Scotiabank Nuit Blanche

Independent Projects

Preliminary rendering of the installation., 2014

Suitable for all ages

The STEPS Initiative, TO Emerging ARTivists & Habitat for Humanity

Bring to the Table

The STEPS Initiative - Toronto, Canada
The Toronto Emerging ARTivists - Toronto, Canada
Rodrigo Marti - Toronto, Canada
Mahmood Popal - Toronto, Canada


We invite you to transform a structure representing a house into a “home” using upcycled materials and furnishings collected from collaborating area businesses and residents, and engage in activities that would otherwise take place in someone’s home, such as: playing board games, gardening, participating in a living room dance party, midnight snacking and even catnapping.

Select pieces of the installation were created by attendees of the Queen West Art Crawl, and on the night of Nuit Blanche, we will welcome you back into our "home", when you'll be able to experience the work in its final form - the installation will both be dynamic and provide an opportunity for dialogue on issues of sustainability, consumption and the role of the home in community. The newly created upcycled furnishing and other work's will find permanent homes in community spaces.

A collaboration between The STEPS Initiative & their Toronto Emerging ARTivists, Habitat for Humanity, & lead designers Rodrigo Marti & Mahmood Popal.



1001 Queen Street West, 647 273-5397

This project is outdoors.