Thanks to some dedicated volunteers and artists, the cold grey wall covered in tags is now a vibrant reflection of the neighbourhood.
On Sept. 13, the Uptown Community Action Network pulled the curtain on the mural that stretches along the entire wall.
“It really is a work of art,” said Richard Munn, chair of the CAN.
The mural was created by students, faculty and board members from Sudbury Secondary School and Marymount Academy. Some of the neighbourhood's century-old homes were recreated on the mural, while others served as inspiration.
“We wanted to honour that part of the neighbourhood,” Munn said.
Bernice Hibbs chaired the project. As the piece was unveiled, she couldn't help but get emotional. She said she whole-heartedly appreciated the efforts put in by the group — especially the students. It wouldn't have been possible “without the gifted students who gave their time and talent to paint this wall,” she said.
Ward 12 Counc. Joscelyne Landry-Altmann said she is thrilled the community took the initiative to enhance itself.
“It's stunning,” she said. “It's an artistic, architectural testament to the neighbourhood.”