20 Feb '12, 10am

Turning a Toronto Roof into an Urban Garden and Community Space

The About Face Collective /Video screen capture Today, there's nothing special about the roof of the downtown Toronto building that houses the Centre for Social Innovation (CSI) annex. But if the organization and the groups working with it get their way, it will become something much more, and much greener, this year: a rooftop garden that is also a common space for community engagement. The CSI has teamed up with the About Face Collective , SKETCH: Working Arts for Street Involved and Homeless Youth and Skate4Cancer to make the dream a reality: the "Everything Roof." The space will be designed by local artists, who will use recycled and reclaimed materials to make it into a functioning garden. © The About Face Collective Food grown on the Everything Roof will be sold at local farmers' markets and to nearby restaurants, and workshops will be held to encourage the public to...

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