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CNU Ontario — 2017 Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival

June 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm



























CNU Ontario presents the 2017 Toronto New Urbanism Film Festival on Wednesday June 7th at 6:30PM.

From the eventbrite page:

June 7th 2017 – Screening time: 74 minutes

Built to Last
A brief primer on New Urbanism, the movement’s vision for building places people love.

Downtown: A New American Dream – Trailer
Tells the story of Millennials and Baby Boomers moving back into cities looking for a new American Dream.

DTLA Street Futures
This short is an exploration into the future of streets and cycling in Los Angeles. Looking at CicLAvia as a model for testing the future, the video argues for a new design driven by issues of sustainability, affordability, and the pedestrian pleasures of leaving your car behind.

Velo Visionaries – Alicia Tapia
In Episode 3 of Velo Visionaries, we talk/ride with Alicia Tapia, creator of Bibliobicicleta, a free library on wheels that can be found weekly in The Panhandle in San Francisco. Alicia is also the librarian and digital literacy instructor at De Marillac Academy in the Tenderloin District of San Francisco, and a Zen practitioner.
Velo Visionaries presents a series of interviews with great thinkers of today’s global bicycle culture from the point of view of the person behind the handlebars.

They say that when you die you go to paradise. It’s a lie. Paradise is here.

Denver ALMOST Has One of the World’s Great Public Squares
Denver has the opportunity to have a public square on par with the best Old-World squares found across Europe. Youtube personality Chris Jones, explains the placemaking principles for good public squares and suggests a few alterations to the Wynkoop Plaza in downtown Denver that could make it a thriving pedestrian / transportation plaza.

Julian Price
Using his family wealth, tenacity, witty, and incorrigible charm, Julian Price inspires policymakers and entrepreneurs to do the impossible — transform a vacant, deserted downtown into a liveable, vibrant center of commerce and culture.
Driven by the beauty of its landscape and the potential in its vacant Art Deco architecture, Price searches Asheville for the brave, hardworking dreamers, and provides them with a miracle — capital for expansion in exchange for improving downtown with their presence.
This film was paired with a compilation album between bands spanning all genres and the Asheville Symphony Orchestra. Bands include Steep Canyon Rangers, LIzz Wright, Rising Appalachia, Lovett, Doc Aquatic, and Matt Tonwsend. Grammy winning composers arranged the music to pair beautifully with Julian’s story of collaboration and intention.

The IDEA District
A new 21st century neighbourhood is emerging in downtown San Diego founded on the principles of innovation, design, education, and the arts- The IDEA District.

Bike vs Cars: The False Dichotomy
Too often discussion about bike policy and infrastructure is framed as hostile towards motor vehicles. However, policy and infrastructure that’s good for bikes is good for cars and pedestrians as well. The false dichotomy is not good for anyone.


Tickets for the Double Bill (June 1 and June 7) are $17/Members and $20/Non-members

General Admission tickets are $12/Members and $15/Non-Members

Student ticket rates are $7 per student.


June 7, 2017
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm


Innis Town Hall
2 Sussex Ave.
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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Congress for the New Urbanism Ontario