Harbord's Glory Holes
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Harbord’s Glory Holes

2006_10_19Glory1.jpeg-2.JPGResidents of Harbord Village may have lately found themselves tickled, scandalized, offended or bemused by a strange crop of recent graffiti notable on the south side of Harbord between Spadina and Bathurst. Some local wag has sharpied the word “glory” along with an arrow onto about every possible hole in lamp posts or elsewhere, turning the street into some sort of glory hole bonanza.
2006_10_19Glory2.jpeg-2.JPGBy this point, several of the holes have been postered over, but for a while there, it was nuts. You couldn’t turn your head without seeing ostensible (if rather unrealistic) glory holes. The clever thing about such a graffito is that it manages to be vulgar without using any dirty words, which also means it’ll probably go right over your grandma’s and your nephew’s heads.
What was the impetus behind this graffiti? An in-your-face demand for Libertinism? A cry for sexual frankness on the street that houses both Parentbooks and Good For Her? A vague dig at or show of support for the gay community? Just a silly person with a sharpie? Whatever the cause, it has definitely made the walk from Papa Ceo’s to Central Tech a little more interesting.

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