This soccer souvenir was a random donation from a streetcar driver who, after a quick exchange, responded positively to the invitation to participate in YYZGRU Express. It was an instant connection. “I don’t have anyone to send it to though”, he said. Initially all the items collected required a recipient.
He wasn’t shy about sharing his passion for the Corinthians, and the story of how he ended up meeting Pele while living in Sao Paulo as an English teacher. “Pele! I grew up with a picture of him on the fridge that my dad took when he was a busboy at the Royal York Hotel when he first came to Canada.” The streetcar ride came to an end and I lost track of him.
In celebration of his gesture of spontaneity and generosity, YYZGRU Express will also deliver parcels with unknown recipients to random participants.
To track the parcel’s trajectory here