The Street Belongs to All of Us!

This exhibition runs from June 12 to October 2, 2008 at the Eric Arthur Gallery and Larry Wayne Richards Gallery at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design, University of Toronto.

The world’s streets are places of encounter and conflict. How are streets planned and designed? For what and for whom? Who decides, controls, oversees? And how are the multiple occupancies and speeds of pedestrians, cyclists, cars, service vehicles, and public transportation systems reconciled? What should the balance be among advertising, business, art, and free expression as competing interests jostle, each wanting to have its say? Exploring cities on five continents, the exhibition finally asks: How do we share the street (which belongs to all of us!)?

These are some of the questions posed in this exhibition organized by the Paris-based IVM, Institut pour la ville en mouvement [City on the Move] and produced for North America by the Design Centre at the University of Quebec at Montreal (in collaboration with IVM). The exhibition is supported by the City of Montreal, and the Toronto presentation is facilitated by the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape & Design at the University of Toronto and the Consulat Gnral de France Toronto.

Admission to the exhibition is free. For more information, please visit