Making Lists: Sites of Apology / Sites of Hope (Part 1)

Just a quick update from Sunday’s Save the City event: Sites of Apology / Sites of Hope … Thanks to the amazing group of people who turned out, we have nearly 50 sites between the two lists (which you can see in progress, above).

A part of this project involves us going around to each and every site on these lists and officially recognizing it as either a site of apology or a site of hope. Since we have 50 sites on our lists, we were beginning to run out of daylight on Sunday afternoon. That means that we only managed to visit about half of those sites, so we’re trying to find a second day to continue with our adventure.

We’ll post all of the photos from the event and a photo of every site we visit as soon as we finish!

The next Save the City event happens on March 20th, 2010 — more details soon.

Broken City Lab: Save the City is generously supported by theĀ Ontario Arts Council.

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5 Responses to “Making Lists: Sites of Apology / Sites of Hope (Part 1)”
  1. pc says:

    i wish i could have been there. I had a list of places I wanted to add!

    • Justin says:

      Sorry we missed you! But, this might not be the last time we do this … I think there are still a lot of places that could be added, given enough time. Maybe opening it up online could be interesting eventually.

  2. Cool, couldn’t make it but I hope you got the pics I dropped off. 3 houses across from casino parking garage entrance in themselves or as a part of the entire glengarry Marentette area covered in the Community Improvement Plan that was shelved 5 years ago allowing for the area to decay and missing any opportunity to leverage the convention center/arena investment (don’t consider the casino an investment cause customers don’t leave but the convention center/arena could have been a site of hope)

    The pelissier bldg can also be seen in and of itself or as part of the entire Pelissier streetscape project starting this year. The box office bldg was linked with 6 shootings so to have that converted to potential neighborhood retail (think local wine store/florist/etc.. with artist work/live spaces above is a real coup.

    • Justin says:

      Yes, Mark, thanks for the pics and the suggestions for the list, that area around the Casino fell into the sites of apology side (for the reasons you cited), while that area on Pelissier is definitely a site of hope … would love to see that area revitalized.

  3. p.s. pelissier bldg isn’t mine, but I know the guy who bought it

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