Murals help show off Church and Wellesley history

A series of new murals are appearing in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood as part of a new project aimed at putting some local history on display.
A series of new murals tell stories about the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood. 2:17

A series of new murals are appearing in Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, as part of a new project aimed at putting some local history on display.

Eleven murals are due to be completed by the end of this month.

The artists who have designed them have taken inspiration from stories they have heard from local residents about how the community was built, and about the people who helped make it what it is today.

Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam says the new murals will help tell the story of the Church and Wellesley neighbourhood to people visiting during World Pride next year. (CBC)

“We brought together intergenerational LGBT people — those who were pioneers who really fought at the front lines to make sure that we had the civic and equality rights that we have today,” Toronto city Coun. Kristyn Wong-Tam said.

Wong-Tam said the murals will also help tell the neighbourhood’s story when the city hosts World Pride next year.

Click on the video above to see a full report from the CBC’s Charlsie Agro.

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