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City Hall was good. No pre-organisation to speak of, no speeches; just a big quiet hugfest.

Someone read Jack's letter, and at one point there was a piper; I don't think anyone appointed him, as such, he just showed up and played. Later, a woman up on the ramp began to sing O Canada, beautifully; everyone joined in.

I saw/talked to/hugged/ended up at the pub with/check as many as apply [personal profile] zingerella, [personal profile] chickenfeet, [personal profile] lemur_catta, [personal profile] northbard, [personal profile] tormenta, [personal profile] trouble and several more friends, plus there were some I expected to see but who were out of town or couldn't get there or we just missed each other.

And this happened:

I wanted to take ... I don't know, something. Flowers didn't seem right. So I bought a couple of boxes of chalk.

And, as both [personal profile] benet and [personal profile] fairestcat texted me to say, I accidentally ended up on the CBC website.



When I was done I left the chalk on the ground by the ramp, and ... things got sort of splendidly out-of-hand.






I tried at one point to count the languages on the wall, but gave up. Mostly English, but French, Spanish, Greek, and I think Mandarin, as well as Vietnamese and I know not what all else.

Other sizes and the rest of Blackbird_012's great pictures of today are here.

ETA: and [personal profile] zingerella made the Globe and Mail.



And Blog T.O. has some great photos, including this one:

Date: 2011-08-23 10:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] scrollgirl
Have you seen this?

Date: 2011-08-24 03:57 am (UTC)
julian: Picture of the sign for Julian Street. (Default)
From: [personal profile] julian
...I actually had, but I filed it in my head as "A politician," and forgot it was him.

Heeeee.

Date: 2011-08-25 12:17 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] deakat
I adore that photo. Was wondering where I might track down a copy, and here it is. Thank you!

Date: 2011-08-25 12:33 am (UTC)
scrollgirl: canadian dreamsheep (misc dreamwidth)
From: [personal profile] scrollgirl
You're welcome! FYI, according to Toronto Star, the photographer is Scott Rogers.

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