The Jaguar Gate

“The Jaguar Gate” is a mural located behind Caffe Motivo at 233 Victoria Street.

The artist of this mural, Alexx Moir-Porteous completed the project in 2017. The mural depicts an ancient South American civilization temple site.The ruins of the site have become overgrown with vegetation and forestry where a jaguar perches as the guardian at the gate. This mural features a megalithic stone wall at the front where the jaguar sits and a step pyramid in the background. Looking at this mural, it is easy for one to imagine themselves standing in another time and place. The mural draws creative inspiration from diverse cultural backgrounds to add depth and breadth to the growing downtown mural project.

Since the start of the mural project, a number of downtown murals have been painted by Moir-Porteous. Inspiration from each of these murals range from different topics and themes. In fact, many of his murals include cultural or historical references. Check out the mural by Alex titled “History of Brewing” here.

If you’re interested in checking out more of these murals, you can find a list of them on our website. Or if you’d like a free tour of the back alley art gallery, contact the CAP team to arrange a time for your tour.

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