Monday, April 18, 2011

Great Toronto Fire of 1904


Just by coincidence, I went last week to catch 3 murals commemorating the huge fire of 1904 that burned down an enormous section of downtown Toronto and was the largest fire ever in the city. I didn't realize then that the fire started on April 19 so this is the anniversary week of the fire that destroyed over 100 buildings! This mural is on the back of a building facing out onto Croft St which is a laneway where I have shown you many laneway houses in the past. 2 more murals to come.

9 comments:

LĂșcia said...

This mural is fantastic, despite all the tragedy.
Well, all the murals you post here are great, I don't think we have so many around here.

Eyeliquor said...

Cool Mural!
Thank you Red Pat!..
Always hungry ;)

Halcyon said...

It's a really neat mural.

Regina K said...

Great mural, really like it!

Michael Rowland said...

wonderful, great colours,,,M

Jack said...

What a colorful, interesting and meaningful mural, Redpat.

Randy said...

Bright and beautiful!

Birdman said...

Always enjoy a good mural... one with a historical slant, even better.

EG Wow said...

The colours are beautiful...but the event was not. I didn't realize April 19th was the anniversary of the fire.