|city view from the spit.|
The spit is a 5 km long peninsula that juts from Toronto into Lake Ontario. It was built 40 years ago as a breakwater for the harbor expansion. But in the end it wasn't really needed, and so as Toronto's building development boomed, the spit became a convenient place for the dumping of rubble and earth from development projects.
When a building gets torn down, its remains come here to die.
It's actually a really beautiful place, with lots of vegetation and wildlife. But the thing that really got me excited about the spit, was all of the little treasures to be found. I collected a little pile of scraps and then took a closer look.
Each fragment was once a part of a whole. All of this belonged to something else, it had a purpose. Lives were lived inside of these things.