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The Garden Community

Mural Routes Member(s): Karen Roberts

The front door features a hummingbird and depicts flowers commonly found growing in the neighbourhood. The back door features pollinator plants and insects; some that once thrived but are now endangered or extirpated from the region, including the Rusty Patched bumble bee and the Karner Blue butterfly. Lupins, tomatoes, dandelion, milk thistle and bee balm are plants critical to the survival of pollinator insects.

The mural by artist Karen Roberts, was commissioned by the York Fairbank Centre for Seniors, 2017. It is painted on the front and back doors, inside and outside, of the greenhouse in Fairbank Memorial Park, with aerosol, acrylic and latex paints. The mural illustrates the connectedness of our communities, human, plants and insect and our reliance on each other.

Where to Find This Mural

Location: 2213 Dufferin St, York, ON M6E 3S2, Canada | Get Directions