December 3, 2012
by Canadian Architect
TXTilecity is a highly engaging interactive project that brings the city to life in stories and memories that show the significant part textiles have played in defining Toronto’s urban landscape.
Textiles have played a key role in shaping Toronto’s urban landscape, offering a unique lens into the rich history and cultural diversity of this dynamic, multi-faceted city. Navigate Toronto with TXTilecity – an interactive map that builds community knowledge by drawing together experiences and stories to show the significance of textiles in shaping the city’s social, cultural, economic and architectural terrain. Through the TXTilecity website as well as the TXTilecity mobile app, encounter key locations and discover the role of textiles in defining the urban landscape from early garment manufacturing and the performing arts, to the rise of the fashion industry and contemporary design. Explore some of Toronto’s defining stories, meet some of the city’s greatest characters and experience its diverse history in sites brought to life in audio and video documentary accounts.
Produced by the Textile Museum of Canada, TXTilecity extends the museum experience beyond our walls, to stimulate a public sense of inquiry, curiosity and creativity in a real world setting. Taking advantage of the unique insight into the urban fabric offered by the TMC, TXTilecity activates intangible culture in the form of layered stories associated with the city’s textile history, offering unique encounters with historical moments and collective memories that are essential to Toronto’s past, and definitive to its future.
TXTilecity is produced by the Textile Museum of Canada in collaboration with Year Zero One + [murmur].
To watch the videos and to learn more about the fascinating history of the Toronto textile industry in shaping the city’s social, cultural, economic and architectural terrain, please visit www.txtilecity.ca.
tip top tailors building on toronto's downtown waterfront