CURRENT EVENTS |
June 2018 | #WouldYouRatherTO
We're super excited to announce that Urban Minds won the Everyone is King Design Build Competition with #WouldYouRatherTO. This temporary public space project will be installed at King & Spadina in June 2018.
Date: June 2018
Location: King St and Spadina Ave, in front of Aroma Espresso Bar
Hello High School Students,
Apply to be a 1UP Fellow!
We are seeking 10 young changemakers to lead community design-build projects in local neighbourhoods. Each fellow will receive $200, ongoing mentorship, and our 1UP Starter Kit to help launch your project.
Store | New Tees are in!
Our new t-shirts have arrived! Designed by two very talented high school students, Tiffany Yung “A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words” and Rachael Ng “Think Outside The Box.” Order them online at our store or from your nearest school chapter Community Manager (A.Y. Jackson Secondary School, Central Peel Secondary School, Earl Haig Secondary School, Glenforest Secondary School, and York Mills Collegiate Institute).
PAST EVENTS |
March 29 | Global Figure: Launch Event
Urban Minds will be speaking about "Promoting Youth Civic Engagement" at Global Figure's Launch Event. Global Figure is a youth-led, GTA-based organization working to bridge the disconnect between youth and the environment for a more sustainable future. Meet and share what sustainability means to you with like-minded agents of change!
Date: Thursday, March 29, 2018
Time: 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Location: Boro Studios, 16 Soho Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1Z7
March 10 | 1UPToronto Conference
Last year, we hosted our inaugural 1UPToronto Conference that brought together high school students across Toronto to learn about urban issues and their role as changemakers. This year, we are teaming up with RU A Planner, a youth outreach group from Ryerson School of Urban and Regional Planning, to host our second annual youth conference, “Plan For Good”. “Plan For Good” will create and celebrate ideas that bring social good to our cities.
Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018
Time: 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Location: Ryerson University Ted Rogers School of Management
February 24 | Let's Play: Montreal in Toronto
Join us at Canada’s largest gathering of park leaders and champions, planning and design professionals and city builders. The 8th Annual Park Summit will take a seriously inspiring look at play in parks and public spaces.
Date: Saturday, February 24, 2018
Time: 1PM - 6PM
Location: Daniels Spectrum, Ada Slaight Hall
December 9 | YIMBY 2017: Cities4Youth Workshop
Urban Minds will be running a free public workshop on youth engagement for city builders and community organizers at YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) Toronto's 10th annual festival! In Cities4Youth, we will explore the 4 levels of youth engagement strategies, and work with you to find ways to apply them in your project or organization. Be sure to check out other organizations as well who are doing amazing work in our communities!
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Workshop Time: 3:00PM - 4:00PM
(The festival runs from 1:30PM - 5:30PM)
Location: Room 310, Metro Hall, 55 John Street, Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
November 21-28 | City Builders & Liveable Neighbourhoods Workshops
November is a busy month for our team! Urban Minds will be hosting a series of youth workshops: City Builders for youth members of Hong Fook Mental Health Association in North York, and Liveable Neighbourhoods for grade 7 geography students at Voice Integrative School in the Distillery District. We can't wait to meet our new friends and changemakers!
Interested in bringing Urban Minds to your school or youth organization? Click the box below to find out more.
Classics | Save 40% with our best deal!
Need some new swag for your wardrobe? Good news! Urban Minds' merch store has officially opened, and we have some great items for any look you want to put together this season. Check out our special 6ix Pack and Urbanite package deals, or the classic Urban Minds snapback!
October 13, 14 | Future: Proof
From cutting-edge civic innovation to disruptive ideas that challenge red tape, meet the top players pushing the limits of public space around the world. Join us for two days of inspiring talks, public space tours, and a special roundtable session.
Date: Saturday, October 13, 2017 to Sunday, October 14, 2017
Location: Jane Mallett Theatre, St Lawrence Centre for the Arts
October 7 | define! 2017
Urban Minds spoke about "Overcoming Startup Hurdles" at define! youth's inaugural conference. define! youth seeks to provide accessible tools for youth so they can accelerate both their personal development and their social impact.
Date: Saturday, October 7, 2017
Time: 9:30AM - 3:30PM
Location: Sandbox, Ryerson University Student Learning Centre
September 28 to October 8 | EDIT
Step inside a world where crickets can combat global hunger, medical supplies are 3D-printed in outer space, drones deliver blood to remote communities, and shipping containers are the future of farming.
Date: Thursday, September 28 to Sunday, October 8, 2017
Location: 21 Don Roadway, Toronto, ON M4M 3P2
August 24 | Network Nights
Urban Minds will be tabling at Toronto Youth Network's August Network Night. Network Nights is all about getting entrepreneurs, developers, youth startups and organizations under one roof to grow and spark some discussion!
Date: Thursday, August 24, 2017
Time: 3:30PM - 6:30PM
Location: Toronto City Hall
August 19 | Summer Picnic Party!
Come celebrate with our young urban changemakers as we build pop-up installations at St. Andrew's Playground!
-Fun and games
Date: August 19, 2017
Location: St Andrew's Playground, 450 Adelaide St W
July to August 2017 | 1UPToronto Summer Pilot Project
Design and build at a park in downtown Toronto. This 6-day experience will challenge you to think and work like a true designer. You will have a chance to chat with park visitors, brainstorm ideas, and build something that people can see and use!
Date: July - August 2017 (6 Saturdays)
Time: 10 AM - 4 PM
Location: 401 Richmond St W, Suite 372
T-Shirt Contest | Win Swag!
Got a punny shirt idea? Or a seriously creative design? Enter your T-shirt designs for a chance to win our Urbanite's Pack (includes our original T-shirt, notebook, bag, and sticker) PLUS your own winning T-shirt design!
Your design should reflect our belief - "anyone can be an advocate and create change in the community they live in" - in any creative way you see fit.
Winner announced August 9th.
June 8 | Toronto Youth Cabinet Meeting
Urban Minds will be speaking and facilitating a design jam at Toronto Youth Cabinet's June Meeting. The design jam challenge is "How might we improve the waiting experience at a bus shelter?"
Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017
Time: 6PM - 8PM
Location: Toronto City Hall, Committee Room 3
design jam ideas
May 25 | Toronto Youth Action Fair
Urban Minds will be tabling at Toronto Youth Action Fair, hosted by Evergreen and Toronto Youth Environmental Council. High school students are invited to participate in youth-led hands-on workshops focused on taking action to create a sustainable future.
Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 12PM - 1PM
Location: Evergreen Brick Works
May 13 | Toronto Youth Cabinet Summit
Join us at the Toronto Youth Cabinet Summit on May 13! The theme for TYC Summit 2017 is technology and civic engagement. The Summit will showcase how technology can play a role in civic engagement and how youth can use technology to create change.
Date: Saturday, May 13, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Toronto City Hall
May 7 | Jane's Walk: Oakwood C.I.
Looking for a fun way to greet the spring weather? Consider participating in one of the Jane's Walks happening around the city! They're locally-led, unique, and display the hidden gems during each tour! The Urban Minds team will be joining a tour at Oakwood C.I. on May 7 to learn about a new project for this century-old school! Come with us and experience Toronto in a different way!
Date: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Oakwood Collegiate Institute
May 4 | What's Your Idea? Yonge-Eglinton Ideas Fair
You're invited! Join us and have a say in what happens to Canada Square in Midtown Toronto at the Ideas Fair! Help reimagine Canada Square to improve the experience of Midtown and to celebrate the unique character of this neighbourhood.
Network with the project team, enjoy free food, and share your ideas! Drop by anytime between 4 to 8 PM on Thursday, May 4th!
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Drop-in)
Location: 2190 Yonge Street on the 3rd level lobby