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Turn a Fence in Your Neighbourhood into Interactive Poetry

Todd Tyrtle


As a part of the Homegrown National Park project, one neighbourhood has turned a chain link fence into interactive "fridge poetry". The words are simply pipe split lengthwise with s-hooks on either side. Volunteers in the neighbourhood painted the words themselves.

For those of you living in Toronto, you can see the installation here:

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  • Jonny Miller

    This is an absolutely brilliant idea!!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is so cool. Have you seen this in person and have you participated?

    • Todd Tyrtle

      Oh yes - it's just a few blocks away. It's incredibly fun. The neighbourhood that did it has been doing a bunch of fun things like this - adding benches, putting up a chalkboard on that same fence. There are likely to be hanging lanterns in some laneways soon and there's even talk about a depaving project in the near future with gardens replacing a strip of asphalt. I really like what they're doing.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        I'd love whoever started it to write about it! Feel free to connect them to me via email!