Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Public School, Ontario-style

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Public schools don't tend to be as grand in southern or central Ontario as those built in The Teach's stomping ground. In fact this is a permanent outbuilding temporary building similar to those on the former playgrounds grounds of many of the public schools in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Toronto and all the towns in the GTA are growing much faster than the towns can afford to build new schools.

But I have to give somebody (teachers as well as kids) at this Uxbridge school a LOT of credit for designing and painting a fabulous mural on one end of this otherwise blank wall. Hmmmm. I wonder if the artists' grandchildren will come back to visit this mural, maybe even attend classes in this very same "temporary" building. Such nostalgia!

15 comments:

Chuck Pefley said...

Fabulous mural indeed! Talented students!!

see you there! said...

Discovering those public murals is fun isn't it? There are quite a few in our area. So much better than a blank wall.

Darla

Abraham Lincoln said...

The painting sure beats steel panels in any color.

Ex-Shammickite said...

What a great wall... in Uxbridge you say... must go and look, I'm only 15 minutes away.

Harry Makertia said...

It's a great painting! But I don't understand, why this public school uses a temporary building.

dot said...

I'd say there are a talented bunch of students there. I see some murals in little towns occasionally when I'm traveling.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Harry,
The government says the population is growing too fast here for them to keep up, and schools are very expensive to build and furnish properly. So many of the old schools have portable units for added classrooms. I guess the real reason we have so any portables is because no one wants to pay higher taxes.

The Greater Toronto Area has many new schools opening this fall but it's not enough to satisfy the area's growth.

Stanley said...

Nice vibrant colours in the picture. I have a thing for grafiti like art =)

Louise said...

I'm laughing. Where I live, IF there is an actual building for a school, it is built at least 5 years after it was needed and will accommodate 1/3 - 1/2 (if we're lucky) of the students it needs to. Our school are mostly "outbuildings." No nice murals, though.

Carletta said...

What a gorgeous find!

For The People said...

NEat stuff. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful day!

Outhouse Capital of Canada said...

Interesting picture with the racoon and bears, also a coyote on top of the hill (I think)but is it a nighttime scene as there is a bat flying and the stars are out.

I will direct people to your outhouse picture from my blog, me being the outhouse capital

Rose said...

I love murals...and what is more I enjoy looking at the graffiti on trains. Some of it I am sure is gang symbols...if you could only direct such talent.

babooshka said...

I do love to see outdoor artwork. It' s to be encouraged all that talent.

Lilli & Nevada said...

wow that is absolutely stunning

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