"Briarly - Gone but not Forgotten" by John Kuna

"Briarly - Gone but not Forgotten" by John Kuna (StreetView)
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By WacoKidd110 @ 2012-01-23 20:18:41
Painted in Post Impressionist style, this mural is 22' x 60' feet and faces
Turner and Porter's Butler Chapel at 4937 Dundas.

It depicts the property known a Briarly, home to the Montgomery family from 1870 to 1989
when it was demolished by developers; but, rather than become a theme of mourning and end,
the mural was conceived as an image of endurance and renewal, conveying a sense of comfort,
peace, home and family.

Briarly was built in the 1840s.

It was originally a frame Regency style cottage built on the south side of Dundas,
just east of T. Montgomery's Inn.

In the 1850's it was greatly altered to have an Italianate appearance.

Although the heritage community lobbied to have the home (also known as the Gunn house)
from maintained and restored, Etobicoke Council defeated a motion 7 to 6.

Briarly was subsequently demolished. Town houses now occupy the site at 4681 Dundas.
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