Toronto residents are invited to take part in a massive art project describing the Six using their own six words.
The My City, My Six (MCM6) initiative asks participants to come up with a six-word story that highlights what Toronto has to offer. MCM6 will be part of the city’s “TO Canada with Love” contributions to the nationwide Canada 150 celebration, and will also be part of this year’s Cultural Hotspot, which takes place in east Toronto.
Toronto poet laureate Anne Michaels has already contributed her own six-word story – “We belong where love finds us” – to the collection of stories. Others have already begun chiming in on Twitter using the #MyCityMySix hashtag.
Six local arts service organizations – Arts Etobicoke, East End Arts, Lakeshore Arts, North York Arts, Scarborough Arts and UrbanArts – will offer workshops and word-a-thons around the concept from March through May.
Select submissions will be displayed at an exhibition which will be shown at various sites across Toronto, including City Hall, TTC stations, the six local arts service organizations, and other public spaces.
Those looking to get involved can send their six-word story to email@example.com through May. For more information on the project, visit www.toronto.ca/culturalhotspot.