100 in 1 Day: Ward 18 "Interventions" 2015


Small actions. Big CHANGE.

What if hundreds of people united, each taking one small action to improve their city, all on the same day?

100In1Day is a global festival of civic engagement returning to Toronto for its second year on June 6, 2015. Imagine the possibilities for our city if hundreds of people united to participate in small initiatives to spark change. Share your vision for a better city.

Join the movement today by submitting your intervention, participating in a workshop or helping to spread the word.

Co-presented by Evergreen and United Way Toronto.


by Mark Thompson

Create a space for neighbours of all ages to engage with each other, have some fun and think about ways to improve our community.

10:00 am to 7:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

Bring some life, laughter, nature and colour to the space for a day. Community party with local artists playing music and showing their art, bridge decorating and mural painting for kids and adults and other community building activities.

These materials will be part of my intervention:

paint, poster boards, streamers, sidewalk chalk, small plants

It would be great if participants can bring with them:

bridge decorations, small plants, art supplies



by Friends of West Toronto Railpath

Raise public awareness for the Railpath as a Car~free, multi mobile corridor and biological diverse public park .

9:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

All are welcome to celebrate the West Toronto Railpath Park, learn about the diverse plants that grow along the path and to plant milkweed- the main food source of the Monarch butterfly in association with the David Suzuki Foundation/Homegrown National Park Project 'Got Milkweed' Campaign.All we need are your hands to plant milkweed in a pre chosen site near the Ernest Ave. Railpath access. Explore the entire phase 1 stage of this unique linear park and learn more about the plans for the phase 2 Railpath extension.

These materials will be part of my intervention:


It would be great if participants can bring with them:



by Josh Allen

More colour and more people-centred infrastructure in neighbourhoods.

11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

There are not enough places to people-watch for free. This open source idea is for all - join in by making your own fantastic painted bench or picnic table. Release it into the wild (ie. a neglected space). Enjoy using it, watching people, or watching people use it!

These materials will be part of my intervention:

1) Picnic table. You can get picnic table kits, for example: http://www.rona.ca/en/picnic-table-p0237004 http://www.homedepot.ca/product/picnic-table/862470 2) Primer. 3) Exterior Paint. 4) Friends/Neighbours. Each can take a section and paint a design. 5) Let it dry overnight. 6) Put it together and release it to the wild!

It would be great if participants can bring with them:

Encouraging you to make your own :)


by Tanya Pillay

I'd like to see wellness and bodily care resume its place in the home among family members.

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

I will be teaching children aged 7-17 how to use their body weight to massage family and friends without getting tired. Key components are body weight/gravity and learning communication skills to ensure that all parties feel comfortable. I hope that participants leave feeling motivated to give and receive touch in empowering, compassionate ways.

These materials will be part of my intervention:

I will bring a stool, spare blanket, spare yoga mat, and a 1-page, double-sided handout listing the basic techniques.

It would be great if participants can bring with them:

2 yoga mats or 1 blanket personal drinking water personal sun protection comfortable clothing with no sharp parts or thick seams no wrist/arm/neck jewelry Each parent-child pair will need 1-2 yoga mats or a large blanket. Ideally you will have a surface area that is about the size of a double bed. Please bring your own water to drink as well.


by Mirjana Risek 

To get more people to appreciate the art of children & to sit down to talk to one if they don't do so regularly

11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

Get your portait drawn or painted by amazing artists, all under 12! 

You may get it done by the next Picasso, so hold on to it afterwards! 

Organized by the Parent council of Givins Shaw Public School as part of the East Kids Zone at Dundas West Fest on June 6, 2015

These materials will be part of my intervention:

Tent, chairs, table, paint, colouring pencils, Paper 


by Sarah McPhail and Alison Bates

People are encouraged to examine and discover new places and people in their community and praise those who make a difference.

11:00 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

Neighbourhood Fan Mail is a community letter writing project that relies on the participation and involvement of the people in the neighbourhood it is parked in. Participation is open to everyone. It doesn’t even necessitate that writers reside in the community. Participants must however acknowledge the neighbourhood’s greatness.

First Rule of Fan Mail: In order to write a fan mail people MUST FIRST PROMISE to deliver someone else’s fan letter. Once this commitment is made, they can write/draw/decorate their fan letter. When they are finished, they drop their letter off in “Outgoing Mail” (attach letters to the hanging display using a clothespin), where they can also pick up someone else’s mail. Then they are expected to deliver the mail while they are walking through the neighbourhood. Keep it positive. Be creative. Have fun. For more info visit: www.neighbourhoodfanmail.com.

These materials will be part of my intervention:

paper, pens, craft supplies

It would be great if participants can bring with them:

Bring your letter loving selves!


by Sarah Couture McPhail and Alison Bates

To highlight how parks can be used in non traditional ways and celebrate community.

7:30 pm to 10:30 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015

Slow Dance: No Excuses was so successful last year that we want to do it again this year with Slow Dance: Masquerade!

Dress up, dress down, wear a mask if you want to, be a super hero, your favourite animal, or just be your best self and come dance with us.

This is a community, family fun dance and everyone is welcome

Keep checking the Facebook page for upcoming pre-dance mask making workshops

These materials will be part of my intervention:

masks, face paint, music, dancing, lighting, decorations, costumes

It would be great if participants can bring with them:

We'd love people to come in costume and bring lanterns (solar or battery powered preferred) 



by C3 Toronto

We would like to have the people who come out to this event to leave with full bellies, fun memories and know that they are loved and have worth and potential.

6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015
LOVE TORONTO is a time when we as a community comes together to either financially love on or serve an individual, people group/family or organization (There’s no limit to whom we love on or what we’d do for them!)!
This is one of those times… We hope to see you out with us serving this city’s incredible youth!
Light Patrol is an outreach program for homeless, street-involved youth. It is their mission to help transition these teens away from the destructive street life and introduce them to the peace of having a home. They encourage the youth to seek out a Christian community where they can feel a sense of belonging.

These materials will be part of my intervention:

firewood, food, drinks, games

It would be great if participants can bring with them:

PLEASE BRING: Sports gear/equipment, lawn chairs & bug spray!!!



by Millennium Kids

Youth raising awareness & advocating to keep our global and local poverty alleviation promises!

11:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday June 6th 2015
This fun hands-on MILLENNIUM KIDS extreme poverty activity invites children and youth to divide containers of carrots, potatoes, books, pens, toilet paper, water bottles and toothbrushes into piles of 20% and 80% of each item. The piles are consolidated into two. Next, 20% of the youth stand behind the 80% pile and 80% of the youth stand behind the 20% pile to demonstrate what it looks like that approximately 20% of the world consumes 80% of the world’s resources.
MILLENNIUM KIDS hopes to raise awareness and passion to fulfill Canada's upcoming commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) concerning: extreme poverty, education, equality, maternal and child health, disease and environmental sustainability. In September 2015, Canada plans to commit to the SDGs, which include reducing national poverty across our cities by 50% by 2030. Let’s keep Canada’s SDG promise together!

These materials will be part of my intervention:

potatoes, carrots, water bottles, pens, books, toilet paper, toothbrushes, Millennium Kids buttons, rich/poor dice

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