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upcoming events

WexPOPS popped down on August 18, 2019. Stay tuned on twitter and instagram for updates, and annoucments on the future of plazaPOPS!

past events

17 August 2019


Facebook event

Get your favourite Wexford Heights Business Improvement Area takeout and enjoy it WexPOPS during this showcase of local talent featuring musicians, dancers, and interactive artist workshops programmed by plazaPOPS and Scarborough Arts!

Come at 5pm for an urban ecology walk with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority!

⚠️ this will be your last chance to hang out at WexPOPS as we are popping down the following day! ⚠️

Performances by : : : :
Pete Eastmure (singer/songwriter)
Megha Subramanian (Indian classical dancer)
Berma (Spoken word poet/DJ)

A talk by : : : :
Howard Tam (Urban Innovator)

Printmaking workshop by : : :
Nigel Martin

Urban ecology walk at 5pm by : : :
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

28 July 2019

WexPOPS presents I, 4pm - 9pm

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Come hang out at WexPOPS, grab some local take out, and enjoy a showcase of local musicians, dancers, and interactive artist workshops programmed by plazaPOPS and Scarborough Arts!

Come at 4pm for an urban ecology walk with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority!

Music by : : : :
Diar "دْيَار
Roots and Branches Dance Program / Tamla Matthews
Neetika Sharma

Artist workshop by : : :
Krystyna Czereyska

Urban ecology walk at 4pm by : : :
Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

1 Aug 2019

PATTY-O, 4:30pm -7pm

An evening of music, dancing, and limin’, co-programmed with Working Women Community Centre @ Victoria Hub!

In Trinidad and Tobago, you are always surrounded by people from different ethnicities and beliefs, descendants of those who arrived from all across the globe — Indian, Spanish, British, Chinese, African, and French, to name a few. Our music, traditions, and especially our dialects, accents, and slang, reflect the rich history that has made “Trinbago” what it is today. “Lime” is a word used in Trinidad and Tobago and throughout the Caribbean as a synonym for “a gathering” or “to hang out.” “Lime” can be used in many different ways, as both a verb and a noun. Carnival culture is celebrated in Toronto on the August long weekend. We’re happy to bring you an invitation from our neighbours celebrating the carnival spirit: When we limin’ down the road?

5 July 2019

WexPOPS launch!
WexPOPS launched alongside the opening of the Taste of Lawrence festival. Local artist Nigel Martin was on site with an interactive Wexford bag making workshop.

4 July 2019

Painting and Planting party! 
Muralist Echo Railton hosted a community painting session for WexPOPS mural!
We also greened the Wexford Plaza parking lot by transplanting approximately 500 plants from pots to pails. 

1 July 2019

plazaPOPS install day

12 April 2019

plazaPOPS open house
The Wexford Residence, 1860 Lawrence Ave E
12:00pm - 4:00pm

12 April 2019

Last day to submit feedback for our public design survey!

6 April 2019

Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Symposium: Disappearing Main Streets
Brendan Stewart and Daniel Rotsztain will present plazaPOPS as part a panel on Interventions & Responses moderated by Shawn Micallef 

5 April 2019

plazaPOPS open house
Arab Community Centre of Toronto, 1855 Lawrence Ave E
4:00pm - 8:00pm

27 March 2019

Supporting Strip Mall Affordability with Public Spaces
Talk by Daniel Rotsztain at Danforth/Coxwell Library, 675 Danforth Ave

20 March 2019

plazaPOPS: Improving Public Amenity Through the Suburban Strip-Mall
Talk by Brendan Stewart, Daniel Rotsztain and Karen Landman as part of the SEDRD Speaker Series

7 March 2019

plazaPOPS: Tactical urbanism in a vibrant suburban Toronto strip-mall parking lot
Talk by Brendan Stewart at the Council for Educators in Landscape Architecture conference in Sacremento, California

plazaPOPS is funded by the Public Space Incubator, a program of Park People funded by Ken and Eti Greenberg and the Balsam Foundation, as well as a City of Toronto BIA Innovation Grant. plazaPOPS is built on a partnership with the Wexford Heights BIA, Scarborough Arts, and the University of Guelph’s School of Environmental Design and Rural Development. The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services provided support through consultation and the installation of bike parking along Lawrence Ave East at our site.


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