Block by Block
Building a more inclusive city through storytelling, one neighbourhood at a time.
Block by Block is an ongoing conversation– about lived experiences, marginalization, resilience and the future. What would a truly inclusive city on traditional territories that are governed by treaties look like? What can we learn from the stories of this place that has been home to diverse Indigenous peoples and nations for generations? How can the experiences of Toronto residents, both present and past, Indigenous and immigrant, guide future city-building? How do we want our current neighbourhoods to grow and change?
Our city-wide team of young, diverse leaders have worked with community members in their neighbourhoods to bring you these stories. Dive in and see Toronto from their many perspectives.
Our 2020 poster exhibitions explore what feels like home and celebrate community care and leadership.
Find the exhibitions in real life from November 12-30 2020, at sites across the city.
Visit @TOWardMuseum on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook for a full list of exhibition sites:
Use your imagination to colour in these pages!
Find a Story by Theme...
Arriving & Settling
What is it like to settle in Toronto? How do new residents seek support, find employment and build community?
Supporting Each Other
What kinds of organizations and institutions have Toronto residents built to support each other? How have we helped each other in ways both big and small?
Place & Identity
Where do we call home and how does that shape us? How are Toronto’s changing neighbourhoods affecting different communities?
Resistance & Resilience
How have Toronto residents resisted and adapted in the face of challenges, discrimination and change?
View more stories by clicking on the theme buttons below.
ABOUT THE BLOCK BY BLOCK NEIGHBOURHOODS
Meet Our 2020 Storytellers
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