Celebrating a Culture of YES in Toronto


The annual YIMBY Festival provides an inclusive space for people and groups involved in grassroots community development to gather; exchange ideas, skills and strategies; and collectively imagine our future city. Founded in 2006, YIMBY promotes the role of community groups as an integral force for positive and sustainable change in Toronto.

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YIMBY 2015

The the theme of YIMBY 2015 was UNITY OUR STRENGTH, acknowledging the geographic and socioeconomic divides in Toronto, and in response, highlighting some of the amazing work people are doing to address these divisions and embrace unity. YIMBY 2015 featured over 100 community-based groups, free, interactive workshops and activities, and opening remarks from Mayor Tory.


YIMBY 2015 was presented by Shape My City, in collaboration with ThinkFresh Group and the Ryerson City Building Institute.

Participating Groups

YIMBY brings together community groups, advocates, and grassroots organizations who work on a broad range of topics, geographic and demographic areas in Toronto. In 2015 we hosted over 100 organizations. Here's a sampling of who attended:

Click here to see more photos from YIMBY 2015: Unity Our Strength

Let's Get Together Online!

The YIMBY Festival is a one-day event but don’t despair – ShapeMyCity.com helps you stay connected to Toronto’s city-building community all year round. An online networking platform, Shape My City is a space to connect, share, and create ideas for a more livable city. Joining the network is free and easy – Click here to learn more.

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Celebrating a Culture of Yes in Toronto