(THUNDER BAY, ON) – Less than two weeks after a bed sheet was hung over a bridge that spans the McIntyre floodway asking police to stop throwing people in the river, the same message has appeared in the community.
This time the message was spray painted in the tunnel which connects Simpson Street to McTavish Street, the notorious East End Tunnel. The words were accompanied by numerous other graffiti and messages.
I’m going to post photos I took this evening with my thoughts and interpretations typed out below them. Feel free to add your two cents in the comments.
Upon entry to the tunnel from the McTavish Street entrance, the vandalism pictured above is apparent but seemingly mild. Other than the garbage on the ground, the paint on the walls doesn’t seem to be a bother.
I’m not entirely sure what or who “Big D” is, but it’s on this wall, along with a beautiful design with what appears to be possibly 4 letters? I can’t make it out. Perhaps someone reading knows what these mean and can clarify in the comments.
So here we have a flower to the right and to the left a diamond with possibly a jet fighter inside it? It’s not offensive what so ever, but perhaps practice somewhere less public before attempting to showcase your skills.
More flowers, it also appears someone marked up something someone else wrote. I wouldn’t mind if these flowers stayed up, would you?
Here’s where it gets stupid. The call for “tbay police” to “stop throwing people in the river”. This is super annoying because our hard-working police are constantly saving the lives of those who choose to drink next to the river until the point they somehow end up super drunk and drowning. Officers rush into the water and pull these people out. How about the message should be “Stop getting loser drunk next to the river so police don’t have to save your drunk ass”.
This is not isolated to any one ethnicity, all the idiots of every background need to stop getting drunk by rivers and falling in. stick to flat ground not around water.
The above message is a good message that I can stand by. But it’s very plain and not artistic. Next time perhaps a more fancy approach and someone with more skill?
Missing and murdered indigenous people definitely matter. Let’s stop the division some people would love to push and work together to keep each other safe. If you or someone you know has information about a missing or murdered person, please reach out to police and help the family find closure.
So now we got a red arrow or perhaps a red tree to the left. Centre is “Alienz Are Real.”, which is interesting. Aliens are either real, which is kind of scary, or there is no such thing as aliens, meaning we are the only life forms in the universe, also, scary.
To the right is says something about some “Bill” character with the date “2020/02/02”. What we got going on February 2/2020? Perhaps the end of the world? Can’t wait!
Spread your legs? Spread your love? Spread your legs, love? It’s a positive post with love embedded in it, I’m all for it.
Ya this is just some random sh*t I don’t really need to explain.
Graffiti isn’t bad, but your graffiti is. Get some skills so you don’t suck so hard. Shit looks worse than a kids writing.
Close up of the “Bill” tag along with some random crap that could all be wiped out for all I care.
Nate is offering $10 for toilet paper. This request was made in 2019. Wherever you are Nate, I have crohn’s disease and I hit the John for a number 2 about 6+ times a day. I feel your pain, brother.
The traditional prescription pill container laying in the wild. Name, always scratched off. At least I didn’t see any used needles lying around, which is always nice.
Tampon applicator, for easier insertion. Pop a squat and get it done when you need to ladies, no shame required.
Our final photo showcases some nasty, stinky male underwear. There was no other clothes laying around the area. I’m sure there is a good story as to how this pair of undies ended up down here. Speculate in the comments.
Before anyone loses their panties or pill bottles because I did not clean up this garbage. I had no gloves or anything to keep myself safe from god knows what is on this shit.
Aldo Ruberto has posted publicly that he has contacted dispatch and the tunnel should be cleaned out in a few days. Can the nicer graffiti stay tho? Perhaps?
(Me asking people to get better at their graffiti before doing it in public places was mostly satire, please don’t spray paint anything without the owners permission!). And PLEASE, no one try to come in and paint over the graffiti to wipe it out.
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