Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Multiculture in Toronto


Although part of Little Portugal, Ossington Ave has a bit of a Cuban flavor and even has a cigar factory and so from August 18 -21 the "Havana Cultura Toronto" had various events along the strip. During the event this Cuban-inspired mural was painted towards the back wall of yesterday's Levack Block building. The artist is Angel Carrillo who is known for several commissioned murals around town. I am not sure if it is to be permanent or will be painted over for some future mural.

13 comments:

LĂșcia said...

There are so many things to see in this mural, but even before enlarge it I could see Che, I wouldn't imagine one day I would see him in a mural in Toronto!
In the past I used to like the idea of permanent murals, now I think they should be changed some time later, so we can always see new great works. ;-)

EG Wow said...

How interesting that he would do it in black and white.

Halcyon said...

I sort of like this one too!

Sharon said...

There is certainly a lot going on in that mural!

Paul in Powell River said...

I always have so much trouble reading the script on this type of thing - if you hadn't named the picture "culturas" I wouldn't have known.

La Principessa Errante said...

Love this, so very cuban, and I agree, I love the fact that it is all in black and white. It just really works for some reason.

Regina K said...

This is great, there is so much going on in this mural. I bet they keep it, how could they paint over art.

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree with the others — perfect in black and white!
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Woody said...

What a spectacular mural, the details are wonderful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Crikey! imagine doing all that work and then someone comes and paints it out..I'd be peeved!! I like it too in B&W makes it a bit different.

Randy said...

Wow that one is really busy.

JM said...

I hope it's permanent, it's fantastic! Great work.

Jack said...

Doing this in black and white makes it stand out from the usual street mural. I kind of like it, even though my tastes don't run to graffiti styles . . .