The Downtown Collingwood Side Launch Mural is located just steps away from where massive great lakes freighters hit the water for the first time at the former Collingwood Shipyards.
The Side Launch Mural was originally created by artist John Hood. Mr. Hood has many large scale public mural commissions to his credit.
In this video report, we caught up to artist Alan Bender as he was putting the finishing touches on his restoration work to this meaningful Collingwood landmark.
This was the third restoration Bender had completed for artist John Hood.
Bender said this restoration project was a little different than some of his previous work. Many of his past projects dealt with restoration work that was directly on a wall. This project involved panels that had been removed from the original location (on the former Mountainview Hotel) repaired and reassembled on the Loblaw’s building at the corner of First and Hurontario Streets.