Canadian Architect


Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival

May 26, 2016
2 Sussex Ave., Toronto

CNU Ontario is proud to be presenting in partnership with Jane’s Walk and the University of Toronto’s Urban Studies Program the inaugural “Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival” being held in Toronto, May 26, 2016, 6:30 p.m. at the University of Toronto’s Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave., Toronto.  *Part 1 of the program was screened on April 21st.

Films being screened throughout this festival, will focus on grassroots initiatives on a wide range of urban issues in the U.S.A and Canada: from recreational to transportation needs, and from economics to healthy living and environmental issues.

  • Atelier Da Rua (Portugal)

    This short animation explains how Atelier Da Rua is a project to talk, think, design and build our streets collectively; an urban design methodology towards a more participated city, linking local and global, traditional and innovative resources; a tool for projects imagined, designed and built with the community throughout the different stages of the process to improve the public space and create more human and valued places.

  • Borrowed Light (Maryland)

    Animated story celebrating the beauty of communities coming together after a crook steals all the light bulbs.

  • The Building of Business (Memphis)

    Broad Avenue brings businesses to a developing neighbourhood by matching them with available spaces on the street.

  • Brooklyn Farmer (Brooklyn)

    The film explores the unique challenges facing Brooklyn Grange, a group of urban farmers who endeavor to run a commercially viable farm across the rooftops of New York City.  As their growing operation expands to a second roof, the team confronts the realities inherent in operating the world’s largest rooftop farm in one of the world’s biggest cities.

  • Graftstract (Bronx)

    By enlisting the help of some of the world’s top street artists, J. “SinXero” Beltran has made it his mission to legally beautify the Bronx, the birthplace of graffiti, through his TAG Public Arts Project (The Art of Grafstract).

  • Mary Mattingly’s Waterfront (New York)

    Over the course of the summer and fall of 2013, artist Mary Mattingly constructs and occupies “Triple Island” (2013), an outdoor sculpture overlooking the East River in Lower Manhattan. Situated in the newly developed Pier 42 public park — a waterfront area flooded by Hurricane Sandy in 2012 — the sculpture rests on buoyant 55 gallon drums, which allow it to float in the event of rising sea levels.

  • Neistat Bike Lanes Crashing (New York)

    When Casey Neistat got ticketed for not riding in a bike lane, he didn’t just get mad. He made a film and got even.

  • New Urban Film Festival (Everywhere)

    Sprawl is the greatest threat to humanity, New Urbanism AKA old urbanism is the solution.

  • Seaside (Florida)

    A planned seaside community that sparked the ‘New Urbanism’ movement  and where the Truman Show was filmed.

  • Streets of Art (Buffallo)

    The film chronicles the revitalization of Buffalo NY through the efforts of street artists. Street art adds to a sense of place, community, and ideals.

  • The Edible Bus Stop (London)

    The Edible Bus Stop is a project that germinated from the need for green space within our cities and built environments. The Edible Bus Stop transforms neglected urban public sites into design-led, community growing spaces.

  • Work the Landscape (United Kingdom)

    Child Like drawings explain city planning, urbanism and greening.


General Admission – $12; CNU Member – $10 (enter code ‘CNU1’); Student (other than UofT students): $5 (enter code ‘Student’).

Visit event's website

Print this page

Related Posts