We are on the lookout for one member to join our advisory panel to review submissions for in(transit)ion, the art project for A Streetcar Named Toronto. This project will activate a TTC CLRV streetcar as a public art installation while remaining an in-service transit vehicle during the month of September 2019. Our ideal candidate finds themselves at the crossroads of art and urbanism and has a keen understanding of how public art can add to the vibrancy of our city. If you are interested, please send a cover letter and CV (re: Advisory Panel) to firstname.lastname@example.org detailing what makes you a great candidate for this role. Deadline to submit is June 21, 2019. You would need to be available in Toronto the week of July 15, 2019 for a group review of the submissions. There will be a small honorarium paid. Thanks for your interest and please share.
We’re very excited to announce the launch of A Streetcar Named Toronto. Part art project, part urban exploration… our goal is to celebrate the Canadian Light Rail Vehicle before its curtain call at the end of 2019. Think of Toronto and you think of a CLRV, they mean that much. It’s hard to believe they’re almost gone.
This project has been over a year in the making and would not have been possible without the support of Brad Ross and Deborah Brown at the TTC. They saw the potential in doing something special around these vehicles and we can’t thank you enough for that.
Stay tuned for many updates over the next couple of months… there will be a lot of news. We’re putting a public art streetcar into service in September, supported by CLRV stories, history, and much more. We are also busy planning a fundraising campaign through our charity CityFund that will enable this project, and many others, to bring the city to life. Bye for now.