This mural is about the history of Collingwood, in particular the railway which transformed us from a small fishing village called Hen and Chickens Harbour to a major port on the Great Lakes. This mural commemorates 150 years of the railway and the museum building that was built 25 years ago to look like the 1873 station.
Last Spring the Town of Collingwood issued a call for artists to participate in a temporary mural installation with the goal of uplifting the community and helping to inspire happiness and hope in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic. As a result, five local artists covered the 100-foot long wall in downtown Collingwood, using their own style and technique and garnering much appreciation from the community by way of honks and cheers.
Artists: Rob Saley, Ruth Hurdle, Blaze Wiradharma, Lily Findlay and Sam Nellicks
Photo credit: Dave West Photography
Busy Wagons was the first mural commissioned by the Millennium Murals Committee and installed in the summer of 1999.