As part of the Montreal Mural Festival, artist Kevin Ledo is painting a 9 storey-high mural of late Montreal legend, singer, songwriter and poet Leonard Cohen.

However, early this year Mayor Denis Coderre said that a towering mural commemorating Cohen will grace the side of a 20-storey building on Crescent Street in downtown Montreal. When completed in September, it will be among the largest murals in the city.

The mural will be part of the “Montreal’s Great Artists” series of works commissioned by the non-profit group MU that promotes murals rooted in local communities, with funding from Montreal and Quebec’s Culture Department.

I kind of grew up here and I’m pretty much a Montrealer, and although I hate certain things about it, the bohemian side of it fills my heart with joy.

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