What if hundreds of people united together, each taking one small action to improve their city, all on the same day?
100In1Day Canada is part of a growing global movement that is changing how people interact with their cities.
Citizen Activators are the core team of leadership volunteers for 100In1Day. They work together during the months leading up to, and on, 100In1Day.
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See what happened in previous years.
In Halifax—12 red swings were installed around the city to be enjoyed by all. The project has become somewhat of a staple in Halifax, and sparked a Twitter campaign (#redswing) when it was suggested that the swings might be removed.Read more
In Toronto—Marc did a live installation of a rain garden. The project grew from his desire to convert his front yard into a rain garden, designed to absorb and store rainwater, keeping it away from his basement.Read more
In Vancouver—Chris Hyndman invited the community to jam out with art.
It included live painting demonstrations, sidewalk chalk art, sketching tables, face painting and more.
In Hamilton—A puppy kissing booth was set up by Kate Whalen who wanted to share the joy of loving puppy kisses.
“He's a real charmer.” —Kate Whalen
In Halifax—A group of concerned residents replicated Donna Hiebert ‘s The Wave sculpture and produced one instead made entirely out of marine waste collected from the Halifax waterfront.Read more
In Toronto—Camden Collective aimed to make better use of underutilized and forgotten space in a downtown alley by transforming it into a family-friendly community space. Activities included a swing, board games and some fun, unique furniture made from cardboard.
In Toronto—Over the past two years, Sarah and Allison have welcomed the community to a family fun dance in their neighbourhood. People of all ages came to dance in the park which was decorated with feathers and glitter, and supplied with a costume trunk and a DJ.Read more
In Toronto—The producers of ‘Accidental Parkland’ painted a large scale sidewalk chalk map of Toronto’s ravine system and invited passersby to add their additions by annotating it with the places they visit or whatever inspires them.Read more
In Toronto—Organizers transformed a part (approx. 8 cars worth) of Queen St. W into a place for people. Chairs, hammocks, even grass were laid out for passersby to take a load off and take back their street.Read more
100In1Day Canada is part of a global initiative with the goal to inspire change in cities across the country by compelling residents to activate 100 innovative, thought-provoking ideas into interventions to enhance their city all on one day.
100In1Day (first known as 100en1dia) was started in 2012 by a group of design students in Bogotá, Colombia that intended to launch six urban interventions that would maximize the potential of their city. Over beers they decided to be more ambitious and launch 100 urban interventions that would take place in one day.
On May 25, 2012, over 250 urban interventions took place in Bogotá, and a phenomenon was born. It has since spread to over 31 cities around the world.
Interested in starting 100In1Day in your city? Get in touch with Lhazin at firstname.lastname@example.org
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