Almonds and Wine on Bathurst

“Almonds and Wine” was a short (5 minute) animated film by Arnie Lipsey.  It is the retelling of a Yiddish folk song about a wedding of a couple from Eastern Europe.   In the film the newlyweds emigrate to Canada and become part of Toronto’s Jewish community.  In turn, their children grow up, marry, and have their own children.

Using scenes from the film, a mosaic mural was created that now lines a section of sidewalk on Bathurst Street.  It was designed to look like a strip of film with black lines between the frames as well as the sprockets along the edges.

Almonds and wine mosaic title panel, based on the animated film by Arnie Lipsey
scene from a Jewish wedding, bride and groom held up in the air on chairs
scene from a mosaic mural like a film, with sections and sprockets, a group is heading to a synagogue for a wedding
section on Bathurst Street with mosaic by Cristina Delago
three men dancing, with their backs together supporting each other as they kick their legs out with arms folded
mosaic, Mural Routes, Almond and wine, passover dinner scene, in a film witn sprockets
a scene from almonds and wine animated film, turned into a mosaic picture by Cristina Delago, two men protest, carrying placards,

Mosaic Artist: Cristina Delago.  The mural was completed in 2010.

ending credits for mosaic mural almonds and wine, mosaic artist cristina delago

This post also appears in As I Walk Toronto blog.

Photos taken November 2022

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