A friend of mine just sent out a group city builder email about My Piece of the City, which is a new documentary that is screening all weekend here in Toronto at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The film is a critique on the revitalization of Regent Park, told through local residents and their efforts to stage a community musical (which happened in real life).
The Daniels Corporation, in partnership with Toronto Community Housing, is the developer and builder for the entire 69 acre community. The Daniels Foundation also funded the musical and this documentary.
But, despite this backing, the Globe and Mail has said that it remains a “healthy critique” of this entire process. And the trailer certainly gives you that impression.
I am sure that this documentary will be of interest to many of you, so if you would like to grab tickets for this weekend, you can do that here.