This mural showcases the significance of the passenger pigeon to the natural history of the area. The passenger pigeon, extinct since 1914, was common in the early years of settlement in Islington, Etobicoke, previously known as Mimico. The name ‘Mimico’ is derived from the Ojibwe word omiimiikaa meaning “abundant with wild pigeons” (c.f. 19th century Mississaugas omiimii, “pigeon”). The ‘pigeon’ after which Mimico was named was the passenger pigeon. It was thought to have been the most numerous species in the world at the time European colonization began in North America and is now extinct. (wikipedia)
This abstract represents these once abundant passenger pigeons as the eye travels from left to right, the birds fade away into extinction.