Our second session was held at the 519, and we are extremely grateful for them letting us use their space as an in-kind donation! We wanted to make sure our labs were grounded in community and that’s why we started our dive into housing in a space that does a lot of work with people in the Church-Wellesley Village.
Our morning was spent doing a recap of the survey results, and learning about housing through our amazing mentors - Jesse Thistle from The Homeless Hub, Mark Sterling from the University of Toronto, Cheryll Case from CP Planning, and Carolyn Kim from the Pembina Institute.
Through the mentors, the 30Lab participants received a wide-range of information about different issues that relate to housing in Toronto, ranging from indigenous homelessness, to urban planning, and community-based planning.
After meaningful conversations with our content mentors, we spent the afternoon asking and answering questions of Who, What, When and Where, in regards to a variety of housing issues in Toronto. We ended the session with visualizing a five-year plan of what Toronto could look like for different types of Toronto youth.