They were working on a mural for a soon to be launched restaurant in Mississauga’s Port Credit neighbourhood.
What explains the growing acceptance of street art, I asked. It now has corporate backing, she said. That is a sure sign of gentrification, Fiya added, with a touch of annoyance. She cited the example of the street art at Queen Street W in downtown Toronto, and how it has become a tourist attraction.
Here are some photographs and a video clip of the team at work. Please pardon the amateurish and shoddy clip. My enthusiasm is inversely proportional to my video-making abilities.
And don't forget to watch my show Living Multiculturalism on TAG TV where I'll be talking to the three young artists.