The City of Toronto is at it again. In a great way.
The StreetART program continues to beautify the city, with more murals being unveiled this week as part of StART’s Underpass Program (StART UP).
An awesome city initiative, StART UP “provides opportunities for artists to create works of art that contribute to the program’s mandate of making walking, cycling or driving through Toronto’s underpasses more appealing and of strengthening community members’ sense of place, inclusion and belonging.”
The first of three murals was unveiled today at the Park Lawn Road underpass, at the southwest corner of Park Lawn Road and the Gardiner Expressway off-ramp. The art, lead by Cindy Scaife, honours the area’s past and its transition to the future.
On Thursday, October 27, the second mural will be unveiled at Wilson Avenue underpass, at Wilson Subway Station just east of Transit Road. The mural there, lead by Shalak Attack, celebrates women with imagery on 20 pillars outside the station.
And finally on Friday, October 28, the third unveiling will provide an update on a mural celebrating the Don Mills community. The project at Brookbanks Drive and Three Valleys Drive underpass is lead by artist Sarah Collard.
The city needs more public art, and we’re happy to see it taking shape all across Toronto.