The “Eastern Gateway” mural, at 277 Old Kingston Rd. (east parking lot) in Highland Creek Village, Scarborough. The mural was painted by a group of youth and local volunteers – led and designed by Emily Harrison, with mentorship from Rob Matejka.
Creekside, also known as the “Eastern Gateway” mural, is one of the signature projects of Cultural Hotspot – East. The bright and beautiful mural is a permanent piece of public art created to welcome visitors entering south Scarborough from the east. The nature themed mural design celebrates the flora and fauna for which the Highland Creek area is well known. The mural design was inspired by the research and art of a local intergenerational group who took part in Mural Routes’ Step x Step: Intro to Mural Art program at Morningside Library this past spring.