Located at Second and Hurontario Streets on the side of what is now Cafe Chartreuse. The location was chosen because the old building had great visibility and both the wall and the brick were in good shape, and most importantly, the central location. Measuring 12’ x 84’, the mural has the colour and activity of a busy day on the main street of Collingwood in the early 20th century.
The mural was painted by award winning Toronto artist John Hood, using water based acrylic paint which becomes permanent when set. Busy Wagons is an artistic rendering of the view of downtown Collingwood looking north from the Town Hall including people doing activities of all kinds as well as images of horses, bicyclist and the original grain elevators. Horse drawn wagons and shop windows complete the mural. The artist created sketches for the mural from old archival photographs. I'm linking to Monday Mural.