Taking It To The Streets
In the year 2020, just as life seemed to be running normally, a virus outbreak caused a sudden lockdown that left many artists and other people suddenly without work. This began the loss of valuable cultural landmarks and institutions in Toronto, such as small independent stores and entertainment venues. We had no money or assets to work with, but decided to use our experience to make something positive out of this idle time. So we put together two great documentaries—Killing Kensington and Taking It To The Streets—highlighting people, places, and things in our city with soundtracks made by local and international independent musicians and artists.
We hope you enjoy | Anthony
THE FIRST INSTALLMENT OF OUR SERIES,
OUR GOAL BEING TO CAPTURE THE STORY OF THE MARKET
AND ITS DOWNFALL AND CLOSURES AS A RESULT OF COVID.
WE SPOKE TO BUSINESS OWNERS,
ARTISTS, LOCAL RESIDENTS,
AND MARKET ORGANIZATIONS ALIKE
IN ORDER TO SHED SOME LIGHT ON THE CURRENT CRISIS
AND ALLOW PEOPLE TO TELL THEIR STORIES
ABOUT HOW THIS SITUATION IS KILLING KENSINGTON
Black Donnelly Media is thrilled to present our latest release, The Queen is Dead, the newest episode in our Taking it to the Streets series. Our goal is simple: document the history of Toronto's Queen Street West neighborhood and show how the pandemic has affected the area.
We've broken down The Queen is Dead into two parts. The first part focuses on the music while the second part explores how local businesses have been impacted by recent events.
Through interviews with business owners, artists, residents, and organizations, we'll allow the people of Queen Street West to tell their story.
Thank you for choosing Black Donnelly Media, where we always let the people speak for