Friday, November 17, 2006

A Funeral For A Building






Saturday November 11th, 2006
IS QUEEN STREET DEAD? followed by A Funeral For A Building
LECTURE PANEL @ 3:15pm at the Gladstone Hotel in the Melody Bar
Moderated by Misha Glouberman w/ Roberta Brandes Gratz,
Michael Toke and Margie Zeidler
PUBLIC PERFORMANCE @ 6:00pm at the Corner of Queen W & Abell Street
with Jessica Rose, the Residents of 48 Abell and You!
| presented by Toronto Alternative Art Fair International | TAAFI.ORG |

Dearest Queen Street Residents, Friends, Neighbours, Lovers and Developers, etc :
 
Participate in a series of activities about our beloved Queen Street West this Saturday!
Discuss death in a Karaoke Bar with Michael Toke (artist, Bohemian Embarrassment), Margie Zeidler (creator of 401 Richmond) and NYC urban critic and journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz (author, The Living City: Thinking Small in a Big Way). Join the flashlight procession and sing a song to save the Queen. Eulogize a building -48 Abell Street - with artists, residents, and surprise guests. Break a world record while dressed in funeral attire by forming the LARGEST human chain ever around our 118-year old icon to acknowledge (and resuscitate) 48 Abell as an important part of Toronto's cultural heritage.

Come together to wrap your head and heart around Queen Street West (and your arms around a building).

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You are invited
to the funeral of our beloved building,
The heart of West Queen West,
Forty-Eight Abell Street, Toronto, M6J 3H2
On the eve of the Eleventh day of November,
Two-Thousand-and-Six at Six O'clock P.M.
To eulogize its immanent transformation,
From an 118-year old Artist Building
To a Condominium.
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1 comment:

Sabrina said...

Hi bloggers!

I'm a resident 48 Abell St. I rent a studio that I use to both live & work in. I'm a television producer at cbc tv, but I'm also a journalist & freelance writer for the newspapers and do the odd art project... so it's important for me to be able to use my studio at night to work on stuff. This is me and Adam in my studio, working hard.

-Sabrina