Regal Heights Changemakers and the Residents’ Association Featured in a Toronto Star Article

Call it do-it-yourself democracy. In Toronto, Dave Meslin is considered the wizard

The path is paved with unsanctioned street art, guerrilla gardens and illegal maple syrup tree taps. At least that’s the lay of the land in Toronto’s Regal Heights neighbourhood at St. Clair Avenue West and Oakwood Avenue, where residents have a penchant for operating on the fringes of city bylaw-dom.

Dave Meslin is the man behind the curtain. These days, the citizen-in-chief spends most of his time tucked away in a corner at Stella’s Lunch Box café working on his second book on civic engagement in Toronto, due out in the spring.