Daily Archives: 2005-05-11

Safe(r) Crime and Peaceful Streets – Toronto, Ontario, Canada

I took a walk enjoying the +24 sunny clear day with not even a whisper of wind. While waiting for Jo on Bloor street, a man ran past me at top speed with an arm full of clothes, hangers flopping wildly. I contemplated what he might be late for. Then another man followed, brushing me slightly in his haste. I wondered if he was going to the same appointment. But when the police man sprinted by seconds later, I admitted it was probably a robbery. It was all so surreal tho as everyone kind of just slowed up craning their necks in slight yet passive interest. Passerbys were unruffled and you could almost hear the collective thoughtful “hummm…I wonder…what`s happening…there?” read more

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