SEDRD led PlazaPOPS project is profiled in the Toronto Star and Spacing

Posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019

WexPOPS, a SEDRD created community gathering place that ‘popped up’ in the Wexford Heights Plaza in Scarborough this summer was mentioned in a recent Toronto Star article that discusses the value of converting parking space to park space with case studies from Toronto and San Francisco and announces a new parklet bylaw that the City of Toronto will be enacting this fall. 

Spacing published an article last week, which provides a summary of the project including the role that U of G MLA students played in the community design process.

WexPOPS is the first pilot project of the plazaPOPS initiative which evolved out of Daniel Rotsztain’s MLA thesis from 2018, and is co-led by Daniel and Landscape Architecture prof’s Brendan Stewart and Karen Landman.

Photos below are from the WexPops initiative at Wexford Heights Plaza in Scarborough.  WexPops, pop-up parklet in parking lot plaza

WexPops with people sitting and performing in parking lot

WexPops artist performing in front of a crown of people

WexPops crowd waiting for food

Images courtesy of Brendan Stewart and Kat Rizza.

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