An eight-foot-high, 700-foot-long polyptych documenting native history, is being created in the southeast corner of ALLAN GARDENS (Sherbourne Street at Gerrard Street East). A 21-person drawing and painting crew is working on the huge mural, which portrays Canada’s indigenous history from the earth’s creation to modern times. It will include a memorial to more than 600 native women across the country who have gone missing or been murdered since 1990.
Denise Booth, a co-ordinator of the Native Women’s Resource Centre, told the GRID: “The beauty of TORONTO’s multiculturalism makes me love it, but indigenous people quite often get lost in the sea of multiculturalism. To have artwork up, created by our community, is really a giant honour.”