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MABELLEarts

This is an outstanding city.
But you don't just take.
You've got to build.

Fran Deacon

Wife of the late Fraser Deacon,
Founder of Toronto Foundation

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MABELLEarts

MABELLEarts makes art and builds environments that foster community regeneration and invention. What began as a program to revitalize Mabelle Park and its local community – a high density Toronto Community Housing complex – has evolved into a program to bring together people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities to creatively transform shared, public spaces.

Leah Houston is an artist and city builder who’s transforming communities through her creative passion and commitment to grassroots community engagement. MABELLEarts has been awarded $5,000 to support Leah to attend the Kellogg School of Management for an intensive Non-Profit Finance course, which will enhance her financial management acumen and provide guidance around organizational planning as MABELLEarts expands. Leah will also be going to Nepal to creatively explore placemaking in a different context.