It was walking along Bay Street against the backdrop of Old City Hall when Morsi came across this scene captured here in his photograph "Hope." Morsi choses to look at this moment as a hopeful message. On seeing the image printed in the calendar, he hopes his optimism will resonate that we can create change. No one should be alone, and a small act of kindness can go a long way.
Although Morsi describes his experiences with homelessness as a distant memory, he was immediately attracted to the empowering nature of the MYTORONTO initiative. This is his second year participating in the photography project and he's a big fan of the complimentary workshops. "I like the idea that working with your creativity can change your life," he says.
What does Morsi hope people take from the MYTORONTO calendar? "Everyone can help, from sparing some change, to food, and even just saying hello or asking how to help can make a difference in someone's life." he says.