Photo by Franz @eye_mages
Artist(s): Pam Lostracco

The Willowdale Basketball Court

Mural Routes Member(s): Pam Lostracco Completed: June 2021

The basketball court design is based on feedback from a community consultation. Residents decided to have a logo inside the centre circle that represents Willowdale. The logo needed to reflect the willow trees that grow in the area and represent their energizing games with a lightning bolt. While painting the court, the artist met a few basketball players who looked pretty excited to watch their lightning idea manifest! To best identify the type of tree, Pam focused on realistic silhouettes of long and narrow willow leaves. The transparent overlaps are white to add extra spark to the overall effect. Lastly, the leafy pattern and bolt are positioned to look right-side-up for both teams while standing on each side of the court.

Lead Artist and Design: Pam Lostracco @pamlostracco
Artistic Team: Jieun June Kim @junekima.rt and Leone McComas @lehohneh
Project Partners: Toronto Community Housing and Studio tla

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 415 Willowdale Avenue, Toronto, ON (in Longmore Park) Get Directions