“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.
Mosaic Artist: Cristina Delago. The mural was completed in 2010.
This post also appears in As I Walk Toronto blog.
Photos taken November 2022