Each year, we lose some good outdoor art in Winnipeg. For the year indicated, here's a
last look at, a last goodbye to some of the artwork that has disappeared that year.
Portage Avenue & Balmoral Street
Royalty is the theme of this beautifully painted traffic controller box at the corner with Balmoral (the name reminiscent of Balmoral Castle). There are renderings of Queen Victoria (left) and the Queen Mother. The artwork was actually done in 2003, but the box itself didn't hit the street until March, 2005. By 2012 the artwork had significantly deteriorated on the box, with substantial portions having peeled off.