Purple Haze is looking to spread warm and fuzzy feelings in Toronto with new mural

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The support of local art is nothing new for Purple Haze, a female-run cannabis dispensary that now also serves as a gallery and studio dedicated to showcasing local artists. A Toronto cannabis dispensary is looking to lighten a mood made heavy, if not downright depressing, by a year and a half of pandemic-related restrictions with the unveiling of a hard-to-miss mural of the Lovebot. The Lovebot mural by Toronto artist Matthew Del Degan is now open to the public outside Purple Haze at 75 Mutual St. / The inspiration for Lovebot was born of an enjoyable and lively encounter Del Degan had with a homeless man on the streetcar. Lovebot has been Del Degan’s passion project over the last 12 years, with many different incarnations dotting the Toronto landscape over the years. The marriage of the two seeks to create “a safe and inclusive space for cannabis enthusiasts and local visual artists,” the company notes.

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A Toronto cannabis dispensary is looking to lighten a mood made heavy, if not downright depressing, by a year and a half of pandemic-related restrictions with the unveiling of a hard-to-miss mural of the Lovebot.

The creation of Toronto-based Matthew Del Degan, the massive mural adorns the outside wall of the Purple Haze store in downtown Toronto, is meant to as a reminder and an encouragement that Torontonians can “reconnect with one another post-pandemic,” notes an emailed statement from the company.

The support of local art is nothing new for Purple Haze, a female-run cannabis dispensary that now also serves as a gallery and studio dedicated...

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