Monday, March 21, 2016

"Aspen Grove"

The new Humber River Hospital is very visible from the 401 highway which is the major highway running through the north part of Toronto. Probably the most striking feature of the hospital is this glass mural titled "Aspen Grove". It is meant to represent the connection between the community and the hospital and I think was designed by the architects of the building, HDR Architects.
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25 comments:

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I like it a lot Pat, it takes away from the overly clinical look hospitals can have sometimes have.

Luis Gomez said...

Love it! Such a beautiful light as well.

Andy said...

That is impressive. When I drive on that portion of the 401 my eyes are usually glued to the road. Next time I'll take a quick glance around me.

Halcyon said...

I love it! I remember this hospital being under construction. Nice to see it finished.

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Now that is a great mural.

Sharon Anck said...

I wonder if those architects are related to HDR Engineering. They have offices across the street from where I live.
I love the mural, it's very colorful.

Cloudia said...

Very effective public art!

Christine said...

This I really like!

William Kendall said...

That is quite a mural!

Jacob said...

Now this is a mural to love! It is fantastic. Such a creative idea.

Tom said...

this is wonderful

Gosia k said...

interesting idea

Revrunner said...

Certainly breaks up what otherwise might have been a rather "clinical" looking building. I mean it's a hospital, okay. But it doesn't HAVE to look like a hospital. Kudos to whoever thought thought this up :-)

VP said...

It is a fantastic building!

TexWisGirl said...

wow!

Stefan Jansson said...

Very cool.

The Furry Gnome said...

That's really striking!

Stephanie said...

It is beautiful!

Kate said...

Your photo gives a good view of the full expanse of the mural. It is so colourful and certainly softens the exterior look of the hospital.

LOLfromPasa said...

I would like to see some architecture like that around here in Coventry. Looks bright and cheery.

Laura. M said...

A facade fun. Idea very colorful :))

Jack said...

For a building that is pretty ordinary, the mural adds some nice "pop," don't you think?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Adding a broad expansive scene like this makes for a welcoming gesture. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

Karl Demetz said...

Colourful ! I like it.

Karen S. said...

Quite a place!