By Roncesvalles Village BIA
For the last four months, during a record heat wave followed by a week of rain, we have watched the creation of a new mural on a large 24-foot by 106-foot wall at the corner of Garden and Roncesvalles Avenue. Locals, visitors and users of the bordering Bike Share Station have seen the brightly coloured elements and symbols emerging amidst scaffolds and tents, accompanied by buskers and a growing contingent of sparrows and fellow urban creatures. Local mural artist Jim Thierry Bravo has completed his portion. Lead artist Philip Cote and his assistant Nelly Torossian worked hard to complete the remaining third of the mural, encouraged by the positive response of enthusiastic onlookers.
On October 20th, the community gathered at 149 Roncesvalles Avenue to celebrate the official unveiling of the mural. The design concept of the mural reflects the thematic framework set out by our BIA’s Street Advisory Committee. These themes include: Nature in the City, the Urban Community, and the interconnected concepts of Legacy, Sustainability and Stewardship.