Join us for the opening of a unique convergence of perspectives on Toronto’s ravines and rivers and the changing urban environments they are situated in. The documentary project Accidental Parkland collaborates with the University of Toronto’s New College and Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape and Design
to host a ten-day event. Starting with an exhibition of the documentary’s multiartist Instagram feed, it also features visual exhibitions of art and design work, a speaker series, documentary screenings, student installations, and cultural events. It’s a celebration of urban nature with attention to Indigenous histories and protocols for understanding land.

Opening Reception: Thursday, May 10, 6 – 8:30 PM, William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street, New College, University of Toronto

6:00 PM: Arrival

6:30 PM: Words by Amber Smith, Dan Berman, Stacey Zonneveld, and Bonnie McElhinny, as well as ceremonial blessing by Elder Whabagoon

7:00 – 8:30 PM: Mingling and refreshments

Exhibition open hours:

Mon-Fri, May 14-18, 3 – 7 PM

Sat, May 19, 12 – 6 PM

Sun, May 20, 3 – 7 PM


Please see the poster for additional accompanying events.

Exhibition invitation with images

Exhibit invitation, page 2, with images.


Curated by Dan Berman

Co-Curator and Production Designer: Jeremy McFarlane
Photography Preparation: Chris MacFarlane

A collaboration between the First Nations School of Toronto, New College, the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, and the Accidental Parkland project.