"The Heart of the City"- Photography Submission

By Coralina Lemos, Corktown Writer | Researcher | Heritage Advocate


Friday, May 6

Saturday, May 7

Sunday, May 8


Language: English 

Area: Downtown

Theme: Arts & Architecture, History & Culture, 

Accessibility: Uneven Terrain, Fast Paced, Family-friendly, Speaker or Amplification, Busy Sidewalks/


 In this walk, we ask participants from Toronto and Vienna to use photography to share their unique stories of finding the heart of their respective cities.


This is the PERFECT walk to do while you take part in other walks around your city. If the city were a living organism, where would its heart be? Is it a place of refuge amid the chaos of the city? The cultural epicentre that pumps the lifeblood through the city’s arteries?


We hope to transcend geographical borders by sharing urban photo-based souvenirs of the places in our cities that bring us a sense of belonging, energy, or vitality. While this walk will be listed on the festival homepages of Vienna, Austria and Toronto, Canada (the cities the walk leaders are currently living in), anybody anywhere is welcome to join.


We only ask that you share a photo with us that to you, shows the heart of the city you are in, as well as a brief description. You can submit your photo and description through the We will be having a zoom conversation on Sunday at 11:00 am EST, Register here: Hi there, You are invited to The Heart of the City Community Conversation. When: May 8, 2022, 11:00 AM Eastern Time (the US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcOmrqzosH9MfNvbG3TVI9q1veRJegJcp After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This virtual call will be for people to share their photos and their stories. You are still welcome to join the call even if you didn’t submit a photo! We will have a conversation about what it means to find or feel the heart of the city, using the photos and stories from those from at least two different cities across the globe as a starting point. We plan to share these submission post festival over social media as well.