These paintings appear along a fence that runs the length of a quaint Toronto street called Craven Road. (To see street view, CLICK HERE.) Opposite the artworks, small cottages line the street, and in one of them lives the artist who painted the cats. The fence is a distinctive feature in that it delineates the backyard boundary of the houses one block over. It is this one-sided element that lends the road some of its charm, the rest being provided by the wee cottages (many built in the early 1900s), tiny garden plots, and of course the cats, both real and painted.

Vancouver born Marie Wilson, was one of the first members. Marie is a writer, photographer, artist, actor, mother & muse living in Toronto. View her work on her website, on JPG Magazine or on