Mural Map of Canada

Aftermath

Organization: Village of Islington

Style: Heritage

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Artist: John Kuna
Year: 2011
Organization:  Village of Islington
Address: 4868 Dundas W

Hurricane Hazel struck Toronto on October 15, 1954. In her wake most of the Islington Golf Course and low-lying areas near Mimico Creek were flooded. The mural shows a group of volunteers arriving at the scene as a member of the Islington Fire Brigade helps moor their boat. Behind them members of the 48th Highlanders are clearing away the debris. Above, an army supply helicopter prepares to use the 9th fairway, then high ground, as a landing strip. From there supplies for the whole region were carried to the makeshift depot set up at Islington United Church visible on the horizon.

 

Location: 4868 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B5, Canada | Get Directions