Last Thursday, the moment we had all been waiting for finally arrived! NXT City Night took place and the winner of the NXT City Prize was announced in a completely transformed parking lot on the corner of Adelaide and John.
As we’ve pointed out before, Daniel Libeskind’s architectural designs can be found all around the world and are notable to say the least. His projects are constantly commended for their beauty and of course creativity, the most recent and close to home being our infamous L Tower.
If you’re a fan of the L Tower, here’s a look into some more of his architectural masterpieces you should look out for in your travels:
There’s just under a year to go until the 2015 Pan American Games, and preparations are well underway to house and host the 7,000 athletes and 20,000 volunteers flocking to Toronto next August. We told you all about the games in a recent post, but now we want to tell you about the Pan Am Path, a project that will connect Toronto’s residents and visitors and provide continuity among the city’s trails and paths.
July 31st was the deadline to submit an idea for the NXT City Prize competition this year. There was a whopping 122 submissions from people under the age of 30 all across the city who had brilliant ideas on how to transform our city’s public space, and make their innovative idea a celebrated part of Toronto.
Street performer festival Buskerfest is one of our favourite events in Toronto because of the wide variety of talent it brings to the city. If you don’t have any weird or wonderful talents (juggling! acrobatics! breakdancing!) then this is your chance to witness some amazing performers up close. One acrobatics performer in particular adds a complete wow-factor to the four-day event this year, and her name is Bendy Em.
With the entry period for the NXT City Prize competition coming to a close, we caught up with one of the founders, Mackenzie Keast, to talk about public space. In the first part of our interview with Mackenzie, he told us all about his company, Distl., how they came up with the idea for NXT City Prize and why the competition is important to our city. Now, we’ll talk more about his opinion on public spaces in Toronto and other cities around the world.
It’s that time of year again! Scotiabank Buskerfest is right around the corner and we’re looking forward to participating in the event for the 7th year in a row. The annual street fair has become one to look forward to in Toronto, with performers and spectators flocking to the city from Japan, Australia, and all over Canada.
The NXT City Prize competition is well under way now with submissions due at the end of this month. The competition calls upon young people living in Toronto to submit an innovative idea to improve our public space. The winner will not only receive a $5,000 cash prize, but they’ll receive up to an additional $10,000 to turn their big idea into reality. As we’ve mentioned before, we are really excited to be a part of the initiative in it’s inaugural year as the lead sponsor of the competition and with Sam Crignano, our CEO, on the judging panel.