As many of you know I’m a big fan of street art. Not so much the simple tagging of initials and names throughout the city but I love when there is beautiful art or words to make you think.
Since we moved to the east end, and out of downtown I’ve noticed that there isn’t much to be seen. It’s not surprising as there are more people in cars and fewer walking. Also downtown there is an art school and no doubt that helps. Today before my bike ride I decided to do a google search to see if there was any areas on our side of town I should go look at. I didn’t find anything like Graffiti Alley downtown or some of the areas around Roncesvalles or Keele/Bloor but I was led to this commissioned installation on the side of a gas station. Definitely timely.
If you look at the last photo you can see that behind all of the big letters are small letters of different front-line workers we all appreciate: Truck drivers, teachers, gas station attendants, bank workers, grocery store workers, long term care home workers, health care workers.
I agree – without all of those people working as hard as they are, everyone would be having a much worse time than they already are. I truly appreciate it.