Posts Tagged ‘Beatrice’

On Beatrice Street just south of College there is a small parking lot.  The walls of the buildings on the north and east sides have been painted with a large mural called ‘A Stroll by Garrison Creek’ .

below: On the east side of the parking lot is a painting that represents Emily Bickford and her two daughters, Beatrice and Grace.  The street that the parking lot is on was named for Beatrice Bickford.  The next street parallel to Beatrice is Grace, named for Grace Bickford.   You might recognize the name Bickford if you are familiar with the area – Bickford Park is just south of Christie Pits.  Emily Bickford was responsible for donating some of her family’s land to the city to be used for parkland.

mural on the side of a brick building. Large. Three woman walking through long grass and chasing butterflies. A Stroll along Garrison Creek. Representing Emily Bickford and her daughters Beatrice and Grace.

below: You may have spotted the words Spud Bomb in the picture below.  Also, you might recognize the shapes in the dress that she wears as being similar to shapes seen in a lot of street art in Toronto.  They are the work of Pascal Paquette.  Both Paquette and Spud1 collaborated on this mural along with artist Artchild.

part of a larger mural, a young woman with her back to the viewer, walking through long grass

below: A large chickadee dominates the mural on the north side of the parking lot.

large mural of a chickadee, flowers, and butterflies

This mural was a StreetARToronto (StART) project, with help from VIBE Arts and the Toronto Parking Authority.   It was completed a couple of months ago, September 2016.

 

a monarch butterfly in a mural along with many pink and purple flowers

part of a larger mural, geometric and abstract shapes in many colours.

 

First, the four men……

Painted on a wall at the NE corner of  Dundas West and Beatrice is this Movember mural by Elicser.
It has been there since 2013.

 

Movember mural on the side of a two storey brick house.  On the left is a man, standing, shirtless with just the top of his jeans showing.  He is tattoed.  Beside him is just the upper part of another man's face, from the large moustache to the top of head with thinning hair.  To the right are two small men's heads, both with moustaches, painted on a wooden fence behind the house. .

Just to the east of that mural is a painting by birdo

large painting by street artist birdo on the side of a brown clapboard building.   The painting is of the head of a red and blue striped creature with orange horns and lime green ears and nose.