Neighbourhood Trust continues at LAMP for Doors Open Toronto

LAMP Community Health Center is participating in the 20th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf is on Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26.

The countdown is ON! Get ready for a weekend packed full of events.


Neighbourhood Trust will be at the Community Service Fair!

Housing is for Everybody

Lakeshore Arts x Hiba Abdallah

Saturday, May 25, 2019
10am – 2pm
LAMP Community Health Centre | 185 Fifth St, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5, Canada 

As an extension of Neighbourhood Trust – a community-engaged art project exploring issues of housing security in Etobicoke – artist Hiba Abdallah will be launching a limited edition artwork at LAMP Doors Open on May 25. All sales of this text-based artwork will go to support Lakeshore Affordable Housing Advocacy and Action Group, a resident-led community organization advocating for affordable housing in the Etobicoke-Lakeshore area.

Hiba will be onsite with Lakeshore Arts running a participatory arts activity inviting community members to reflect on how we collectively talk about housing in our neighbourhoods.


About The Project

Neighbourhood Trust was a collaborative, evolving project that examined the state of affordable housing in Toronto through the lens of those directly affected. Through a series of workshops and conversations, culminating in a public exhibition, artist Hiba Abdallah and a group of South Etobicoke community members explored the effects of housing insecurity and collaboratively examined possible solutions grounded in lived experiences. Neighbourhood Trust sought to expand the public conversation surrounding affordable housing by focusing on the perspectives of those who are materially impacted by these issues in South Etobicoke. The project created a collective agency that investigating new ways of understanding, articulating, and imagining the neighbourhood we seek to foster.

Neighbourhood Trust was an official exhibition for Myseum Intersections 2019 Revisionist Toronto and presented in partnership with Myseum Toronto and the Daily Bread Food Bank.

About the Artist

Hiba Abdallah is an artist and organizer who often works with others. Her practices borrow from design and social tradition as forms for exploring the locality and civic agency in different communities. Abdallah received her BFA from the University of Windsor in 2012 and MFA from the University of Guelph in 2017. Solo and group exhibitions include Doris McCarthy Gallery (Scarborough, ON), Nuit Blanche Scarborough (Scarborough, ON), Museum of Contemporary Art (Toronto, ON), Art Gallery of Windsor (Windsor, ON), Modern Fuel (Kingston, ON), Contemporary Art Gallery (Vancouver, BC), Stride Gallery (Calgary, AB), Eastern Edge (St. John’s, NL), Centre[3] (Hamilton, ON), Eyelevel Gallery (Halifax, NS), Art Gallery of Guelph (Guelph, ON).