In 2013, Toronto City Council passed a motion making Toronto the first sanctuary city in Canada. While a sanctuary city was intended to ensure that people without legal status have access to essential services, a new exhibit opening at Xpace Cultural Centre this week investigates those claims.

Curated by Jessica Kirk and Mitra Fakhrashrafi, Sanctuary Inter/rupted delves deep into questions related to diaspora, immigration, colonialism, histories and futures of justice in the city. The work of Way Past Kennedy Road, a collective of multidisciplinary emerging artists based in Scarborough (and other corners of the GTA), will be on display as part of this exhibit. Look forward to stories told through photography, mixed media, writing and video installations accompanied by songs and soundbites.

Opening Reception is Friday, February 23, 7-10 p.m. at Xpace (303 Lansdowne Ave, Unit 2). Sanctuary Inter/rupted runs from February 23 to March 24.