A mural designed to look like a piece of paper affixed to a wall. Depicts a figure sitting in a 1920s-style blue car at two gas pumps, in front of a building bearing a sign reading "Garage" and "Sales Chevrolet Service." Two other 1920s cars are visible, as is another figure stepping out of the 'garage' building.
Artist(s): Phillip Woolf, Allan Bender

Spooner’s Garage

Mural Routes Member(s): Allan Bender Completed: October 1992

The unique “double” mural, painted on facing walls by Phillip Woolf, depicts two eras in the life of Spooner’s Garage. Built in 1926 and rebuilt in 1947, the garage was located on the south side of Kingston Road in Cliffside Village. Owner Art Spooner kept the business alive during the Depression of the 1930s by offering a variety of services such as driving lessons, a restaurant and a 24-hour towing service. For a few years a tame bear kept on the property was a popular local attraction.

This mural was painted in 1992 as part of the original Heritage Trail; it was restored in 2017 by Blinc Studios.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 2348 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 1V2, Canada Get Directions