Old York Lane


I found this mural on Old York Lane in the heart of Yorkville. It's a little section of Toronto that hosts high-end fashion boutiques and the like, but it's a nice place for window shopping (for me at least!). I tried to find some more information about this work online, but my searches have not been fruitful. If anyone knows anything more about it, or the artist, please let me know. I think it adds a nice touch to this lovely little lane.

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22 comments:

Olivier said...

cette maison est une vraie toile de peinture

Paul in Powell River said...

James Hill must have expended quite the effort on this - it's big!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It certainly does add a nice touch to an otherwise kind of boring wall. I'm all for murals if they add rather than despoil a wall. Nice find halcyon.

Tanya said...

i really like that mural!

VioletSky said...

His name is James Hill there is a great explanation here

Halcyon said...

@Violet Sky - thanks for the link!

SRQ said...

Interesting idea...a mural on a building of a building. Looking at the real tree and the tree on the mural, it looks like the mural is mirroring it. Cool!

Francisca said...

This doesn't look anything like the Yorkville I remember! It was all modern... This is charming.

Valladolid Daily Photo said...

I love this murals, so colorful!! Great shot for the meme.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

I learned a lot from the link Violet provided. The creation of a building on a building is like echoing reflections. The Violin Lessons window shade and the embracing couple in another window add a sense of liveliness and immediacy to the scene. What a fun, beckoning entrance to this lane. Makes me expand my thinking about the function of murals. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural, Halcyon.

Honest Abe said...

It is amazing what can be done. We only have one mural near where we live and it changes every four or five years.

Andy said...

I like the colours. Excellent find. VioletSky gave you the best link.

RedPat said...

Good one! I hope it survives the continuing gentrification of this once quirky area.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nicely done!

NixBlog said...

That's a very "painterly" mural, Halcyon. It certainly dresses up that wall.

La Principessa Errante said...

Great mural, and thank Violet Sky for the description, made it all make sense.

Ebie said...

I love those bright colors! I see some dormers in this mural. Nice touch!

Jim Klenke said...

Its certainly colorful. It adds a bit of character to the area.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It's quite lovely -- colorful, sure would add to the joys of (what would be for me too) window shopping!

Regina K said...

I like this mural.

Cezar and Léia said...

Creative and beautiful mural!
Léia

JM said...

This is great!

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