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<ABOVE – Yonge Street, south of King, north of Wellington, 1870 – Noverre Brothers photograph><ABOVE – ‘ Slush and Snow’, Yonge Street at Queen, 1974 – Dick Loek, photographer, Toronto Star.>
JUSTUS BECKER, Germany’s famous street artist, has brightened up a newly renovated Green P parking garage, just off Yonge Street. It’s hard to miss. The painting will be the first between Frankfurt and Toronto muralsts.This Mural Exchange Project celebrates the 30-year relationship between the two cities, whose landscapes appear in the reflected glasses (Frankfurt on the left; Toronto on the right). A TORONTO street artist will collaborate by painting a mural in Frankfurt with a similar theme.
AARON LEIGHTON grew up on the Canadian prairies, but now makes his home in TORONTO. He has created illustrations for a variety of advertising, publishing and corporate clients – including CBC television, Teletoon, the New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Time Out NY, Chatelaine and Fortune. His book, “Spirit City Toronto”, published in 2010 by Koyama Press, is unfortunately now out of print. But you can probably find a copy in the library.The book “combines my interests in urban landscapes, travel and mythology, the images suggest that the magical and the mundane can indeed coexist in the most unlikely of places, if only we look closely enough.”
James and Louise Temerty have given the largest single gift in Canadian history to the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. For more than a century, U of T Medicine, along with its partner hospitals have led the world in advancing human health and health care through groundbreaking discovery and innovation. The Faculty is ranked number one in Canada and among the best in the world. The Temerty Faculty of Medicine will feature a Centre for A.I. Research and education in medicine, burseries for needy students, more funding for hospital partners, and a new building on the University’s St. George Campus in downtown TORONTO. The goal – to capitalize on the U of T’s strengths and support ideas that will help people improve their health, well-being, and live longer.