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Pre-Occupied: Free Artist Talks and Closing Reception

3pm, Sunday April 1, 2012 Part of Pre-Occupied: An Exhibition of Ideas, Objects and Occupations Hosted by Parkdale’s newest pop-up gallery “Pre-Occupied” is a pop-up exhibition inspired by the Occupy Movement which explores how pre-occupations are manifested in objects. Presented by the Cadence Collective and hosted in an alternative venue, the exhibition runs from March […]


PDA a part of “Pre-Occupied” Exhibition

PDA a part of "Pre-Occupied" Exhibition

Inspired by the Occupy Movement and the act of claiming a physical space to express ideas, “” is a pop-up exhibition that deals with various themes of occupation. It explores how our preoccupations (concerns, desires and actions) are manifested in objects. Featuring work from known artists such as Kasia Czarnota, Heyday Design, Hugo Dieter, Brothers […]


Exhibition Posters by Mark Butterworth, Michael deLima and Amy Allicock

Exhibition Posters by Mark Butterworth, Michael deLima and Amy Allicock

As a result of PDA’s collaboration with George Brown Studio Lab, 3 students, Mark Butterworth, Michael deLima and Amy Allicock, came up with this original and interactive design for the PDA for 40 Oaks Exhibit posters. They are made of Plywood, chalkboard paint and assorted picture frames. The photos are taken by Denise Santillan.  


SW Chair by Amirmasoud Hosseindoust, Danya Sturgess & Ivan Duarte

SW Chair by Amirmasoud Hosseindoust, Danya Sturgess & Ivan Duarte

The “SW Chair” is built from Deconstructed palettes and found wooden seat and went into the exhibition PDA for 40 Oaks and will be donated to the 40 Oaks building when it’s finished. It is built by Amirmasoud Hosseindoust, Danya Sturgess & Ivan Duarte from Ryerson University Architectural Science.


Multipurpose Cabinet by Connie Chrisholm and her students from Sheridan College

Multipurpose Cabinet by Connie Chrisholm and her students from Sheridan College

This is one of the 16 Multipurpose Cabinets that designer and professor Connie Chrisholm‘s class at Sheridan College donated to the suites in the CRC’s brand new community building 40 Oaks. It is made from Cherry wood and Laminate. DESIGNED BY: Connie Chisholm & BUILT BY: Joe Bauman, Jeffrey Burt, Chris Charuk, Bettie Cott, Mark […]


Entry Bench by the Regent Park community and PDA

Entry Bench by the Regent Park community and PDA

This is a community-engaged piece , which will be going into the new CRC building in Regent Park, 40 Oaks. This bench was designed through community collaboration. Last summer PDA worked with members of the CRC community through the design process. After much brainstorming, analysis, discussion & sketching the group was able to come up […]


aDOORable storage bench by Randall Otulakowski

aDOORable storage bench by Randall Otulakowski

The “aDOORable storage bench”, as Designer Randall Otulakowski has playfully named his piece, is made from Salvaged doors, jamb,and stair treads. Randalls company is called 747 square feet. The piece will be going into the finished 40 Oaks Building in Regent Park.


Couch by The Big Stuff

Couch by The Big Stuff

This funky couch is made by The Big Stuff, and is going into the CRC’s new building 40 Oaks in Regent Park. It is made from reclaimed materials.


Hub Chairs by Adi Baker and Sissel Marie Tonn

Hub Chairs by Adi Baker and Sissel Marie Tonn

Just like the Worship Chairs these chairs were donated by Kathy Webster of the Yonge Street Mission’s Double Take. They are called “Something Borrowed, Something Blue” (because they are salvaged from a wedding rental place) and refurbished by Adi Baker and Sissel Marie Tonn.


“Lotus” by Andrew Morson

"Lotus" by Andrew Morson

The stylish table is called “Lotus” and is made from Salvaged Red Oak and Steel. It is designed and built by Andrew Morson. It will be going into the finished 40 Oaks building.