I know I’ve been putting a lot of photos of street art up, but I need to add one more. It’s not art as much as it is a political statement, written across the doors of an abandoned building a few blocks away from my house.
It reminds me of all the things that could be done to better the living conditions of those in poverty in Canada. Although I’m a believer in investing in prevention as opposed to reaction (also something I talked about quite a bit concerning health and diet in previous months), there are steps that need to be taken in order to help get people on their feet when prevention (affordable, safe housing; child care; improved working conditions and pay for low-wage jobs; more access to education) didn’t work. Food banks are one of these.
“This space could be a food bank”
I had to go to Chinatown today to get a follow-up ultrasound from my kidney infection and ovarian cyst fiasco three months ago, so I thought I’d take a few photos while I was there. Chinatown is just so interesting and colourful. And that section of Toronto played a few roles during Out of My Comfort Zone month (those pig’s feet were really not that bad, although I can still remember our server asking us repeatedly if we were sure that’s what we wanted to order!).
One week to go!
One week today I will be writing my final blog post for the year (although I’ll be continuing the blog in a slightly different format). Every time I think of the end of my project, it throws me off. What will I do with my time?
“Head in the clouds”
“More inspiring Toronto street art”
The last one is Yorkville street art – can you tell?
I get really excited about topics I’m interested in. It’s a personality trait that has come in handy during the past year. Once I start to learn about something, I fall down the rabbit hole of information. There is always more research to be found – more branches and twigs from the tree of knowledge. Each bigger idea has smaller relevant topics leading out from it. It’s never-ending.
Here are some branches and twigs from my journey the other day.
“More fun Toronto signs”