Early in 2007, when the city was under cover of snow, somebody stapled pictures of lush gardens and inviting squares onto the wooden hydro poles around Mile End. “This is where we make good on life,” it was written below one of the photos. It was a nice gesture, reminding us that gentler weather was ahead, and perhaps commenting in on the state of our public spaces by showing examples of good urban design.
Last month, the same person (or maybe just an imitator) stapled new photos around Mile End. This time, though, they depict desert landscapes, not urban spaces. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.