Urban Arts survey

A few years ago, UrbanArts moved from its John Street location to a bigger location on Bartonville, in Mount Dennis. Now, they’re looking for your feedback on how to best use the John Street space, which hasn’t been quite as jumping as it was.

They’re say they’re looking at “expanding our services to the entire population while still maintaining a focus on youth. Programs and services will now be offered to adults, seniors and inter-generational groups.”

You can provide feedback by filling out an online questionnaire.

UrbanArts is hiring

UrbanArts, whom I worship, are hiring seven young people for summer positions. They’re looking for three summer arts councillors and four mural artists. The work sounds great, too. Work starts in July and ends in August.

Visit their site to get your little layabout out.

UrbanArts just can’t stop

UrbanArts, our local arts heroes, just won’t stop doing good work, and picking up awards for it.

Young photographers from our neighbourhood will again be featured at Gallery 44 downtown. The photography program, which only started recently, seems to be really taking off.

Marlene McKintosh, the director, was recently honoured at the Toronto Community Foundation’s “Vital Toronto” gala.

Last, but not least, UA graduated 52 men from their “Young Men of Honour Leadership Program” and formally announced that they, and their partner Young and Potential Fathers received a $224,500 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (which we covered earlier).

The leadership program is run from local schools and helps young men who might be at risk to help them “develop into healthy, secure individual men who are confident and prepared to achieve life goals.”

UrbanArts is moving.

Acclaimed young people’s arts provider, UrbanArts, has outgrown its storefront premises at 19 John Street so they are moving in early July to a new location on Bartonville (off Weston, east of Jane). This is a move of more than 2km. Marlene McKintosh told WestonWeb that she has no idea who will move into the space as, “it’s up to the landlord”.

Unfortunately this will add to the ample supply of empty storefronts in Weston.