Independent Projects

Independent Youth Project

Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Toronto

The Doors of Hope

Dufferin Peel Catholic District School Board
Durham Catholic District School Board
Toronto Catholic District School Board
York Catholic District School Board

Social Arts Installation

Artist Rendering, 2013
Photo: John Notten

A social arts project representing an amazing collaboration involving 29 social agencies, hundreds of students and teachers from 53 schools and 4 school boards.
A beautiful commentary on the power of Charity and the meaning of Hope within our communities

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This social arts project represents a unique collaboration involving 29 social service agencies, hundreds of students and teachers from 53 schools and 4 school boards: Toronto, York, Dufferin-Peel and Durham.

Unprecedented in scope and collaboration this massive project celebrates Catholic Charities’ 100 years of helping people of all ages, from all enthno-cultural and religious backgrounds.

Each door has been transformed to become a unique canvas of art offering students both an authentic learning experience, and the opportunity to express their special point-of-view on the meaning of "Hope". Through the context of Catholic Charities' member agencies such as Covenant House, Rose of Durham, and Peel Dufferin Family Services, the Doors of Hope offer a beautiful commentary on the universal power of Charity and the meaning of Hope within our communities.

Suitable for all ages


University of St. Michael's College, Brennan Hall Co-op & Loretto College Residence, 81 St. Mary Street (Off of Bay Street, south of Bloor Street West)

This project is both indoors and outdoors.