Procession Mural Won an Award of Merit
In 2021, the City of Hamilton awarded Procession an Urban Design and Architecture Award. The biennial Urban Design and Architecture Awards recognize and celebrate excellence in the design of the urban environment and sustainability.
A high-quality urban environment contributes to economic and social benefits, improves the image of the City of Hamilton, and creates a sense of pride. A well-designed city is integral to developing a vibrant and sustainable community with a high quality of life.
One of the more recent additions to the streetscape in the International Village BIA, Procession, was evaluated and selected to win an Award of Merit for Category 1: Urban Elements. This mural was created by Lester Coloma and the Salvation Army Thrift Store; located at 250 King St. East facing Ferguson Station.
The awards were announced to the public, including project design teams and owners, in a video ceremony in celebration of World Town Planning Day. View the video ceremony below:
Mural Concept and Background
Ferguson Station is a heritage landmark in the Downtown Core of the City of Hamilton and is a reflection of the area’s rich history, culture, and economic importance.
The trains that helped bring prosperity to the area, no longer regularly pass through the station. In its place are the daily processions of community people from various walks of life.
This mural honours the significant past of a once a bustling train station and visually communicates its present iteration as a community pathway and gathering area.