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Toronto mural inspired by climate change sparks uproar

Climate change is scary. And some Torontonians are a bit freaked out by a new mural that artistically depicts the ongoing degradation of our urban environment.

Toronto-based artists Shalak Attack, Fiya Bruxa, and Bruno Smoky from the Essencia Collective created the StreetARToronto-approved mural, which is located on Lawrence Avenue between Caledonia and Benton roads.

They unveiled their 300-metre-long painting in November, but since then, as CTV New reports, Ward 12 Councillor Frank Di Giorgio has received complaints about it.

In order to protect it from censorship, more than 1,600 people have signed an online petition on Change.org. "We the undersigned believe that forcing Essencia to change the mural, in whole or part, will at once compromise both the beauty and message of the artwork as a whole," it reads.

"We petition that the City of Toronto, for this reason, leave the mural untouched and allowed to remain in its current and complete form."

The public is invited to discuss the mural tonight at Amesbury Community Centre from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.

What do you think of the mural? Let us know in the comments.

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