apathy in toronto

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Yesterday morning, several cyclists had to have biked east past a man lying on the bike path lane on Gerrard between Jarvis and Church. Not a single person stopped to call for assistance or even to return back to the police car sitting just seconds away on Jarvis.

Although it appeared that he was a drunk who had simply passed out all it would have taken was one car driver to abruptly change lanes and he would have been run over.

By the time I arrived, a woman had stopped her morning walk to call 911 and I circled back to the police on Jarvis - who promptly came over.

What concerns me most is that none of my 6 fellow cyclists riding along the bike path bothered to stop. Presumably, several people in cars and pedestrians walking on the sidewalk also turned a blind eye.

Why so much apathy? Is this really the type of city we are becoming... so self absorbed that we can't take a few minutes from our lives to make sure someone is taken care of or removed from a dangerous situation?

I hope not.

Written by guest contributor Anne Zakula.

Photo by Photosapience.


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