#100in1Day: Illuminating the possible to transform our cities

L: A girl paints a staircase railing in Turkey. Photo: DesignTaxi.com. R: A mass yoga practice in the street. Photo: TheAtlanticCities.com.
L: A girl paints a staircase railing in Turkey (Photo Source: DesignTaxi.com)
R: A mass yoga practice in the street (Photo Source: TheAtlanticCities.com)

Imagine a city-wide day of experimentation, a festival of action; where we all can play even a small role in re-imagining how we live, work and play in our city. That’s the big idea behind #100in1Day, coming to Toronto and Vancouver on June 7, 2014.

100in1Day is a grassroots global phenomenon that began in Bogota, Colombia, with a goal to engage the public to create small improvements in the neighbourhoods and communities where they live. Since 2012, it has inspired residents in 15 cities around the globe, including: Cape Town, Copenhagen, Santiago and Montreal.

Guerilla gardeners (Photo Source: BetterCities.net)

This year, the Toronto Star is also asking residents, “What is your big idea for the City?” and Evergreen CityWorks knows it’s the million little improvements that you, me, her and we—the public—can do to create new ways to engage with our cities, that make the biggest impact.

Starting March 4, we are hosting a series of public workshops to help you take an idea that can improve your community and make it reality on June 7. You can co-create the event with us by volunteering, or stay tuned for more information on the workshops.

An urban intervention from the 2012 Kansas City Better Block Project (Photo Source: Mobile Planning)

#100in1Day Toronto is presented by Evergreen CityWorks and United Way Toronto, with awards by Toronto Community Foundation, and is supported by a host of community partners such as Architext Inc., Centre for Social Innovation and MaRS.

Keep an eye on our website for more details on all the events taking place in Toronto and Vancouver!