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posted on July 19, 2010
By: Catherine Porter
Published: July 14, 2010
Source: The Star
Want to know what a difference six women can make?
Go to R.V. Burgess Park this Friday night.
It’s in the heart of Thorncliffe Park, the city’s version of Hong Kong — all apartment buildings crowded with new immigrants, where elevator service makes the subway seem roomy and punctual.
During the day, the park looks like a bad hangover — a scrap of scrubby grass strewn with garbage, a few lonely trees, some concrete and rusting metal, all bandaged up with fences. You have to sneak down an alley to get there.
By early evening every Friday, the place is transformed. If you arrived blindfolded, you’d think you’d landed in small Karachi bazaar.