January 6, 2022
Building Queen West is a tribute to the entrepreneurial and community spirit of the Queen West community. Each of the businesses featured here were chosen by our students because of the way they connect with the idea of “where we are”. This is an important theme at the moment, given the challenges and barriers these growing people face in forging community right now. This work folds into their ongoing study of the geo-cultural history of Queen Street West. For the calendar project, they researched the location at the archives, illustrated the business and interviewed the proprietors.
A portion of the proceeds of this calendar will go to the Parkdale Food Bank, who provide barrier-free food that respects choice and dignity for all. Now more than ever, food banks are sites of short-term assistance and advocacy. Escalating food bank use, destabilization of employment and the rapid disappearance of supported housing pose a frightening view the future.
We greatly appreciate your help in supporting their services by purchasing a calendar. Get yours (and maybe one for a friend) for $20 at thelyceumgallery.com.
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