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261 Hugo Street    Location Map

'Doors and Birds of the World'
View From the NE.

Location: NE corner Jesse & Hugo; courtyard

Occupant: Hugo Piazza (courtyard)

District: Fort Rouge

Neighbourhood: Earl Grey

Artist(s): Michel Saint Hilaire, Mandy van Leeuwen

Year: 2012

Sponsors: Take Pride Winnipeg!, Corydon Avenue BIZ


This Mural aims to celebrate multiculturalism and immigration through a symbolic collection of doors and birds from around the world. Among a continuous scene of dramatic skies the doorways and birds symbolize the diverse character and beauty of mixed culture, embracing opportunity and change. Famous doors from around the world included in this Mural are: Kom-El-Shuqafa Tomb/Egypt, Royal Palace/Spain, Jules Laviotte - Architect/France, Barretstown Castel/ Ireland, St. Basil's Cathedral/Russia, Florence Baptistry, by Ghiberti/Italy. Others, not as well known, are a mix of doors found over various parts of the world. Viewers can visit Hugo Piazza and experience this original artwork in a new way every time.

Birds included in the Mural are as follows:

Bald Eagle, Brown Pelican, Toco Tucan, Macaw, Parrot, Borean Ground-Cuckoo, Barn Owl, Humming Bird, Red-Billed Hornbill, Flamingo, Rufous-Bellied Heron, White Bellied Sea Eagle, Osprey, Siberian Cane, Blue Tit, Grey Hypocolius, White-Starred Robin, Eastern Paradise Whydah, Northern Cardinal.

Source: Corydon Avenue BIZ