Mural at Queen & Munro Celebrates the History of Sports in Toronto’s Riverside Neighbourhood

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The Riverside BIA is pleased to announce the celebration of the completion of their Sports Heritage Mural on Oct 25, 2014 at 3:00pm.    The mural design is inspired by Riverside rich sporting history and was  created by celebrated muralist Monica Wickeler. The Mural is on the westerly side of Oma Chiropractic on 1 Munro Street.

The mural Toronto’s first Baseball  diamond in Riverside,- Sunlight Park,   the scatting that used to take place on  the Don River, the former location of Toronto’s Cycling club  (and current location of the World’s largest cycling trophy), and the long curling history in the area (riverside is home to one of two of Toronto’s curling clubs). Painted with a beautiful aged patina Wickeler also interwove the historical  topography of Riverside and the Don River  area.

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The theme of this beautiful piece of public art connects to Riverside’s  excitement of being a TO2015 Pan Am Ignite community partner that is moments away from the Athlete’s Village. “Riverside BIA was thrilled to be awarded a grant from the City of Toronto Economic Mural Program” says Perry Lupyrypa, Riverside BIA Executive Director.  “This mural is the first part of a beautification plan for the Westerly side of the BIA, in preparation for the 2015 Pan Am Games, when the eyes of the world will be on Riverside”.  The mural will be unveiled at a public ceremony on October 25th at 3:00 as part of the Riverside WalkFEST. For more information

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