12 Jun 2017

Thank you to the hundreds of attendees from around the world who explored The World in Ten Blocks Interactive during its International Premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017, where it was nominated for the “Doc/Fest Interactive Award”.

The project was included in the “Interactive at Millennium Gallery” portion of the Alternate Realities exhibition. As part of the industry programming, co-creator Marc Serpa Francoeur participated in a pair of panels about VR and digital storytelling. Read more here.

13 May 2017

We’re very proud that The World in Ten Blocks has been featured in Making Peace Toronto as one of the installations in the “pop-up” gallery at 480 Front St E, which will be open daily from May 13 to June 30, 2017.

Making Peace is an international multi-year event centred on a large outdoor photographic exhibition “that pays tribute to the people who — all over the planet — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace”. As part of The World in Ten Blocks installation, attendees will add their own journeys to an interactive origins map that will be filled in by visitors over the course of the exhibition. The installation includes The World in Ten Blocks Interactive on four iPads for visitors to explore at their own pace as well as a big screen presentation of The World in Ten Blocks film.

15 Dec 2016

The fourth and final instalment of The World in Ten Blocks Interactive has been released! This week we conclude our journey through Bloorcourt with:

This instalment is laden with a number of historic and community hotspots, including a look at some of the movie theatres that have operated in Bloorcourt in bygone years, and a profile of Working Women Community Centre, an amazing non-profit organization founded and headquartered in Bloorcourt—scroll onward to discover them all!

08 Dec 2016

The third instalment of The World in Ten Blocks Interactive has just been released in partnership with The Globe and Mail. This week we continue the journey through Bloorcourt with:

This week’s instalment includes a tour of some of Bloorcourt’s finest street art, as well as a trip back in time a century to the First World War — scroll onward to find them!

01 Dec 2016

This week we continue the journey through Bloorcourt with the release of the second instalment of The World in Ten Blocks Interactive, in partnership with The Globe and Mail. It includes:

Each instalment also includes hotspots which highlight topics including different immigrant communities in Bloorcourt and the history of the neighbourhood. Be sure to look for them as you explore the project!

24 Nov 2016

We’re thrilled to announce that the first instalment of The World in Ten Blocks Interactive has been released online in partnership with The Globe and Mail. It has been our dream since we began this project nearly five years ago to connect our work with audiences across Canada and beyond, and The Globe is the perfect partner to help us achieve this.

The documentary will be released in four weekly instalments; the first features:

03 Oct 2016

For one beautiful night, La Bella Managua, Canada’s only Nicaraguan restaurant and one of Toronto’s hidden culinary gems, was transformed into a special live event, installation, and celebration of The World in Ten Blocks.

Between 7pm and 7am, hundreds of attendees were able to sample Nicaraguan street food, meet some of the documentary’s participants in person, and add their own immigration journey to a collective map that took shape over the course of the night.

08 May 2016

Thanks to the hundreds of DocX attendees who delved into the stories of immigrant small business owners at the The World in Ten Blocks installation at Hot Docs — the project’s World Premiere!

The World in Ten Blocks is an interactive web documentary that allows users to virtually explore one of Toronto’s most multicultural and vibrant neighbourhoods. Check out the teaser here!

01 May 2016

Thanks to everyone who came out to the early morning event at the TIFF Bell Lightbox! It was a pleasure to share the stage with The Quipu Project and moderator Lori Beckstead.

22 Mar 2016

Hot off the presses! The World in Ten Blocks will be having it’s world premiere at Hot Docs! Come check out the installation at Markham House for free, April 29-May 8!