Independent Projects

Storybook renderings, 2015

Suitable for all ages

Department of Imaginary Affairs

The East Side Story

Department of Imaginary Affairs - Toronto, Canada

Interactive Installation

Stories capture the now and future vision of the east side of Toronto. Come check out giant storybooks of stories and share your own on the night or go to to add it now. Your story may be included in the book!

Together alongside our many community partners from schools, to libraries, to farmers markets, community festivals and beyond we spent the summer of 2015 collecting the stories that make up the content of these giant storybooks. 

When you visit The East Side Story, you will get to turn the giant pages of our storybooks - you might need some help from strangers, but that's ok. The pages will be big! 

And don't forget to share your story with us  in the gazebo before you leave. 

This is a great place to start or end your evening especially if you live in the east side and are looking for an all ages interactive installation. 

The Department of Imaginary Affairs is a collaborative project started by Blair Francey and Jennifer Chan engaging the east side of Toronto.


St. James Park

King Street East & Church Street (In the park beside the Cathedral of St. James), 416

This project is outdoors.