Winner: Connect the T-Dots

25 Feb

First Toronto Awesome Foundation Grant Winner

The first Toronto Awesome Foundation grant was announced last night at The Drake Hotel. If you attended our launch party or followed us on Twitter, you already know that the grant was awarded, by our very own Awesome Kong, to Stephanie Avery’s Connect the T-Dots.

Photo Credit: Gerrit de Jonge

Stephanie plans to use the money to paint giant dots and numbers on rooftops around the city. Her creation will turn the Google Maps views of Toronto into super-sized connect-the-dot puzzles. Stephanie will also use aerial photography to document the work. We really like the potential impact as a city-wide project, the possibility for engagement and volunteering, and the longevity of a project at this scale. (Also, that her ‘methodology’ is to just ask people really nicely.)

Congratulations Stephanie! We hope with this bag of cash your project will add a bit more awesome to Toronto’s landscape. We are looking forward to the day when we can see your creation on Google maps!

A big thank you from all of us to the enthusiastic submissions for our first Awesome grant and for coming out to our launch party. We have been overindulged in the many forms of awesomeness presented to us over the past few weeks. Some are heart-warming, some are refreshing, and some are straight-up hilarious.

Remember, if your submission was not chosen for this month, there is always next month! Think you can improve your awesome idea? Tell us! Re-submit with an update to your progress! The beacon of awesome has now lit up in T-Dot. Our friends are launching new chapters all over the country. We will be hanging around for a while!

9 Responses to “Winner: Connect the T-Dots”

  1. Gregory Alan Elliott February 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm #

    Congrats for your AWESOME win, Stephanie!

    And thanks to everybody at the Awesome Foundation, including the very sexy Awesome Trustees for an AWESOME party at the Drake Hotel! See you next month!

    Yours awesomely,
    Gregory Alan Elliott

    • Gregory Alan Elliott March 10, 2011 at 9:59 am #

      Hi Awesome(Toronto) Trustees!

      If you think a soccer field with giant letters spelling out “PLEASE DON’T DRINK TIGER BLOOD AND DRIVE.” is AWWWWWEESSOMMMMMEEE… Imagine what I could do with a snowblower and some fuel!

      Pictures of my soccer-field-sized “snoetry” in honour of Charlie Sheen’s current mind troubles…
      Begun: March 6, 2011 7:25 AM Complete: 10:30 AM

      TOP VIEW: @globaltv chopper

      SIDE: s/o Gardiner, Toronto

  2. Andre February 28, 2011 at 9:49 am #

    Connect the T-Dot is a truly awesome project that shows tons of creativity. I am willing to let my roof top be part of this awesome and inspiring project. Congratulations to Stephanie and to the Awesome Foundation and its Trustees.

  3. Peter Saunders March 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Read the article in The Star today. Love it, think it’s An Awesome Idea! White dots ecverywhere! We can help if you’d like to use our Awesome White Roof Coating,let me know! Would love to be a part of your project!


    Peter Saunders

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