39 Queens Quay East
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It’s been 10 years since our first public art installation at the Toronto International Art Fair in 2007. Since then, No.9 has produced 30 major public art projects, multiple public art exhibitions and a multi-year outdoor art festival. We have done this work to fulfill our mission of bringing the power of art and design
to bare on some of our most pressing environmental issues. Issues like water management, waste
management, animal habitat, natural resource extraction, food production, public transportation, public
space and climate change. These projects would not have been possible without the amazing efforts of
the talented artists, curators and designers that we have had the pleasure to collaborate with. Since our
inception we have had the opportunity to work with over 50 visual artists, 10 curators and 13 designers to provide creative free art experiences for millions of people.
Our desire to connect and work with the next generation of creative leaders led us to develop the educational program Imagining My Sustainable City in 2011. We believe that the key to driving the new green economy forward is to provide our youth with the necessary tools to design and build sustainable communities. With this vision in mind, No.9 has delivered this four day program to more than 3,000 grade 7/8 students in four different cities in North America. The students’ enthusiasm and commitment has been inspirational and today our goal is to offer the program across the country. We will do this in collaboration with our partners and volunteers, so that through education we can transform the way we design and build our communities. Building sustainable communities across the country and around the world is an effective strategy to reduce carbon emissions creating new jobs, developing a green economy and combating the effects of climate change.
As we continue to evolve at No.9, the organization keeps growing. Our vision has broadened, as well as our fields of action, through art, education, and architecture, we will continue to produce projects that promote and support a culture of sustainability.