May. 17th, 2017

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One special highlight Jane's Walk tour of the eastern side of Harbord Village was the abundance of street art--often bright in colour, sometimes quite ingenious, never unattractive--on the garages and walls of the back alleys of the neighbourhood.

David French Lane, named after the late Canadian playwright, had its fair share.

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Croft Street is particularly rich in this density.

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