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Reimagining the Future


This event will feature three people sharing stories of abuse. As always, audience members are not required to share and are welcome to just listen.

If you are interested in sharing your story or want to perform poetry at this event, please connect with us at info[at]

Saturday, September 29th, 2017
Doors open at 12:00 pm
Event starts promptly at 1 pm and will run until approximately 4:30 pm
Members Lounge @ North York Civic Centre
5100 Yonge Street, North York
Open to all age 18+, free!

If you are under 18 years of age and are interested in attending, please email us at

Content Warning: This Reclaim Your Voice event may feature detailed story sharing about various forms of abuse including psychological abuse, sexual abuse, childhood abuse, and intimate partner violence.

There will also be spoken word performances and creative group exercises. Join us as we celebrate our courage, strength and resilience!

Finding the Members Lounge:

Take the Yonge subway line to North York Centre station. The North York Civic Centre is a short walk from there. The signage isn't clear so you may have to ask for directions along the way.

If you know how to get to Mel Lastman Square, head toward the doors on the west side of the skating rink. Once inside those doors there is a small flight of stairs (or an elevator to your right to take you to the lower level). Up those stairs is the Council Chambers. Go around the left side of the Council Chambers to Members Lounge (A).

One option is to park in the outdoor parking lot ($12) on Beecroft Rd, south of Park Home Ave, across from Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre. There is street parking there as well (max 4 hours, $1.50/hr) .
After parking, cross the street heading toward the Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre, and walk past the pool until you see doors on the right which say "Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre". Enter those doors and follow the signs to the North York Civic Centre.
Make a left past the glass doors and take the elevator down to the lower level.
Upon exiting the elevator, Members Lounge (A) will be on your immediate right.

Another option is to park underground ($5) at the North York Central Library. This is further away and requires more of a walk. In the underground parking lot, follow the signs to 5100 Yonge Street. Once inside the North York Civic Centre, head over to the Members Lounge, which is on the Lower Level, on the left side of the Council Chambers.

The security desk is on the ground level of the North York Civic Centre and can help you find your way to the Members Lounge if you get lost.
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Reclaim Your Voice was created in the name of peace and healing for all.
Visit our website to view videos and photos from our past events -

This event is part of the 500 random acts of beauty movement:

Earlier Event: July 28
Haiku pt II - Poetry Writing Workshop
Later Event: October 27
Our Last Event of 2018!