Ordinary Folk, Extraordinary Lives

Artist: John Kuna, 2016

This mural commemorates the original founding families of Islington who now rest in the Islington Burying Ground just east of this site, one of the oldest cemeteries in Toronto, dating from the 1840s. While the subject matter is somber, this mural has been infused with light reminiscent of both dusk and dawn to hint at life’s cycle. Six windows remind us of our human vulnerability to the passage of time.

Close up shot of one side of the mural

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 4970 Dundas St W, Etobicoke, ON M9A 1B7, Canada Get Directions