MT. DENNIS IS SHOWING SIGNS OF NEW GROWTH & LIFTED SPIRITS – MAYBE THANKS TO NYCTOPHILIA

<PHOTO – Marcus Mitanis>

Once an important manufacturing zone in TORONTO’s West End, MOUNT DENNIS became one of the poorest neighborhoods in Ontario. Things have been looking up lately with a brand new recreation centre, a renovated library, a high-end appliance distributor, shops and refreshed storefronts.

New growth got underway in 2014 with a $250,000 piece of street sculpture, created by Daniel Young and Christian Giroux.

NYCTOPHILIA, constructed in 2014, consists of 10 utility poles holding up 36 multi-coloured, programmable streetlights. Locals call it “the pole farm”.

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