Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies students Phat Le and Marienka Bishop-Kovac recently published a zine titled I’M SO MAD that documents stories about growing up in the Trinity Bellwoods area in Toronto.
"We love Toronto so much; it's hard seeing the neighbourhood that we grew up in dramatically change," write Le and Bishop-Kovac. "We hope that this zine archives our childhood memories before they fade and encourages others to externalize their feelings of displacement.”
The zine documents existing and bygone landmarks of the Trinity Bellwoods area: Classic Variety, Saint John’s Lutheran Church, Superior Sausage Company, 210 Ossington, and Trinity Bellwoods Park. With each landmark is an accompanying memory about the place: buying sausages for a Slovak dinner, eating injera in the basement of a church, or admiring the moustache of a convenience store clerk.
I’M SO MAD can be viewed online through Issuu.