We spent a month back in our hometown, taking care of business, seeing family and friends, and, of course, working. We were there for a total of three projects. We completed two hand-painted murals for MSSM (Masaki Saito Sushi Master), Canada’s only two Michelin-star chef. We were commissioned to create both murals within three weeks with no pre-planned art. Honestly, it was the wildest project we’ve ever worked on, considering how little time we had to prepare and the ultra-quick turnaround time.
We worked for over three weeks straight, seven days a week, averaging more than 10 hours per day. Fortunately, it was incredibly fun, and we received assistance from our good friend Chadwick Kabigting.
Denise primarily focused on her home for nearly the entire time, while I tackled the two mural projects and did some work for the Canadian Blood Services (more on that later).
This time back in Toronto, it hit differently. Despite working most of the time, Toronto’s energy is undeniably wonderful. It just felt so good to be back. We love the high energy, the friendly people, and all the cool hidden spots in the city, especially Dundas West. The food scene was also amazing. To name just a few places that stood out, Crafty Ramen on Ossington, Lambo’s Deli, and Churchill were exceptional.
Our trip was made even sweeter because our client (and friend) lent us his brand-new M-spec BMW X7 for our entire stay in Toronto, although we still had to rent a van to transport all our paint supplies. Here are some selected photos from our trip.