Guerrilla Gardening: "Outside the Planter Boxes" / Issue 4 | flânerie |
Many of the concrete tree planters along the streets of Toronto have not faired well. They are crumbling, cracked and littered; some have barely a stump, while others have become too small for the existing tree.


To bring attention to the city planters, Toronto-based artist Sean Martindale organized a "planter intervention"; seventeen local artists creatively reworked over 30 planters. According to Martindale: "One of the primary intents of the Outside the Planter Boxes project is to encourage more direct participation and interest in our shared public spaces – to demonstrate that the public can play a more consciously active role in how our city is shaped."