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Islington Mosaic

Ontario : Toronto
Location #10398

Location Owner:DARKMAN
Creation Date: 5/13/2014
Last Updated: 5/13/2014

Hope the hardcore aren't offended by this post of historical coolness.

In 2004, the board of the Village of Islington BIA began to allocate part of their tax levies, to fund "The Mural Mosaic Project", a collection of 26 murals along the 5 blocks Dundas W. street, between Islington and Kipling.

The art illustrates actual people, places and events from the past which help viewers today connect to the areas history.
Many of the murals are set in the early 1900s and resemble some actual buildings we have on our database.
I think it's very worthy of inclusion here.

To date, artist John Kuna has painted most of the murals but Arts Etobicoke, Creative Village and Sarah Collard have also contributed works.

Those that have kids might find this to be a fun family day trying to locate all 26 as not all are in obvious sight.

Hats off to a neighborhood that cares about preserving its history enough to execute a great project such as this.

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Scenes from a Memory
Islington Mosaic
Created on:5/13/2014
Created by: DARKMAN
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Status: Historic Location
Category: Other


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miohmio says:
5/14/2014 11:35:35 PM

These murals are unbelievably wonderful! What a talented artist, and what a beautiful tribute to the past! Thank you for sharing these treasures!

MrGamma says:
5/14/2014 10:13:19 PM

Reminds me of a photo from the 1910s-1920s showing the beachfront near Hamilton down on the "boardwalk". Before the steel mills I guess... denser than a city subway... Norman Rockwell is pretty awesome as well...

drunkenmunky420 says:
5/14/2014 9:00:41 AM

Awesome, this guy is incredible. I really hope all the shit heads with there spray paint stay away.

ground state says:
5/14/2014 6:30:52 AM

Safe to say, John Kuna is awesome!!

bigpaulsmall says:
5/13/2014 10:40:23 PM

A lot of hard work went into this. You once again live up to my image of you.

f.o.s. says:
5/13/2014 9:56:47 PM

It doesn't get better than this for me D...gorgeous murals, historic scenes featuring architecture and daily life 100 years ago...terrific stuff!! Thanks for sharing this here

superss says:
5/13/2014 5:21:06 PM

Great idea for the community, thanks for adding Darkman. I'll have to go have a walk through the area. I spent 4 1/2 years going to school there before they sent me back to my side of the tracks.

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On 5/13/2014 4:33:24 PM user DARKMAN created gallery : Scenes from a Memory
On 5/13/2014 4:32:30 PM user DARKMAN changed the following: description
On 5/13/2014 4:31:44 PM user DARKMAN changed the following: location status, description

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