Two new pieces of public art work have been installed on the south wall of the Pickering Civic Complex featuring original designs by artist Meegan Lim, celebrating the famous Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery and her connections to Durham Region.

The City of Pickering is celebrating the iconic Canadian Author Lucy Maud Montgomery and her many connections to the Durham Region. Two original murals have been created by artist Meegan Lim thanks to the generous funding of the Government of Canada’s Tourism Relief Fund. The mural illustrations reflect the Anne and Maud tourism route programs inspired by Anne of Green Gables featured at Pickering Museum Village and highlight literature and novels available at Pickering Libraries. They also commemorate the Pickering Museum Village as the filming location for many movies and television shows about the Anne of Green Gables books.

The Anne & Maud Experience was launched in June 2021 as part of the Cultural Tourism Initiative. This experience gave fans of Anne and Lucy Maud Montgomery opportunities to explore various events, and discover Anne and Lucy-inspired food options around the region where some of the later Anne Shirley novels were written.  The Anne and Maud initiative also gained an agreement with the Heirs of L.M. Montgomery Inc. for ‘Anne of Green Gables’ and ‘L.M. Montgomery’ trademark rights. It inspired the creation of the Lucy Maud Montgomery Driving Trail and podcast in Uxbridge and the Anne chronicles podcasts in Pickering. To know more about the initiative, click here.

Meegan Lim is an illustrator and emerging arts facilitator based in Brampton & Toronto. She is known for her detailed illustrations focusing on food and cultural identity, and the vast stories that exist within those intersections. She aims to create art that is inviting in its aesthetic, thoughtful in its research, and illuminating with its subject matter.

To learn more about the murals, the artist and more Anne and Maud Experiences, click here.

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