West Toronto Junction Engine House Commemorative Mural


1998 – present


To commemorate the historic site of an important Canadian Pacific Railway engine house, this commission utilized the architecture of the former building. Three window images provide varying views onto historic and current landscapes of the Engine House and its surrounding West Toronto Junction area. The views, simultaneously symbolic as well as being physical remnants of the site and the neighbourhood’s past life, including businesses that thrived during the early 1900s, are seen through the phantom windows of the former engine house complex.




media: porcelain enamel photo-silkscreen, digitally-manipulated images
dimensions: 3 panels, each 6’ W x 16’ H

site: The Junction, Toronto


Commissioned by Canadian Pacific Railway and the City of Toronto.