Using vintage footage and commentary from former residents, this documentary examines the history and current reality of Toronto’s Flemingdon Park. Now a subsidized housing project, it was built in 1961 as a trendy urban utopia for artists and young professionals. A decade later it was sold, and Flemingdon became home to tens of thousands of refugees and new immigrants from around the globe.
Often cited as a model of urban planning for communities from Los Angeles to Shanghai, Flemingdon Park's flip side is a history of violence and racism that residents have fought to overcome. Yet despite challenges, the community succeeds in making people from around the world feel at home in a different kind of utopia – one where differences are celebrated and new visions are possible.