TimelapseTO invites youth across Toronto to imagine, design, and discuss the future of their neighbourhood.  


In June and September 2017, 5 TimelapseTO workshops will be held across the City of Toronto. The workshops will use large-scale maps and colourful, tactile materials, to engage youth in discussions about the changes happening in their community.  

CUI is currently recruiting a new class of YU Ambassadors to be a part of TimelapseTO. Ambassadors will participate in a Civic Leadership Training Workshop and help to deliver the TimelapseTO workshops.  It’s a great opportunity for youth to build civic leadership skills, meet new people and grow their networks. Youth (18-24) can apply online until April 15th. 

Check out last year's video for an example of what the activity looks like:

3 Ways to Get Involved

YU Ambassador



Community Partner 

Project YU is currently seeking 5 new ambassadors (ages 18-24) to help deliver TimelapseTO workshops in neighbourhoods across the City. Ambassadors will also receive leadership training, participate in activities with urban professionals, help to facilitate, as well as create blog posts & photo essays for projectyu.ca. Details here

We are looking for local partners, such as schools, youth groups, and community centres to co-host TimelapseTO.  Get in touch to see about bringing TimelapseTO to your neighbourhood this year.

Youth Participant

Youth of all ages are invited to attend  TimelapseTO events. Find out about when and where TimelapseTO is coming to your neighbourhood and come out to build the city you want to see in the future.

Workshop Dates & Locations

Scarborough - Thursday, June 1st (10:00am - 4:00pm)
University of Toronto Scarborough, Meeting Place - Arts and Administration Building
1265 Military Trail, Scarborough

City Place - Saturday, June 10th (11:30am - 4:30pm)
Fort York Library
190 Fort York Blvd, Toronto

Alexandra Park/Kensington Market - Thursday, June 15th (10:00am - 4:00pm)
Scadding Court Community Centre
707 Dundas St W, Toronto


Meet the team behind TimeLapseTO...

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Maximum City works with schools, communities, and governments to learn and live in better cities. We offer public consultation and engagement, facilitation, and teaching and learning. We specialize in the use of creative methods to engage populations not usually reached by policy, design, and development processes, with a particular focus on youth. Our summer citybuilding programs have operated at UTS since 2011.


Canadian Urbvan Institute (CUI) was established in Toronto in 1990 as Canada’s applied urban policy institute. Our mandate is to build wisdom and inspire leadership for healthy urban development. As a non-profit, non-partisan organization, CUI acts with integrity, impartiality and a commitment to achieving positive change.


Project YU is an initiative focused on helping youth in the Greater Toronto Area to become more active, engaged and knowledgeable about the urban environment.  The project is fueled by the Canadian urban Institute, while youth ambassadors are the leaders and drivers of this project.


TimelapseTO was created by the Canadian Urban Institute and Maximum City and funded by the Ontario150 Partnership Program.



For more information contact Ariana Cancelli: acancelli@canurb.org