Sunday, June 11, 2017

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

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.





8 comments:

  1. ...how times have changed.

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  2. It's terrific. I wouldn't even mind that as a painting.

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  3. I used to know Phil and Jenny very well. Phil was actually best man at my first wedding.

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  4. It's wonderful! Being a west end girl I don't have any idea where that is located. ;-))

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  5. Love this one! A talented artist and interesting subject.

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  6. I love historical murals. The overlap of the horse age with the gas age is fascinating. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

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