Two females looking at a mural located at Market Lane in downtown London, Ontario

Murals


In London, Ontario

Discover the forest city playground


A collection of outdoor murals found throughout London, Ontario. By designing something that didn't previously exist, outdoor murals create vibrant neighbourhoods and a true sense of community that people want to visit, live in and take care of. They generate important conversations, challenge thoughts and encourage viewers to slow down and admire the surroundings.

Click on the murals below and learn more about these incredible pieces and the artists who created them. We welcome (and encourage) everyone to get out and explore - be sure to stop by the murals, take a few photos, tag us @tourismlondon and share them using #ExploreLdnOnt.

  • Johnny & June
    Johnny & June • London, Ontario
  • Johnny & June

    On February 22, 1968, Johnny Cash proposed to June Carter on-stage during a concert at the London Gardens. “Johnny & June” is now a three-story mural on the north side of Budweiser Gardens that celebrates an iconic moment in London's music history.

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  • Market Lane Murals
    Market Lane • London, Ontario
  • Market Lane Murals

    Completed in the fall of 2020, a series of murals in the downtown core are bringing blank canvases to life and giving inspiration at a much-needed time. Painted as a part of the theme 'Forest City Playground', Market Lane is now home to four stunning works of art by three talented artists.

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  • UNESCO City of Music Murals
    UNESCO City of Music Murals • London, Ontario
  • UNESCO City of Music Murals

    London, Ontario is Canada's first and only UNESCO 'City of Music'. This designation provides London with a unique, one-of-a-kind distinction that no other community in Canada has and connects us to the world. The UNESCO City of Music mural series celebrates and showcases this distinction at three central points in London.

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  • Hamilton Road's Neighbourhood Laundromat CafĂ© Mural
    Laundromat Café • London, Ontario
  • Hamilton Road's Neighbourhood Laundromat Café Mural

    Completed in the fall of 2020, the bold colours incorporated into the new mural on the side of Hamilton Road's Neighbourhood Laundromat Café is catching the eyes of all who pass by. Painted as a part of the theme 'Forest City Playground', this vibrant piece by two talented artists embodies a true community spirit and encourages all to get out and explore.

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  • Old East Village Main Street Murals
    Old East Village Main Street • London, Ontario
  • Old East Village Main Street Murals

    The OEV Main Street Mural Program aims to build community pride and beautify the Old East Village neighbourhood while facilitating new artist partnerships and mentorship opportunities.

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  • Laurie's Cookies Mural (996 Oxford St. E.)
    Carling Heights Mural • London, Ontario
  • Carling Heights Mural (996 Oxford St. E.)

    This mural project was created by the team at Laurie's Cookies (the former occupants of 996 Oxford Street) and voted for by the community to be funded by the Neighbourhood Decision Making program. Laurie wanted to create a piece of community artwork for the Carling Heights neighbourhood.

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  • The Risky Play Collective - Wet Paint Initiative Mural
    Wet Paint Initiative Mural • London, Ontario
  • Risky Play Collective - the Wet Paint Initiative Murals

    In a world on fire, the Risky Play Collective celebrates artists, creators and do-ers who don't play it safe. Their mission is to connect the artists they love, with the causes they care about. The collective includes international street-art sensations, underground graffiti stars and local artists poised to take over the world. The murals of this series, the Wet Paint Initiative, were inspired by the federally funded main street murals created in the Old East Village (OEV) neighbourhood, with the intention to highlight more areas of London and the beauty found off the main street.

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  • Danny's Wine and Beer Supplies Mural
    Danny's Wine and Beer Supplies Mural • London, Ontario
  • Danny's Wine and Beer Supplies Mural

    Danny's Wine and Beer Supplies has operated on this corner for over 40 years and was established, built and continues with hard work and dedication. The mural epicting a woman carrying a basket of harvested grapes pays tribute to the owners' European roots and the deeply rooted tradition of wine-making, hard work and self-sufficiency.

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  • Into the Fire - The Jonathan Bancroft-Snell Gallery Mural
    Into the Fire - The Jonathan Bancroft-Snell Gallery Mural • London, Ontario
  • Into the Fire - The Jonathan Bancroft-Snell Gallery Mural

    Located at the Jonathon Bancroft Snell Gallery, Into the Fire captures the energy of Canada's largest ceramics gallery with bold colours, fun characters and some last-minute sneaker additions.

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  • Embassy at Nite Mural
    Embassy at Nite Mural • London, Ontario
  • Embassy at Nite 1978/2023 Mural

    Jamelie Hassan's Embassy at Nite 1978/2023, pays homage to the Embassy Hotel, where Indwell's affordable housing complex, Embassy Commons, now occupies the site.

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  • Clayworx Mosaic Mural: Hope, Love and Belonging
    Clayworx Mosaic Mural: Hope, Love and Belonging
  • Clayworx Mosaic Mural: Hope, Love and Belonging

    Clayworx and Indwell share a vision for Old East Village as a vibrant, welcoming community for all of its residents and visitors. They entered into a partnership to create and install three large mosaic panels on the exterior of the Embassy Commons building.

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  • London Clay Art Centre Canada 150 Mosaic
    London Clay Art Centre • London, Ontario
  • London Clay Art Centre Canada 150 Mosaic

    Completed in 2017, two artist-coordinators and many volunteers installed an estimated 18,000 pieces of tile on the east exterior wall of London Clay Art Centre (LCAC) located at 664 Dundas Street.

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  • Old East Village Wayfinding Mosaics
    Old East Village • London, Ontario
  • Old East Village Wayfinding Mosaics

    A project that was entered into the City of London's Neighbourhood Decision Making program by the London Clay Art Centre and supported by the Old East Village Business Improvement Area, the two eye catching Wayfinding Mosaics bring a unique element to the area and highlight the importance and value of public art to the vibrancy of communities.

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  • Gateway Mosaics
    Gateway • London, Ontario
  • Gateway Mosaics

    LCAC's volunteer leadership team collaborated with the Old East Village Business Improvement Area (OEV BIA) to conceive the idea of covering the concrete gateways with mosaic tiles. The City of London provided funds to help hire artists who coordinated and completed the work on four concrete gateway structures.

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