You'll learn about what makes a public space work, using my methodology. This will be a 2hrs experience during which we will explore an East End neighbourhood and its’ 3 prominent parks / public spaces. We will do some walking, intertwined with engaging conversations and relaxing time at remarkable public spaces. After grabbing a coffee or tea from the modern Impact Kitchen, we will start our exploration at the Underpass Park - a unique space built under the controversial, deteriorating, Gardener highway ramp. This space has become a colorful artful spot ideal for urban photos, as well a community place with playgrounds, skate park and basketball court. We will walk along the park to the Sackville Playground, a green oasis encouraging creative play, tucked in the hustle and bustle between a highway and the busy streetcar route. We will pass by the newly developed Front Street Promenade with sculptures and talk about art and development in the city as well as the neighbourhood past and current. Making our way to the Corktown Commons - a magical urban park with wetlands, nature-inspired playgrounds and a breathtaking city view. One of my mandates is to encourage parents and kids as well as dog owners to derive more joy and better bonding experience while exploring these accessible, inclusive, and, simply, beautiful spaces.
I am a multidisciplinary thinker, and designer as well as an avid urbanist at heart. My pet-project, aimed at exploring and analyzing public spaces, brought me to present the Next Generation Public Spaces speech at World Design Summit in 2016. I know that Toronto has many unexplored spaces and I aim to bring people's attention to such gems in my East-end neighbourhood. I believe we should expect more from our public spaces - our communal backyards, and so I want to share some examples of successful ones while explaining what makes them so special.
Artisanal Coffee from a Modern Cafe
Evaluaciones de los participantes
Sección de navegación para las páginas de evaluación
The Underpass Park spans under DVP overpasses - a unique space with street art, basketball court, skate park, etc. The Sackville Playground has nature-focused design, encouraging non-prescriptive play, tucked in by the busy streetcar route. Front Street Promenade is a large open plaza with public art installation - a neighbourhood landmark. Corktown Commons is an urban park with wetlands, nature-inspired playground, breathtaking views of T.O.
Ten en cuenta lo siguiente
Política de cancelación
Cualquier experiencia se puede cancelar dentro de las 24 horas posteriores a la compra y recibirás un reembolso total.
Política de comunicación
Comunícate siempre a través de Airbnb. Para proteger tus pagos, te aconsejamos que nunca transfieras dinero ni te comuniques fuera de la página o la aplicación de Airbnb.
Requisitos para los participantes
Pueden asistir hasta 6 participantes de 16 años y más.
caminata por la naturaleza
Explore & Learn About Public Spaces
Desde $19 por persona
Desde $19 por persona