This stack of tires was found out back of a downtown business. This business backs onto a new park that was created for the High Level Trolley.
The tires represent Edmonton in a few ways. Firstly, we are one the most car dependent centers in North America. (I happily live car free)
When Edmonton was being populated, large numbers of Eastern Europeans settled here. With them they brought an ethic of hard work and a industrious attitude. Sadly the "Ukrainian Christmas" attitude also came with it. Edmonton has struggled to understand Form and Function, and has been very unsuccessful at melding the two until recent years.
A movement is underfoot though... Public art is growing, there are new strict design rules for building developers. and talk of a new downtown arena and entertainment center. Alberta the province is expected to grow 2 million people in the next 20 years. Change is being forced on all of us.