Photo by Johanna Hill
A view of the Daniels Mural Project, seen from the middle.
Artist(s): Que Rock

Daniels Mural Project

Completed: November 07, 2021

The Daniels Mural Project is an Indigenous-lead mural created by Que Rock and is located on the north-facing wall of 1 Spadina Cr., on the Daniels Building/Architecture faculty of the University of Toronto.

Adapted from the Daniels Mural Project website:

The temporary mural by Que Rock, who is a member of Nipissing First Nation, honours the 215 children whose unmarked graves were discovered at a former residential school site in Kamloops, B.C., as well as the graves that continue to be discovered across Turtle Island. The work depicts a sun on the left side of the facade; representing the Seven Grandfather Teachings of humility, courage, honesty, wisdom, truth, respect and love, it flows to the right side and a figure of Grandmother Moon, representing the connection to Turtle Island, the water nation and Mother Earth. At the mural’s centre, children are carried by eagles to the spirit world; the eagles carry fish for the healing journey.

The land of 1 Spadina Crescent has been the home and an important trail of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabe, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. Spadina is synonymous with Ishpadinaa, meaning “a place on a hill” in Anishinaabe.

1 Spadina Crescent, now the Daniels Building, was built originally to house Knox College – a Presbyterian theological school that was run by the Presbyterian Church of Canada, who ran 11 of the 130 residential schools in Canada.”

For more information on this mural visit:
Daniels Mural Project website

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 1 Spadina Crescent, Toronto, ON, Canada Get Directions