by Caratoes

Toronto, Canada – June 2016


Finding This Mural

This mural is located on the backside of the building.

1010 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1H6, Canada

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Story Behind This Mural

<p>Cara’s mural conveys the idea that we are all in this environmental fight together and we “share the same aquarium,” whether we are visibly connected or not. Point source pollution in the region has been problematic for decades. The majority of people living in Ontario are on the Great Lakes watershed…everything we do as individuals, governments, and industry affects the water and the ecosystems it supports.</p>
<p>In recent years, there has been a decrease in point-source pollution that can be attributed to a specific industry, chemical, or company, largely thanks to the government action in the form of bi-national legislation, such as the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA).</p>
<p>However, we still face threats from PBDEs (flame-retardant chemicals), increasing mercury levels in harbours, re-suspension of contaminated sediments due to runoff and atmospheric deposition, and on. It’s a cycles, what goes down the drain, resurfaces.</p>

The Focus

Point source pollution