Occupy Bay Street protesters talking to journalists

Occupy Bay Street! Or is it Occupy Toronto..?

There seems to be some confusion over the whole “Occupy” event here in Toronto this week. Is it supposed to follow the U.S. version of Occupy Wall Street, in which case Occupy Bay Street would be the obvious choice? If so, then why is there also an “Occupy Toronto” camp currently stirring sleepily in St. James Park between Adelaide and King East?

So far, the Toronto Camp in St. James Park seems to have the largest contingent, although they’re a bit slow off the mark compared to the two “Bay Street” protesters I saw on the way to work this morning.

I think there’s also some confusion as to when and where the Toronto Camp will be marching today, with one protester telling a Breakfast Television reporter this morning that he “may take a walk over to Queens Park later today…”, as he gave the camera a halfhearted wave and  a self conscious grin when it panned round to him; which I thought was very cute—and very Canadian.

Somehow, I don’t see this whole “Occupy” event taking off so much over here, unlike the Italian version. It is early days, however, so maybe it has yet to gather some steam.

Occupy Toronto camp in St. James Park
Occupy Toronto camp in St. James Park

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