Public murals, I find, are a good indicator of a healthy urban culture. They help to bind the neighborhood fabric, and put a human stamp on one's surroundings. It's one reason I'd like to see the railway bridges of the Queen Street Subway, which presently form Parkdale's eastern border, revitalized in such a way once the Dufferin Jog Elimination Project is completed. I found this particular mural on Jones Avenue; what made me remember it was the presence of Spaceman Spiff, one of Calvin's alter egos from the comic strip Calvin and Hobbes. I'm talking about the red flying saucer there, and not the one being flown by a cow - a cow that is obviously mad as hell about aliens abducting and mutilating cattle, and is out for some payback.
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