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Little Portugal in Transition: The Death and Life of the Porch

Vivian Gomes

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

May 6, 2023




Architecture and Urban Planning, History and Community.


Join a thought-provoking and exploratory walk through Little Portugal's streets. We'll explore how the porch shapes our collective experiences of public spaces and examine the transition between old and new individual and communal spaces. As we stroll through the changing streetscape of Argyle and Lisgar streets, I'll encourage you to share your thoughts on how communities can benefit from a shift towards creating high-quality public spaces that foster connection and belonging. The walk will end at the former Canada Post building, transformed into a "community porch" during the pandemic, offering insights into the death and life of the porch in Little Portugal.

Busy sidewalks, Dog-friendly walk, Family-friendly walk

Walk Start Location:

Fix Coffee + Bikes (80 Gladstone Ave).
There will be a Jane's Walk sign.

Walk End Location:

1117 Queen St W

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