PASSING THROUGH

PASSING THROUGH
| AUDIO WALK

Passing Through is an audio walk that takes you on a journey of the streets of Old Toronto, discovering the secret artworks and innovations hidden between the cobblestones. You will walk from Union Station to Old Toronto's St. Lawrence Market, gently guided by an insightful narration that is both beautiful and exciting.

Passing Through is presented in partnership with The City of Toronto Transportation Street Art Program, and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. It is produced by Angela Shackel of Accounts and Records.

See photos from the public launch.
 

PASSING THROUGH
| AUDIO WALK

Passing Through is an audio walk that takes you on a journey of the streets of Old Toronto, discovering the secret artworks and innovations hidden between the cobblestones. You will walk from Union Station to Old Toronto's St. Lawrence Market, gently guided by an insightful narration that is both beautiful and exciting.

Passing Through is presented in partnership with The City of Toronto Transportation Street Art Program, and the Koffler Centre of the Arts. It is produced by Angela Shackel of Accounts and Records.

See photos from the public launch.


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PASSING THROUGH TRAILER | Watch the promotional trailer for Passing Through, presented in collaboration with The City of Toronto Transportation Street Art Program.
 

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PASSING THROUGH TRAILER | Watch the promotional trailer for Passing Through, presented in collaboration with The City of Toronto Transportation Street Art Program.
WRITTEN BY MARK MANN | Mark Mann is a freelance writer who specializes in longform narrative journalism. He has written feature stories for Toronto Life, The Walrus, Report on Business, Reader’s Digest, The Dance Current, Torontoist & Maisonneuve, as well as essays about art & culture for Momus, Blouin ARTINFO, The Toronto Star & Toronto Life. His writing about science & tech has appeared extensively on Motherboard. His essay “Lucky Strikes” won a National Magazine Award & was published in The Best Canadian Essays of 2011 by Tightrope Books. He has told stories on CBC Radio, Lipstick Studios podcast, & at Raconteurs events in Toronto. As a member of the art collective CCC, he creates scripts for historically-researched site-specific audio walks.

PRODUCED BY ANGELA SHACKEL | In its beginnings Accounts and Records was a thematic podcast featuring narratives, round-table discussions and interviews. The project was responding to that fact that I’m constantly inspired and moved by the stories of my friends, coworkers and acquaintances. I love surprising personal histories, hilarious anecdotes and clever commentary divulged casually over dinner tables, on the subway, or by text message. My initial plunge into podcasting took these informal stories and gave them form by placing them in a narrative or larger discussion in a focused way. Connecting well with people through great conversations is my favourite thing. I rebel against a culture where everyone works in isolation; I prefer collaboration, and feel that conversation is one of the best modes we have for challenging each other’s perspectives. As a child I would spend hours entertaining my (significantly) older brothers about stories from grade school. To hold their attention, I started learning about pacing, punchlines, ideas and good characters being key to having your audience’s listening commitment. I have also always been fascinated by time and memory; preserving ideas, thoughts, and events has always been a priority for me. Working in recorded audio allows me to do what I was already doing socially -- editing and retelling stories, events or news items -- in order to connect with people.

VISUALS BY BRADEN LABONTE | Born in Vancouver, British Colombia in 1982, Braden Labonte earned his BFA from OCAD University in 2006, and his MFA from York University in 2012. After his formal studies, Braden took the position of Creative Director for the Cultural Capital Consortium, an art collective that works to fund and promote artistic research and independent art projects on an international level. In 2013, Labonte and the Cultural Capital Consortium created the audience interactive, site specific, temporal public installation HOLD ON HOLD ON, SOME THINGS LAST FOREVER in the old BBC London headquarters in England that was slated for demolition. His artwork playfully considers the historical moorings and confused identity of contemporary artistic institutions and creative practices. Labonte’s artistic output spans across a diverse field of media from painting and photography, to Internet based projects, as well as immersive installations. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.
WRITTEN BY MARK MANN | Mark Mann is a freelance writer who specializes in longform narrative journalism. He has written feature stories for Toronto Life, The Walrus, Report on Business, Reader’s Digest, The Dance Current, Torontoist & Maisonneuve, as well as essays about art & culture for Momus, Blouin ARTINFO, The Toronto Star & Toronto Life. His writing about science & tech has appeared extensively on Motherboard. His essay “Lucky Strikes” won a National Magazine Award & was published in The Best Canadian Essays of 2011 by Tightrope Books. He has told stories on CBC Radio, Lipstick Studios podcast, & at Raconteurs events in Toronto. As a member of the art collective CCC, he creates scripts for historically-researched site-specific audio walks.

PRODUCED BY ANGELA SHACKEL | In its beginnings Accounts and Records was a thematic podcast featuring narratives, round-table discussions and interviews. The project was responding to that fact that I’m constantly inspired and moved by the stories of my friends, coworkers and acquaintances. I love surprising personal histories, hilarious anecdotes and clever commentary divulged casually over dinner tables, on the subway, or by text message. My initial plunge into podcasting took these informal stories and gave them form by placing them in a narrative or larger discussion in a focused way. Connecting well with people through great conversations is my favourite thing. I rebel against a culture where everyone works in isolation; I prefer collaboration, and feel that conversation is one of the best modes we have for challenging each other’s perspectives. As a child I would spend hours entertaining my (significantly) older brothers about stories from grade school. To hold their attention, I started learning about pacing, punchlines, ideas and good characters being key to having your audience’s listening commitment. I have also always been fascinated by time and memory; preserving ideas, thoughts, and events has always been a priority for me. Working in recorded audio allows me to do what I was already doing socially -- editing and retelling stories, events or news items -- in order to connect with people.

VISUALS BY BRADEN LABONTE | Born in Vancouver, British Colombia in 1982, Braden Labonte earned his BFA from OCAD University in 2006, and his MFA from York University in 2012. After his formal studies, Braden took the position of Creative Director for the Cultural Capital Consortium, an art collective that works to fund and promote artistic research and independent art projects on an international level. In 2013, Labonte and the Cultural Capital Consortium created the audience interactive, site specific, temporal public installation HOLD ON HOLD ON, SOME THINGS LAST FOREVER in the old BBC London headquarters in England that was slated for demolition. His artwork playfully considers the historical moorings and confused identity of contemporary artistic institutions and creative practices. Labonte’s artistic output spans across a diverse field of media from painting and photography, to Internet based projects, as well as immersive installations. His work has been exhibited in Canada, the United States, Italy, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

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