Monday, March 9, 2009

Murals of Dundas West

Dundas Street West runs through the Portuguese neighbourhood of Toronto. Many of the people living here are immigrants or descendants of immigrants from Portugal, the Azores and Brazil. The Dundas West BIA (Business Improvement Area) commissioned Jose Ortega, a local artist and businessman, to paint a number of murals along Dundas Street.

The tantalizing tidbit in yesterday's post is one of Ortega's murals, on Dufferin at Dundas. The pic on the right is another view, but still only a portion of the whole mural.

Sorry, it's all I got, we were on the wrong side of the street.

Here is another of Ortega's murals on Sheridan at Dundas, not far from where I live. I took this photo in March last year, when we still had mucho snow on the ground after several major dumps in February. Click on it for a larger view.

For a few more pics of Ortega's Dundas West murals, look here.


Steven said...

Great! It looks like it would melt the snow...

Zabetha said...

...or at least keep your spirits up while waiting! ;-)

Anonymous said...

What a joyful way to brighten the winter world and decorate spring and summer! Love those exuberant colors!!!!!!!


Zabetha said...

Hi Barbara Anne, it is exuberant, isn't it?!? On a grey day it is lovely to look up and see that!

Hugs to you!

June Calender said...

wonderful murals -- brightening in the snow, must be dancing in the springtime.