We will have paint under our fingernails for the foreseeable future, but the stencils are off and the results speak for themselves – in more ways than one. We’ve just finished installing Asphalt Poetry, the second of our Everyone is King ‘public space activators’ on King Street. (More about our other installation, Face to Face, here.) We asked one of our favourite collaborators, Ronna Bloom, to write something for the occasion, and then the PLANT team stencilled her poem The City onto King Street West near Brant Street. The Everyone is King installations are adding curb appeal to one of Toronto’s busiest traffic arteries while the King Street Transit Pilot is testing out the option of more streetcars and fewer cars on King. Our installation ensures that you can experience Ronna’s ode to urban exploration whether you’re on on the streetcar or on the sidewalk: we think it’s well worth reading from both perspectives.