Sunday, August 21, 2016

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.


November 2015 - Toronto ON

Jamii spearheaded (July 2014) a painting on an Esplanade basketball court after the Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment paid to resurface the court, which had been destroyed during a drug arrest last year. Jamii — a not-for-profit organization formed to bring vitality to The Esplanade — decided to use the surface for a mural that illustrates the neighbourhood’s values. Jamii, which means community in Swahili, wanted to turn a negative into a positive.


That the police from 51 Division were openly involved in both fixing the court and then prepping the wall for the mural also helped cast them in a new light for some members of the community. 


There are some photos along the side, this one with some kids enjoying some basketball on the court.



On the other side.






6 comments:

  1. The murals are beautiful! The Police did a good job getting involved, hopefully the community will trust them more, and hopefully they will also take good care of the newly refurbished basketball court!

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  2. That is a fine looking mural. The artists have terrific talent. Sure dresses up the neighborhood.

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  3. The murals really add pizazz to the court. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural

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