Running from October 22-31 in Toronto as part of the Toronto International Art Fair, The Leona Drive Project took place on five properties in Willowdale, a northern suburb adjoined with Sheppard Station.
The five houses slated for demolition, 9, 11, 15, 17 and 19 Leona Drive, were transformed and open to the public free of charge for one week. The exhibit also included a public forum on urban planning, film projections, and daily artist talks.
The Leona Drive Project featured a life-sized green ‘Monopoly’ house, a car smashed through the window of 17 Leona Drive, make-shift shelters in the backyards, red lipstick coating every surface of an upstairs bathroom, a room of white pennies nailed to the wall (after the saying ‘a penny saved is a penny earned’), and more.
For more information, see the Leona Drive Project’s brochure:
or visit http://www.leonadrive.ca/