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.