Week 4: Media Commentary

28 May 2021

Welcome to Week 4 of 21 Weeks of Resistance, keeping the Foundry Site in the public eye.

The community has taken up sidewalk chalk as its weapon of choice: the newly-painted hoardings are now covered with protest graffiti (plus a few love notes and artworks).

BlogTO wrote an article about the graffiti wars under way at the Foundry.

Your task this week is to draw attention to the article by sharing it and/or commenting on it directly on the BlogTO site.

And if you are in the neighbourhood please come and take up a piece of chalk and express yourself! There is plenty scattered at the base of the hoardings.

Visuals:

All communications are more powerful with visuals! Ideally, if you're in the neighbourhood take a stroll down and document something that stands out for you.

Or follow either of these links to find images you can use to reinforce your message.


"But wait! I don't use social media and I don't want to comment publicly on the article!" No problem. Just email or text the article to 5 of your friends who may not know about it.


Bonus task:

You know the story: Ford government makes secret deal with un-named developers then tries to move ahead without consulting the public on a cockamamie plan that involves privatizing public property. Only this time it's about Ontario Place.

So a bonus task would be to spread the word on this article, drawing attention to the obvious parallels with the Foundry. If you're a Toronto Star subscriber, comment directly on it! Here's a link:

Ontario Place is no place for secret deals on development

Friends of the Foundry


Twitter tags:

  • @FoundryFriends - that's us, tag us in!
  • @fordnation - Premier Doug Ford
  • @SteveClarkPC - Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • @KingaSurmaMPP - Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure*

Facebook tags:

  • @Friends of the Foundry - that's us, tag us in!
  • @steveclarkmpp - Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • @fordnationdougford - Premier Doug Ford
  • @surmakinga - Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure*

Instagram tags:

  • @friendsofthefoundry - that's us, tag us in!
  • @fordnationdougford - Premier Doug Ford
  • @SteveClarkmpp - Steve Clark, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing
  • @KingaSurmampp - Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure*

Email:

* updated to reflect June 2021 cabinet shuffle