This is the Ward's Island Community Pebble Mosaic which was installed last fall in front of the community centre on Ward's Island after countless hours of work by residents of the Toronto Islands. Over 50 people took pebble mosaic workshops before producing the mosaic in 26 pieces which were then installed to create this 12' in diameter piece. I would think that Ward's and Algonquin Islands have arguably the highest concentration of artists and creative people in the city and this group came together to design and create the piece after much fundraising. You can see little ceramic pieces referencing aspects of island life - little houses, bikes (since it is a car-free area), fish, etc sprinkled among the pebbles.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click here for more murals.
For more info click here to go to the mosaic's blog.