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Briarly – Gone But Not Forgotten

Producer: Village of Islington

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Artist: John Kuna, 2007

Also known as the Gunn house, Briarly was built in the 1840s. Although the heritage community lobbied to save the home from demolition, Briarly was demolished by developers in August 1989. This mural, by artist John Kuna was designed not only to illustrate a part of Islington’s history but also to convey a sense of comfort, peace, home and family. Rather than becoming a theme of mourning and end, it is instead conceived as an image of endurance and renewal.

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Location: 4937 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B6, Canada | Get Directions