Living Water

by Peru 143

Toronto, Canada – June 2016


Finding This Mural

Backside of 96 Ossington Ave

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Story Behind This Mural

<p>This mural portrays the reality of the Great Lakes region as the forth-largest economy in the world, with 400 billion made through the cargo ship channels since the late 50s. In the early 1900s, disposal of sewage and wastes into lakes led to outbreaks of cholera and other diseases so a treaty was signed to prevent it from getting the worst.</p>
<p>The Great Lakes are linked to the world’s ports through a system of channels, locks and dams stretching from Duluth, MN to the Gulf of St. Lawrence – a 2,340-mile journey. And while it is a vitally important source of jobs and revenue, the shipping industry is also a major source of environmental damage. The erosion of shorelines and wetland habitats are of special note, especially during high water periods.</p>

The Focus

Development's impact on waterways