Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Local Motion: Jutta Mason on Using the Rules Against Themselves to Improve Dufferin Grove Park

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As the snow melts and patio chairs get set up, Toronto residents begin to emerge from their cocoons and dive back in to city life. The essays collected in Local Motion: The Art of Civic Engagement in Toronto (Coach House Books), edited by Dave Meslin, Christina Palassio and Alana Wilcox, explore the ways in which citizens of Canada's largest city can work together to turn the metropolis into a creative and livable community space.

Visit Coach House Press's Do The Local Motion page for bonus content on this engaging and inspiring book. In this video, Jutta Mason of Dufferin Grove Park talks about how she and her neighbours turned an "orphan park" across from the Dufferin Mall into a well-lit, functional ice rink for families and other residents.