About Making RoomMaking Room Community Arts is a radically inclusive, multi-disciplinary arts company in long-term residence at PARC (the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre.) We create celebrations and ceremonies, large and small out of the ground of everyday life.
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Making Room was recently asked to speak at a Toronto Park Summit organized by the amazing people at Park People. They made this video about last year’s raft project for this event.
In less than three weeks, we will turn the PARC (Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre) Drop-In into a giant indoor market with performance, art works, and toys to enjoy. A magical world where art becomes life, life becomes art, the present … Continue reading
In the weeks leading up to the holidays, we explored the concept of ‘wisdom’, and what it means to be a ‘wise person’. During our Wednesday building and writing workshops, we looked through old PARC photographs to seek out images … Continue reading
Two sessions ago, we began with a silent sit followed by a guided meditation through an inner soundscape. I asked the group to envision a place, physically existing or completely internal, where they feel or have felt no need to … Continue reading
As the days become colder and we again don layer after layer to protect us against winter and are into one month into our Market Project, it is good to take a moment to remember our Join the Adventure Boat … Continue reading
As part of the on-going Tuesday evening work parties at the HOPE garden (Masaryk-Cowan Park, 220 Cowan Ave.), more than twenty volunteers assisted in making colourful flags that are being prepared for our pageant that is now only two weeks … Continue reading
Over the past several weeks, a growing number of PARC folks, community members and artists have come together to prepare for out boat launch and pageant now just four weeks away. On June 23 we will host a pageant that … Continue reading
Last month, twelve members traveled to the Mabelle community in Central Etobicoke in order to take part in the MABELLEarts presentation of “A Tethered Heart.” We made the wooden boat that appears in some of these images. The boat made … Continue reading