If TORONTO has a ‘tenderloin’, it’s probably the neighbourhood south of Gerrard, east of Jarvis, north of Queen. Homelessness, food banks, shelters, institutions of every kind, some expensive real estate, Victorian gingerbread, a few down-at-the-heels restaurants – it’s all here. And right in the middle, across from Filmore’s strip joint, there are 2 blocks of flowering plants. This miniature botanical garden may have been created by the folks who live along lower George Street, or the Parks Department. It’s very well maintained, weeded, and watered, but there’s no signage whatsoever.
<PHOTO – where George Street meets Dundas East>
<PHOTO – Filmore’s Hotel and strip joint>
<PHOTO – George Street>