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Collingwood mural shows neighborhood pride

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 The Collingwood Canopy mural made its debut on Sunday, after having the unveiling postponed last week due to a death in the community.

The mural is painted on the side of Black Kite Coffee on Collingwood and gets its name from the honey locusts and other trees that once lined Collingwood Boulevard.

Artist Matt Taylor says it is a symbol of pride for the neighborhood. "I live in the Old West End. It's a little bit of myself into the neighborhood."

Rachel Richards, the director of Art Corner Toledo says murals help make Toledo a little more beautiful.

The mural was dedicated to the memory of Dr. Robert Brundage, a local activist and board member of the Collingwood Arts Center who was killed as the result of a robbery attempt while riding his bike in the neighborhood. 

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