Bus Shelter Mural

Triangulum is the name of the mural painted by Gail Armour and Duncan Armour in the bus shelter on Barrington Street, Halifax, before Spring Garden Road. The mural is an ode to the beauty of triangles and the important role that they play in many aspects of our built environment. Triangles are one of the most important shapes in the fields of astronomy, architecture, engineering, physics, navigation, and surveying. This tri-colour mural features a sprawling pattern of larger triangles with smaller triangles fanned out within the large triangles. Those looking at the mural could get lost for hours tracing their eyes along the dark blue pattern through all its turns and rotations. 

The mural is also designed to celebrate bus life and beautify the bus shelter on Barrington Street, before Spring Garden Road. The public will be able to immerse themselves with the artwork on the wall as they step into the bus shelter, thus enhancing their transit experience. We believe that this project will increase safety, increase comfort and make this part of Halifax more memorable (click here to read our blog post about bus shelter improvements!). This beautiful mural will brighten the space and add a bit of colour to the bus shelter and the transit experience. 

This project was completed through Downtown Halifax’s Business Commission’s (DHBC) Gritty to Pretty Program, which aims to beautify downtown Halifax. 

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PBJ Design acknowledges that our projects take place in Mi’Kma’ki, on the traditional unceded lands of the Mi’kmaq People. Placemaking is nothing without the land and communities we work in, and we acknowledge that this place is Mi’Kma’ki. For more information, click here.