Organization: Mural Routes
Mural Routes Member: John Kuna
This design uses a realistic scenic approach. It references the Jazz Festival with the couple dancing in front of the Kew Gardens Gazebo where concerts are held, and the active lifestyle of residents and visitors who enjoy the beach, board walk and surrounding parks – from volleyball to dog walks, to picnics and ice cream breaks. Other landmarks are the Leuty Lifeguard Station and the boardwalk with a view of the Toronto skyline. Visitors to the mural can playfully pose and interact with the dandelion in the bottom-left of the mural, with its seeds blowing in the wind before transforming into the Victoria Day fireworks display over Ashbridges Bay.
The new mural replaced the deteriorating mural on the east-facing wall of the Foodland store located at 2040 Queen Street East, which was removed in 2018. The initial mural was created by artist Rudolf Stussi, with assistance from his sons Errol and Max Stüssi, as Rudolph was also running the Fine Arts Studio at Centennial College at the time.
Artist: John Kuna
Date: Summer 2019
Location: 2040 Queen Street East, Toronto ON | Get Directions