Deborah Teman was fed up with continually having to clean graffiti off her garage door.
Situated in a back alley, near the intersection of Laurier and Durocher avenues, Teman would often wake up in the morning to find the black garage door covered in spray paint.
“We had nasty graffiti on the door, and it looked terrible.”
One of her neighbours, artist JF LeBlanc, came up with a creative solution — paint a mural of a famous Montrealer on the garage door.
“He said, ‘Oh, maybe Carey Price or Leonard Cohen.’ I said, ‘What?! Did you say Leonard Cohen? OK, sold! You can use my garage door, you can do whatever you want,'” Teman told CBC.
Teman, who was born in Paris but now lives in Montreal, is a big fan of the singer-songwriter and poet.
“For me, he’s the true Montrealer.”
LeBlanc got to work. He spent about 30 hours on the gold and black mural.
“I decided to paint …