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 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
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 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
A directory of Indigenous decolonial mapping projects from across Canada
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]
A community-generated mapping project. This is a place to feel and express the emotions brought forward by COVID-19. [Quote from website]
A microsite introduces fans to Prince’s life through the lens of locations throughout his city of Minneapolis [Quote from website]
A digital mapping project (re)creates the space and place of Black Canadian/West Indian immigrants in twentieth century Toronto, Canada.
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]
A living mapping project that charts instances of police brutality against Black Americans across the United States
Health and Wellness
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.
Online mental health therapy for marginalized & intersectional communities.
The Black Health Alliance is a community-led registered charity working to improve the health and well-being of Black communities in Canada.
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.
Reiki Practitioner/Holistic Health Educator
This list of black canadian psychologists in Toronto is a resource for anyone in the community looking for a certified psychologist.
Clinical Social Worker / Therapist – Phone:(647) 696-7809
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 is an online space dedicated to encouraging the mental wellness of Black women and girls.
Athletics and nutrition coaching