Alternative Toronto: 1980 - 1995

http://www.alternativetoronto.ca

Year Published:  2018   First Published:  2017
Resource Type:  Website
Cx Number:  CX21897

A community archive and historical map of Toronto’s alternative cultures, scenes and spaces of the 1980s and early 1990s.

Abstract: 
What is Alternative Toronto? A community archive and historical map of Toronto's alternative cultures, scenes and spaces of the 1980s and early 1990s.

Our mandate: To document the history of Toronto's alternative communities from 1980 to 1995 by creating a digital repository to which anyone with materials can contribute. Alternative Toronto uses open source archival tools to help visitors learn about this history in a way that is publicly accessible and in the public interest. As historians, archivists and activists, we are committed to the practice of critical community history.

What it covers: Radical, countercultural and/or trans*/feminist/queer activism, art, music, theatre, dance, publishing, bookselling, cinema, education, health care, computing, housing, and more.

What we want: Posters, flyers, zines, pamphlets, manifestos, meeting minutes, photographs, artwork, cassette recordings, video footage, setlists, playbills, stories, essays, reflections, correspondence, newspaper clippings and code.

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