What do queer neighbourhoods do for cities? Rebecka Sheffield, CLGA volunteer and doctoral student at the Toronto iSchool, will be participating in a panel tonight (!) that will be debating this question at the Urban Space UnConference, the kickoff to this year’s Queer West Arts Festival. The QWAF is an annual celebration of the vibrant queer community in Toronto’s west end. You can read more about te UnConference and the QWAF at www.queerwest.org.
The panel will include: Catherine J. Nash, Brock University, Michael Went, co-author of Community Advisory Panel recommendations to Pride Toronto, Michael Erikson, a high school teacher and photographer, and Rebecka Sheffield, representing the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives (CLGA). The event is free and takes place tonight from 6:30 to 8:30 at Masaryk-Cowan Community Centre at 220 Cowan Avenue at West Queen West.