August 2020 - Toronto ON
UPDATE April 2021 this mural has been replaced.
I searched this out last week on Bloor St. W in the Annex.
Local artists are taking the opportunity to paint uplifting murals as a reminder that we're all in this together.
The new project — which features high-impact and thought-provoking murals from some of Toronto's best street artists — is spearheaded by Kadence World, a Toronto-based marketing consultancy that specializes in art and street culture.
I have shown many of Emily May Rose's murals about town and this one features a painting of residents staying home to stop the spread of the virus while the city's raccoons have a field day.
The orange barriers are put there by the city to delineate a curbside patio.
Restaurants with existing patios have been getting bigger, thanks in large part to regulatory amendments from the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario that allow all liquor license holders to extend their patios for the rest of 2020.
Alleyways, storefronts and even parking lots have all now been proven suitable for use as temporary patio spaces in the City of Toronto.