Photographing Public Art Challenge and Monday Murals – June 6, 2022

….thanks to Marsha for hosting PPAC https://mamacormier.com/2022/06/06/new-flower-june-6-2022-pale-pink-columbine-from-the-back/ and Sami at a Colourful World for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/

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On the wall at 10th St. and Lake Shore Blvd.
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On a garden shed at the Small Arms Inspection Building at Lakeshore Road East and Dixie
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More murals on utility boxes in the neighbourhood

Sculpture Saturday – February 26, 2022

This cute little sculpture sits outside the Welcome Centre at Humber College, South Campus. It is in honour of the residents who lived in the buildings when they were part of the Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital.

When the hospital opened in the late 1800s, it was considered a progressive institution; patients actively tended the grounds, worked on an on-site farm and assisted in operating the facility. The apple orchard that lines the path to the A and B buildings is lasting evidence of the patients’ work.

The hospital closed in 1979 and when Humber College signed a 99 year lease they agreed to preserve the grounds and the buildings. The old buildings were restored to their original beauty and turned into classrooms and administrative offices.

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Monday Murals and Sunday Trees All Rolled into One

….these lovely murals are surrounding the trees at U of T so they don’t get damaged during construction

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Thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Mural https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2021/11/monday-mural-cheeky-dogs.html

The Beginning of a New Mural

….just in time for Monday Murals

When I was over at WAAC last week I noticed this artist painting the side of our building. I can’t wait to see the final piece. Thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals.https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2021/10/monday-mural-welcome-to-darwin.html

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Monday Murals – September 20, 2021

thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2021/09/monday-mural-masked-faces.html

Today was a very productive day for my blog. I took a trip over to Marie Curtis Park and found subjects for three posts today. I’m always on the hunt for public art and murals. I hit the jackpot today.

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Monday Murals – July 12, 2021

….thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2021/07/monday-murals-banksia.html

Yesterday I discovered this storage bin in the children’s playground in my neighbourhood. I loved how someone took a relatively unattractive metal box and brought some life and joy to it with paint.

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Monday Murals – June 7, 2021

…..a new perspective of some old favourites

Funny when I took these shots last week I thought they looked refinished. Somehow they seemed brighter and even new but when I checked a previous Monday Mural they were the same ones. These photos, however, are from a slightly different perspective. Maybe I’m feeling nostalgic because the building they’ve been painted on has been sold and there’s a chance that it may come down. That of course means that these iconic murals will be lost forever.

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Thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals https://sami-colourfulworld.blogspot.com/2021/06/monday-mural-watertown-sea-creatures.html

Monday Murals Next to the Keele Subway Station

….thanks to Sami for hosting Monday Murals

When the subway train comes out of the tunnel and travels above ground for a ways there are always interesting murals on the back of buildings that are only visible when you’re on the train or if you’re parked in a lot next to one of these buildings.

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