We all know them. We pass by them everyday. They are the people who make the little things happen and it is a thankless job.
For our Scotiabank Nuit Blanche exhibit, Landmark; our goal is to capture the stories of everyday heroes.
We usually think of Landmarks as the buildings, monuments or public spaces that have been named after a famous person, we are flipping the idea of Landmark on its head and going after the people that work tirelessly to keep this city running.
There is a story I have heard time and time again that is the quintessential story of ownership. A caretaker at NASA was noticed working late into the night and when asked why he was there working so hard, he responded “Because I am helping put a man on the moon.” It is this dedication that often goes unnoticed and why we are so proud of the stories we will be able to share.
We are proud to be working with 11 community organizations to showcase their stories through photography essays.
These organizations will be sharing their everyday heroes with us!
- Young People’s Theatre
- Enoch Turner Schoolhouse & Parliament Interpretive Centre
- C’est What
- 1812 Re-enactors
- Market Vendor
- Toronto Tool Library
- Crisis Centre for Mental Health
- St. James Cathedral
- First Post Office
- King Edward Hotel
We can’t wait to see what they come up with.
Here are some of our heroes: