Photo by Kate Young
Four images - two images of urban life, two passport-style portraits - lay side by side on a concrete tree planter.
Artist(s): Jim Bravo

Jameson Avenue Impressions

Completed: 2009

Created by artist Jim Bravo, “Impressions” consists of over 500 photographs installed on tree planters along Jameson Avenue from Queen Street West to Springhurst Avenue in Toronto’s Parkdale community. Residents along this culturally and economically diverse street overwhelmed the artists with their support and enthusiasm for the project by posing for approximately 250 passport-style photographs which were mixed with contemporary and archival images of the street.

The project was officially opened on October 30, 2009, by Mayor David Miller, Councillor Gord Perks, Mural Routes Executive Director Karin Eaton, Toronto Poet Laureate Dionne Brand, artist Jim Bravo, photographer Kate Young, and residents of Jameson Avenue residents.

“Impressions” was coordinated by Mural Routes with support from the City of Toronto, Transportation Services-Public Realm Section and the Economic Development & Culture Divisions. It was part of the Jameson Ave. Revitalization Project.

The mural was created by Mural Routes in partnership with Action for Neighbourhood Change and the agency of West Hill Community Services.

With thanks for support from the City of Toronto Graffiti Transformation and Economic Development Mural Programs, Youth Employment, the Ministry of Children and Youth Services through Tropicana Summer Jobs for Youth Program and the TDSB Summer Employment Program.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: Jameson Avenue, south of Queen St W Get Directions