May 2017 - Toronto ON
IN THE WAY OF PROGRESS
Artists: Phil, Jennifer & Jamie Richards, July 1996
Location: 2835 Kingston Road at Eastville Avenue, Scarborough
This commemorative mural depicts passengers boarding a radial car at Stop 17 on the Toronto and York Radial Line, at the junction of St. Clair Avenue and Kingston Road. In the background is Scarborough High School, now R.H. King Academy, which was built in 1922 to accommodate a growing population. A horse-drawn wagon travels leisurely along St. Clair Avenue, while on Kingston Road, a gas-powered truck is temporarily halted by a symbol of Scarborough’s rural heritage.