What’s your story?
Tolulope Ilesanmi: I chose to become a cleaner straight from business school, and then discovered that cleaning was much more than meets the eye.
What inspires you about the city night?
TI: The quietness, shifts in attention and energy. The renewal and transformation it involves.
What is your favourite hangout spot in Montreal?
TI: I love to discover new places and experience the city in many different ways, so I have no favourite hangout spot in Montreal per se. I once hung out on the mountain for the night and the next night I hung out in a homeless shelter. I sometimes hang out in solitude in my house, go to a board meeting or spend the night cleaning a church downtown. I love the variety of experiences which Montreal offers.
What can people expect from the conversation you’ll be taking part in?
TI: To start to shed light on the experiences of cleaners — one of the groups of key players in the night — and explore their work, literally and metaphorically.
The next University of the Streets Café public conversation takes place tonight, October 27, at Aux Deux Marie (4329 St. Denis). Check out the complete fall schedule.