We called it! Mural artist to get a second shot at Dupont underpass
Well, that took all of one week. Seven days after the Toronto Star first reported that the city had blotted out Joel Richardson’s mural on a rail underpass in the Junction (one city hall had commissioned for a cool $2,000) as part of an overzealous attack on graffiti, it looks like the street artist will be getting his wall back. Richardson announced on his blog yesterday that Councillor Ana Bailao and the city are going to give him another crack at his mural—in the exact same space.Of course, this is exactly what we predicted would happen last week. Unfortunately, psychic powers we have not. We just assume the city has a slightly absurd streak that is occasionally corrected in moments of good sense (thank you, Ms. Bailao). And, hey, it’s worked pretty well for us so far.