My City My Six (MCM6)

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Think you can capture the Six in six words? Okay, that question’s kind of laden with all sorts of cheese over it, but the point doesn’t change: If you’re a Torontonian, a T Dotter, and a Muddy Yorker tru and tru, then take a look at the City of Toronto’s website on this interesting artistic endeavour.

A brief introduction can be found on the above link:

My City My Six (MCM6) is a participatory public art project that will reveal Toronto and its residents in celebration of Canada 150, six words at a time. From January through May 2017, the My City My Six project will ask Torontonians of all ages and backgrounds to share something essential about themselves in six words. 

Based on the six word story concept popularized by Smith Magazine, this project invites Torontonians to write and contribute six words that best tells their story.  My City My Six will culminate in a city-wide exhibition in the public realm in the fall of 2017, showing the diverse lives that collectively make up this great city at this moment in time.

This project is led by Toronto Arts and Culture in collaboration with the city’s six local arts service organizations (Arts Etobicoke, East End Arts, Lakeshore Arts, North York Arts, Scarborough Arts and UrbanArts). Stories will be collected through emails, workshops and events.

Send in your story by email to and include your first name, the name of your neighbourhood and your age. Anonymous submissions are fine too.

You can send in your suggestions up until May 31, 2017, and although there is no set cap on how many witty six-word “stories” you submit, I was told by a City official that up to five submissions would be “reasonable.”

Good luck. Hopefully you’ll see your final product up around the city sometime next fall.


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