• March 11, 2010
  • Posted by Marc


Photo by Remi Carreiro/Torontoist

Torontoist has a terrific article on a series of site specific stencils that have appeared over the last few days on Harbord Street. Words like “OUCH!” “THUNK!” “OOF!” “YIPE!” have been painted to highlight to cyclists the deep potholes and cracks along the paths. The stencils were done by Urban Repair Squad.

Torontoist quotes a member of the Squad as saying:

“The action-hero drama of dodging obstacles and potholes, escaping devil-may-care drivers in super-fast cars, and braving the fierce, temperamental elements, may seem, and feel, quite comic. Unless you’re face-down on the pavement. With some wit, we endeavour to provide warning with humour; suggest danger with comedy; invite caution without frightening…and most importantly, we appeal to our fine city to remember that potholes aren’t just uncomfortable, they really, really hurt.”

For more photos, and to read the full article, click here.