TORONTO is one of several large cities on the shores of a vast fresh-water inland sea known as The Great Lakes. This summer a group of local and international artists inaugurated a ‘Love Letter to the Great Lakes’ street-art festival. Using West Queen West and Spadina/Queen back alleys, as well as pillars supporting Don Valley Parkway and Gardiner Expressway ramps, they painted art – which hopefully will connect with all of us. The Great Lakes are a national treasure. They deserve our love.
The 20 murals were made possible with money from the PangeaSeed Foundation, which has done “sea wall” murals in oceanside communities in Mexico, Grenada and New Zealand.