Dude, Don't Tow Our Art!


Urban activist group Streets are for People have done a lot in Toronto; they created a pedestrian-only zone on Sundays in Kensington Market, are planning major participation in the upcoming World Car Free Day, and last June, to "engage citizens through creative and playful street actions", cut up an old clunker, filled it with soil and plants and painted it rather psychedelically. All summer it bloomed, until this week when a cop noticed it, ticketed it and had it towed. The group caught up with the garden halfway to the pound, bailed it out for $ 234 and brought it back. Congratulations to the Toronto Police for finally actually noticing an abandoned car and doing something about it, and to Streets are for People for rescuing and returning it to its rightful home. ::Now Magazine