YORK:Moments

Quarters Arts Society

Aspen Gallery, Boyle Street Plaza, 9538-103a Ave, and York Hotel Site, South West Corner 96 Street and 104 Ave

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YORK:Moments is a collaborative multimedia project which undertakes the reclamation and redemption of the lost stories and history of the now-demolished York Hotel.

Under the direction of Artistic Director Lori Gawryluik, Quarters Arts Society has undertaken the creation of a living archive of the York Hotel, which once stood at 96th street and 104th avenue. With the assistance of Jason Gondziola, Sydney Lancaster, Marian Switzer and Kyla Tichkowsky, Quarters Arts has been collecting personal stories, heritage documents, and images of the hotel and surrounding environs. This work aims to stimulate conversations around shared history, housing, heritage buildings, community, neglect, responsibility, and resilience with the Boyle Street community.

This living archive will be shared online, as well as projected, exhibited and stencilled, at Boyle Street Plaza and the former York Hotel site.

The work is being developed with the input and assistance of many people, and with the support of the Edmonton Heritage Council, Edmonton Arts Council, and Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues, City of Edmonton and the Boyle Street Community League.