The Yonge Street Mission celebrates “Hope in the City” through street art

yonge-street-mission-ribbon-cuttinContributed by Andrew F. Williams

On August 20th, the Yonge Street Mission welcomed over 200 community members to the Double Take store parking lot at 310 Gerrard Street East to officially celebrate their new mural. The mural, titled Hope in the City, depicts the hope and diversity of Regent Park, Moss Park, and St. James Town.

Not only did attendees get to enjoy free ice cream, popcorn, and live entertainment – they also learned more about how the Mission helps people living with poverty.

Kathy Webster, manager at Double Take store, was extremely proud of the artwork that Jason Rouleau and Ryan Dineen, co-owners of Toronto Muralists, created. “If a person who needed help walked by and saw it, they would think, ‘maybe this is a place that can help me,’” said Webster.

If you’re in the neighbourhood, stop by our Double Take store at 310 Gerrard Street East to see:
Hope in the City!

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