Memphis is a familiar face around the Annex. He has an unspoken residency at the northeast corner of Bathurst and Bloor, a place he’s fought for for about 30 years. Memphis is a musician, specifically doing is thing with an electric guitar and a small amp. He plays for the crowds of people on a rambunctious Saturday evening and he plucks at his strings on a Sunday night for the stragglers and locals. This is a short and sweet look at the man who’s fought for his spot on the busy Toronto intersection.
What isn’t mentioned in the video is that his photo is used on a B.Streets business card. B.Streets is a condo development just south of Bloor on Bathurst, and he says he did not give permission for them to use his picture. He is part of the Toronto neighbourhood so much that he is being used in advertising for a condominium development, which has actually won several awards including best product signage. Credit was given for these awards due to their inspiration from the surrounding neighbourhood – including Memphis’ picture.
Stephanie graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism from Humber College in 2015.