Monday, June 6, 2016

"A Bit Of England Far From England"

This is the first section of an 80 ft x 15 ft mural that was painted in an underpass along Royal York Rd in the Kingsway/Humber Valley Village neighbourhood in 2015. The artist is Emilia Jajus and in the mural she is attempting to show the development that took place in this area in the early 1900s. The developer was Robert Home Smith and he built mostly Tudor Revival homes set in a park-like setting in order to create a little bit of England in Toronto. It is a beautiful treed area now with the houses all still standing. I will show more sections over the next few Mondays.
Taking part in Monday Murals. Click HERE to see more murals from around the world.

20 comments:

Tom said...

...a nice bit

Gosia k said...

It is really intetesting

Taken For Granted said...

Always good to have a bit of Tudor style on an underpass. Good looking mural from a talented artist.

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

That is one nice mural.

Sharon Anck said...

That is a really beautiful mural. It looks like you could walk right into it.

Cloudia said...

It fooled my eye at first! Trompe L'oeil!

Christine said...

Wow! Its awesome!

Karen said...

Oh, that's a beauty! Too bad the homes are not still standing.

Lois said...

How pretty!

Karl Demetz said...

A very beautiful and realistic mural, Pat !

Jackie Mc Guinness said...

I just saw this last week!

Gosia k said...

It is really intetesting

Lowell said...

What makes this special for me (other than the marvelous art work) is that he tried to visually glorify the homes built back in the beginning of development in this area. Well done!

William Kendall said...

Quite a vivid mural, from this part, and very English in its feel.

Revrunner said...

That's huge! I would think it would be difficult to get the scale correct.

Michelle said...

Quite a mural!

Andy said...

The mural is superb. I Googled Emilia Jajus. She has a awesome web page.
http://www.emiliajajus.com/home.html

marshaleith said...

what a lovely mural

jennyfreckles said...

Lovely - and very English looking.

Jack said...

This mural is exceptional, isn't it?