Department of English Publications

Title

Building Utopia: Performance and the Fantasy of Urban Renewal in Contemporary Toronto

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Journal

TDR: The Drama Review

Volume

53

Issue

3

First Page

37

Last Page

53

URL with Digital Object Identifier

http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/dram.2009.53.3.37

Abstract

Toronto markets itself as a city in renewal, a “creative city” of the future full of arts and culture. Alongside the official pitch, a number of street-level underground initiatives reimagine Toronto's utopic future in a different way by means of site-specific performances.