Spotted: Painting Over Adelaide Street Mural
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Spotted: Painting Over Adelaide Street Mural

SPOTTED BY: Daniel Reis
WHERE: 308 Adelaide Street West, at the corner of Adelaide and Widmer.
WHEN: Tuesday morning
WHAT: This large-scale mural dates back to 1986, when it was painted by artist Bill Wrigley with the financial support of the building’s owner. Writes Wrigley: “On August 12, 1986, the mural was celebrated in an open street party, unveiled to the City of Toronto by Mayor Art Eggleton. The ribbon cutting was witnessed by some 150 guests, curious onlookers, and the celebrated individuals depicted in the mural.”
Panic and Bob Editing is a post-production company located just across the street; yesterday one of their editors, Daniel Reis, noticed that the mural was being painted over. “We couldn’t believe it,” he tells us. “The mural was always a welcome respite from the noise and construction in the Entertainment District.” (Our attempts to ascertain why the mural is being painted over have so far been in vain.)