West End Mural a Tribute to Early Industry

West End Mural a Tribute to Early Industry

By Sarah Klein

West End Mural
A new mural in Winnipeg’s West End remembers the city’s early industrial roots. (WEST END BIZ / HANDOUT)

The newest mural to pop up in Winnipeg’s West End is a throwback to the city’s early industry and manufacturing sector.

Local artist Dave Carty, with the help of artist Tom Andrich, painted the mural at the St. Matthews and Wall Street. The wall is part of Auto Parts Central, and commemorates the early industrial days of Winnipeg that helped create the broad economic base of present day.

“There is a great story to be told with every mural and this latest addition has so many,” said West End BIZ executive director Gloria Cardwell-Hoeppner.

“It was impossible to include every early building, business or industry in the area. There was so many and just not enough space! This mural is sure to be popular on our mural tours however and that’s where we can elaborate and build in those other stories.”

Carty says the story of Winnipeg continues to reveal itself through its illustrious history.

“A history that began thousands of years ago and continues today in its people, technology and economy.”

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