The people in Dundas Square in Toronto were quite the sight. From snappy business people, and tourists, to stage people, to street people. It breaks my heart that I could not support all those who do not have money, but how does one tell if they are simply supplementing an income? Living in downtown Toronto (Yonge & Walker Ave.) from 1956 - 1977, I would often buy a homeless person a meal. It was a much less developed area in those days. We had many hard-working neighbours, hard-working blue collar workers like mom and dad.
Toronto is amazing for people-watching! The first woman, in amazing on-trend black high heels and the classic little black dress, was gorgeous! She looks great, even from the back! I felt dowdy much of the time!
As we trotted back and forth between Dundas and Yonge St., we saw so many people. Some took up space at the corner and tried to tell us that Jesus is the Way, some begging for donations for a children's charity, selling jewelry, or dancing. Some busking.
There were people showing their boa constrictors off, and a man showing off his cat, begging for rent money. Those who ask for money, they call themselves buskers. I find this interesting!
I found out about the cat from someone who knows the snake people! Others think busking involves a talent or skill. I would agree. Those trying to educate people on snakes, that is a different scenario.
I was lambasted by Tish Fannon on Facebook, for not asking permission to take her photo, as she mingled with people. It isn't illegal to take a photo of someone in a public. She wanted to explain that she was not begging but educating people. I was concerned about having a snake on the street like this, and wanted to ask the experts in the Ontario Reptiles & Amphibians group about the ethics of having a snake in a noisy public situation. What I found is is that these three, the two snake owners and the cat owner, are pretty negative towards one another when speaking to a third party!
Don't you love the fashion statement of the guy in the red shoes?!
I found some more out about the cat!
|dancing in the street|