August 2017 - Toronto ON
King St. East
“Each pillar is kind of like a personification for a certain historical aspect of Corktown,” said Essencia Art Collective co-founder and co-director Elisa Monreal, a.k.a. Shalak Attack, the lead artist and project director.
The Future pillar depicts a booming Toronto cityscape, complete with condo buildings and the latest streetcar.
Toronto-based Elisa Monreal's homage The Worker pillar recalls Corktown’s working-class roots, depicting a brick mason, gears and a factory billowing smoke.