It seems like our city can’t get enough of the Toronto sign, that now Scarborough has its own.
But it’s not exactly the same.
According to Scarborough Arts, the Scarborough Sign is a community-developed public art initiative that showcases and brings together Scarborough’s many artistic communities through events, workshops, and a mobile art installation.
From June to October 2018, the life-sized SCARBOROUGH sign, which stands 36’ wide and 5’ tall, will travel to six different neighbourhoods across north and central Scarborough.
At each location, organizers say the sign will engage local residents in multi-disciplinary arts events, accessible workshops, and site-specific art activities involving different art forms from textile arts, spoken word and poetry, calligraphy, and photography.
Last week, the Scarborough sign launched featuring photographs from Adam Zivo’s #LOVEISLOVEISLOVE project, a way to celebrate identity, foster solidarity, and inspire strength in the LGBTQ+ community in the face of adversity.
The sign is currently at the University of Toronto Scarborough, and will soon move to Bridlewood Mall, Thomson Memorial Park, Burrows Hall, the Scarborough Civic Centre Library, and finally, Chinese Cultural Centre.
Catch the Scarborough sign at 1265 Military Trail, Southwest corner of Military Trail and Ellesmere Rd, until July 11.
The Scarborough Sign is now officially launched! Thank you to all the partners and artists who contributed to the project and the community members who came out to today’s launch! — The sign will be up @utsc until July 11. Take a selfie and tag us #MyScarborough! — #CulturalHotspot #ScarboroughSign #MyScarborough #ScarbTO @culturalhotspot @adamzivo @utscarts @dmg_utsc