The back of
the large sign for Sibelius Park will be graced with a new mural this summer.
The Annex Residents’ Association has formed a partnership with the City’s
StreetARToronto (START) and Councillor Cressy’s office to make this happen. You
may be familiar with START projects in our neighbourhood, such as the Indigenous
work along the wall of the building on the northeast corner of Spadina and
Dupont. StreetARToronto will supervise the creation of the mural by local artist
Talie Shalmon, who grew up in The Annex and played in the park. Our hope
is that not only will the mural be an attractive addition to the park décor, it
will discourage the graffitists who have tagged the sign in the past, often
with rather derogatory remarks.
used the opportunity of people visiting the park to collect free compost
on June 2 to survey their opinions and ideas, and of course those of the
children and their parents there simply to play. The reaction was
overwhelmingly positive, as it was a few days earlier from students of Huron Street Public School.
the photo from left to right: Sandra Shaul, The ARA; Councillor Cressy; artist
Talie Shalmon; Margaret Cresswell, StreetARToronto artist and mentor, and Catherine
Campbell, manager of StreetARToronto