Friday, September 23, 2011

About Face Collective: Half way towards the creation of our Recycle Art Rooftop Garden

Well kids, it's crunch time over here at The About Face Collective! After receiving $75,000 from Live Green Toronto towards the creation of our proposed Recycle Art Rooftop Garden at the new Centre for Social Innovation Annex, we've been working hard to garner the remaining $75,000 to get this venture off the ground by December 31st of this year!

Where we're at right now: We've got our fingers crossed on a couple of ongoing grants, and we're one of the top contestants on the challenge, and we're gearing up to create an campaign.

We're also partnering up with FreshCityFarms to host a fundraiser at their greenhouse at Downsview Park, and will be hosting a collaborative visioning session with the folks at Exhibit Change for CSI members and potential collaborators and funders.

Despite all this, we STILL need your help! Write about us! Blog about us! Tweet about us! Spread the word about this very special and multi-faceted project! Your support and encouragement will help us generate the social capital we need to make this project a reality!

Your support (and your tweets) means the world to us. It may even land you a can of Ontario peaches from Natalie, wink wink, nudge nudge...

Get in touch with us if you'd like to see our press release!

Let's keep Toronto on track towards sustainability!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Sustainable Clothing & Art Camping Out at Our Fave New T.O. Creative Space

Our friends at Muttonhead are camping out at the top of Trinity Bellwoods Park with their Fall line this weekend. We've posted about Muttonhead in the past; all of their garb is locally-produced here in T.O using fabrics like hemp and recycled leather. The line is perfectly androgynous; comfy and steezy and  equally appropriate for bonfire or bar, and as we've confessed before, one of our hands-down favorites.

Starting today, they're parked at one of our new favorite T.O. spaces, Miracle Thieves, alongside Ottawa's Raised By Wolves, Cuchara jewelry and recycled cards and prints from Lauren Pirie, as well as some other art, books and for the opening tonight, burgers and beers! Come by 249 Crawford (at Dundas) to check it all out - look for the window art by Justin Broadbent. And keep an eye on Miracle Thieves for tons of great local art and lovely things!

Facebook Event Here

Cards and Prints by Lauren Pirie and Our Liner Notes, by Justin Lee

Rack of Mutt
Window by Broadbent

Raised by Wolves moccasins and such