Card Yard at BIG on Bloor 2014

On July 19-20, 2014, PULP: Reclaimed Materials Art and Design and Senayah Design returned to BIG on Bloor Festival for the second year of Card-yard – a free dynamic activity hub for all ages.

Card-yard 2014

Ping pong table from reclaimed materials by Deadstock Reclaimed

6 PULP Pavilions and 2 guest designs’ pavilions stood one night and two days (including a full day of rain) before being taken apart and stored for next year’s event.

Special pavilion design by Bodhi Collective (Ryerson U)

Special pavilion design by Bodhi Collective (Ryerson U)

Special Pavilion Design for Snakes and Lattes by B D Studio (U of Waterloo)

Poetry reading organized by Emerging Writers


Pavilion parts fabricated and assembled.

Pavilion parts fabricated and assembled.

Volunteers constructing the pavilions the morning of the festival

Couch Photo Studio, by Toronto Urban Photography Festival

Afghan box camera, by Alisdair MacRae

Rain or shine

Speed mentoring by Career Skills Incubator

Special thanks to the event sponsors, Castle Point Realty Partners, and to Fabric Fabric  for providing excellent service and advice. We are grateful to Alexanian Flooring Limited for providing us with all the cardboard tubes! – we love you all!

Extra special thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers who worked specifically on this project: Susan and Anthony Smith (Architectural Artisans), Claire Mercer, Ksenija Spasic, Robyn Lewis, Alisdair MacRae, Armi De Francia, Bruce Gavin Ward, Cheryl Lim (Elephant Shoes), Doris Purchase, Wyatt Armstrong,  Cheryl Stevens, and the BIG on Bloor management and amazing volunteers without whom we would never have been able to make all this happen!

If you want to know how we made the pavilions, please visit our Research Page.

This event is in partnership with Senayah Design, BIG: Bloor Improvement Group, and Bloordale BIA

  Senayah Desgin BIG on Bloor