Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Inner View

A reminder to members of City Daily Photo, the theme day for July 1st is Look Down.

Passing through to the west end of the Heritage Building brings us to the offices associated with the mayor, which includes space for staff and a conference room.

There are paintings to be found in that conference room by two members of the Group of Seven. The first is Algoma Country, by Lawren Harris, an oil painting.

The second, by A.Y. Jackson, is Pickerel Weeds, Split Rock Island, Georgian Bay. The Firestone family, which deeded these paintings and others to the city, were fond of the Group's works.

A more recent acrylic painting hangs in this area, by local artist Katerina Mertikas. Honouring My Father depicts the War Memorial. This was painted in the aftermath of the shooting of Corporal Nathan Cirillo in October 2014, featuring father and son together.

And here is the office space of the mayor himself, who was not present at the time.


  1. Wonderful inner view of the Heritage Building. Have a great day!

  2. Nice to have a look at the Mayors room and his desk.

  3. I love this tour. The combination of art, light, and turquoise paint looks welcoming.


  4. Fascinating place. Good paintings on the walls help give dignity and color to a space. I wonder if the mayor gets any work done in that office, certainly not at that desk...probably at one of the tables. :)

  5. Definitely nicer than the St. Louis City Hall!

  6. Your mayor's office has status when it has group of seven paintings.

  7. Interesting tour. I love the works of art and I really enjoyed seeing the crest.

  8. @Linda: it is pleasant!

    @Nancy: thank you!

    @Marianne: he does keep things organized.

    @Janis: it does, yes.

    @Lowell: well, he does have an overly developed fondness for photo ops!

    @Norma: it's quite a contrast with the modern wing.

    @Red: the Firestones were very generous with their collection, and the city has benefitted tremendously.

    @Sharon: I always enjoy seeing works by any of the Group of Seven.

  9. You got to step into the 'inner sanctum' sans mayor. LOL
    I like the paintings.

  10. falling behind, got home from a quick weekend kayakin' trip. lots to do. i love the turquoise colored door. really catches your eyeballs. ( ;

  11. i like that light panel in the ceiling.

  12. What a wonderful office for the mayor....love all of the windows.

  13. @MB: this building is always part of Doors Open, and the mayor does tend to host a morning coffee sort of thing on the Saturday, but I'm always there on the Sunday when Doors Open happens.

    @Beth: it's a good colour!

    @RedPat: it is a beautiful work.

    @Tex: I do too- I'll have to look the next time I'm there, but it may be a skylight.

    @Janey: it's quite a building to work in!

  14. Glad his office isn't too neat looking. Gives me hope.

  15. Those paintings look great hanging on the wall. I love that Harris painting.

  16. The paintings are really good. Love the inside. I didn't really expect the mayor.

  17. Nice interior shots and very pleasant art!

  18. I like seeing the Harris and Jackson works. They're very nice.

  19. Not a bad spot to come to work each day hey William 😃

  20. @Revrunner: it is organized but comfortable.

    @Bill: I do too.

    @Mari: one of these years I need to stop in here first.

    @Linda: thanks!

    @Kay: I love their work.

    @Grace: true!

  21. looks like blue is the in colors everywhere.