One of these will be the new Leslieville mural
The Alexander Muir mural in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood will soon disappear. A local street artist, however, will replace it with an original new piece.
In July, Leslievillians were miffed when their BIA unveiled a new mural without consulting them. Since then, Ward 30 Councillor Paula Fletcher, along with the Leslieville BIA and the Leslieville Historical Society, worked to solicit design proposals from a short list of six artists. Now, they've chosen their top three: Elicser, Mediah and Dan Bergeron.
Both Elicser (mural at top of this page) and Mediah explain that they were inspired by the maple leaf - and Alexander Muir's "Maple Leaf Forever." Bergeron's piece features a "repetitive deconstruction" of the word Leslieville, to represent the changes happening in the neighbourhood.
Here are the other two finalists:
And, in case you forget, here's what the current mural looks like:
Which mural do you like the best? Let us know in the comments.
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