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Open Sidewalk at 307

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307 Lake Shore Blvd E

307 Lake Shore Boulevard East

Toronto, ON M5A 1C1

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Join Sidewalk Labs on Saturday, June 16, from noon to 6 p.m. as we open “307,” a new public workshop at Quayside.

We’ve transformed an old fish processing plant and parking lot into an experimental work space — 307 is where we will work every day, and it will be open every weekend to the public. We’re excited to co-create and share our explorations with you as the project evolves.

Who Is Invited?

You! And anyone else you know who is interested in the past and future of Toronto. RSVP by clicking the green REGISTER button right here on this page.

Come See Explorations-in-Progress

We’re excited to kick off 307 with our first “Open Sidewalk,” a monthly event series designed for people of all ages and abilities that will feature prototypes, performances, workshops, and other activities. Inside and outside we’ll be exploring some of the ideas that could become part of this future neighbourhood and establishing an open venue for community co-creation.

Some of the prototypes you’ll see at the first Open Sidewalk:

  • The Dynamic Street tests modular pavement and lights that can be programmed to give more street space to pedestrians, more of the time.

  • Building Blocks explores flexible ways for communities to make outdoor furniture.

  • Navigating 307, a partnership with Canadian National Institute for the Blind’s ShopTalk program and BlindSquare, tests how Bluetooth beacons for the blind and visually impaired can help visitors navigate an ever-evolving space like 307.

  • Plan Your Neighbourhood explores a new data-driven approach to urban planning known as "generative design."

Participate in Workshops and Talks

Each Open Sidewalk will have a core theme. We’re starting with the topic of Toronto’s history. Some of the performances and workshops will include:

  • The Myseum (all day) is the museum of the people of Toronto, and will bring the MyseumCollects series to Open Sidewalk to gather ephemera and stories from Torontonians on urban mobility.
  • RWDI and PARTISANS (1:30 pm), leading Toronto-based environmental engineers and architects, will hold a workshop on how historical weather data can help design spaces that respond to nature and the seasons.

  • Iris Häussler (3:00 pm), a Toronto artist best known for her fictional works of history, will have a conversation Theory of Everything’s Benjamen Walker on how fact and fiction can creatively come together to reflect upon urban histories and futures.

  • Future Walks (3:30 pm) is a walking tour by Toronto artist Nicole Hurtubise that focuses on unearthing the histories of Toronto/Tkaronto at sites across the waterfront.

  • All day, Toronto’s fireball DJ/Producer Ticky Ty will be onstage, culminating in a performance by First Nations Dancers EJ Kwandibens, Sagatay, and Nicole Leveck.

Eat and Drink

Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be served all day through our Market 307, led by Scadding Court Community Centre, local leaders pioneering new opportunities for entrepreneurs of all backgrounds. Vendors will include Gushi, Pierogi Me!, and Jammy Dodger. They will have vegetarian and vegan options.

Getting to 307

307 is located at 307 Lake Shore Boulevard East (at the base of Queens Quay East and Parliament Street). There are a number of options for getting there:

  • BikeShare: We’re thrilled to celebrate the first BikeShare Toronto station on Quayside, located at Parliament and Lake Shore Boulevard East.

  • Cycling: Bike parking is available at 333 Lake Shore Blvd E. There is limited bike parking onsite.

  • Bus: 307 is accessible by TTC on the 72 Pape.

  • Wheel-trans: A designated drop-off/pick-up point can be found on the east side of Small Street, between Parliament Street and Lakeshore Blvd E.

  • Parking: Pay parking is available at 333 Lakeshore Blvd E (enter from Parliament St).

  • 307 Accessibility: Site and select washrooms are wheelchair accessible. Please reach out to our team at 307@sidewalktoronto.ca should you have any questions about accessibility.

Who Is Behind 307 and Open Sidewalk?

307 and Open Sidewalk are a massive collaboration with many extraordinary new friends and partners from Toronto, Canada, and around the world. The architectural transformation of the 307 building has been led by Lebel and Boulaine and Govan Brown. Daily Tous Les Jours and illustrator Cecile Gariepy are the designers behind the identity of the building and our flexible system for experimentation. Bowery Project have created the outdoor learning garden. The Dynamic Street prototype is designed with Carlo Ratti Associati Carlo Ratti Associati. The Plan Your Neighbourhood prototype is designed with KPFUI and Daily Tous Les Jours. Plus, Ya Bikes! and Charlie's Freewheels join Bike Share Toronto and Shift Transit at 307’s Bike Station, where you will be able to add LEDs and other colourful, crazy touches to your ride

Future Programs at 307

We are thrilled to be be hosting Civic Tech Toronto at 307 throughout the summer, and No.9 will be staging an exhibition on sustainable urbanism in July, and we’re excited to support more people and organizations across the city. Visit our website for our ongoing summer plans and learn more about how you or an organization you’re part of can get involved, use the space, and explore the future with us.

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307 Lake Shore Blvd E

307 Lake Shore Boulevard East

Toronto, ON M5A 1C1

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