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Across North America, neighbours are coming together to paint murals - right on the road! The idea was born in Portland Oregon, and has now spread to cities from coast to coast.

The idea is simple: Road murals are a great way to slow down traffic, make the road safer and also to engage neighbours in a creative process to beautify the community and build stronger connections.

Ottawa, Halifax, Vancouver and Kitchener have all created official street mural programs that allow communities to legally paint murals on their roads. Beginning in 2016, road murals are now allowed in Toronto too! Following the wild success of the recent Regal Heights Road Mural, the City is moving forward with a pilot project allowing FOUR road murals to be painted during 2016.

These are the tentative locations for 2016 (see map at bottom of page):

 Kensington Market

Baldwin Street • Completed on August 28th
Contact: Stas Ukhanov • stasu16@gmail.com
PHOTOS!

The Pocket 

Condor Avenue • September 24th
Contact: Gemma Parker • MembershipServices@thepocket.ca

Regal Heights

Lauder Ave • October 2nd
Contact: Dave Meslin • dave@pigeonhat.ca

Hiawatha Road

October 15th
Contact: Erin Scott • glendongirl@hotmail.com

Markland Woods

Forestview Road
Contact:Taras Worona • taras.worona@engineeringcpr.com

North York

Olive Laneway
Details to come....

 

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Media: Toronto Star, Spacing


Other Canadian cities

Halifax Street Mural Program
Vancouver Street Mural Program (spacing article)
Kitchener Street Mural Program
Ottawa Street Mural Program

 

 

 

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With extreme gratitude, we thank
the Laidlaw Foundation for their
financial support of this project!

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