Critical Engagements – Housing is a Right not a Luxury!

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Critical Engagements – Housing is a Right not a Luxury!

An artist/community talk that looks at the housing crisis in Toronto, featuring the work of artist Rebecca Garrett


Friday March 17, 2017

7pm, Room 190

100 McCaul Street

OCAD University

Artist talk by Rebecca Garrett followed by community panel.


Panel Moderator: Emily Mathieu, Housing Reporter, Toronto Star


  • Rebeca Garrett, artist/activist
  • City Councillor Ana Bailão (Ward 18 Davenport), Toronto's Housing Advocate and City Council's lead to the National Housing Strategy consultations.
  • Randy McLin, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
  • MP Adam Vaughan,  (Spadina/Fort York)


 Critical Engagements functions in-between an artist talk/screening, and a workshop to combine these elements to engage the OCAD U student body/faculty and surrounding community on housing issues. The housing crisis and increasing levels of poverty affect all of us. Critical Engagement is a concrete example of artist working with community, for the community. 


This event is organized by the OCAD University Art & Social Change Student Committee with the support of the OCAD Student Union, Culture Shifts and Art & Social Change.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University 100 McCaul Street Toronto, ON Room 190
Line drawings of housing structures, text with event details