Life, much as hundreds of homeless and refugee families have experienced it on Scarborough’s Kingston Road, will be on display starting this Friday, Nov. 30, in an “interactive evolving gallery.”
“The Family Suite” is in two rooms in the basement of the Lido Motel, one of several West Hill and Cliffside businesses which have leased the City of Toronto space for Family Residence whenever its Family Residence on Kingston Road is full.
Jumblies Theatre and the Community Arts Guild have been working with children at the Lido for three years creating art that will form part of the exhibit, which is equipped with furnishings “embedded with story and experience.”
More will be added until the gallery is dismantled in late January, Sean Frey, the project’s lead, said this week.
The project, the groups added in a release, “explores the reality of making home when in transition, and the traces we leave behind after we move on.”
All are welcome at Friday’s opening, which is from 3 to 5 p.m.
The motel exhibit at 4664 Kingston Rd. will be open until on Tuesdays until Jan. 29 from 3 to 5 p.m. or by appointment.