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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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From utility boxes to garage doors to store walls, street art is everywhere in Toronto.
….these lovely murals are surrounding the trees at U of T so they don’t get damaged during construction
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….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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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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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.
…..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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On our walk to Crooks Hollow we discovered this mural hidden under one of the bridges.