The City of Toronto Public Library Workers were on strike for 10 days or so as their contract ended and negotiations were underway to establish a new contract.
The striking workers were marching in Nathan Philips Square, a big open public space in front of Toronto City Hall. Some of the participants are knitters and spinners, and the decided to organize a Knit-In.
An estimated 100 knitters and spinners were there, some from the contingent of Library Workers,
We don’t know whether the knitters had anything to do with it, but within a couple of days of the Knit-In a deal was struck and the libraries were once again open.