Hey, Let’s Paint a Mural & then Put Trash & Charity Bins & a Billboard In Front of it!

I’ve always been a fan of EGR Art. It goes back to my earliest days in the alleys.

This is a wonderful community mural.

The artist did a great job despite the heavily pitted brick.

If I don’t post this now, I might never. I’m drowning in street art over here!

Moving left to right, at this point of the post.

Pics taken by Resa – December 30, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist:

61 thoughts on “Hey, Let’s Paint a Mural & then Put Trash & Charity Bins & a Billboard In Front of it!

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    1. Toronto is filled with street art. I love it. It gets me off my duff to go for long walks to find it. Cultural nourishment and healthy exercise all at once!

  2. The roadside ‘bike’ gives a great perspective as to the overall dimensions of this mural, Resa; it is quite wonderfully creative! There’s so much joy and movement.. 🙂
    By the way: Don’t drown – post, post and post.. 🙂
    xoxoxo

    1. That’s very true. The bike does inform of the size. I didn’t crop away the slice of the city there, as I wanted people to see that the area is old, and a bit run down. The mural really picks up the area.
      There is more and more really good street art in the oldest parts of the city.
      It makes those neighbourhoods more friendly and fun to be in.
      I have lots to post, so I will! 😀 xoxoxo

  3. Each time I think this is the best one…and then! I love the baby teaching for butterflies , the whole work is stunning. On the subject of littering (was there one?) I wonder if some one painted a wall bin and actually inlaid a real trash can if people would use it. Stunning wall art Resa! I love this ❤️❤️

    1. I know what you’re talking about. I go out and find a gorgeous alley. I make 1 post, and there’s a ship load of art still to be posted. A day later I’m out walking… and boom…. there’s this mural. It’s the best, so I post that instead of the rest of the alley.
      It’s a wonderful dilemma. ❤ ❤
      I don't know about the trash bins, but they are locking up the clothing donation bins. Turns out homeless people have been managing to climb inside on occasion, to use as a shelter. IF they can get in, they can't get out. Almost 200 people have been rescued so far. 8 have died inside the bins.
      It's so cold here. We have shelters, but many homeless don't want to go to a shelter.

      1. I can imagine it is hard to decide which should go up next, so much loveliness! That’s very sad about the homeless people, it’s an epidemic, I wish I could do something, the gov’t could do something . A lot of the people don’t want to go to the shelters, they are afraid. Here, it is not cold so they don’t suffer as much but they are moved about a lot by the authorities. Tears.

        1. Crazy!!
          A homeless couple moved onto the cement step beside my home. (I live on a commercial street)
          The store that bears the step has been unoccupied for almost 2 years. The guy lived there all last winter. The police do nothing.
          Now, after the summer he moved back with a girl friend. They are a pleasant pair, unlike the girl.who slept in her uri…. that’s another ill story. Later!
          Anyway, they have sleeping bags, tarps, and a pile of …. whatever to keep them warm.
          I can’t do anything. At least if they are there, someone nasty won’t come to live there.
          Working on it! Tears with your tears! ❤

          1. There’s seems to be no solution. It’s so sad to see mothers and children living in their old car. The kids ashamed schoolmates will find out. There’s no excuse for this in the wealthiest country in the world , yet they have shut down a very important part of our government forcing people to work without pay for a wall that is nothing more than a political ploy by Trump and his puppets.

    1. I agree! I am the luckiest! You would be shocked by how many people don’t see all the street art we are surrounded by here in Toronto.
      Of course, many more do see it, and support it. In fact, an artist is coming here in a week or 2. We’re getting art on our building!

        1. Cool! It’s a ridiculously expensive place to live, but if I can do it, most can!
          There is a lot one can do with money, here. As you see, I don’t need much money to walk around and look at art.

    1. It’s so hard to know what to post next. I’ve got so much art in my Google Photos (love Google photos)
      Anyway, it’s great that you adore the street art as much as I do. The next one is another fave of mine! LOLOL!

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    1. … and it’s walking distance from my home! I’m an inner city person. It’s a bit rough where I live, but I have lots of art around me! The price of admission – $0.00. 😀

    1. Yes, it’s not how we spell cars in Canada. Kars for Kids is a charity. You donate an old car, and get a tax write off receipt. The charity somehow uses the car for its needs. Kicking c is an odd thing, but Kicking Horse Charley was a photographer in Omaha, Nebraska. He photographed the Indian Congress, more than 500 Indians from 35 tribes.

      1. I was going to say, if you spell kars with a kicking c then it should be Kanada, surely? And kake. But, anyway, good to see a charity doing some good stuff. Shouldn’t it be karity in this case? A bit too close to karate, I guess.

        I went to set up an animal sanctuary. That’s my life goal now, I think.

  5. It is a very funny mural, it transmits a sense of joy to the viewer, on a wall a good part of the life of the city is shown to our eyes.
    I really like the way of painting of this artist, their faces are full of emotion, the characters seem in continuous movement … it’s great!!!

    1. It truly is a wonderful mural! It’s not an edgy alley piece, but a sweet, out on a semi major street, where everyone in the community can enjoy it. Not everyone likes to walk in the alleys, like I do.
      Many are afraid of the alleys, but I am not. xoxo

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