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We manifest your vision through design.

Send the Right Message

We worked with a youth design team to develop a website and campaign that encourages straight and cisgender high school youth to challenge everyday instances of homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia.

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We build capacity through collaborative skill-sharing.

Un(Knotted): Co-creating safer spaces at OCAD U

Through workshops, an interactive show and zine, community engagement, and a book for Sexual Assault: The Roadshow we collectively explored the nuances of sexual violence on campus.

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We inspire possibilities through accessible resources.

Do It Yourself Our Creative Resistance Zine Library

Our free and downloadable how-to series is designed to make our skill sets accessible to the communities with whom we work.

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The Public Studio

In the gallery

Footprints of Change is a critical reflection on the ongoing gentrification happening in Parkdale. With the building demolitions at Dufferin and King coming up, the artists wanted to highlight the negative impact of gentrification at specific sites, as well as uplift the ongoing and lasting communities that continue to sustain anti-gentrification movements in Parkdale.

In the studio

We also held our first “repair café” at the studio this spring! Repair Café Toronto aims to build a more sustainable society and counter the throwaway mindset. Last month, the volunteer “fixers” from Repair Café and our neighbours at Bike Pirates set up for the day to help anyone who needed items repaired. It was a day of infusing new life into beloved objects that just needed a little love, and sharing skills and knowledge as a community. If you weren’t able to make it, or are in need of more repairs, don’t worry, we’ll be hosting another repair café in September!

Who is The Public?

We are a group of activists and creatives invested in making a more beautiful and just world. We work collaboratively to deliver work that is creatively, emotionally, and intellectually uplifting, that challenges oppressive ideas, and that empowers people to pursue real change.

Who is The Public?

We are a group of activists and creatives invested in making a more beautiful and just world. We work collaboratively to deliver work that is creatively, emotionally, and intellectually uplifting, that challenges oppressive ideas, and that empowers people to pursue real change.

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The Public Studio
58 Lansdowne Ave.
Toronto, Ontario
M6K 2V9

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