This has not been a good week for Toronto.
In fact, it feels like there has been a cloud over the city since the beginning of year.
It started early in the year with the arrest of a suspected serial killer. With 8 confirmed murders and many more suspected, the full extent of his crimes is still unfolding. This city has been in horrified shock as each new victim is identified. How could this be possible?
Then this week, the senseless murder of 10 people on the streets of the city by deliberately mowing them down with a vehicle. Over a dozen people hurt, many of them critically.
It is rare for me to use my social media space for personal commentary on events in the news. It’s not that they don’t deeply affect me emotionally, but I choose not to share these personal feelings … my sadness, my grief, my worries, my anger.
I had planned a Thursday Doors post that was just photos. No words, no stories, no background … just images from this city I call home, but somehow it didn’t feel right.
It angers me that almost immediately after the attack, the trolls were already out in force online spreading their hate and intolerance. Enough already! That’s what gets us into these messes in the first place!
While some of us use our social media platforms to share the beauty and wonder in this world, others prefer to promote division.
So, today’s Thursday Doors is special. This is My Toronto – the highly multi-cultural, all-inclusive, peaceful, safe Toronto that is my city.
The Wealthy, and The Modest
I could post dozens and dozens of doors, each showing a side of this interesting city, but you get my point.
Hate does not belong here.
Thursday Doors is a weekly photo feature hosted by Norm Frampton from Norm 2.0.