Lunch on Yonge Street has never been so good!
On Wednesday, August 29th make your plan for lunch hour a trip down to 221 Yonge Street. That’s the home to the city’s coolest new people place, the one everyone has been talking about - Celebration Park. What you’ll experience is city living the way it is meant to be; a place where people are connecting with each other and with nature.
As Adam Bienenstock, the Chief Designer and Builder says of his vision for Celebration Park:
"Asphalt and concrete has been replaced with towering trees, massive logs, boulders, grasses and flowers, a 30 seat amphitheater built into the rolling earth, three patios, and a cedar ‘cabin’. All of this is meant to inspire people to re-connect with nature in the most urban of settings.”
Wednesday at the park is going to be extra special because you will be treated to a one-time presentation by renowned author Gord Hume. Gord’s first book, “Cultural Planning for Creative Communities”, published in 2009 is in print in more than 15 countries. His second, “The Local Food Revolution” broke new ground by exploring how food has shaped municipalities and the health crisis now confronting our society.
On Wednesday, Gord will be giving a special presentation exploring the theme “Taking Back Our Cities”, which is also the work of his upcoming book. You will have a chance to hear about why local government has become the most important, but also how we must change the system to build prosperous Canadian cities that can compete in the global economy.
What better setting for an inspiring and intriguing talk, than at civic space built to change perceptions of what is possible. Come down at lunch on Wednesday and feast your eyes on a great civic space; fill your soul with the company of others; and, feed your mind with Gord Hume’s presentation! Hope to see you there.
Mr. Hume will begin his talk shortly after 12:00 noon.