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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC MEMORY
Over the 12 hours of Nuit Blanche Toronto, the DEPARTMENT will unveil three new signs to commemorate overlooked civic sites. Join them to remember a unique palliative care hospice that closed in 2013; the activism of night cleaners working in buildings surrounding Queen’s Park in the 1970s; and an 1883 referendum that spurred the development of the Toronto Public Library system.
Between official unveilings, the DEPARTMENT will be on the job preparing to install their new signs and gathering memories from passersby. Find them in the vicinity of each sign unveiling up to one hour before and one hour after the times listed below.
What does the city forget? This fictional Department commemorates overlooked public services and civic actions in collaboration with Toronto residents.
LegendCentury of Revolutions Taking to the Streets Life on Neebahgeezis Calculating the Unforeseen Independent Projects Major Institutions Special Projects Event Centre
4 Wellesley Place (outside)
Yonge Street & Charles Street, (Northwest corner)
80 Grosvenor Street
Parental guidance advised
Remember "Perram House" (outside 4 Wellesley Place) @ 8:30 pm; Remember "Cleaner's Action" (80 Grosvenor Street) @ 12:00 am; Remember "Vote for the Free Library" (NW Corner of Yonge & Charles) @ 4:00 am. For the rest of the night the DEPARTMENT will be on the move. Find us near these locations for up to one hour before and one hour after the times listed. Check Twitter @publicmem for up-to-the-minute locations.
This project is outdoors.