Congratulations Phil Sarazen, PARC, PVBIA and PLEDC!

Last Saturday our artistic Parkdale bike racks were highlighted in the Globe and Mail 

Following is a copy of the article: 


March 8, 2008 

Artistic bike racks bursting with humour have become quirky additions to the Parkdale stretch of Queen Street West. First installed in April 2007, they are the brainchild of artist Phil Sarazen. Inspired by the City of Toronto’s hunt for new street furniture ideas, he asked members of the Parkdale Activity Recreation Centre, a community centre for psychiatric survivors and socially isolated people, to design sculptures that were then welded by people at the Meeting Place, a drop-in centre operated by St. Christopher House.”Many, if not most, of the artists involved have had their fair share of life struggles,” said PARC program director Bob Rose. “Maybe that informed some of the designs. Many have a sense of whimsy and hope. There’s an eloquence that comes [after struggles] that you sometimes don’t find so easily in the rest of the world.”

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