Contemporary construction technology allows cities to change their physical appearance very quickly. Especially urban centres like Toronto where there's abundant opportunity for realestate development. But often when changes to the physical composition occur, elements of our collective history are erased forever. While designing the experience for the upcoming Unlockthecity blackhistorymonth game, I happened upon this rundown hotel that was once the hideout for Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassin.
Something very exciting is happening this week. Business trips and local research. On the event horizon are a series of #Unlockthecity games we're designing for #blackhistorymonth in February. What you see here is the legendary concert space El Mocambo. Though gifted performers like #MuddyWaters, #theRollingStones and #U2 played here, the building was once a sanctuary for escaped slaves who traveled on the Underground Railroad in the 1800's.
Let's play a game and experience the best the city has to offer. Up for grabs are valuable prize packages from the folks at VIA Rail Canada, Enterprise CarShare and Totum Life Science. - Save the date and start the new year on the right foot. On Sunday December 30th, 2018 twenty qualifying teams will explore Toronto in a test of street smarts, problem-solving and #teamwork. Do you wanna play? - The #Unlockthecity game is leveling up to create an experience that rewards rapid cultural immersion. The #game is trying to solve a problem - make learning and the acquisition...
It's been a fabulous year of city tours and games at Urban Expeditions and the fun must continue. The season is changing and the cool wind blows. Alas, this has been happening for thousands of years. It's your choice. Buy a warm jacket and join us for some urban adventure. Or stay inside and wait for the return of summer.
The team Urban Expeditions is excited to present two weekend games for the Doors Open Toronto 2016 program. Brought to you by Great gulf and the City of Toronto, this is the latest upgrade in urban adventure. Fun for the whole family, the games are powered by Unlockthecity and promise to be the fastest way to connect with Toronto urban history and culture. Teams of three must navigate the city using mobile tech and social media to collect points for a chance to win amazing prizes. Visit www.unlockthecity.com to get in the game. Space is limited.