Remembering Jack Layton one year later
I work in a high-rise building located behind Toronto’s City Hall. While I was walking to work yesterday morning I noticed media trucks reporting from Nathan Phillips Square. Not an unusual sight. Then I remembered that it was the year anniversary of Jack Layton’s death. Throughout the day Torontonians arrived en masse to leave messages for Jack in chalk, as they did last year when we learned of his passing from cancer at the age of 61.
Because I didn’t want to be witness to a media circus (I’m not one for crowds either), I waited until this morning to take photographs of the heart-felt sentiments left by everyday people. It was sobering to read what people had written.
Jack Layton was one of a kind. He will be missed for generations.