Run-Down Buildings Get a Floral Facelift in Toronto

By: Christina Butty - Published: Jul 16, 2009 • References: trendhunter
This rogue urban beautification project was a welcome sight on Queen Street in Toronto.

As cities ride out the recession, more shop spaces are being left vacant and poster-covered, creating a depressing reminder of the difficult economic times being faced.

Though it is likely no permission was given for this, guerrilla gardening is not just a fun, unexpected sight on the way to work, but it can also be a positive morale boost for people tired of bad news by giving them something positive to look at.

Unfortunately, it is unknown who is responsible for these guerrilla gardening projects. Stats for Guerrilla City Gardening Trending: Older & Average
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