I recently published a post about the amazing art work that is in progress in Rush Lane, commonly referred to as Graffiti Alley. The laneway is located between Augusta and Portland Streets, and is immediately south of Queen Street West. An artist has been commissioned to place an enormous mural on two of the walls of a four-story building. The size of the work is daunting, but the artist had been working diligently to complete it, employing “the sea” as his theme. Fish and sea creatures, both real and imaginary, swim across the walls. The flora of the sea is also depicted.
This morning I learned that the artist is from Nova Scotia, but now resides in Toronto. He has completed many commissions, including several in Kensington Market. He signs his work Uber5000, and his work can be seen by googling Uber5000. The picture of one of his works on a building in Halifax clearly displays the talents of this young man. However, best of all, to assess his skills, visit Graffiti Alley and see his work in progress.
Uber5000 at work on his creation on Friday 21 September 2011.
Recent additions to the mural on the north facade, since I viewed it three days ago.
The east facade of the building is complete, and the north wall (seen above) is gradually filling in as well.
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The historic Farr House on Queen Street West, opposite Trinity Bellwoods Park
Houses on Richmond Street, west of John Street, which have since been demolished.
The historic importance of the site of the McDonald’s at the northwest corner of Queen and Spadina
The history of the southwest corner of Spadina and Dundas Street where the China Mall is located.
St. Mary’s Church at Adelaide and Bathurst Streets being uncovered from scaffolding that was erected for the restorations.
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