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Entrance to the Forbidden City

Mural Routes Member(s): Allan Bender

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A landscape mural in the Toronto alleyway of Bejing’s Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the political and ritual center of China for over 500 years. After its completion in 1420, the Forbidden City was home to 24 emperors, their families and servants during the Ming (1368–1644) and the Qing (1644–1911) dynasties.

Designed and painted by Allan Bender, John Nobrega, Jesse McQuaig, Jien June Kim
Commissioned by Toronto Chinatown B.I.A. Completed July 2016

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 493 Dundas Street West, Toronto, ON M5T 1H1 | Get Directions