To the Table

To the Table mosaic tabletops

An arts residency at Fred Johnson Park

During the summer of 2018, we took part in an arts residency at Fred Johnson Park, in the heart of Scarborough Village.

Through workshops with community members, we created artwork based on the shared, common experience of the kitchen table to explore inclusion and urban anonymity.

To the Table is inspired by artist Lois Weaver’s performance The Long Table. Her work suggests that the design and composition of an environment or object should be accessed and used to the greatest extent possible by all people across a spectrum of age, size, ability or disability.

Fred Johnson Park is a small park that features an active community garden on Kingston Road just south of Eglinton Avenue East.

Funders: Toronto Arts Council, Toronto Arts Foundation (Animating Toronto Parks program)