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Public Works

On the Job, 2015
Photo: DEPARTMENT Selfie

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC MEMORY

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC MEMORY - Toronto, Canada

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.

Interactive Installation

Legend

Century of Revolutions Taking to the Streets Life on Neebahgeezis Calculating the Unforeseen Independent Projects Major Institutions Event Centre

4 Wellesley Place (outside)

Yonge Street & Charles Street, (Northwest corner)

80 Grosvenor Street

Parental guidance advised

Schedule

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.