The Cameron House’s new Queen West–facing façade looks like it’s nearly done being repainted, just in time for the venue’s thirtieth birthday. (It used to look like this.) No such luck on the east-facing wall, though.
“Renovations started because of a work order from the city of Toronto,” [owner Cosmo Ferraro] explained. “They said the building was in disrepair and we needed to do a major overhaul. In the process of making all the necessary changes, the murals on both the side and front of the building were damaged.”
The south wall will be once again painted by John Abrams, who’s planning to put up an entirely new composition. John Marriot, who painted the smiling face on the east wall, was asked to paint a new mural as well, but he declined the invitation. As such, the Cameron House is currently looking for an artist to take on that task, but has yet to make a decision on the matter.
And yes, the ants (the building’s remaining “ten ants”) are still there, climbing up the walls.
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