74% of Scarborough residents are visible minorities compared to 39% of Toronto centre. We are what makes Toronto multicultural. Witness us.
Below the City at Nuit Blanche Scarborough celebrated Scarborough for what it really is—a dynamic and vibrant place built on a continuum of migration. Overshadowed by the urban centre, the suburbs are often considered plain and lackluster, with downtown credited for Toronto’s source of culture and diversity. But, inside our quiet houses, tucked away in plazas and along our roads are new ideas and activities drawn from diverse backgrounds.
Migration is not the start and end of a journey, but a collection of experiences and values that evolve through generations. Lee will recognize Scarborough as a unique cultural hub by creating a larger-than-life vinyl mesh installation. Durable and low-cost, vinyl is commonly used as signage for its mobility and adaptability. Using this as metaphor, Lee will blend personal photographs of Scarborough with those from the community to bear witness to Scarborough as source of cultural inspiration for today’s Toronto.
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