Lawrence Bridge Mural is Complete

In August, several talented young people were seen painting a stylized thunderbird along the abutment wall of the Lawrence Avenue bridge over the Humber. Here is the finished product in panoramic view so that it can be seen fully.

Lawrence Avenue Bridge Abutment Mural
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Painting of the mural was arranged by Urban Arts, who specialize in beautifying vertical spaces. The team worked under the direction of Cree Metis artist Jason Baerg who came up with the indigenous people theme. Team members were: Devlyn Mar, Tyson Simms-Campbell, Jerlie Thorpe, Aryana Singh, Carlos Guevara, Italia Santoyo and Taye Harding. This same team completed a sweetgrass themed mural in the underpass carrying the Pan Am Trail under Scarlett Road.

Devlyn Mar, Tyson Simms-Campbell, Jerlie Thorpe, Aryana Singh, Carlos Guevara, Italia Santoyo and Taye Harding
Five of the seven young artists who worked on the mural.

Lawrence Avenue Bridge has several new residents

Lawrence Avenue Bridge

You’ve heard of the swallows of Capistrano, now we have the swallows of Weston.

If you look at the north side of Lawrence bridge, you will see that several birds are busy building mud nests under the concrete parapet. They fly in and out of them regularly.

Mud nests line the parapet.
A closer look.

I think they are barn swallows and build remarkably similar nests to those in Capistrano. Perhaps our expert readers could make a positive identification.