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Phlegm’s Fantastical Mural Dazzles on St. Clair

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An intersection known for its drab bank towers gains an edgy new attraction

A mural by British street artist Phlegm gives some edgy urban personality to the nondescript corner of Yonge and St. Clair. The piece, which covers the west side of a 12-storey office tower, was spearheaded by public arts organization The STEPS Initiative in partnership with Slate Asset Management and StreetARToronto. Resembling a curled-up figure from afar, upon closer inspection the artwork reveals an intricately detailed illustration of Toronto’s cityscape, inviting eagle-eyed passersby to spot local landmarks.

Originally published in Issue 4, 2016 as Urban Update: Modern Lit.

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