In an age where people barely know their own neighbours, one Victoria community has come together to beautify their locality in the most creative way.

A group of neighbours on Collinson Street in Fairfield has received a grant from the City of Victoria’s ‘My Great Neighbourhood Grant Program‘ in order to paint a colorful street mural.

A design by local artist Jenn Playford will be painted onto the pavement between Cook St and Trutch St by neighbours, community members and passers-by from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 23rd.

This project is made possible with the help of Fairfield Gonzales Community Association, financial support from the City of Victoria, and the generosity of Pacific Paints.

Here’s what it will look like:

The idea?

To create a bright, attractive neighborhood feature that encourages drivers to slow down as they enter the residential area.