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UNDER PRESSURE is on their 10th year this year! This event and staff has played a crucial part in the forming of Style in Progress in Toronto. If anyone hasn’t ever been to this dope jam in Montreal -this year is the year to go.

The Base Gallery is located on Queen West across front the Drake Hotel. It has showcased local emerging visual artists monthly since Oct 2003. Through partnerships with Style in Progress, 4UNITY , and the Trillium foundation this unique gallery continues to promote the acceptance of urban art and increase the number of graffiti artists that are inspired to work in different mediums.

4UNITY productions is a youth driven media association dedicated to facilitating multimedia-based opportunities [audio, video, new media] for youth ages 14 to 29 in Parkdale and across the GTA.

4UNITY productions stresses teamwork, creativity and critical thinking and is committed to improving the lives of urban youth by enabling the transformation of their often challenging life experiences into positive realities. 4UNITY integrates life and job skill development with urban art forms in an effort to help develop and foster self-esteem, self-worth, creativity and hard skills to youth at no cost.

Our after school programs include Written Wednesdays, a unique opportunity for youth to ask questions, attain contacts and connect with professional writers, editors and journalists.

Cypher Thursdays is a highly popular “emcee” class, which inspires quick thought, observation and action in the form of Freestyle rhymes.

Weekend courses include Dj’ing instruction with the one and only dj Grouch.

As well as beat making and music production with Blacksmith management (Nelly Furtado, K-os) artist Noah Shebib.