TXTilecity is an award winning mobile locative app that maps key locations from Toronto’s textile history. While walking through the city, using their smartphones participants discover how textiles have shaped Toronto’s urban landscape. They encounter stories of contemporary and historic artists, designers, strikes and strife from the earliest woolen mills to the domination of the industry by Eatons and the subsequent rise of Spadina Avenue.
TXTilecity is produced by the Textile Museum of Canada in collaboration with Year Zero One + [murmur] The project was supported by Dept. of Canadian Heritage through the Canada Interactive Fund. The concept was developed by Shauna McCabe and Michael Alstad and managed by Michael Alstad with research, direction, writing, production, design and interface by Michael Alstad and Camille Turner. TXTilecity has won awards from Museums on the Web and Heritage Toronto.