Less than a week after the Toronto Star wrote an article profiling Style in Progress‘ two year-old Bell box project, the box chosen for the paper’s photo (shown left) has gone brown. Initially, we believed it must have been some kind of miscommunication between Bell workers, who painted over the boxes believing they had been vandalized by graffiti. A scratch test revealed the truth to be even worse: the painted doors have been
The Star has been writing about Bell box damage for a while now, with the utility calling the problem “out of control”, but this
disgraceful art thievery untimely infrastructure improvement seems to go beyond simple scrap-metal hawking line repair.
If you are lucky enough to have a painted box in your neighbourhood, you may want to keep an eye on it. Find out more about the project here. This begs the question: where are the old ones?