A mural painted on a side of a wall depicts a vast, grey cliffside beside a body of water on a sunny day. Visible in the water in a rowboat.
Note: This mural is no longer available for viewing.
Artist(s): Risto Turunen

The Bluffs as Viewed by Elizabeth Simcoe c. 1793

Completed: October 1992

Elizabeth Simcoe, wife of Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe was so impressed with the sight of the Bluffs as she saw them from a small boat, that she convinced her husband to name the area after a town in England with similar cliffs. She wrote in her diary on August 4, 1793 “…after rowing a mile we came within sight of what is named in the map the highlands of Toronto. The shore is extremely bold and has the appearance of chalk cliffs…we talked of building a summer residence there and calling it Scarborough.”

A limited number of prints of the mural are available for sale here.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 2384 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, ON M1N 1V2, Canada Get Directions