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:
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.