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Dos Dunyas

Ashmin Varma and Nadine Abdallah are social innovators that started Dos Dunyas in 2013 as a vessel to unify the strata of the world around them. “Dunya” - meaning world in Arabic and Hindi represents the holistic embracing of humanity’s differences across cultures, genders, sexual orientations, physical and mental capabilities.

Dos Dunyas operates at the intersection of creative placemaking and public programming to foster authentic human connection. Since our inception, we have strived to:
- increase appreciation for public places in our everyday lives;
- increase accessibility in public places through catered programming and projects; and;
- increase inclusivity through celebrating the similarities and differences of humans around us

Key successes have included the execution of many projects and programs in Toronto and Seattle. Select past projects include:

Payphone Pals - a project leveraging payphones across the city to facilitate conversations amongst stranger

92Notebooks - a series of interviews exploring the notebooks of social innovators in Toronto

All Day I Dream – an installation of blank dream canvases at festivals to be filled with attendee drawings, paintings and notes

The Kite Project TO – an installation of kites around the city encouraging strangers to be kids again

Parks we work in:

  • St. Jamestown West Park
  • Barbara Hall Park
  • June Callwood Park

Things we do:

  • crafts/folk art
  • mural(s)
  • visual arts

We're looking for volunteers in these areas:

  • Occasional volunteers

Where you can find us

  • 589 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1K7, Canada

Get in touch!