A tribute to Westboro’s gateway mural on Churchill and a 2020 refresh announcement.
Created in approx. 1997, the Winston Churchill mural was one of the first to be installed in the city of Ottawa. Westboro BIA Executive Director at the time, Christine Leadman, led the project with Councillor Shawn Little who pushed for the City’s approval.
The Winston Churchill mural is located on a retaining wall at the corner of Richmond Road and Churchill Avenue (at Danforth Avenue). For over 20 years it has acted as the gateway into Westboro Village. Artist Shaun McInnis was commissioned for the mural which led to several other murals in Westboro over the decades. As the mural is over 20 years old, it has extended beyond touch-ups and repair.
2020 is a new decade and time for a refresh. We are excited to announce that we will be conducting a call for artists and proposals in summer/fall 2019 to create a new mural at this very special gateway in 2020. Consultation and curation will be publicly conducted with Westboro and Westboro Beach Community Associations and the residents of Westboro/Westboro Beach.
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