A mural painted on a wall depicts a military-dressed figure riding a horse in front of numerous military-clad figures playing and carrying instruments. Walking in rows, they parade in front of a school house and two watching figures, the smallest holding a drum. Two portraits, one labelled "Capt. Norris" is visible on the far right of the mural.
Artist(s): John Hood, Allan Bender

Scarborough Rifle Company

Mural Routes Member(s): Allan Bender Completed: September 1991

In 1862 the Scarborough Rifle Company was organized with headquarters in a school at Eglinton Avenue near Markham Road. It was the first of several militia companies formed in York County. The company was rushed to the Niagara Frontier three times in 1865 and 1866 to defend Canada against the Fenians. The Scarborough Rifle Company later became No. 1 Company of the 12th Battalion of Infantry, the forerunner of the Queen’s York Rangers.

This mural was painted in 1991 as part of the original Heritage Trail; it was restored in 2010 by Blinc Studios.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: Royal Canadian Legion Branch 13, 1577 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 1S3, Canada Get Directions