Have you had breakfast at Cora or Dinner at Royal Oak Lately, have you noticed the beautiful Mural that was installed June of 2022 at the West side of the building? It depicts a visual representation of the Heart of Orléans right before your very eyes. Better yet, pull into the large parking lot at 1971 St-Joseph Boulevard, have a closer look to see if you recognize all your faves!
The BIA’s Executive Director, Tannis Vine, says, “This mural project gets us one step closer to showing tourists the many gems we’ve got here in Orléans and what makes us proud to be a part of this special community.”
Murals are now becoming increasingly popular for many businesses and corporate buildings. It not only improves the environment but makes a statement about culture, improves the quality of life, fosters engagement, and encourages relationships and dialogue.
The Heart of Orléans BIA is thrilled with the immense show of support and positive feedback received along the way of this special project. We also gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of Ottawa.
The installation of this mural is the first of its kind in our business improvement area and we hope it will encourage more visitors to frequent the many unique small businesses on our main street. It is truly an all inclusive and positive display of our diverse community as well as celebrating Orléans as a destination, all on one wall.
About the Artist:
Urban artist, Robbie Larivière, better known by his artist name, Falldown, is a local Orléanean who uses cartoon-based drawings and stylized lettering artwork to provide us all with a vibrant representation of otherwise ordinary items. Falldown’s murals are picking up momentum all across the city. His unique style is lively, family-friendly and full of good vibes. Be sure to stop him to say hi if you see him around the BIA!