A Toronto Transformation

Lovebots Add Some Heart to Toronto

Lovebot on Queen West Toronto

On the way home from a doctor’s appointment recently, I stumbled across (not literally, thankfully, or I’d have sustained some terrible shin injuries) a teeny concrete robot watching the world go by on Queen West.

I thought he was sweet, with his little red heart on his square little chest, so I snapped a photo of him.

He reminded me of this damned catchy tune by Dan Magnan (which I heard live at GOTR thank-you-very-much!) and I thought I could use a snap of him to illustrate a post about how my friends think it’s weird that I only cry once in a blue moon.

It turns out the robot I saw is one of a whole army of lovebots created by OCAD student, Matthew Del Degan, to recognize acts of kinds in Toronto and to remind us that while it might feel at times like we are faceless drones, we all have lovely bright hearts to share, we just have to choose to let them show.

According to their website, the project aims to “disrupt people’s daily routines and remind them that there is magic in this city and love around every corner.”

Well, I couldn’t agree with that particular sentiment more.

You might even say, I love it.

Have a story of love and kindness you’d like to see commemorated with a lovebot? Submit it to the project through lovebot.com.


4 Responses to Lovebots Add Some Heart to Toronto

    • metamorphocity says:

      Me too! And it’s one of those things where, once you know about them and what they are, you start noticing them more and they automatically bring a grin to your face. Or at least that’s how it’s worked for me. I spotted a sticker of one on a lamp post last night and shouted “LOVEBOT!” at my bewildered friend.

  • Jane says:

    That’s really awesome! I need to get back to Toronto soon! All I ever do is spend time in the airport, but that doesn’t count. X Jane

    • metamorphocity says:

      Absolutely! Get out of that airport. Actually, they should have a lovebot or two out there. Something to google while you wait for your flight!

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