Monday, April 28, 2014

Old Town Hall Reno

 Children's artwork on fence

For the past few years, the Town of Newmarket (Ontario) has been undergoing a major facelift. Some of the renovations are in plain view and others are partially hidden.  The old Town Hall is an example of a partially hidden reno, and art by local kids hides some of the mess outside on a side street close to the centre of town.

 Paintings and a little peek at some of what's of the other side of the fence

The old Town Hall is a lovely old yellow brick building that deserves to be rejuvenated.

Bell tower atop old Town Hall

Already  repaired, the bell tower (too tall to be hidden by the fence!) hints at the treasure the building will be when the work on the rest of the building is complete.

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34 comments:

Kate said...

The art work by kids always seems to be bright and colorful.

Gail Dixon said...

It's always nice to see children participating in a city project like this. There's some good artwork there!

Revrunner said...

Interesting that none of the scenes the children depicted appear to be of buildings. :-)

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Creative way to hide and still emphasize the work being done.

William Kendall said...

It is a good way to brighten up what would otherwise be visual clutter. And what's being worked on looks worthwhile.

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann!

What a good idea having children´s painting fixed on the fence in front of a reno-mess!
Have a nice week ;:OD)

DeniseinVA said...

How wonderful that the town hall is getting some TLC. And on top of that, bright and colorful artwork to hide all the renovations. Lovely images :)

Mersad said...

The bell tower is so charming. Would love to climb it.

Mersad
Mersad Donko Photography

Jeanne said...

What an artsy way to make that reconstruction site look lovely! Beautiful tower on the town hall!

Roan said...

That is a beautiful bell tower. Looking forward to seeing the fully rennovated building.

Judy said...

The bell tower is lovely! The scrollwork, especially!!

Andy said...

The art work is great way to cover up the sometimes messy construction work.

Malyss said...

Kids must be proud to see their drawings as an exhibition in streets!

see you there! said...

How wonderful that the space is being used to display the chidren's artwork. The bell tower is fab.

Darla

TexWisGirl said...

what a great idea! a neat display for the community while work is going on!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Love the junior 'cover'.. hopefully we'll get to have a peek when the restoration is fini EG.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI the Kids art worth graces that fence and I love the Bell Tower.

Carver said...

I love the children's artwork and looks like a beautiful old town hall.

llandudnopictures said...

Love the old bell tower, delightful!

Taken For Granted said...

Love seeing kids art work displayed. Always fun, and sometimes one sees amazing talent.

Jo said...

What a quaint idea to use children's art to hide the renovations. I love the Bell Tower and look forward to you sharing the completed look of the Old Town Hall. Greetings from South Africa: Jo

RedPat said...

That bell tower is fabulous. EG!

Karen S. said...

From what I can tell it appears to be a lovely old building! The children's artwork is very special too and helps take our eyes off the gloomy repairs!

Lisa Gordon said...

I just love the kids' artwork!
What a wonderful idea for it.

Sylvia K said...

I do agree with Yogi -- a very creative way indeed to hide and still emphasize the work being done. I do love the kids artwork! Great post/photos for the day, EG, as always!!

Michelle said...

I do like seeing that colorful artwork!

Photo Cache said...

how exciting it is to await the unveiling of a reno project.

Worth a Thousand Words

Indrani said...

Loved the kids' art work, they serve the purpose so well.

Stephanie said...

The artwork are very colorful and love the perspective of the last shot.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest EG CameraGirl;
Wow; how great children's art work help hide the mess and I loved to see their works♡♡♡ Haha, facelifting!!! For a moment, I thought what it got to do with our face for the beauty sake.

Sending you Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako*

ladyfi said...

Nice art work and a lovely bell tower!

eileeninmd said...

The bell tower is beautiful. And I love all the art work, a nice display. Enjoy your day!

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I haven't been to Newmarket in a while.
Lovely photos.

edenhills said...

Love that the kids' artwork is displayed! It looks like the building will be wonderful when finished.

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