Willowsheen

Willowsheen

Discover this spectacular 4400 square foot mural downtown on the alleyway walls between Talbot Street and the Moore Street parking lot. On the east wall, the orange and red colours feel hot, like sunrise into midday; on the west wall, the green and blue shades feel cool, comparable to late afternoon and sunset. The mechanical and digital forms that tower over the trees on both sides of the alley indicate human intervention into the natural environment, almost akin to alien spaceships.

When I’m Big

When I’m Big

Touted as Canada’s largest railway mural, at an impressive 30ft. tall and 50ft. wide, this mural depicts the aspirations of many children who grew up surround by steam engines and the railway industry in St. Thomas.

Tril/Rapidé

Tril/Rapidé

MEDIAH’s bold and intricate linework represents two of St.Thomas’ landmarks. First, the lines represent the intersection of two historical roads which created St.Thomas’ location. Second, they represent the railway junctions and railway tracks that were built in the late 19th and early 20th century that ‘The Railway City’ is renowned for. The modern urban aesthetic of the artwork represents a progressive future as St. Thomas rebrands itself with a new identity that represents the City’s commitment to a progressive future for citizens and businesses alike.

The Magic of Nature

The Magic of Nature

This work celebrates the tradition of the apothecary from its roots of Lemon’s Apothecary to today’s eclectic Purely Wicked shop.

The artists have honoured botanical medicine across centuries through depictions of the magic of nature.

It is not only by chance that this is now the home of Purely Wicked, offering our community therapeutic healing for the mind-body and soul through their products and services.

Substrait

Substrait

The piece entitled ‘SUBSTRAIT’ is inspired by the famous St.Thomas railway system and the town’s industrial progression. This piece is meant to bridge the gap between the town’s past and innovative future and to uplift and inspire residents of all generations.

Strange Adventures

Strange Adventures

This is a heartfelt tribute to growing up in the small city of St. Thomas, complete with Joe Thornton & Rachel McAdams, Thomas the Tank Engine with a Jumbo trunk, the City of St. Thomas Police badge & some fun pop culture references that make the whole thing a celebration of all the ‘Strange Adventures’ only possible in the Railway City!

Protocol IK

Protocol IK

Located at the home of the Ignite Teen Centre and Steam Education Centre, Protocol IK is meant to excite the youth that visit the centre.
Protocol IK speaks to our digital future, and how youth are working to navigate that frenetic landscape.

Many Faces

Many Faces

Murals tend to show a town’s flair for the arts and culture in the area. It is a great opportunity to put forth street-side imagery that the community can enjoy but also reflect upon as to what it says about not only the artists living within the community but also their experience. Jac wanted to bring the idea of “Many Faces” to showcase an intricate expression of the area.

Magic Carpet

Magic Carpet

This painting depicts many significant features of St. Thomas, including City Hall, the Jumbo Monument, the Street Railway, and the Old St. Thomas Church. All of these featured locations are within walking distance of this mural.

Heroes

Heroes

The mural is a dedication to all Veterans and First Responders depicted in a field of growing poppies. This image also represents a community that rises up to meet all ongoing challenges with an unconquerable spirit of courage. It is a celebration of both our heroes and life itself.

Harvest

Harvest

With the development of the railway in Elgin County came the opportunity for the farming community to get their goods to the national and international markets. The railway helped to make Canada a connected agricultural force.

From There to Here

From There to Here

Taking inspiration from the St. Thomas-Elgin Immigration Partnership’s 2020 cookbook “From There to Here” this mural embodies the celebration of food from across the world. Vibrant and fun, the artists sought to bring food to life in the same way it does when we sit down with friends for a good meal. Food is also the ultimate connector across cultural boundaries and by mashing everything up together you get something beautiful and unique.

Field of Dreams

Field of Dreams

Here the artist is representing youth in the community and the dandelions represent wishes for the future. A field of dreams. The ice cream, while tieing into the Ice Box ice cream shop also stands in for the fun, vibrancy, and diversity our youth represents taking us into that future they set out through their dreams and imaginings.

Dance With Me

Dance With Me

This boxcar mural is based on the continuous line drawing style Grayden Laing developed after moving back to St. Thomas from Toronto. The reference material he used for the artwork was from a photoshoot he did with dancers from Step Above Dance in St. Thomas, as well as from a video filmed to be used for the next RotoJam.