Croft Street is not a street, but it’s more than a lane.
It runs between Harbord Street and College Street, just west of Bathurst Street. Although there are many different interesting things to be seen when you walk along this street, I have chosen to focus on the street art for this blog post. The following is a selection of what I saw.
surveying the scene
a closer look
paint and rust
can’t sleep so I write
Harbord street sign
Did you know our Monty the cat?
King of Croft and all that
(Ask your dog. Ask your cat)
Did you give him a pet
Once you had met?
Or tickle his soft silken tum tum?
Did he tell you his tale in articulate meow
And share his affection with a rub of his brow?
His loss here has left us really quite blue
But remembering all of those of YOU
Who knew how to share a sweet kindness true
Who would pause on the way,
In midst of each day,
To offer wee beastie
In Memory of Monty
painted cat on painted window sill on painted brick wall
on the streets of Toronto
with hands on hips and with added words
art at the front door
black and white and red all over
Here I stand in silence
but the patter of the rain
who I was, you’ll never know;
At the south end of the street, there is a large red, white and blue mural by posr. I have not included it in this blog post because it warrants a post of its own. It’s the next blog post, or the URL is https://mcfcrandall.wordpress.com/2013/11/05/posr-on-croft-street/