Celebrating a Culture of YES in Toronto


#YIMBY2016: Sept 24, 12-4pm – Metro Hall

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. Last year’s festival featured over 100 community-based groups, free, interactive workshops and activities, and opening remarks from Mayor Tory. 

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Check out the FREE workshops being offered during YIMBY: http://bit.ly/2caLlwJ 


This year’s theme is Massively Open – exploring how inclusivity & accessibility, and sharing connections, vulnerability, expertise, data, and more can strengthen our work. Through the festival, we will explore how various forms of openness can support us in realizing our collective hopes for a better Toronto – and what that looks like.

YIMBY is about empowering and educating ourselves and each other about the various issues facing our communities.

It is a chance to celebrate achievements and identify new challenges and opportunities in an atmosphere focused on listening, learning and engaging.

#YIMBY2016 is presented by Shape My City, in collaboration with ThinkFresh Group.

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2015 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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