Monthly Archives: November 2011

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Me, in a church? What’s that all about?

This isn’t something that happens very often. I’m at Christ Church Deer Park on Yonge Street just north of St. Claire. It’s a very nice church. Quite beautiful, in fact, with its vaulted wooden ceiling and stained glass windows. However, I’m not here to pray or to kowtow to things immaterial, but to listen to the Read More …

Occupy Toronto: It’s all quiet now

gazebo-police

Walking through St. James park this morning, I’m struck by how quiet and empty it is—except for a few pedestrians making their way to work—after the Occupy Toronto protesters were evicted yesterday. According to the news this morning, the last remaining protesters were physically removed during the night from the library yurt, which had become Read More …

Occupy Toronto: Mexican stand-off

Abandoned sign

The police are still trying to evict the protesters at St. James park. According to people I spoke to there, they carried a passive protester out of one the temporary, barricaded structures, which then raised the ire of the crowd. This happened on the east side of the St. James cathedral and the police quickly formed a Read More …

Occupy Toronto eviction underway

Police diverting traffic at King and Church

I just walked through St. James park on my way to work, where the police are out in force as the eviction of the Occupy Toronto protesters is currently underway. There’s no sense of impending confrontation from either side yet; the police are simply shadowing the by-law officers as they go about their business of taking tents Read More …