Muralist: Poser ABM
Mural Address: 628 Danforth Ave
Artist Instagram: @poserabm

Artist Bio:
Poser ABM is a self-employed graffiti artist who has been painting murals for over 15 years in Toronto, Ottawa, and abroad. As well as letter-based works, he is also known for his distinctive ‘bunny’ character and architectural style murals.

Artist Statement:
This mural is an architectural-style mural that highlights the welcoming, resilient, and community-driven culture of the Danforth through the use of warm and inviting colour and imagery. The viewer will notice the inclusion of historic landmarks and establishments along the Danforth, all with wide open doors and bright inviting lights, set in the evening to give the piece a local atmosphere. Illuminated by warm light and, as though huddled together for warmth, the local shops are shown to be vibrant and alive with colour and energy, despite the dark and looming night sky. This piece is meant to inspire a feeling of local pride, a sense of comradery, and an appreciation for the resilience of this tight-knit community, set in such a large city.

Before & After:
Check out these photos of Poser ABM’s mural transformation!

This mural was completed as part of the #DestinationDanforth project. #DestinationDanforth launched as a pilot in mid-July, with a focus on Danforth Avenue between Broadview Avenue and Dawes Road. Following the extensive 2016 Danforth Study, #DestinationDanforth set out to support local businesses, provide safe walking and cycling infrastructure, provide adequate room for physical distancing, all while beautifying the street amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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