Back in the middle of July, I noticed a mural starting to take shape on the wall of an appliance parts shop on Bank Street at the north end of the Glebe.
A few days later a lift was on site, and some of the elements of the painting were taking shape, including the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park, down at the south end of the Glebe.
A few days later, more detail: a canoe in the water, and a ghostly bridge on the water. I suspected that the Rideau Canal was involved, and was right.
Here we have the final version, taken a few days ago. It is indeed the Canal, as that ghostly bridge in full version looks like one of the bridges that crosses Patterson Creek, an inlet of the Canal here in the Glebe. A cyclist also appears on the mural, with a squirrel at lower right.
The artist is Jocelyn Galipeau. First, despite the name, it's a guy. And second, I've shown you works of his before. Each Winterlude in the Glebe, several snow sculptures of a whimsical nature are erected, and Galipeau is one of the regular sculptors. He signed his work at the bottom.
The squirrel looks adorable. And just about ready to steal your peanut butter sandwich.