web
analytics
To comment scroll to the bottom of the entry. Your e-mail address and URL are optional fields.


2007 04 27
Croft Street Mural: Form and Function
image


I cannot count the number of times that, during my downtown wanderings, I have wondered why a certain street was thus named. Now I can cross Croft St. off my list thanks to the stunning and surprisingly informative mural in this wide alley, which I believe was done via a partnership between the City and the Harbourfront Community Centre. Heritage Toronto has contributed a lovely standing plaque, reminiscent of museums and art galleries everywhere. Together, the mural and the plaque tell the story of the worst fire in Toronto history, and its only fatality: John Croft.

image

image

image

image

image

These murals are win-win: they beautify our alleyways, teach us about Toronto history and encourage City-community centre parterships which allow youths to express themselves creatively. It saddens me that many business owners put this type of urban art in the same category as 'tagging', and thus refuse to have anything to do with it. More urban murals please!
[email this story] Posted by Liza Badaloo on 04/27 at 05:50 PM

<< Back to main



Toronto News
MESH Cities
Spacing
Blogto.com
Torontoist.com
Toronto Galleries


Archive Search

Related Links
Toronto Stories by
Stats
Toronto Links
Your Opinions


Other Blogs
News Sources
Syndicate