Tomorrow! Quarters Arts Fest and the Launch of YORK: MOMENTS

Getting very excited for the Quarters Arts Festival tomorrow!

We will be at Boyle Street Plaza during the festivities, doing some hands-on work on the York: Moments project throughout the evening.

Here’s a lovely description of the project as a whole, from our friends at the Quarters Arts Society:

May 1st is a big day for us!

While the festival rages, a quiet first is taking place as our Artist in Residence program kicks off at the Plaza…

York : Moments

Over the next several weeks our artists in residence will be collecting personal stories, heritage documents and images pertaining to the York Hotel that once occupied the empty lot at 96th street and 104th avenue.

It is the goal of the project to initiate and develop a dialogue with former residents and others for whom the landmark, eyesore, meeting place or home, held stories and memories. Come and join our artists as they work these stories and images into their artistic process and find out more about the grand design for the final installation.  

York view 1 York demolition


Quarters Arts is community driven. We need people like you to join us in illuminating our neighbourhood as it stands, how it used to stand, and for what we want it to represent.

Call us the friends of your downtown east side; The Quarters Arts Society is a pile of producers. We want to tell your stories, share your ideas and celebrate your talents.


Thank you Boyle Street Community League

Quarters Arts Society would like to thank the Boyle Street Community League for their continued support and generosity in helping to create a safe, inclusive, and accessible stage for the community to share, make, and celebrate! To learn more about their programming, rentals, or to get involved please visit


Hope to see lots of people tomorrow!



We’re back, and so is YORK!!

It’s been quite a while since we last posted here.

Much has happened: new developments have happily led to a new iteration of the York project, just as new development in the City continues unabated.

We will spend the next several months working on YORK:MOMENTS, a multi-element installation that will be created and presented at Boyle Street Plaza, under the auspices of the Quarters Arts Society.

We are so very excited to have this opportunity to create this work – and to bring our work based on the York Hotel back to the community. The hotel was once a vibrant and important part of the Boyle Street community, and we want to bring the images and stories that make up part of the York’s history to light again. We are looking forward to the conversations, the stories, the pictures, the research … all the many things that make up the process for this project.

If you want to know more about YORK:MOMENTS, please come by the Quarters Arts Fest on May 1, 2015! We will be there, and we’ll be working on YORK:MOMENTS on site.


So, come out and see what we’re up to … looking forward to looking back.