Join your community in transforming your city through hundreds of urban interventions in public spaces around the country all on one day.
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Powered by Future Cities Canada, 100In1Day Canada is part of a growing global movement changing how people collaborate and interact with their cities.
100In1Day Canada inspires residents to activate 100 innovative, thought-provoking ideas into interventions to transform their city all on one day.
This year, 100In1Day is back in Canada for its biggest year yet.
On June 2, residents in 12 cities across the country will transform their city through hundreds of interventions: actions, events or installations that inspire action and connection in their neighbourhoods.
But the impact of 100In1Day Canada extends beyond June 2. It inspires people to act and even support policy change, innovation and transformation in their cities by scaling of temporary actions into longstanding projects.
Join us for idea-generation workshops in from March–May in:
100In1Day was started in 2012 by a group of design students in Bogotá, Colombia who 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 26, 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.
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
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