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Now ready for a snack, we went in search of a coffee shop. Along our way, we spotted a strange little window opening. Inside, presented like an exhibition display, was <i>The Game of Urban Renewal</i>, a faux board game by artist Flavio Trevisan that chal

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Originally appeared in Touring Toronto, Part 1
on March 16, 2011
Now ready for a snack, we went in search of a coffee shop. Along our way, we spotted a strange little window opening. Inside, presented like an exhibition display, was &lt;i&gt;The Game of Urban Renewal&lt;/i&gt;, a faux board game by artist Flavio Trevisan that chal
Now ready for a snack, we went in search of a coffee shop. Along our way, we spotted a strange little window opening. Inside, presented like an exhibition display, was The Game of Urban Renewal, a faux board game by artist Flavio Trevisan that challenges the user to redesign Toronto's urban landscape, specifically the Regent Park low-income housing project. After a bit of investigation, I discovered the small window slot is in fact a gallery called *QueenSpecific. The goal for exhibiting artists is to "consider the dimensions of the window, the locale, and the potential to engage with the casual passer-by." Trevisan's work sure grabbed my attention and I huddled around the display for a good several minutes. Quite awesome.

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