A makeover for CSI Spadina

A lot of us feel like we’re a bit worse for the wear from this pandemic, and our beloved CSI Spadina is no exception.

In our time away from the space, the front of our building was tagged heavily, as documented here by CSI member Caryma Sa’d:

We share Caryma’s feeling about both street art and tagging. It was disheartening to see this gorgeous building our community helped us buy looking so grubby. So once we re-opened and invited members back into our spaces, we put a plan in place to clean it up.

Our Community Manager Matt Guthrie and our Facilities Coordinator Katt Grant took on the job, using tools borrowed from CSI member the Toronto Tool Library, who have also re-opened for members.

Here is that team in action:

It was a big talk on a hot day, but it made a dramatic difference. Check out what CSI Spadina looks like now!

Don’t get too attached to the solid black, though. We’ve got some big plans in the works that we think you’ll love! We’ll keep you posted.


If your new normal maybe requires a new space to work, we’d love to hear from you. While we are still not yet able to open to the public, we have a few spots for new members! If you are looking for a safe and welcoming place to work outside of your home, email join@socialinnovation.ca

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