Culturally Significant

From the City of Toronto website On July 19, 2013 a storm brought down an aged silver maple tree on Laing Street in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood. This famed maple tree was believed to be the inspiration for the song “Maple Leaf Forever” by Alexander Muir, which he wrote in […]

The Maple Leaf Forever Tree Continues to Inspire Us….

THE McMICHAEL TREE PROJECT January 28 to April 22, 2012 This winter and spring, the McMichael celebrates the artistic, cultural, and natural aspects of the tree with two breathtaking exhibitions, a variety of programs, and special installations. The Tree: Form and Substance Organized by the McMichael Canadian Art Collection […]

Make a date to visit The McMichael Gallery Victoria, B.C. artist Anne Hansen, who is well-known for her paintings of the black oystercatcher (a shorebird), has just purchased in an online auction the scientific- naming rights of a newly-discovered lichen, in a fundraising initiative of the Ancient Forest Alliance. She will name the lichen after her deceased […]

A Lichen Tribute to Henry Kock