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Vandalist: Wellesley Green

Public park vs. condo: a graffiti story.

BY: Unknown/A. Bombs
LOCATION: Wellesley Street West, between Bay and Yonge streets
PHOTO BY: Michael Ryan and Yedman
FIELD NOTES: Meandered along Wellesley Street West between Yonge and Bay streets in the past, say, 10 years? The familiar royal blue hoarding stretching along that block, and the land behind it, have received some attention lately as several parties tussle over its fate. It’s plum in the middle of the ward with the least park space per resident in Toronto (a state of affairs that will only be exacerbated with every new condo that is developed there), but it’s also owned and about to be sold by the provincial government, which is looking for the highest bidder for the land. Area councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam (Ward 27, Toronto Centre-Rosedale) has been trying to persuade Queen’s Park that green space is more important, but right now the odds don’t look good. In the mean time, some people are expressing their opinions through graffiti.

Once a week, Vandalist features some of the most interesting street art and graffiti from around Toronto. Find something great? Email vandalist@torontoist.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/maharper82 Matthew Harper

    Maybe if they are lucky they can get another kitty litter park in the ward, like the abomination at Wellesley and Sherbourne.

  • Anonymous

    I’m not feeling the border collie. It captures the essence of the dog, which is its exuberance, but neglects the majesty of the breed.