Tiny Town is a 30-year-old scaled model of the City of Toronto on display in the main foyer of City Hall. Humber College is working closely with the City to re-imagine and update the physical model with a new concept that might be 3D, 2D, virtual, movable and flexible. Ideas may be incorporated into the final solution and on display at City Hall for decades to come. Over the summer of 2021, a group of interdisciplinary students and two subject matter experts will conceive, plan and execute a multi-disciplinary project resulting in a sample prototype.
A multi-disciplinary team of students will be expected to tell stories through the model using data sets provided by the City of Toronto, and using tools such as physical structure, augmented reality, projection, words, images, and space. They will also be expected to demonstrate adaptability, deal with ambiguity and build a community of collaboration and creation.
At the end of the internship the students will present their prototype to the City’s urban planning staff and record their feedback for future teams to build on in Phase II.
With project management support from the CCBI and subject matter expertise provided by the CCBI Project Facilitator, The Tiny Town Interns will collaborate to create and build an updated sample tile of the Tiny Town model and a corresponding digital interactive tool that communicates specific data sets shared by the City of Toronto and meets the expectations of city staff in the Urban Planning department.
Applications for the Tiny Town Internship are closed! Applications for the 2023 Fellowships are anticipated to open in the spring of 2023.
You can read about previous years of Tiny Town in the Humber Today newsletter.
- Anonymous Tiny Town 2021 Intern