Frontline heroes honoured with mural at St. Clair O’Connor Community

A new mural by local artist Karen Robert celebrates the dedication of frontline workers at St. Clair O’Connor Community.

St. Clair O’Connor Community’s (SCOC) nurses and personal support workers have been on the frontlines of the pandemic, caring for the organization’s aging adults. Now, their hard work and dedication to the health and safety of our community is being honoured with a vibrant piece of art.

The frontline heroes are featured in a mural that was installed on the pillars at SCOC’s entrance. The healthcare practitioners are depicted in uniform with their arms raised above their heads as if they are holding up the building and protecting SCOC’s residents and community.

Installed by local artist Karen Robert as part of the City of Toronto’s StreetARToronto initiative, the piece highlights frontline workers in different roles and speaks to the strength of the community. It’s visible to those walking or driving by SCOC on St. Clair Avenue East and is a visual expression of gratitude to our healthcare workers who have come together to ensure the safety and well-being of the residents in their care.

Despite feeling fear of the unknown, SCOC’s staff did not withdraw from the threat of COVID-19 and have carried on as caring soldiers during the pandemic. To SCOC’s residents and our community, they are heroes — and now the rest of the city will see that through the installation of this beautiful mural.