Oscar Peterson anchors this 22 story high mural in downtown Toronto.
This mural features the entertainers (Canadian & American) and the venues that were popular in Toronto’s yester-years.
It was impossible for me to capture images that are 22 stories high, but I made a stab at it. To the left, and above Oscar, we have B.B. King, who played a lot at The Colonial (a long gone fave spot for blues and jazz)
Shirley Matthews, an Ontario Performer, was a popular fixture at Club Bluenote.
Gordon Lightfoot was playing at Steeles Tavern when America discovered him. He moved on to Toronto’s prestigious Massey Hall after that!
By the 11th -12th story, Muddy Waters is looking somewhat muddy.
Jackie Shane, American in hiding for many years, has made a comeback to Toronto. We welcome her!
Above her is Dianne Brooks, Glenn Gould and Ronnie Hawkins. Besides my camera not having a telescopic lens, there were bare tree branches. By the blurry top, it was all branches.
Pics take by Resa – November 18 2017
The Artist: Adrian Hayles
Here is Adrian Hayles’ artist rendering, before the fact.
Here’s the best of my far away captures. Pfft! Hey, there’s a side 2! That’s the next post!