There is a stretch of alleys and bars along Queen Street West that are festooned with some of the best wall paintings in Toronto. But on Janes Walk I got a big surprise at Cameron House on Queen West where one of my favorite bistro wall paintings, a most nifty portrait that cleverl uses the windows and sills was completely redone. The new look – well here is quick sampler:
Suddenly lush greens and florals are replaced with fire-engine red:
and expansive stylings:
But what PixofToronto found amusing about the wall work is its puckish sense of humor. For example, here is a head on look at the Big Grinning Mouth featuring the side door entrance front and center. Just chomp on this one, Cameron patrons, for a moment or two.
And above the front entrance there is an equally nippish sign:
Now I should mention there is a superb front mural of a girl smiling reminiscent of the original portrait. Interested parties can go here for some glimpses; but there were too many patrons moving to and fro in Cameron House’s front pub garden for a good picture to be taken – you just have to quench your thirst some day at Cameron to get a a good luck at this great wall rendition.
Now just across the street, there is a great AutoCAD like wall mural that has lasted for about 5-7 years – a lifetime for wall paintings in the heart of TO.
If you have a favorite set of wall paintings in TO, add a comment and PixofToronto will add the art image and may do it as a feature. Also check out Bing Maps new Art Wall map app that shows off urban art scapes innot only in Toronto but all over North America.