6Place Toronto

is a McLuhan Centre for Culture and Technology research/working group project investigating significant urban spaces in Toronto where Media and Infrastructure intersect with Architecture and Public Space. From the Portlands to South Etobicoke, these are contested, iconic, dormant places, currently subject to major speculation and diverse visions for the city of the  future. This project investigates urban history, networks, image, building stock, landscape, infrastructure, data and meta-data. Engaging faculty and students in Architecture, Urbanism, Information, Art History, Politics, Anthropology, Media and the Visual Arts, 6PTo’s methods of documentation and dissemination include mapping, lens- and drone-based imaging, drawing, stratography, archival and media research, walks, talks, workshops and seminars. Each of the six investigations is a pilot for an interdisciplinary, layered urbanism and civic broadcast, ultimately testing the potential of Public Space in the North American Metropolis.  6PTo is also supported by U of T’s School of Cities and by the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design.


1/6 Portlands/Monument
2/6 Water/Data
3/6 Work/Inventory
4/6 Creek/Fort/Burial
5/6 Islands/Bubbles
6/6 Landfill/Publics

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Portlands/Monument ︎

Portlands/The Hearn

Photo: stockaerialphotos


Water/Data ︎

R.C.Harris Water Treatment Plant/Sidewalk Labs

Photo: Timothy Neesam


Work/Inventory ︎

South Etobicoke/Islington, Jutland, Kipling Avenues

Photo: google maps


Creek/Fort/Burial ︎

Garrison Creek/Christie Pits/Fort York

Photo: Mike Falkner


Islands/Bubbles ︎

Ontario Place/Park

Photo: Dieter Janssen