Tag Archives: TTC

Ray of hope through an unknown horizon

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Running a chain-saw 30 meters up a maple tree in Burk’s Falls, Ontario, Type-A Diabetic Umar Dechert has just had another black out.  It is June 2006.  Summer heat and physical labour combine, darkening his vision.  He waits calmly until … Continue reading

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On the outside of outsider art

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At the corner of Dundas Street West and McCaul Street in downtown Toronto, I meet homeless artist and Type A diabetic Umar Dechert (pseudonym). In northern Ontario, his outdoor jobs had included everything from building homes and growing vegetables to … Continue reading

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