There was a great picture in today's Ottawa Citizen of a Ottawa Senators graff mural -done on the Tech wall here at Bronson and Slater. I haven't been down yet myself, but found this pic online.
(June 6 - here's my pic of the wall.)
I sent the following in to the Citizen, hopefully will it get into the letters section:
Re: May 31 - D01 - Picture of SENS mural
A great picture of a great SENS graffiti mural on the Tech Wall, one of Ottawa’s two legal walls. This is the same wall City Staff was proposing to cover over at the recent Graffiti Bylaw meeting, after their own focused research had supported their theory that legal walls do not work. After several impassioned presentations by local artists and youth supporters council and staff allowed a one year extension to the legal walls, but only if their measurements showed that these community canvases resulted in less illegal tagging in their vicinity. They did not seem interested in any arguments about the artistic and cultural benefits of a legal wall – benefits for not only youth but the community at large.
This graffiti piece colourfully demonstrates how the free expression of urban art is an important part of the culture of a city, and can contribute to the civic pride our mayor seeks to inspire – Ottawa’s “swagger”.