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.

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YIMBY 2015

The the theme of this year’s festival is 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. This year’s Festival will feature free, interactive workshops and activities for community, by community groups.

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

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Past Participants

YIMBY has a history of bringing together community groups, advocates, and grassroots organizations who work on a broad range of topics, geographic and demographic areas in Toronto. Last year's festival hosted 75 organizations. Here's a sampling of who attended:

Join Us!

YIMBY will be open to the public from 12-4 on October 31, 2015.
Tablers and Animators are encourage to join morning sessions for special programming geared to enhance their work and networks. More information coming soon.


55 Dundas St East Ryerson University, Ted Rogers School of Management, 7th floor

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