Queering Urban Justice : Queer of Colour Formations in Toronto

Queering Urban Justice foregrounds visions of urban justice that are critical of racial and colonial capitalism, and asks: What would it mean to map space in ways that address very real histories of displacement and erasure? What would it mean to regard Queer, Trans, Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (QTBIPOC) as geographic subjects who model different ways of inhabiting and sharing space?

Demonic Grounds: Black Women and the Cartographies of Struggle

Demonic Grounds moves between past and present, archives and fiction, theory and everyday, to focus on places negotiated by black women during and after the transatlantic slave trade. Specifically, the author addresses the geographic implications of slave auction blocks, Harriet Jacobs’s attic, black Canada and New France, as well as the conceptual spaces of feminism and Sylvia Wynter’s philosophies. [Quote from publisher]

Community mapping + radical mapping

The Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute

Academic resources about the Detroit Geographical Expedition and Institute as well as it's impact on history of community mapping

"To what extent can online mapping be decolonial? A journey throughout Indigenous cartography in Canada"

A paper that discusses the Indigenous of decolonial cartography in Canada.

HUSH HARBOUR - Camille Turner

HUSH HARBOUR is a SonicWalk that incorporates sound, walking through space and listening through headphones to (re)imagine Toronto’s Black past and to remap Blackness onto the Toronto landscape. HUSH HARBOUR transforms the space that currently hides the Black presence and enables participants to travel back in time. Sound is recorded binaurally and creates an immersive three-dimensional world in which to explore the Black experience. [Description from website]

Other Community Maps

Concordia University Library of Decolonial maps and atlases

A directory of Indigenous decolonial mapping projects from across Canada

Queering the Map

Queering the Map is a community-generated mapping project that geo-locates queer moments, memories and histories in relation to physical space. [Quote from website]

New Not Normal

A community-generated mapping project. This is a place to feel and express the emotions brought forward by COVID-19. [Quote from website]

Becoming Prince Map

A microsite introduces fans to Prince’s life through the lens of locations throughout his city of Minneapolis [Quote from website]

Islands in the North

A digital mapping project (re)creates the space and place of Black Canadian/West Indian immigrants in twentieth century Toronto, Canada.

Marvellous Grounds

A web-based project that seeks to document and create space to vision the ways that QTBIPOC (queer and trans Black, Indigenous and people of colour) create communities, innovate projects and foster connections within Toronto/Three Fires Territories and beyond. [Quoye from Website]

Mapping Police Violence

A  living mapping project that charts instances of police brutality against Black Americans across the United States

Health and Wellness

Action Positive

This is a list of African, Caribbean, and Black Canadian-centered communities for educating, reducing and preventing HIV/AIDS in our communities. There are also organizations that focusing on improving the quality of life of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Ayana Therapy

Online mental health therapy for marginalized & intersectional communities.

Black Health Alliance

The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.

Central Healthline

List of sexual and health centres in Toronto that can be of service to the black community - but whose primary focus is sexual health, and not servicing the black community.

Cheyenne Sundance

Black Farmer/Educator

Chloe Kirlew

Reiki Practitioner/Holistic Health Educator

Clare Kenty

Reiki Master/Educator

Black Psychologists in Toronto

This list of black canadian psychologists in Toronto is a resource for anyone in the community looking for a certified psychologist.

Shawnette Thompson

Clinical Social Worker / Therapist – Phone:(647) 696-7809

Sosena Endale

Yoga Pracititoner

The Most Nurtured

This community space promotes holistic wellness particularly for Black Womxn. Its mission to support Black womxn in Toronto to be the most nurtured versions of themselves through a community-based approach, creates a safer space for building strong support networks that celebrates the diversity of Black identity for women/non-binary folk.

Therapy for Black Girls

Therapy for Black Girls is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.

Unchained Athletics

Athletics and nutrition coaching