National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women

“Canada’s Parliament declared December 6th the “National Day of Remembrance & Action on Violence Against Women”, following the murder of 14 female engineering students at l’École Polytechnique de Montreal in 1989.”

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women took place on November 25 and marked the first day of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. This ends on December 10, with International Human Rights Day.

To read about  it see The Governnment of Canada‘s page on it.

Or this page: National Day of Remembrance

To read about events scheduled for this day in Toronto check out this information on The University of Toronto site.

Artist: Shalak

For more events in Ontario, check out this page in The Society News

Artist: Wales

For Events in British Columbia check out Public Service Alliance of Canada, B.C. Region

There might be an event near you, no matter where you live in Canada, that you can attend.

Or, put it out on social media.

Artist: EGR

Does the country you live in have a day for Action on Violence Against Women?

Artists: Wales & Tensoe2

Including the header, there 14 images of women in this post, one for each of the women of Remembrance on December 6. 9 are from back alleys, 4 are in underpasses & 1 is found in a deserted industry lot.

Artist: Art Child

Pics taken by Resa – 2016 & 2017

Toronto & Winnipeg

Artists: Credited under pics, if known


My Chickadee & the Underpass

Okay, we’re back to finish viewing the underpass that was started before the end of October celebrations.

A fab Blue Jay was turning the corner. It is followed by this adorable Chickadee & gorgeous Day Lily.

The Chickadee heralds the way into the dark underpass.

The underpass is filled with 4 fab pieces of Graffiti Writing.

First is a black and blue/greens piece.

This blows up amazing!

Then a multi-colour, soft feeling piece.

I love the sectional close-ups of writing.

There is a short, sharp pink and white piece.

Then a biggie in pink, orange and blue take us to the end of the underpass.

Blows up nicely

Around the corner is my first presentation of “Robin, Flowers and a Maple Leaf”. You can see a titch of the maple leaf at the far end.

Pics taken by Resa – October 15, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artists: Nothing is signed except for

Will update when possible


The Blue Jay & the Rose

This is the last piece on the outer wall, before we enter the dark underpass.

What a beauty!

After the final piece in my previous post (see a bit of it at the extreme left in the image below) is this wonderful abstract that segues into the Blue Jay.

Pic blows up okay.

You can see the Blue Jay piece curving around into the underpass.

Pics taken by Resa – October 14, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artists are unknown to me at this time.

First Nations Beginning

Here’s the start of the art to the underpass.

The first section follows a wall into the underpass, and is First Nations inspired.

This is a ridiculously high and fast traffic area so I couldn’t stand back far enough for any wide shots.

There was no railing here, but I stood as close to the curb as felt safe. The traffic behind my back made me feel dizzy.

I absolutely adore this three wolves piece.

Blows up beautifully

Pics taken by Resa – October 14, 2017

Toronto, Canada

The Artist(s) are unknown to me at this time


Greek Myths & Graffiti Murals – Collaboration with Aquileana

Could this be  KHOLKIKOS, the serpent dragon? According to Aquileana from La Audacia de Aquiles, yes.

I agree, and this could be HELIOS aka APOLLO,

… with one of his 4 sun chariot horses.

Pic blows up beautifully

Thinking I’d struck myth gold with this mural found at the University of Toronto, I sent pics to Aquileana, who had found murals about myths, as well. So was born our Greek Mythology/ Graffiti Murals Collaboration.

He really does look like the sun! His sister Artemis aka Selene looks on.

I am presenting the mural from left to right.

Click on Pic to see the full glory of the mural

Next in the mural, there is a man behind a wolf.

I thought this would be the Olympic boxer Damarchus, who is also Lycanthropeis or the first werewolf.

It seems this couple is waving to us. I hope they don’t get fleeced by KHOLKIKOS. Hmm, did the ancients have high-rise cityscapes?

I’m not sure why the woman has 3 arms. Aquileana presented some insight. There is unity, divinity and the fact that 3 is both a lunar and solar number.

I see this in the artistic rendering that Aquileana did to a section of the mural. I see the woman’s third arm warming up the man’s inner soul. It’s very clever. Art begets art.

Behind the couple is MANTICORE. He is a lion’s body with a man’s head, and lion’s mane. Sounds a bit Sphynx-like  as well.

Although he looks like a sweetie in this mural, don’t be fooled. Manticore was known to be deadly vicious.

I’m really excited to read Aquileana’s post. She is much more detailed. I have learned a lot about Greek Mythology from reading her blog. Otherwise, I would have thought this mural was just another pretty picture!

Pics taken by Resa – March 17 & April 9, 2017

Toronto, Canada

As I am a mural glutton, I thought I would tease you all with a sneak peak of what Aquileana found at the The Galileo Galilei planetarium, aka Planetario in Buenos Aires. All photos are © Amalia Piedmont.

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Aquileana is an Uber Blogger hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina.

She’s smart as a whip & I always have to read her posts 2 or 3 times. This is because I want to completely absorb all she has taken so much time to share with us. Follow Aquileana on Twitter. Click on the Bird & check out her page.

Click on this sentence and go to Aquileana’s post on our  collaboration on Greek Myths and Graffiti Murals.


I tried very hard to find out who the artist is, and how old the mural is. I had no luck.

Three weeks later, I returned to the U of T tunnel  to scour the mural for a signature or date, to no avail.

I found an image on-line taken in 2008. It was showing a bit of wear back then. I’m estimating that from the wear I see in the pic I took below that it is 15 years old, maybe more.

Blows up nicely!

Although the ancient Greeks had sundials, this modern U of T model was of no help, as I have no idea how to read it.