Alexandra Park Memorial Mural

Mural at Alexandra Park

An attractive mural has been painted onto a wall on Cameron Street, at the edge of the Alexandra Park housing development, in memory of a long-time resident and activist of the community.

The inscription reads:

Sonny Atkinson

This mural was created to honour the community work of Sonny Atkinson who was a long-time resident of the Alexandra Park community.

Sonny dedicated his time to making this neighbourhood a better, safer place by settling disputes, improving street lighting and breaking down unnecessary walls in the community.

He was also instrumental in making the Alexandra Park housing project into a tenant-run co-op. The Atkinson co-op was named after Sonny Atkinson for his contributions to the community.

Sounds like a true public space hero.