ON SUMACH ST. AT EASTERN AVE. THERE’S “VISUAL POETRY” BY A TORONTO & PHILADELPHIA TEAM.

This creation by Scott Eunson and Marianne Lovink occupies a 40-metre-long site, and portrays a history of humanity that once occupied this part of Toronto. The focus is on the era of once residents Thornton and Lucie Blackburn from 1834-1890. They were refugee slaves from Kentucky who started Toronto’s first taxi business. The couple lived near Inglenook Secondary School. Artists, students and historian, Karolyn Smart Frost, assembled the stories and poetry together, and the art took shape by 2015. It’s well worth an in-depth look if you pass by.

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