There is a lane that runs parallel, and just to the west of, Ossington Ave.
It’s only one block long, running north from Queen St. West to Humbert Street.
In the summer of 2012 this lane was the site for “Brighten the Corners For the Love of Art” mural project. The project involved a number of local community groups such as ProAction Cops and Kids as well as the Academy of Lions (a gym on Ossington Ave). Twenty artists painted many of the garage doors and fences in the alley. Some of the paintings remain, some have been defaced, and others have been painted over entirely since then. This is what the alley looked like last week.
The creatures on the garage door above always remind me of ‘scrubbing bubbles’ from the cleaning products of the same name.